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Festive Villa

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Chauka Ghat, Varanasi 221002, India
0091 9889294475
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7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Friendly owners - great view

A wonderful restaurant run by a tremendously friendly and caring family, serving great food at reasonable prices .... all overlooking Assi Ghat. So you can spend happy hours enjoying great views of all the activities on the Ghat. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Graham W
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A wonderful restaurant run by a tremendously friendly and caring family, serving great food at reasonable prices .... all overlooking Assi Ghat. So you can spend happy hours enjoying great views of all the activities on the Ghat. Well worth a visit.

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Paneer butter massala, chana massala and aloo mattar so delicious! One of the best food we had! I totally recommand This restaurant..

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had paneer tikka masala which was a little bland. Garlic naan very tasty. Apple pie good. Service excellent. Prices ok/average. Good location directly on/above Assi Ghat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Most westerners seemed to pass by the Festive Villa in favour of the Pizza bar next door. I'm pleased I did not. The food was lovely, very fresh, wonderful taste, prompt service and very reasonable price indeed, Great location overlooking the beach and ghats, with tress providing shade on the small terrace, I stopped off for lunch, and imagine it's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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73 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've had Thalis in various restaurants in Varanasi. This was the best. The daal and vegetable curry was really tasty. The paneer side was perfect - not too heavy even though it's butter paneer. The paratha and garlic naan were delicious. And unlike other restaurants, they don't skimp on the desert (by eg offering you ice cream). They give you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Service was good and location is great. We had a veggie curry which was nice, we asked for spicy but it came out with no spice at all which was disappointing! It was still good. Will probably try this place again during our stay.

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Varanasi, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

location is just perfect but food is average quality. We ordered a thali and singapore noodles. Thali tasted awesome but noodles were not all up to the mark. service is bit slow and is economical too.... Worth taking a chance

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Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you want to get away from all the crowd in the center Varanasi and relax watching the holy waters of Ganges and the stairs in a beautiful restaurant, than you should hire a Rickshaw and ask the driver to take you to the Assi Gath (Assi Stairs). There you will see the Festive Villa. Try to get a table... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went there not expecting much, but all dishes were very good and tasty. And a mango lassi: one of the best I had. Prices are low, service nice and helpfull.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We had almost every breakfast, lunch and dinner in this place during our stay in Varanasi. The food was very tasty, friendly service and nice views on the ghats. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chauka Ghat, Varanasi 221002, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: 0091 9889294475

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, International
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm

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