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Lotus Lounge - CLOSED

D 14/27, Mansrowar Ghat | Bangali Tola, Varanasi 22100, India
+91 98385 67717
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
Indian, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
D 14/27, Mansrowar Ghat | Bangali Tola, Varanasi 22100, India
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Someone recommended this place to me so I made the effort to seek it out when we arrived in Varanasi. It was OK, pretty average - if you want somewhere to sit and have a juice while you use the free wifi then it ticks...More

Thank GrumpyTravelerMan
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We came here for dinner before aarti one evening and sat on the roof. The view is okay but it's a nice place to relax for a little bit - we saw lots of travelers reading and lingering over tea. The staff was really nice;...More

Thank pinkpower128
Reviewed January 10, 2013

The food is tasty, but expensive. The cafe has a view of the Ganges River. European tension in the faces of the staff managers. Do not want to stay long.

1  Thank Lellet
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Sure it is a relaxing location, but unfortunately a positive review in Lonely Planet seems to have made them very complacent with friendliness of staff and quality of food. Would not recommend this place as there are many other great options in Varanasi.

2  Thank Kevin A
Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Perched atop a rooftop across the Mansarovar Ghat is this super restaurant. Ignore the approach, the climb for a while and discover a whole new atmosphere - away from the filth of the ghats. Complete continental menu - we experimented at least 8 to 10...More

Thank Sanjay_GT
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Fun place to sit on the floor, on comfy cushions, and see the activity of the ghats. The owner and staff are very friendly. They have wifi but didn't seem to work for us. Broad selection of food, but would have like some more Indian...More

Thank PEIGurll
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Excellent food and the best ambient for pleasurable and peaceful time in crowded Varanasi. This year was my 6th time in Varanasi and Lotus Lounge is still one of rare places where I could enjoy peace and beautiful view from roof top restaurant. Highly recommended.

Thank Katarina_Pohleven
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Great introduction to Varanasi. Good food, particularly the spinach and mushroom pakoras, served on a lovely terrace overlooking the river. Western toilets and free make this a great place to sit and plan your days in Varanasi

Thank Vintology
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Relaxing rooftop restaurant at Mansarovar Ghat overlooking the Ganges. The menu is eclectic, and the food is pretty good, but not excellent. The service is very friendly and competent. A good place to meet fellow travelers, or read Geoff Dyer's "Jeff in Venice, Death in...More

Thank boardshorts48
Reviewed December 15, 2012

We were so glad we found this excellent little restaurant walking along the ghats and climbing the steep steps to this most pleasant experience (we did know of it via this site before we left England). We were thrilled to find freshly brewed filter coffee...More

Thank Nosliwoj
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: D 14/27, Mansrowar Ghat | Bangali Tola, Varanasi 22100, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi District  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 98385 67717
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