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“Great choice, good quality”
Review of Darbhanga

Darbhanga
Ranked #130 of 381 Restaurants in Varanasi
Price range: $70 - $348
Description: Enjoy refined cuisine and discreet, attentive service at the Darbhanga - a multi cuisine vegetarian restaurant offering the world famous cuisines. The chefs at the hotel make sure that they understand your preferences, specific food allergies, and accordingly offer you the preparations to savour. You can also enjoy a choice of traditional banarasi food/Indian/Chinese/Italian/Mexican/Thai
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Description: Enjoy refined cuisine and discreet, attentive service at the Darbhanga - a multi cuisine vegetarian restaurant offering the world famous cuisines. The chefs at the hotel make sure that they understand your preferences, specific food allergies, and accordingly offer you the preparations to savour. You can also enjoy a choice of traditional banarasi food/Indian/Chinese/Italian/Mexican/Thai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can dine in the Brijama Palace in theor Darbangha restaurant. International, Indian and Asian menu is available at decent pices. No meat fish and alcohol are served since it is close to the ganges river. Staff is very friendly, food was tasty and the dining room is nice!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

We made a dinner reservation at Darbhanga restaurant, at the Brij Rama Palace for my husband's birthday. We were not in-house guests, yet they were gracious enough to accommodate us at the last minute. The hotel is not accessible by car, as it is located in the old city, along the Ganges. You can only get there by boat or you can reach the nearest parking lot and a porter will accompany you to the property by foot. We chose to be picked up from Assi Ghat by boat, this is a separate charge and can be a bit expensive, but totally worth it. The boatman was waiting for us at 7pm and gave us a lovely evening ride along the ghats to the Palace.
Once there, we rode up in their historic 100 year old elevator to the lobby. Where they were just setting up a music and dance performance in the Bada Angan. At around 7.15pm a beautiful Kathak performance started that lasted till about 8pm. It was wonderful to watch in such a majestic setting.
The Palace is 208 years old and was originally owned by the King of Darbhanga, it was recently renovated and converted into a luxury hotel with rooms. They have two restaurants, both vegetarian and non-alcoholic, out of respect to the river Ganga.
We chose to eat at the Darbhanga restaurant, as they served traditional Indian food and their Banarasi Thali is quite special. The food was fabulous and they were once again very gracious in accepting any changes we asked for. (Bonus tip - I highly recommend asking for the regular dal to be replaced with the Darbhanga dal. It is out of this world! :) The thali is a great way to experience a little bit of everything and it is additionally served in courses, with a soup, starter, dessert and drink (thandai).
Since it was my husband's birthday, they surprised us with a lovely birthday cake, which was a beautiful touch, that we truly appreciated. Also shout out to our server Mohit, who helped accommodate all our needs.
Post dinner we were given a show around of the beautiful property and finally a boat was arranged to take us back to Assi ghat.
The entire evening was an experience in itself, it can seem a bit expensive but the hospitality of the staff and the quality of the food make it really worth it. We loved our little romantic date and appreciate the attention and effort by the staff. Thank you.

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank Eshaa_Venkatesh
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Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

We ate here a few times while staying at the palace. The menu is diverse with options for everyone. We tried different dishes and all were delicious. The service was primarily attentive and thoughtful. One breakfast we had to remind them a few times to get a cup of coffee but that was not the norm.
The palace is right on the Ganges so it might be easiest to access via boat. Then you walk up the ghat and take the elevator to the restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank SunnyandBuster
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

Lovely setting but pompous.
Initially denied entry because they didn’t think we could afford to eat there!
Staff did not make us feel welcome.
Felt like we could not relax.
Food very nicely presented, good, and maybe the best in Varanasi but I wouldn’t say great. My daughter and her friend actually found a couple of tiny hairs in their food.
The food was expensive for India, but just the price of a nice curry house in the UK.
Would I go again, no.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Likkletallowah
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Reviewed April 11, 2019

We decided to have dinner at the Brijrama as we didn't have the budget to stay there! The meal was not what I expected (I think I had the hotel's two restaurants mixed up). The restaurant serves a set menu, multiple course of fusion foods. It was a unique experience - first time I have tried this kind of fusion of flavors so although I came ready to eat "Indian" instead it was a new and unique experience of flavor combinations. All delicious, small portions and each course served perhaps too quickly in succession. the staff were wonderful, explaining each dish. And of course the surroundings are stunning. We went a little early so we could walk around the public areas of the hotel and enjoy the stunning architecture and art work.
So even if you are not staying there you can feel like a million dollars for a few hours!
Note:
-It is fusion food not just Indian.
-It is a set menu, multiple courses.
-Tax is not included and is about 18% if I am not mistaken.
-Book so that you are there around 7:30 so you can enjoy the dance and music performance that takes place in the atrium just next to the dining room.
-You can arrange a free boat pick-up to bring you to the hotel!
-Come a little early and go up onto the terrace to look down on the Ghat.

Date of visit: March 2019
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1  Thank mash66
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