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“Great food and scintillating views”

Holywater - Dining by the Ganges
Ranked #27 of 145 Restaurants in Rishikesh
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A riverside dining lounge: The culinary experience at Holywater promises to excite more than just the sense of taste. Donning the look of a snug & sunlit riverside cafe by day, Holywater metamorphoses into a candlelit gourmet dining lounge in the evening. The riveting panorama of river, verdure and mountain threatens to burst through the wall of windows and spill into the lounge. Whether it’s a steaming mug of coffee with your favourite book, or a delicious full-course meal with family and friends, Holywater offers distinctive dining experiences. Holywater is a multi-cuisine restaurant, serving authentic delicacies from diverse cultures including Mughlai, Continental, Chinese, South Indian, and of course regional. In our unique menu, you will find delectable dishes including 24*7 bites. Our Clay Oven Treasures and Great Indian Vegetarian Food preparations are renowned and promise satisfied lip-smacks.
New Delhi, India
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food and scintillating views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

I spent a week in rishikesh before i came across this restaurant and it seems like a restaurant in a different city all together. the views are to die for and the food is absolutely delightful..the service guys are heartbreakingly nice..highly recommend this place to eat when in rishikesh. Everything vegetarian but you will not regret it at all. We loved the indian selection - specially the Dahi Vadha and the Pumpkin soup among other things.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

This restaurant serves amazing vegetarian italian food. I totally loved the pizzas amd pastas that I tried. Garlic bread was also very well cooked. Im not a big fan of indian food but lu mother enjoyed that the most. We ate at their breakfast buffet as well and it was totally value for money. The view is also really good.

Loved it!

  • Visited March 2014
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Loved it :D”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

I visited Holywater after reading the reviews on tripadvisor and I'm glad I made this choice.

This restaurant has the most wonderful location as it has the view to the river Ganga and you actually get to dine by that view.

They also have an outdoor seating which gets slightly windy and chilly by the evening and being there, by the river, almost feels like heaven.

The variety of food on their menu is really good too. I was bored of eating Indian food at all the other places in Rishikesh so decided to order some Italian here instead and boy, was I in for a surprise? Their pastas and pizzas and very well done and although vegetarian, I didn't miss my meat even one bit.

I tried their chocolate brownie for dessert and that too was really good.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all the readers, not only for the most wonderful view, but also for the food quality and service. Oh and did I mention how it's very easy on the pocket as well.

Must must must visit!

  • Visited March 2014
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food, great service, wonderful ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

I visited this restaurant on my last visit to rishikesh and had an amazing experience here.

Food: 9/10
Excellent place for veg indian food...we were a group of ten...ordered paneer makhani, mushroom mutter, navratna Korma, katthal ki subzi and dal tadka with assorted breads. All the subzis lived up to our expectations. Ended the meal with divine hot gulab jamun (not to be missed at any cost) and kesar pista kulfi!! A must visit place!

Service: 9/10
The service was prompt and the waiters were very helpful. They suggested their specialities to us and visitied our table time and again to check if we needed any assistance.


Ambiance: 10/10
With a view to the Ganges, this place lightens up the mood and makes you want to sit back and relax and enjoy your food for as long as you can.

Overall: 10/10

Totally recommend this restaurant to everyone visiting Rishikesh

  • Visited March 2014
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Bordeaux, France
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10 reviews
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“Look no further..great food, view, service, decor!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

I spent a week in Rishikesh and i must have eaten at all the recommended restaurants in town. There is no doubt that this restaurant, although a part of a hotel - Ganga Kinare Hotel - is no doubt, the only real restaurant option in the city offering real multi cuisine options with an amazing view to offer. There are a number of riverside cafes which have a good view in the city but Holywater not only has one of the most charming and most soothing views of the river, it also serves the best quality food i found in rishikesh and the ambience especially during the evenings is really amazing. The restaurant manager is really polite as is the evening flute recital and a small evening prayer ceremony for guests. The garden and the riverbank are also accessible from the restaurant itself.

  • Visited February 2014
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