Varanasi has a distinct tint to its cuisine with a certain influence of dishes and styles of Bihar added to its platter. The popular delicacies of the area are Dum Aloo, Bati Chokha, Aloo-Tikki, Pani Puri, Kachori, Tamatar chaat as well as sweets such as Jalebis, Rabri and Banarasi Kalakand. Another essential relish of the town is its Paan, a delicacy of betel leaf. Other than these, do try out the Butter Toast with hot milk, typically almond flavoured. Also, try out the local drinks like Lassi and Badam Sharbat. Varanasi is also famous for its Thandai, which is a milk based drink with Bhang added in it, which is a form of cannabis legal in India. Apart from the traditional and local flavors here, one will find numerous options for Continental and typical Indian food. When in Varanasi, you can explore the variety of food from the delicious street food to the numerous cafes at Assi. The city really has it all!
Pizzeria Vaatika Cafe
11 AM to 3 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM
INR 700 For Two for two
Situated at the Assi Ghat, Pizzeria is known for serving scrumptious Italian fare, one of the few in Varanasi. The best time to visit this restaurant is in the evening when one can enjoy the cool breeze of the river.
B-1/178, Assi Ghat, Varanasi, India
North-Indian, Chinese, Continental
10 AM to 11 PM
INR 800 For Two for two
A roof top restaurant with a calm, soothing ambience. Try the North Indian food offered here. You won't be disappointed.
Hotel Pradeep, Kabir Chaura Road, Lahurabir, Jaitpura, Varanasi, India
Canton Royale Restaurant
North-Indian, Continental, Mediterranean
11 AM to 11 PM
INR 1000 For Two for two
If you are searching for a place which is calm and serene and has no hustle-bustle, Canton Royale is the perfect place for you.
Hotel Surya, 20/51, A-5, The Mall Road, Varuna Bridge, Nadesar, Varanasi, India
Ganga Fuji Restaurant
North-Indian, Chinese, Snacks
7:30 AM to 10 PM
INR 350 For Two for two
Very soft Indian Classical music is played live, creating a soothing and elegant ambiance in the evening. Ganga Fuji is a multi-cuisine restaurant with great flavors and quality. A place worth going to in the evening.
D 5/8 Kalika Gali, Dashaswmedh Road, Varanasi, India