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Reviewed 2 days ago

The food is divine its both extremely delicious & nutritional. Special shoutout to our server Mr. Deepak who patiently explained us the menu & Mr. Vinod the restaurant manager who made sure that we get the vest possible service.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 June 2022

Varr- The Temple Restaurant is a hidden gem in the precints Rishikesh. It is a captive property of HolyWater by Ganga Kinare' hotel, but dining is with reservations and walk-in for both inhouse guests and external visitors. It its located 200 metres from its sibling...propery ' Gange Kinare Boutique hotel' on Veerbhadra Road, Rishikesh. Concept: The theme and concept of Varr (read as 'Var' in Hindi for Vardan' is unique and fascinating with its Artisinal Thalis aggregated around various temples, religious institutions and deities. Entire interiors are done in mild mustard and saffron colours with all servings on Bell Metal utensils. I applaud the vision of Chef Anuj Kapoor and the team of Sandeep Bhatt, leading the hopitality. Food: - Menu is consolidated into 'Temple Bhog Thalis' - Utsav, Rachna, Naivedayam & Anandam - Each Thali is rotated by a day - Food items are famed prasadams or linked to popular worship institutions and deities - Each Meal is initiated by Achchaman (Purity ritual) and Charna-Amrit is given to all guests. - Subsequently, udhyapan puja is done with Mantra and Chants by Mr. Sandeep Bhatt, Restaurant Manager - Dhuan Chaas and Sheetal Samagri (a mildly sweet and fragrant drinking water) stole my heart. A special mention is of the Team - Mr. Sandeep Bhatt, the Restaurant Manager and his team go out of the way to make it an extremely amazing experience. He patiently explains each item on the menu and lovingly exhorts the guests to take more servings, similar to a meal at home. With a lineage from a Brahmin Acharya Famly, his knowledge of mantra,scriptures and foundation of each item on menu, compliments the experience. He furthers it by conducting Udhyapan Puja before a meal. Having travelled widely across India and abroad, I haven't seen anything like Varr. One visit is not enough and I left wanting more. Residing 300 kilometres from Rishikesh, I'm actually planning to driven down 1 weekend to taste other Bhog Thalis. Probably would request Founder Owner Mr. Gulati, to consider expanding Varr- Temple Food of India, to other regions too.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Pradeep J, General Manager at VARR - Temple Food of India, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking time out to write this great review after you dined with us at VARR It gives us great pleasure that our efforts in providing good food and great service to our guests along with a great ambience...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Varr came to me as a Divine Surprise. I never knew my stay of three days in Holy Water will be graced by Holy- Prasadam based food as well. ( Glad I booked my meals with them). Since I am someone who enjoys travelling extensively,...I look forward to Warm Hospitality. You’ll end up savouring the food more because of the Warmth with which Mukesh ji, Vikesh Ji, Sachin , Akriti will offer it to you. Sachin will serve you chai with the brightest smile. They have live counters for Poha, which even in most high end hotels is served dry and ruthlessly. Some typical dishes, like Pahadi saag, south Indian stew, ragi idli bites, sabudana, tamatar curry paneer, cabbage sabzi , have caught my attention. On my third day, we requested if we could pick out few dishes from the thali itself and curate a comforting home style meal, and they did cater to it, with no fuss. They’ll end up feeding you more than you’ve made your mind for ( After all thats true Indian Hospitality) Their Food is traditional, but their Interiors are extremely fascinating with a modern finnes to it. The orange and blue colour combination is such a treat to the eyes. With three most prominent quotes of the Geeta signifying mindfullness and gratutude, laid out on the walls, It’ll be an experience of a lifetime for you all. Also, Kanchan and Manjeet are taking care of the hotel with utmost grace and warmth !! I’ll remember Rishikesh for these people and this place !!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Delicious food, good service, well managed by Vinod singh ji. The food experience will take you to the Prasadam of different temples of IndiaMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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G M, General Manager at VARR - Temple Food of India, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest,  Thank you so much for taking time out to write this great review after you dined with us at VARR It gives us great pleasure that our efforts in providing good food and great service to our guests along with a great...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing and tasty taali spread , each dish is explained and has a history. Despite the number of dishes , it was easy on the tummy. The staff were friendly and warm. A must visit in Rishikesh.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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G M, General Manager at VARR - Temple Food of India, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest,  Thank you so much for taking time out to write this great review after you dined with us at VARR It gives us great pleasure that our efforts in providing good food and great service to our guests along with a great...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The food is very good, I thorough enjoyed it and the service was great. They were very accommodating.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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G M, General Manager at VARR - Temple Food of India, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest,  Thank you so much for taking time out to write this great review after you dined with us at VARR It gives us great pleasure that our efforts in providing good food and great service to our guests along with a great...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great hotel breakfast, great& fresh made food and very friendly and helpful staff. I will definitely recommend stay here and breakfast 😊. Thank you very much, it was a part of great experience of Rishikesh.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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G M, General Manager at VARR - Temple Food of India, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest,  Thank you so much for taking time out to write this great review after you dined with us at VARR It gives us great pleasure that our efforts in providing good food and great service to our guests along with a great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent concept.Lovely vegetarian food. Enjoyed the ambience and the place..I was very surprised to see this place in RishikeshMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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G M, General Manager at VARR - Temple Food of India, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest,  Thank you so much for taking time out to write this great review after you dined with us at VARR It gives us great pleasure that our efforts in providing good food and great service to our guests along with a great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hospitality and food. Loved the stay here. Team including Aakriti, Sachin, Deepak, Vikesh, Siddharth, Vinod Ji were very hospitable.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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G M, General Manager at VARR - Temple Food of India, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest,  Thank you so much for taking time out to write this great review after you dined with us at VARR It gives us great pleasure that our efforts in providing good food and great service to our guests along with a great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Varr - Temple Food of India is a culinary gem! From divine flavors to impeccable service, every aspect of our dining experience was perfection. The menu is a celebration of India's rich culinary heritage, and each dish is a masterpiece. The ambiance, service, and, most...importantly, the food, earn Varr a well-deserved five stars. A must-visit for food enthusiasts seeking an authentic and unforgettable journey through temple cuisine.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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G M, General Manager at VARR - Temple Food of India, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest,  Thank you so much for taking time out to write this great review after you dined with us at VARR It gives us great pleasure that our efforts in providing good food and great service to our guests along with a great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food very tasty and refreshing,akriti madam and mr. Sandeep ,all team very polite,and cooperative,concept very divineMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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G M, General Manager at VARR - Temple Food of India, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest,  Thank you so much for taking time out to write this great review after you dined with us at VARR It gives us great pleasure that our efforts in providing good food and great service to our guests along with a great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive but one the most and delighted food to eat. The taste of every item of thali is amazing. I beg you can’t stop yourself from eatMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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G M, General Manager at VARR - Temple Food of India, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest,  Thank you so much for taking time out to write this great review after you dined with us at VARR It gives us great pleasure that our efforts in providing good food and great service to our guests along with a great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very nice place to visit...variety of items..vibe is good....overall fine...will visit again soonMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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G M, General Manager at VARR - Temple Food of India, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest,  Thank you so much for taking time out to write this great review after you dined with us at VARR It gives us great pleasure that our efforts in providing good food and great service to our guests along with a great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best meals I had in my two weeks in India. It is the best way to convince me to become a vegetarian.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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G M, General Manager at VARR - Temple Food of India, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest,  Thank you so much for taking time out to write this great review after you dined with us at VARR It gives us great pleasure that our efforts in providing good food and great service to our guests along with a great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s truly pleasant and very beautiful place to visit with family friends Had a really tasty meal We all family were fully satisfiedMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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G M, General Manager at VARR - Temple Food of India, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest,  Thank you so much for taking time out to write this great review after you dined with us at VARR It gives us great pleasure that our efforts in providing good food and great service to our guests along with a great...More

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  • Food: 5
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