Varanasi Chefs - Real Indian Cuisine
The Varanasi Chefs is named after a city of Northern India called Varanasi, also known as Banaras. The city of Banaras is situated on the west bank of the holiest of all Indian rivers, the Ganga or Ganges. The relationship between the sacred river and the city is the essence of Varanasi - 'the land of sacred light'. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Mark Twain, the American author and literature, who was enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Banaras, once wrote: "Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together.
Most people believe that the origins of Indian history and therefore the cuisines are as old as mankind itself. The earlier formal civilization is the Mohenjedaro and Harrapan Civilization, which is at about 2000 BC. In Banaras, the cooking tradition has however evolved significantly over time and the varying influences brought into the cuisines by the various rulers and travellers, but it has not lost its original identity, rather become richer with the assimilation of the myriad influences.
We are now open for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays, Please note the following new opening hours for both, eating-in and home delivery/takeaways.
Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday: 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday: 12:00 noon - 11:30 pm
Sunday: 12:00 noon - 11:00 pm