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No 17 Rue Romain Rolland Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
+91 413 234 3067
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for a dinner and the place is jammed with people. It is expensive but not worth at all. Why because the taste is just ordinary infact very ordinary and the presentation is extremely poor. And the wait time is nerve racking. Minium 20 to 25 minutes easily. For starters we ordered prawn ,squid dish. after close to... More 

Thank Samuel6662013
New Delhi, Delhi, India
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good French and fusion cuisines. Live band makes the ambience amazing. A bit on the expensive side but wort it experience.

Thank Vinks77
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 914 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went with my girl twice for dinner here: - great atmosphere in the inner courtyard of the Hotel L'Orient MUCH quieter than Villa Shanti - Amazing grilled KingFish Fillet and Creole Vegetable Curry - great selection of wines - super friendly staff and the chef will explain the menu himself if time allows - the offer a small menu with... More 

Thank Isselerhof
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Recently , we visited this restaurant to have our dinner... Wow..!!! The restaurant is the best French restaurant in Pondicherry, the restaurant was kept open till midnight, it was soo suitable for night life lovers, they have very good parking space, the ambience was sooo good, well air-conditioned, the tables and chairs were soo accomdative , we had some French... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The staff was extremely efficient and polite. The sand lobster was grilled to perfection. The potatoes sauteed with garlic and coriander and sauteed vegetables were good. The Tamarind Fish Curry with Steamed Rice was very good. The King fish used in the curry was fresh, soft, and boneless. I found the framed old maps that were on hung on the... More 

Thank Malavika M
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This was the only restaurant we visited twice during our trip. It was located just 2 mins from our guesthouse. The food is good, nice ambience and great service.

Thank swati b
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

You would love the food there. Their main cuisines are Pondicherrian and French. Should try fish over there.

Thank rrahulrahul
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Visited this place for lunch. We opted for indoor accommodation, and were seated in the map room. Has excellent old-world charm, of an era gone by. Serves European, Indian and Creole cuisine; do try their fish dishes. The service was friendly and fast, at the same time, they don't rush you (Typical Pondicherry). The prices are reasonable for the food... More 

Thank Ranjai B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

My wife and I walked in one evening to sample their dinner fare. We had no reservations but it was not a problem, the waiter found us a nice table in the courtyard and we were handed our menus quickly. Service was good and we had a very decent vegetarian meal to go with our wine. The ambience at the... More 

Thank kesharoo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had the most delicious dinner last night at this restaurant We shared 2 hot starters - the squid with garlic and herbs and the poulet cooked with spiced masala. Both dishes were stunning tasty with a wonderful blend of spices and flavours We then had the Tamarind fish curry a combination of creole and Pondicherry flavours.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$10
Indian, French, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 17 Rue Romain Rolland Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry
  • Phone Number: +91 413 234 3067
Topping my list of favourites in Pondicherry would be the HOTEL DE L'ORIENT on Rue Romain Rolland, which remains true to its Neemrana non-hotel ethic in its sublimely atmospheric CARTE BLANCHE courtyard restaurant. I honestly couldn't decide which I liked more - the soup glacee aux concombres et amandes, a truly light and delicious cold soup made with cucumber and almonds or the equally refreshing figues sechees aromatisees a l'eau de rose (oranges, dates and dry figs in a salad dressed with rose water).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?