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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
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New Delhi, India
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56 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Vicky W
Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

It's definitely a fusion between French and Indian. Worth a try if you want to try some undo European cuisine

Thank Kiruba_fb
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I always wanted to dine at a french restaurant in the ambience of french era buildings. What better place to have french cuisine than Pondicherry. I along with my friends took a food tour to Pondicherry, we planned to have food at carte blanche, the restaurant was set inside a french colonial era building. The walls had antiquated maps and... More 

Thank Amrishan .
London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the same Neemrana hotel so decided to try this place for dinner. Prices are mid range. It came to Rs.4200 for three people with a bottle of wine and beer. The food itself was decent. They had a live band playing Hindi romantic songs which was a nice touch. The masala crab was really good. The... More 

Thank Angad S
Bengaluru, India
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We sat in the quaint room with maps as it was hot outside, the waiter was helpful in helping us decide and the food was good. We had lunch here, dinner would look beautiful here.

Thank kennethmdesouza
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

First time in Puducherry with my friend from India, we decided to try the cafe for what looked like authentic French food. Well, we were more than surprised for sure. We tried the papaya/cucumber gazpacho, the fish carpaccio, the fish of the day with an outstanding mango and coriander sauce and WOW is all we could say. After such an... More 

Thank Muriel S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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136 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

It's a famous and popular French Restaurant in Puducherry and here we had authentic French South Indian Cuisines like warm creole seafood salad, mutton in a coconut curry and French Grilled Beef with Ratatouille really the food was very tasty and yummy.

Thank Noronha315

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?