Food of Pondicherry

The food in Pondicherry is outlined with a dominant influence of the French cuisine, especially in its elements and styles. A lot of restaurants serve authentic French food - definitely the best place in India for French cuisine. Some of the popular items here are Baguettes, Croissants, Italian Baked Beans, Stuffed Cabbage and many more.

The Union Territory also derives flavours from the neighbouring South Indian states and you can find countless South Indian preparations (especially Tamil) in the city.

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Here are the top 24 restaurants in Pondicherry:

1. Au Feu de Bois

28 Lal Bahadur Shastri Street 
lunch & dinner Tue-Sun
INR 140-230

2. La Coromandale

30 Goubert Avenue 
INR 40

3. Villa Shanti

Villa Shanti is yet another great place to stay and dine the most authentic of food within Pondicherry. Great ambience, along with delicious food and pleasant music besides your partner, is a dream come true. The minced beef patties were fantastic and served with a pile of yummy French fries and pepper veloute sauce on the side. The other dishes offered by them range from a wide variety of cuisines and have excellent presentation and flavours! This place is a must-visit for food in Pondicherry.

4. Café des Arts

10, Suffren Street, White Town, Pondicherry, India 
8:30 AM to 7 PM
INR 800 For Two

5. Surguru

104, Sardar Vallabhai Patel Salai, Near Aurobindo Ashram, Heritage Town, Puducherry, India 
South-Indian, North-Indian, Chinese
10:30 AM to 11 PM
INR 400 For Two

6. Rendezvous

30, Near Citi Bank, Suffren Road, White Town, Puducherry, India 
11 AM to 11 PM
INR 500 For Two

7. Madame Shante's

41A, Romain Rolland Street, Near Studio Profile, White Town, Puducherry, India 
Continental, Chinese, North-Indian
11:30 AM to 10:30 PM
INR 900 For Two

8. Maison Perumal

44, Perumal Koil Street, Heritage Town, Puducherry, India 
South-Indian, Seafood, French
9 AM to 9 PM
INR 250 For Two

9. La Pasta World

55, Vysial Street, Heritage Town, Puducherry, India 
INR 600 For Two

10. Le Café

Beach Road, Near Gandhi Statue, White Town, Puducherry, India 
24 Hours
INR 450 For Two

11. Le Hidesign

Building 69, Jawaharlal Nehru Street, MG Road, Puducherry, India 
Cafe, Italian
9 AM to 10 PM
INR 800 For Two

12. Le Club

Hotel De Pondicherry, 38, Dumas Street, White Town, Puducherry, India 
French, North-Indian
10 AM to 3:30 PM, 6 PM to 11 PM
INR 1600 For Two

13. Cafe de Flore

Maison de Colombani, 37 Dumas Street 
8.30 AM - 7.30 PM
INR 90-290

14. Right Path Cafe

Auroville Main Road, Tamil Nadu 
Snacks, Snacks, Italian
12 - 3 PM & 6.30 - 9 PM, Closes at 5 PM on Mondays
INR 60-340

15. Baker Street

123, Bussy Street, MG Road, Puducherry, India 
Bakery, Cafe
7 AM to 11 PM
INR 300 For Two

16. Domus

A health-driven pure vegetarian cafe as part of a design shop, Domus has limited options but they are all heathy, creative and tasty. Salad served in thalis, smoothies and juices are what you can look for in this garden-styled cafe.

17. Gelateria Montecatini Terme

Italian Ice Cream brought straight from the heart of Italy uses the most organic and fresh ingredients for their authentic gelatos. You can get any flavour - traditional or exotic - along with waffle cones and biscuits bakes daily in their kitchens.

18. Artika Café Gallery

A perfect Art Decor cafe, Artika Cafe Gallery is attached to an art gallery and has white falls and bright tables to set the mood. It serves breakfast options around the clock along with fresh juices and pots of coffee.

19. Kasha Ki Aasha

23, Surcouf Street, Near Lycee French School, SW of Bharathi Park, White Town, Puducherry, India 
9 AM to 11 PM
INR 500 For Two

20. Satsanga

54, Near Law College & Public Works Department, Rue Labourdonnais Street Beach Road, White Town, Puducherry, India 
Cafe, French, Seafood
11 AM to 11 PM
INR 1100 For Two

21. Carte Blanche Restaurant

Hotel De L'orient, 17, Rue Romain Rolland, White Town, Puducherry, India 
7:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12 Noon to 3 PM, 7 PM to 9:30 PM
INR 1350 For Two

22. La Terrasse

Old 5, New 2, Near Park Guest House, Subbiah Salai, North Boulvard, White Town, Puducherry, India 
Continental, Italian
8:30 AM to 10 PM
INR 500 For Two

23. Palais de Mahé

Located just a few steps away from the seafacing promenade, Palais de Mahe is a swanky, upscale restaurant that serves fusion dishes and eclectic cocktails. It brings French delicacies to one in its beatific ambience. Look out for seafood and steaks if you are a meat lover.

24. Chez Francis

An exotic diner in White Town, Chez Franciz serves Creole cuisine along with European dishes prepared from fresh, local ingredients. Candle-lit ambience in the night and buffets in the lunch, this restaurant in Hotel de L'Orient is perfect for any time.

Pondicherry Photos

Aerial view of the city on the coast side
Paradise Beach - Also Known as Plage Paradiso Situated Close to Pondicherry
Matrimandir - Situated in Auroville was Opened on February 2008

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