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“Charming restaurant in a great hotel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche
Romain Rolland Street | Inside Hotel De L Orient, Pondicherry 605001, India
0413 2343067
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Ranked #21 of 210 Restaurants in Pondicherry
Price range: $8 - $11
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Charming restaurant in a great hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Meat eaters will love this restaurant, even for vegetarians, though slightly limited, the menu does offer a great mix of exciting food. Go for the Creole dishes on the menu if you can, also check if you can get the pastas made Creole style. This is one of the few places you can try Creole food. During the tourist season they have a daily changing menu with 'the catch of the day', if fish is your poison then go right ahead and call for it.

Visited January 2014
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Carte Blanche, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Dear Guest,

We are delighted to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed the Creole dining at the Carte Blanche restaurant.

Your compliments about the non-vegetarian dishes, the pastas, and the fish have been conveyed to the Chef.

We look forward to serving you again soon !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Good food & great ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Stayed at the hotel and had a lunch & dinner in addition to breakfast. Great ambience, very good food. Friendly and warm service. Will certainly recommend a visit.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Carte Blanche, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Dear Guest,

We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed all your meals at the Carte Blanche restaurant. Your compliments have been conveyed to the Chef.

Your appreciation about the ambience and the service have been conveyed to the Co-Chairmen and the service team respectively.

We thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Atmospheric and lovely food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Eating dinner by candlelight in the courtyard was a highlight of my visit to Pondicherry. The menu is extensive and includes both French and Indian options. There is also a good wine list. Service is very professional, and there is gentle live music to help with digestion. Really good wifi.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Carte Blanche, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

It is with joy and gratitude that we receive your positive feedback about the Carte Blanche restaurant at Hotel de l’Orient.

We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed the variety of Creole and Continental cuisine as well as the extensive wines offered.

Your generous compliments about the service are a huge motivator for the entire team and we are delighted that you enjoyed the live music too.

We thank you for your patronage and look forward to serving you soon !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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deventer
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“French food in India”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

First time in Pondicherry, stayed in French Quarter, a wonderful oasis was this restaurant - maybe not a contunuous very good, but the lunches we had we really delicious, seating in a nice courtyard

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Carte Blanche, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about the Carte Blanche restaurant at the Hotel de l’Orient.

We are pleased to read about your experience and are glad to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere of the courtyard restaurant. Your compliments about the food have been conveyed to the Chef.

We thank you for your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back whenever you visit Pondicherry again !

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Limited menu”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Food was good but with a limited menu. Not much variety in Vegetarian food. It was pretty warm in the inner restaurants. dining outside is a better option.

Visited December 2013
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Carte Blanche, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Dear Guest,

We are disappointed to receive your feedback about the variety of the cuisine offered at the Carte Blanche restaurant.

We have noted your observation and shall definitely add more variety to ensure greater guest satisfaction for vegetarian guests.

Further, our Chefs will be happy to incorporate any special dietary requirements whenever you choose to visit next.

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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