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“Awesome Atmos. bad food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Maison Rose

La Maison Rose
8 Romain Rolland St | White Town, Pondicherry 605001, India
+914134210806
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Ranked #13 of 211 Restaurants in Pondicherry
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, Café, Asian fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Awesome Atmos. bad food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Read reviews on this rest. and went there last week. 1st impression...awesome, beautiful place, lovely decor, tables under the tree, candles, huge vase on the sides, a water 'well' covered and plants placed on top with few throw cushions, a private romantic corner decked in red, stars hanging from one tree to the other......wonderful ambiance. then came the menu card..very disappointed. very less choice, mostly western cuisine, hardly any veg item. however decided to try something new and ordered the bacon and lentil salad and a carrot and coriander soup. The salad quantity was very less, there was hardly any bacon, all we saw was raw red lentil. had to dig for tiny pieces of bacon. the soup was ok, nothing extraordinary. when asked abt the salad, we were told that only lil bacon is used in the salad. and the prices were exorbitant..we paid around 700 for these 2 dishes. the place is worth a visit if you dont plan to eat there. enjoy the ambiance with few beers:-)

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best food in Pondicherry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We ate in a number of top places in Pondicherry but usually ended up at La Maison Rose.

The menu is well thought out, very well prepared with excellent ingredients - the Hamburgers surprising and sublime.

I love Indian food but it is nice to have a break with this menu.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This restaurant is nestled off a road in the French Quarter. I had visited it in the evening for a quiet dinner and the ambience was positively relaxing. Tables set in the courtyard with candles and pretty flowers and a lovely huge mango tree in the center of the courtyard. Good food and very good service. It was a real treat. Since the weather is pleasant this time of the year in Pondicherry, its a perfect setting for a lovely evening.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Quaint and charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stopped by this restaurant mainly because it looked inviting from the gate, though there seemed to be only a few tables...On an impulse we went in and wow! the path we were on opened out onto what can only be described as a lovely courtyard and that was quite full! We got ourselves a table under a tree and were served by a very pleasant young waiter. The ambience was so lovely that we didn't really pay much attention to the food, though what we had ordered was just right for us--seafood with white wine.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful but lacking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This location in terms of ambience and looks is everything you want in your trip to Pondicherry, beautiful interiors a continental flavour and interesting patrons. I think everyone in the restaurant while I was there was French which obviously added to the charm of the place. However the food was decidingly average. We tried the pan aAsian salad, and the ceaser salad, neither which were exciting. The cheese platter was very basic and dry, the bread was lovely though. The desserts again were not offensive but didn't quiet hit the same mark as the interiors made you feel it should. I would recommend a visit though just to soak in the ambience, the little shop was nice to, but expensive.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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