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Carte Blanche


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 Winner

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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).
$7 - $10
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Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Indian, European, French, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Lovely setting, instragramable, and good service in this courtyard restaurant on Rue Romain Rolland, nice interior and quiet

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank iamhappysheep
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We stayed at the heritage suite. The room was spacious and the beds were comfortable. The hotel staff was very courteous. Had good french food. the "RATATOUILLE" was excellent to taste. Nice place liked it very much. The property also is well done up.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Not a Neemrana property. A Dune property. Feel badly for attentive staff. Food is uneven and the overall experience is disappointing. Great restored space. However, the food is an attempt that doesn’t make it to the goal of being special/authentic. Soup was flavourless. House special...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank malonemi
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Once upon a time this hotel was one of the ‘must’ places to come to for a meal in Pondy. Today it needs either a new owner or manager to bring back its soul, cleanliness and good taste both in the upkeep of the restaurant...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank joseph445
Reviewed January 6, 2018

We had eaten lunch at this hotel on a previous visit to Pondicherry and it was high on our list of 'must returns' so we booked a table one evening during our holiday. The hotel is a beautiful old French colonial building with lots of...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Koshkha
Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

The place is average in terms of foods. Nice dining and good services. Overall the place is average.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Anjals12
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Hi Once again i am back to review this place. Ok the service is very slow, ok they don’t have french or filtered coffee.but the silver lining here is their manager , mr Shakti kumar, this guy is just too good, he is diligent, humble...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank saddy1956
Reviewed October 13, 2017

The restaurant "looked" great & had the French colony feel, so we thought of trying it out for dinner. The ambience was nice & wasn't too crowded. We ordered just 2 dishes & it took them forever to come. We asked the waiter several times...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

The dined there while we were staying in the hotel. The menu is limited and not enough for a vegetarian and vegan. One can try their Creole dishes for a local flavor, worn is perhaps what they make best, having tried creole chicken and fish...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank shivanikalia
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Visited this place for dinner around 8 PM and the place was already packed. We got a nice table outside in the courtyard- there are lights around and the seating is very pretty. Ordered for a Margarita (they only have the basic lemon one); vodka...More

Date of visit: August 2017
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