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Villa Shanti


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Indian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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The restaurant of VILLA SHANTI splits into two parts, one opens on the patio with the vertical garden, and the other air conditioned located in the old building.We decided to focus on quality, freshness and seasonal products. We try to find them among small local vendors, favouring those who respect organic farming.Timings : 12:00 - 23:00 hrs (Last Order at 22:30 hrs)The cafe bar, situated opposite the patio and vertical garden offers snacks from Indian streets & sandwiches.You may also choose to have your meals, enjoy a cocktail made up from fresh fruit juices, listen to music, or simply read a book from our library. Timings : 10:00 - 23:00 hrs (Last Order at 22:30 hrs. Pre booking highly recommanded
$9 - $13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Indian, European
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice setting, clean toilet, overzealous yet rather slow staff and just ok food. I expected much more from the place when it comes to menu or serving standards.... The beer I ordered came only after 10 min, after a reminder. For the food we waited...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank martapQ4551EL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Villa Shanti is a must visit if one is in pondicherry. Situated in the by-lanes of pondicherry, built is the old french style, this restaurant not only serves finger licking food, but is the place where one can relax and admire the architect of the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank khumesh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Need to book here as it gets so busy and I can understand why. Our food was delicious. I had the most amazing cauliflower soup with crushed walnuts, the best I have ever tasted. Our veggie dishes consisted of mushroom and corn in spinach sauce...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank curlylynn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to other places that offer pretty much the same fare, we were a little disappointed with the food at Villa Shanti. Being vegetarians, we tried a salad and a noodle dish. While the noodles were ok, the salad dressing lacked flavor. The saving grace...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 530abhishekp
Reviewed April 30, 2019

Have been to this place few times for lunch and dinner. The ambience is very well done and the quality of food is excellent. Had Salad, pasta and some drinks...

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Sreepad K
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

From exquisite French cuisines to lip smacking South Indian food, this restaurant has it all. It has a good old vibe to it, and the ambience is just amazing.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Shishir994
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

Nicely built in old French Villa style... Lovely ambience and off course good food... Well behaved staff.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tanaya57
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

The first thing that catches your eye is ambience. Service is very good and all the dishes tasted delicious. Beer selection is good and mocktails were wow. Fish and chicken were well cooked and the best was club sandwich. Loved the whole experience. If you...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Kalpna-anand
Reviewed April 26, 2019

had dinner here during a state alcohol ban so no nice glass of wine. Food was good but unexciting, not especially "french". Asked if one of their cocktails could be served "virgin" but "no". Restaurant is in a courtyard, relaxing space. Service just OK.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank cantravnut
Reviewed April 18, 2019

We went there for lunch and the entrance seems very simple but once you enter the whole environment changes. A vertical garden made in the courtyard with balconies facing in, the sitting space in the patio all around. A very french style of setting with...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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May 2, 2019|
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Response from RahulP1240 | Reviewed this property |
Moments are priceless! For everything else there is Master & Visa
March 19, 2017|
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Response from Su K | Reviewed this property |
Hey, there are bookings. First time we went we waited 30 mins for a table. Next time we booked. No proble, table waiting for us. Veg no problem- see my earlier posting.
November 29, 2016|
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Response from 94ankurk | Reviewed this property |
No. It doesn't allow pets
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