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“A must visit for couples!”
Review of Lighthouse

Lighthouse
Ranked #18 of 377 Restaurants in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Bangalore, India
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A must visit for couples!”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Promenade is a hidesign hotel situated at the seaside promenade. The place is housed with a disc called risque that plays decent music and attracts awesome crowd. They have a restaurant on the first floor which specializes in grill food. The food is average and the variety quite minimal. Drinks I feel were a little expensive too if you go by the alcohol prices in pondicherry. The place has a very mushy feel to it with a candle light setup and soft music playing in the backdrop. The service is quick and the waiters are very polite and never forget to wear a plastic smile. They have a special snacks buffet in the evening too, which comprises a variety of High Teas, sandwiches and other snacks. The tea was a regular twinings but I loved the English Schones. Since it is on the seaside, the view is beautiful. This place will sure bring me back to Pondicherry for its awesome hospitality!

Visited November 2013
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good location. Not a good experience”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

The Lighthouse restaurant in the rooftop has a good ambience with a view of the sea on one side and the old lighthouse on the other. Very pleasant in the evening. A nice place for a couple of drinks. However, I would not recommend the food. Nothing to write home about. In fact most of the dishes we ordered has a strong aftertaste of spoilt oil. The staff are also not responsive at all. Very slow service.
In short....the ambience and the evening atmosphere is worth the visit, but do not go there for a meal

  • Visited October 2013
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Bengaluru, India
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good decor & location, but all in all a very disappointing experience”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

We went on this trip on Friday night (October 18th 2013). We went to Lighthouse, a pub on the top floor. The place is beautiful, the lighting was a little inadequate, music was conspicuously missing.

Menu was limited, items listed on the menu were not available and despite asking the waiter to check with the chef, the answer was no cant be done. The gentleman waiting the table was very inattentive & a simple iced Tea (with 2 reminders) still didnt show up. We finally cancelled our order & left. There was no apology from the staff or even understanding that we may have been upset, they just gave up & refused to act.

I really wish that the management looks in to improving the staff attentiveness & attitude at this beautiful place.

  • Visited October 2013
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Bangalore, India
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good food excellent location”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Well this is not the best food I have ever had but its was one f the good ones in pondicherry.
They had a lavish dinner buffet but since we were not very hungry we had a la carte. We tried their wood fired pizza and that was pretty good.
I ordered mediterranean platter which had pita bread and hummus. This was disappointing. Pita bread was fine but thats not what hummus tastes like.
Anyway last I ordered creme brulee for desert and that was when it all went down. considering this town has a strong french history, I though if I there is good creme brulee anywhere in this country then it has to be in pondicherry. but it was completely yucks. It tasted like raw eggs.

Still i give "very good" rating to this restraunt coz when I complained to the manager, he took the disastrous creme brulee away and gave us a complimentary brownie with hot sauce which was good.
Other than that the sea food was good, so my suggestion would be to stick to what they know best when you are eating there and not to experiment.

  • Visited October 2013
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ABUDHABI UAE
Level 6 Contributor
346 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Good Pricey food with excellent view”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Although pricey , the food was above average. Good view of the ocean from the roof top. The service was good and prompt. Nothing outstanding about the food quality - at the same time nothing below average. Good place to take family for a dinner with view,

Visited October 2013
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