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“Excellent food”

Neemrana's Carte Blanche
Ranked #47 of 378 Restaurants in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $11
Cuisines: Asian, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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).
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

The ambience, the food, the service, all great!!
The restaurant is in the courtyard of a heritage colonial hotel, where we stayed as well. The Hotel de l'orient. As I mentioned before, the ambience is really amazing so do try out this restaurant when you visit. You will not be disappointed.
The tenderloin steak was to die for and my daughter wants to go back to Pondicherry just so she can have it. Everything else on the menu was excellent as well ofcourse.
Ask them for the coffee which is made in house, they sell the coffee powder at the Neemrana store (next to the reception) as well.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank smb2011
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Carte Blanche, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

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

Your gracious compliments about the food and the service have been conveyed to the team.

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

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Hotel de L'orient is well located and set in a beautiful building. The food is not a let down either. Although the waiter does have a difficult time differentiating between chicken and beef.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Madhatter_Fixation
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Carte Blanche, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

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

We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant. Your compliments about the food have been conveyed to the Chef and the team.

Your feedback has been noted and we and shall ensure that the service team is given the necessary support and instructions so that incidents like these do not recur in the future.

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

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a setting!”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Beautiful location- set in a leafy courtyard of an exquisite French colonial type building. Majority of the food was excellent (bar the Tuna- tasty but dry). Te creme brulee was incredible. A tad pricey but well worth it for the ambiance.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Mattdlh
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Carte Blanche, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind words about the Carte Blanche restaurant at Hotel de l’Orient in Pondicherry.

We are pleased to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed the setting of the restaurant. Your compliments about the cuisine have been conveyed to the Chef and the team.

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

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Bengaluru, India
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“great food and ambience”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

we ordered for tender loin steak and crepe with sea food filling..both were exceptional! the service was great and for dessert we ordered creme brule which felt like a party in our mouths! we ended up going there again for dinner! def one of the best restaurants in pondi!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank thejohnsons_13
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Carte Blanche, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind words about the Carte Blanche restaurant at Hotel de l’Orient in Pondicherry.

We are delighted to read about your experience and have conveyed your compliments to the Chef.

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

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
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“Very good”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We ordered curry dishes which were tasty, however they were made with Western tastes in mind, meaning the curries lacked any heat. So if you like your curries with chilli heat you will need to tell the waiter. The decor is tasteful giving the resturant a very homely feel. The drinks were very good, my favourite a Grindo - gin, ginger beer, ginger and chilli. Price was reasonable for Western standards.

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Orwellwasright
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NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Carte Blanche, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your valuable review about the Carte Blanche Restaurant at Hotel de l'Orient in Pondicherry.

We are pleased to learn that you thoroughly enjoyed the Creole cuisine as well as the ambience of the restaurant.

Your compliments about the drinks have been conveyed to the bartender.

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

Warm Regards,
Team Neemrana
friendofneemrana@neemranahotels.com
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