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“Great quality food (even though they got my order wrong!)”
Review of The Courtyard

The Courtyard
Ranked #19 of 376 Restaurants in Pondicherry
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Indian, Fusion
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great quality food (even though they got my order wrong!)”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

We were staying here at the Hotel and ate here on our last night for a treat. The food was good but took 45 minutes to arrive and when it finally arrived, my order was wrong. The waitress initially said that the chicken on my plate WAS the fish I had ordered. At this point I expected someone to shout the name "Basil!" out from the kitchen. As it was now about 10pm, I couldn't face waiting another 45 minutes for the dish I had ordered so they rustled me up a fish fillet and re-used the sauce from the chicken, so I never did get to taste the coconut sauce. It was tasty enough but not what one would expect from a restaurant of this calibre. They didn't even waive the bill either. Still.. for the vast majority whose order isn't messed up, and who order early enough, this is a good place to eat

  • Visited April 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Pondicherry, India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

I felt so nice at this place. They treated me so well that I ended up eating every day at Le Dupleix. Food tastes so good!

Visited August 2013
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chennai
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome Dupleix”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The food was so good. I will only eat here if I go to Pondy again. I always had a welcomed feeling at the Dupleix.

Visited May 2013
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Thank sheetschennai
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Hyderabad, India
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very good food, awful customer service”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

I went to Le Dupleix with my family. I had a very high expectation regarding this place but it turned out to be bad, and this is my second Hidesign hotel that dissapointed me. Few parameters I would like to stress upon

Reception : Was good, was seated outdoor.

Ambience : Was very good.

Food : Was very good but very less options. I went for the A-La-Carta menu so can't comment about the buffet.

Service : Once the starters came I had to search for someone to order for the main course but there was no one to attend you and see if you need anything. Once I felt that may be I have to go inside to fetch someone and ask them to come and take my order. Finally I caught hold of someone and ordered the main course. Once the main course came I had no spoons and was waiting then asked for spoon, and waited again for around 10 more mins, no one came. Then i had to ask for it again, this time I had already lost some of my nerve. Once the spoon came I asked for tissues and menu card. As expected they did not come and again I had to call them and ask for it.

Verdict : Very good food but awful service. They might be losing customers if they continue to serve people like this.

  • Visited August 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Great food, great ambiance”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

3 days of trying a new restaurant every meal, we decided to try out Le Dupleix. The hotel/ restaurant is owned by the Promenade group. As I've reviewed the Promanade, this restaurant too does full justice to the menu (limited) they offer. The courtyard setting gives you a feeling of being somewhere in France. The service was prompt and the food mind-blowing. The red snapper and roast chicken (continental) we ordered for was absolutely delicious and so was the Indian fare. I would rate this restaurant highly as the quality of food surpassed the bill we paid; which by the way was much lesser than what we spent at other restaurants.

  • Visited February 2013
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