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“Beautiful but lacking”
Review of La Maison Rose - MOVED

La Maison Rose
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, Cafe
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Bengaluru, India
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful but lacking”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

This location in terms of ambience and looks is everything you want in your trip to Pondicherry, beautiful interiors a continental flavour and interesting patrons. I think everyone in the restaurant while I was there was French which obviously added to the charm of the place. However the food was decidingly average. We tried the pan aAsian salad, and the ceaser salad, neither which were exciting. The cheese platter was very basic and dry, the bread was lovely though. The desserts again were not offensive but didn't quiet hit the same mark as the interiors made you feel it should. I would recommend a visit though just to soak in the ambience, the little shop was nice to, but expensive.

  • Visited December 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bengaluru, India
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Food is mediocre but ambience is fabulous. ...”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

The atmosphere (courtyard setting) at Maison Rose is lovely. You feel like you're at a cafe somewhere in Europe. But unfortunately, the food really disappoints. Friends had the lamb chops which were extremely tough. Please avoid the thai noodles, which is served in a bowl of coconut milk and tastes quite bad. Even the cheese platter was really bad. Hope they do something to improve the food which will make this a must visit place in Pondy....

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Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing ambiance!”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

A very pretty place! Tables are set in the courtyard of a beautiful house. Food is great, do try the Peanut crusted chicken fillet. The restaurant also has a nice store attached, but the store shuts at 7 pm. Do make a reservation for dinner. The place gets very crowded.

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Noida, India
1 review
“One of the best food experiences in Pondicherry.”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We just had some amazing food in a lovely ambience. The menu had reasonable variety over the typical Pondy menu and whatever we had was flavorful and filling. The music is upbeat (a little soft in certain corners) and the open air setting sets the tone for a relaxed evening. Benjamin is a gracious host and was really helpful in making the right selections. Definitely a much recommended place.

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Brooklyn, New York
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good Food. Good Price. Pretty.”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Had a lovely dinner here. Nice people. Lovely garden. Good prices. Best place in Pondicherry. The food wasn't mindblowing but nothing in Pondicherry is. As good as it gets.

Visited December 2012
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