Pondicherry is a food lover’s paradise. The White Town or French Quarter, is strewn with eateries, and is as delicious as it is pretty and pastelly. Cafes, bakeries, ice-cream parlours, uber fancy dining options, plain Janes serving simple yet delicious food- you name it and Pondy has it!
Needless to say, it was an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ situation for me. However, food has to be taken seriously, and thus I had my research done and there I was with my “Eating out in Pondy” list!
Sharing pictures of our food saga in Pondicherry. Bon Apetit!
- Le Café:
Located on the beach road, Le Café is that perfect 24 hour beach café, where you can just sit back and enjoy your brew, while the sea breeze teases you.
Food is pretty average though, and so is the service.Impression: Scores high on the ambience and low on the food quality.
Perfect for that evening cuppa by the sea.
2. Café des Artés:
Peppy, quirky and yummy, CDA is bound to impress! The crepés and baguettes are a must try.
It also has a small in-house boutique.
Go there for your post evening-stroll cravings.
1. Baker’s Street:
A friend of mine recommended the place, and I just cannot thank her enough.
Famous for their quiche and croissants, they do a good job with their french styled desserts too.
This is one of those places in Pondy that just cannot be missed.
C. Ice cream parlours
Quaint little parlour at the end of the Beach Road, serving sinful gelatos and ice cream cakes.
D. Fine Dining
1. Le Dupleix:
Erstwhile residence of the first French governor Joseph Francois Dupleix, this colonial styled villa exudes class and elegance. It treated us with the most perfect, dreamy, candle light dinner on our anniversary and thus it is so special to me.
It serves authentic French cuisine, and their sea food is a must have,as is a sip from their wine menu.
Service is impeccable- prices are on the expectedly but justifiably higher side.
- Bay of Buddha:
This rooftop restaurant of The Promenade Hotel serves scrumptious Asian delicacies. Located centrally on the beach, this is the place to be for a laid back dinner.
Gorgeous ambience, great food, good service – they just leave you happy and spoiled.
E. Good Food
1. Le Marre:
One of the three restaurants at Hotel Du Parc.
Expect good food at a decent price here. Serves continental and Indian Cuisine.
2. Spice Route:
Go there for the much recommended Jack Daniel Steak. Serves continental cuisine.
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