Restaurants

Top Choice Continental in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Villa Shanti

Smart candlelit tables in a palm-dotted pillared courtyard attached to a colourful cocktail bar create a casually fancy vibe at this packed-out hotel restaurant, one of Pondy's hottest dining spots. The building's c…
Top Choice Cafe in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Domus

A laid-back, health-focused, all-veg hideaway cafe in the hushed garden of a zany design shop, where faded turquoise pillars clash beautifully against red walls. Dig into wholesome muesli breakfasts, build your own …
Top Choice Italian in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

La Pasta World

Pasta lovers should make a pilgrimage to this little Tamil-Quarter spot with just a few check-cloth tables, where a real Italian concocts her own authentically yummy sauces and bubbles up her own perfect pasta in an…
Continental in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Villa Helena

One of Pondy's favourite culinary teams heads up this fashionable Continental-Indian eatery, launched in 2016 in a dreamy, lantern-lit patio engulfed by tropical gardens and lined with white-columned corridors. The …
Cafe in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Café des Arts

This bohemian cafe would look perfectly at home in Europe, but this is Pondy, so there's a cycle rickshaw in the garden. Refreshingly light dishes range from crisp salads to crepes, baguettes, omelettes and toasties…
Cafe in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Kasha Ki Aasha

A friendly all-female team whips up great pancake breakfasts, lunches and cakes on the thatched rooftop of this colonial-era-house-turned-craft-shop-and-cafe, where fusion food includes 'European thalis' and 'Indian…
Continental in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Le Club

The steaks (with sauces like blue cheese or Béarnaise), pizzas, pastas and crepes are all top-class at this romantically lit garden restaurant. Tempting local-themed options include creole prawn curry, veg-paneer ke…
South Indian in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Surguru Spot

Fill up on crispy dosas and vadas, pillowy idlis and spicy lunchtime thalis in a smarter-than-average AC dining hall with yellow-washed pillars, just a couple of blocks from Sri Aurobindo Ashram. There's another bra…
South Indian in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Surguru

Simple South Indian in a relatively posh setting. Surguru is the fix for thali (lunchtime only) and dosa addicts who like their veg with good strong AC. The slightly more refined Surguru Spot branch is near the ashr…
South Indian in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Maison Perumal

In a romantic teak-columned courtyard, Maison Perumal's Tamil/French restaurant turns out brilliant, daily-changing market-fresh dinners full of local flavours and ingredients. Options include pure-veg or fresh masa…