Puducherry (Pondicherry) restaurants

Top Choice 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. Perfectly prepared dishes range from salads to crêpes, baguettes, omelettes and toasties. Coff…
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 …
Top Choice 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)

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 the all-veg fusion food includes 'European thalis'…
Continental in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Le Club

The steaks (with sauces like blue cheese or Béarnaise), pizzas, pastas and crêpes 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 dosa and vada, pillowy idli 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 branch…
South Indian in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Surguru

Simple South Indian in a plain, modern 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 ashram…
Italian in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

La Pasta World

Pasta lovers should make a pilgrimage to this casual little Tamil Quarter spot with just a few check-cloth tables. Run by Italians, sauces are authentically yummy and served over perfect pasta in an open-plan kitche…
Fusion in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Palais de Mahé

On a magical roof terrace just back from Pondy's seafront promenade, the Palais de Mahé's superb restaurant specialises in ambitious, beautifully presented fusion dishes, best enjoyed alongside a signature Prohibiti…
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…