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No 17 Rue Romain Rolland Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
+91 413 234 3067
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
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19:00 - 21:30
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Carte Blanche serves us the best vegetarian creole soup ever. It was so yummy, we visited again the day we left and nagged the chef for the recipe. The ambience was great and the flavour was rich.

Thank Shuruti V
NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Carte Blanche, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind and patronising feedback about Carte Blanche, in Pondicherry! Located in the French quarters, the courtyard restaurant is popular with our guests for its Creole & Continental cuisine and we are delighted that you enjoyed the options on offer. Your appreciation of the decor and the ambience has been conveyed to the members of... More 

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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148 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I visited the place by the recommendation of local guidebook. It was ok to have lunch at this restaurant the food is heavy on indian cuisine , lot of curry and creoles cuisines. I quite like the local flavors so i enjoyed the rice the curry .

Thank Jira-Jett
NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Carte Blanche, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to share your experience with us! It is rewarding to know that you enjoyed the local cuisine served at the courtyard restaurant and pleased that you appreciate the effort of the Chef and his team. We would also request you to please write to us on the email address mentioned below with... More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We went here for a dinner and the place is jammed with people. It is expensive but not worth at all. Why because the taste is just ordinary infact very ordinary and the presentation is extremely poor. And the wait time is nerve racking. Minium 20 to 25 minutes easily. For starters we ordered prawn ,squid dish. after close to... More 

1 Thank Samuel6662013
NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Carte Blanche, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to share your experience with us! We are extremely disappointed to learn that your visit did not turn out as expected and are writing to apologise for the lapse in service. As the restaurant often witnesses multiple reservations especially on busier dates, we encourage our guests to reserve a table in advance... More 

New Delhi, Delhi, India
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Good French and fusion cuisines. Live band makes the ambience amazing. A bit on the expensive side but wort it experience.

Thank Vinks77
NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Carte Blanche, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your visit to the Carte blanche courtyard restaurant in Hotel de l'Orient, Pondicherry! In our effort to restore charm to these structures, it is always deeply rewarding when our guests appreciate the architecture and ambience and your kind compliments have been duly conveyed to the members of the team. As... More 

Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 914 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went with my girl twice for dinner here: - great atmosphere in the inner courtyard of the Hotel L'Orient MUCH quieter than Villa Shanti - Amazing grilled KingFish Fillet and Creole Vegetable Curry - great selection of wines - super friendly staff and the chef will explain the menu himself if time allows - the offer a small menu with... More 

Thank Isselerhof
Chennai (Madras), India
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253 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Recently , we visited this restaurant to have our dinner... Wow..!!! The restaurant is the best French restaurant in Pondicherry, the restaurant was kept open till midnight, it was soo suitable for night life lovers, they have very good parking space, the ambience was sooo good, well air-conditioned, the tables and chairs were soo accomdative , we had some French... More 

3 Thank 48aravindh
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016

The staff was extremely efficient and polite. The sand lobster was grilled to perfection. The potatoes sauteed with garlic and coriander and sauteed vegetables were good. The Tamarind Fish Curry with Steamed Rice was very good. The King fish used in the curry was fresh, soft, and boneless. I found the framed old maps that were on hung on the... More 

Thank Malavika M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This was the only restaurant we visited twice during our trip. It was located just 2 mins from our guesthouse. The food is good, nice ambience and great service.

Thank swati b
New Delhi, India
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56 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

You would love the food there. Their main cuisines are Pondicherrian and French. Should try fish over there.

1 Thank rrahulrahul
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Visited this place for lunch. We opted for indoor accommodation, and were seated in the map room. Has excellent old-world charm, of an era gone by. Serves European, Indian and Creole cuisine; do try their fish dishes. The service was friendly and fast, at the same time, they don't rush you (Typical Pondicherry). The prices are reasonable for the food... More 

1 Thank Ranjai B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 11
Indian, French, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 17 Rue Romain Rolland Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry
  • Phone Number: +91 413 234 3067
Topping my list of favourites in Pondicherry would be the HOTEL DE L'ORIENT on Rue Romain Rolland, which remains true to its Neemrana non-hotel ethic in its sublimely atmospheric CARTE BLANCHE courtyard restaurant. I honestly couldn't decide which I liked more - the soup glacee aux concombres et amandes, a truly light and delicious cold soup made with cucumber and almonds or the equally refreshing figues sechees aromatisees a l'eau de rose (oranges, dates and dry figs in a salad dressed with rose water).

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?