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Reviewed 17 February 2021

What a lovely calm setting for amazing food. I had the same thing twice - both times for lunch. It is simple foods done exceptionally well. The staff is kind and lovely. Recommending it and coming back for more hopefully :)

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 1 February 2021 via mobile

We came for the 7 course taster menu. The food was good, although some courses were a little too experimental for my taste (eg cauliflower ice cream). However it was all very beautifully presented and cooked well. La Villa is a beautiful building with friendly...and efficient staff. I would visit again but maybe choose the a la carte.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 24 January 2021 via mobile

After having read rave reviews online, I made reservations two days in advance from Chennai with high expectations. Unfortunately the food was beyond underwhelming at best. The choice of items was extremely limited, only 1 vegetarian main course, and 3 non vegetarian to choose from....I ordered the only vegetarian dish (pasta), and it was bland and tasteless. Husband ordered the fish and risotto. The risotto tasted like rice mixed with Maggi masala. The cocktails and wine selection was also extremely limited and equally disappointing. The ambience, however is nice. Also they use Borosil glasses to serve water which I find rather amusing and out of place for an apparently upscale place (the ones we use at home).More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 23 January 2021 via mobile

I am a big foodie and have had the best of meals but this dinner at la villa Will be one of the memorable meals of my life. I tried the 7 course chef’s tasting menu and boy was it good. Each dish different and...exquisite in its own right. Right from the presentation to taste it was a complete masterpiece. Brilliant all round. I might visit Pondicherry just for a meal at la villaMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 12 December 2020 via mobile

If you are looking to relax and enjoy french hospitality in a romantic setting this is a must visit. We love french food and were looking for a fusion experience to really enjoy the local cuisine with French style cooking La Villa checked all boxes...for us. I had the seven course tasting menu and it was perfect. I was stuffed by the end of it. The price is very reasonable for the quality, quantity and the ambiance. Its a perfect setting. If you enjoy long french 3-4 hr dinners then you have to try this place. Imaya who manages Villa shanti recommended us to come here and I am glad we made the reservations. During Covid times, we wanted to make sure the restaurant is not crowded and proper protocols are being followed. We were not disappointed. The hostess Marie was super nice. Spent time chatting with her. We met the Chef Michel Christmann and it was lovely chatting with him about the food and France. The only thing we missed was french wine which we later learnt about the restrictions put in place due to Covid. Absolutely Loved it!! Thank you Marie, Imaya, and the staff of La Villa for making our visit memorable. You might see us again in few weeks. Merci!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 17 February 2020

One of the most friendly, relaxed, welcoming, chilled and best designed hotels. The joy is its simplicity, atmosphere and extremely good food. Good value for money, good location. The rooms have been really thought through, effortless to stay there and a real pleasure. As a...couple we can be quite picky, we stayed 3 nights and cannot fault this hotel.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Curious32692626878, Responsable relations clients at LA VILLA, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2020

Dear Swifty1007, On behalf of the entire team, we wanted to thank you for dropping us such a wonderful comment and most importantly to have taken the time to share your experience with the community! The team is always dedicated in trying to exceed our...More

Reviewed 12 February 2020

Probably the best small hotel we have ever visited. An oasis in busy city, we felt at home immediately. The Villa it's self has been renovated to the highest standard but still looks as if it comes from another age. So charming! The staff were...so helpful and friendly and made us feel very welcome. Luckily, we booked a table for dinner as the restaurant seems to be extremely popular.After eating we knew why. A fantastic meal all round ,topped off with an exquisite lemon tart .Our waiter come barman made us the best Cosmopolitan we have ever had. Next time we come to Puducherry we will make sure that we stay longer. Thank you all at La Villa!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Curious32692626878, Responsable relations clients at LA VILLA, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2020

Dear JaneH3623, Thank you for your kind comment and to have taken the time to share your experience with the community! The hotel architecture and design have been done by two Paris-based architects, Tina Trigala and Yves Lesprit & they are the reason of this...More

Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

We visited La Villa primarily after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, and it absolutely lived up to our expectations. One of the best restaurants serving French cuisine that I have tasted. This place has only a limited number of seats, so be sure to make...a reservation a day before you plan to visit the restaurant. If anyone is interested in authentic French food, then this is the place. The ambience is really nice for a relaxed meal, and the staff is polite, courteous and helpful. Every item we tasted was fantastic, and would love to revisit this place again.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Curious32692626878, Responsable relations clients at LA VILLA, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2020

Dear Nayanika01, Thank you for wonderful comment! Our Chef name is Michel Christmann and he is a michelin starred french chef, and this is the reason why we are very lucky to be able to have food that is this delicious! We hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 31 January 2020 via mobile

Outstanding fresh locally-sourced French food served in a tranquil courtyard garden in front of an imposing 19th century manor house. Great Indian wines, lovely amuse bouche, phenomenal value for money.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 30 January 2020 via mobile

The garden is beautiful and it's a pleasure to have your dinner in this romantic place. The food is very good and there is a French gastro touch in the plates.

Date of visit: January 2020
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