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₹746 - ₹995
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dined here on our last evening in Pondicherry and had a wonderful time. We had the 7 course tasting menu which was amazing value for money, delicious and very filling. The outdoor garden setting was beautiful. The staff were friendly, professional...and attentive. I would highly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 December 2023 via mobile

The restaurant has only outdoor seating available. Lots of greenery, very peaceful and pretty setting. However the food was very overrated and we were quite disappointed. The coconut curry was really not good, and I abandoned that and ordered the buttered tortellini which was overcooked...in the stuffed part and undercooked in the folded pasta part. Overall, the taste was bland and disappointing. My family members thought their steaks were nice but they’ve had much better. The service left much to be desired - most of the time the waitstaff wasn’t present, and a soup we had ordered never came. When we mentioned that we would like to cancel it since the mains had already arrived and there was no sign of the soup, they tried to say no no, it’s on its way, just a few minutes, but it was obvious they hadn’t placed the order or (the less likely option that) the kitchen staff was not competent enough to send out a soup before mains. They were polite, but inefficient. Definitely wouldn’t go back here.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023 via mobile

We did the tasting menu and everything was delicious! The meal was seven courses and drinks. The flavors were amazingly complex and we enjoyed seeing the presentation of each dish. We’ll definitely be back on our next trip to India.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023

I ordered eggs & sausages and toast + South Indian coffee. The whole comes to nearly 600 rupees. Eggs came with no toast and no coffee. Since I was with friends, I thought of going to ask the waiter about it and tell him what's...going wrong as there was only two customers and I don't get the service. He starts telling me that they don't serve outside guest so I should get out. He starts fixing me in the eyes and tightening his fists indicating that he wants to fight and tell me to stop talking or he'll hit me. The front desk manager stopped this heated conversation and tells me that he will talk to him but i should look at my attitude because I didn't get to give enough time to explain that the Bread is getting ready and that some customers like their coffee at the end of their meal. He then adds that I need to be more flexible because it's hard to find staff nowadays. Im sharing this not to harm la villa reputation, which I consider to be a fine hotel, with a good restaurant where the team is skilled. But going for breakfast in a fine hotel and being treated with violence is I think not professional. Also even though it shouldn't happen, a sorry from the waiter and the management would have been nice ( only the room manager was kind to tell me that she's sorry for the experience) It's disappointing because no matter how beautiful a place can look like, you just need a handful of individuals to ruin your thoughts about a place.More

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Reviewed 29 July 2023

Overall good experience and good service.Room service was good .maintained well cleaned.low budjet .

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

Very high quality food. We had French cuisine. Fish and pasta. Magical atmosphere, lit only with candles, under leafy, tropical trees. Excellent service.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 22 April 2023 via mobile

We had two wonderful dining experiences at La Villa's restaurant. One a la carte, the other a 7 course tasting menu. Both were outstanding. The dishes are creative, perfectly prepared and seasoned, beautifully presented, and service is top-notch. The atmosphere is intimate, with a very...small number of tables set in the beautiful garden. Reservations are a must. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a gourmet meal, or just simply a deliciously prepared quick bite.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 5 April 2023 via mobile

Out of the world french cuisine, service - we came here from Villa Shanti as it’s their sister concern. You will simply love it - the experience, the food, and service.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2022 via mobile

Great food, even for kids. Great service. Sadly it only opens so late. Amazing setting too! We loved it. We were seated outside in the garden and it was nice and cool.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 September 2022 via mobile

The worst hotel ever! Noisy as hell. They don’t care even if you ask for a quiet room. They gave me a ground floor room beside the lobby where you hear plates, music, people talking etc. The staff are the worst possible you can find.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 26 July 2022 via mobile

We are a well travelled family of foodies. Once we had confirmed our bookings, we were a party of 5 adults celebrating our parents 40 anniversary. I had taken the onus to write to the property and made our reservation online. We selected a 5...course tasting menu which was absolutely fabulous. Chef Michel Christmann is an absolute professional who runs a tight ship. We loved his food that after dinner, we requested him to curate our final meal - lunch - on the day of our departure at their sister property, Villa Shanti, where we were staying. The menu changes according to the fresh produce available and the time of year. The service and attention we received was fantastic. Expect a gastronomic experience and get ready to loosen your wallets as this meal is an experience, look at this way, it saves you a trip to France. Bon appetit! Tips: 1) make a reservation ahead of time 2) communication and politeness go a long way 3) dietary restrictions may be accommodated as long as you give Chef Christmann advanced notice 4) you come here expecting to blow the bankMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 12 July 2022 via mobile

I made a dinner reservation at the restaurant through a phone call and ordered the tasting menu for 5 people . The service was great through the phone. We arrived at the beautiful location on time and recurved immediate service. The 7 meals were very...tasty and interesting, and the waiters explained every single item while serving.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 21 June 2022 via mobile

Visited during a solo trip and spent a very relaxing couple of hours enjoying the 7-course tasting menu for dinner. Really high quality food, beautifully presented, nice chilled surroundings and staff were attentive but also friendly and relaxed. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 14 April 2022 via mobile

If you are in Pondicherry and would love have a serene quite dinner in a beautiful ambiance with unparalleled food (we are vegetarians). We had our anniversary dinner while we were vacationing. The lighting was perfect. Outdoor weather was nice. Staff was v welcoming. Food...was amazingly fresh. The salad ( walnut ricotta) and the soup ( gazpacho) were amazing. The coconut curry served in a fresh coconut was unique. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 February 2022 via mobile

Enjoyed a light and relaxing lunch in the tranquil garden. Had a moringa soup, a refreshing cucumber juice and a sweet apple tart.

Date of visit: February 2022
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