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La Villa Helena

€€ - €€€, Fusion, French
13 La Villa Helena Rue Bussy Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
+91 413 421 0806
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chilli paneer” (2 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
“parfait” (2 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 22:30 Hours
Contemporary, Fusion, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
13 La Villa Helena Rue Bussy Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very authentic old styled house, with a handful of tables, very tasty food. Don’t let the unassuming facade deter you, once inside you’ll appreciate the wonderfully restored old house. The food and service were first class. We had the prawn cocktail, calamari, smoked fish,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Divya R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were attracted to the ambience of the courtyard with lights and mixed table settings and the majestic villa setting. We enquired 1 night but were advised the restaurant was fully booked so returned the next night after pre booking. The food was excellent however...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank melaneet2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the feel of relaxing in a courtyard with drinks and food. The ambience is good. Had a couple of drinks and food. The pondi sunset was a slightly sweet cocktail, had pasta carbonara and the burger (was really good). Loved the experience.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ClareKurian
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Was lured in by its beautiful garden bar/restaurant, just had a drink but really enjoyed the atmosphere. Super chill, a little oasis away from the busy streets. Probably expensive compared to other bars for beer/wine but worth it for a nice treat.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PC_ThatsMe
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Charming restaurant, beautiful ambience in the evening when the decorative lights cast a lovely glow. However the food was below average and not suitable for Indian palate. We walked out without finishing the dishes

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pawanjit s
Reviewed 16 November 2018

It has leaves hanging over and got those yellow lights during dinner , looks lovely , ordered some food , it was n't very good but was eatable , they offer a mix cuisine .

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nihit
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We dropped for dinner, which was disappointing. Too expensive for the food available. For vegetarians a big challenge. We did not stay at the hotel.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ranjit1945
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We have pleased to dinner in this charming restaurant and we have very well eaten; the service was perfect

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carole G
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We had several meals here during our stay in Pondicherry. I had the cheese platter with French bread - what a treat after several weeks of paneer being the only cheesy product on menus. Also had beef one night, again a real treat with beef...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RuthyTunes
Reviewed 26 September 2018

I wish it was possible to give this restaurant no stars. I am generally not too critical about restaurants but this place is hands down the only place ever where I paid a bomb and didn't even finish half the meal. First off, it was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank akanksharma
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 La Villa Helena Rue Bussy Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry
  • Phone Number: +91 413 421 0806
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Throughout the years, Villa Helena managed to keep its charm and authenticity. The shady and lush garden offers a perfect setting of serenity and peace, right in the middle of heritage town. In its restaurant guests can now enjoyed a vegeterian or not world inspired cuisine and relax with a drink all day long or in the evening. Excellent cocktails complete a carefully selected wine list.
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