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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“parfait” (2 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (5 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 69 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank RuthyTunes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank akanksharma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes steak in India. Just had to have it and very well done to. This place is in the courtyard of a colonial building. Service good. Food delicious. Whilst they have some pedestal fans it would be a difficult place to be in hot weather

Thank Brianthejust
Reviewed 10 July 2018

La Villa Helena is a very european looking colonail heritage guest house and restaurant place decorated very subtly and beautifuly. The place has some very good options in sea food. Ideal place to go to for a lazy brunch and have some drinks with it....More

Thank Somesh S
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Must dine out if you are traveling solo, couple or with family, frisends.so appetizing foods and awesome atmosphere... they have various cuisines​ and authentic flavors ...

Thank Priyanti B
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

absolutely perfect food in a very nice and lovely atmosphere. the beef was adorable after weeks without beef. highly recomend!!

Thank Michèle B
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place at night, old villa, lovely garden restaurant, lovely staff, chatted briefly to friendly proprietor. Kitchen closes at 10. Food: the menu makes promises it simply does not live up to. The strangest dish we encountered was chilli paneer. It was essentially a noodle...More

1  Thank Rohit M
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Located in a beautiful courtyard in an old French colonial style building. The food was good, however the main arrived together with the starter. When we complained, they said we had asked to be served together, what was of course not true. Some items we...More

Thank PhilippG713
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Last night had a dinner and couple of drinks in villa Helena .the ambience is very good and the staff is friendly enough and they serve only French food they don't have any Indian or continental or Chinese in their menu , the choice is...More

Thank gnanasekhar
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We walked in and we could see atleast 5-6 tables vacant with a seating capacity yet when we asked for a table they flatly denied saying they don't have a table. The reason we can't give you a table for 2 which seats 4 people!...More

Thank Pankkyy
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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, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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