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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chilli paneer” (2 reviews)
“parfait” (2 reviews)
“steak” (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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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 Philipp G
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
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Yes, it's a nice place to sit in the courtyard (if you like being surrounded by French - because somehow they love this place). But the food is terrible. We had the Burger - the meat was not spiced at all (not even salt), the...More

Thank Steff3378
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Having heard a lot about this place, we ( six of us) went over for a celebratory family dinner on 3-1-18. The place was almost full, and though we would have liked to have sat in the central courtyard, there was no place; so we...More

Thank Ashok P
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Delicious food with friendly staff , you eat in a very nice sunny courtyard, great ambience. Good place to come with friends or family. My favorite place in Pondicherry. We passed an excellent stay with my boyfriend.

Thank joannagiallombardo
Reviewed 25 January 2018

With friendly staff and a chilled atmosphere, the lovely inner courtyard was a great place to spent a few hours. I enjoyed a beer and chili paneer (without the green pepper which I requested). It was very good and a generous portion - the only...More

Thank carries477
Reviewed 25 January 2018

During our stay in Pondicherry ( 9/12/2017-20/1/2018 ) we went 6 times as a couple or with friends to this fine restaurant for lunch or dinner. The garden courtyard is beautiful and creates at night with the candles a romantic ambience.We ate a great variety...More

Thank butzler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
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, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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