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“Fantastic setting, great food”
Review of Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche
Ranked #33 of 436 Restaurants in Pondicherry
Price range: US$7 - US$10
Cuisines: Asian, International
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Topping my list of favourites in Pondicherry would be the HOTEL DE L'ORIENT on Rue Romain Rolland, which remains true to its Neemrana non-hotel ethic in its sublimely atmospheric CARTE BLANCHE courtyard restaurant. I honestly couldn't decide which I liked more - the soup glacee aux concombres et amandes, a truly light and delicious cold soup made with cucumber and almonds or the equally refreshing figues sechees aromatisees a l'eau de rose (oranges, dates and dry figs in a salad dressed with rose water).
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We had eaten lunch at this hotel on a previous visit to Pondicherry and it was high on our list of 'must returns' so we booked a table one evening during our holiday. The hotel is a beautiful old French colonial building with lots of old furniture and paintings.

We had a three course meal with options for each of the courses and the portions were more than generous. The price was around £25 for the two of us - a lot by Indian standards but a bargain internationally. We had delicious sea-food dishes that combined French and Indian influences.

It's a bit 'fussy' and 'fancy' but the food was great and I'd definitely return.

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Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

The place is average in terms of foods. Nice dining and good services. Overall the place is average.

Thank Anjals12
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Hi
Once again i am back to review this place. Ok the service is very slow, ok they don’t have french or filtered coffee.but the silver lining here is their manager , mr Shakti kumar, this guy is just too good, he is diligent, humble and ready to help
The saga of chipped cups & plates continue

Thank saddy1956
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

The restaurant "looked" great & had the French colony feel, so we thought of trying it out for dinner. The ambience was nice & wasn't too crowded. We ordered just 2 dishes & it took them forever to come. We asked the waiter several times & they kept saying its on the way. Finally, when the food did arrive, we were disappointed as the taste was too bad. The meal was undercooked. We then complained & but they still billed us for that. All in all, a very bad experience, especially at night. We slept empty stomach that day!

Thank NIDHI A
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

The dined there while we were staying in the hotel. The menu is limited and not enough for a vegetarian and vegan.
One can try their Creole dishes for a local flavor, worn is perhaps what they make best, having tried creole chicken and fish curries and grilled chicken to find the latter extremely dry and unpalatable.
The curries were full flavored and can be had with rice.
Chocolate mousse wasn't good at all. The texture, consistency and sweetness level were all wrong.

Taste - 5
Ambience - 6 if you like to sit out
Value for money - 4
Service - 4

Thank shivanikalia
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