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Neemrana's Carte Blanche

No 17 Rue Romain Rolland Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
+91 413 234 3067
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Indian, French, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
No 17 Rue Romain Rolland Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
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1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 22 May 2017

breakfast: typically European breakfast. idlis, dosas, to add. rest all is English. the masala tea is a huge hit ! they add a bit of mint, sometime cardamom or ginger. lunch / dinners : less choices for a vegetarian, Creole Veg is good. so is...More

Thank gautamlunawat
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The Carte Blanche serves us the best vegetarian creole soup ever. It was so yummy, we visited again the day we left and nagged the chef for the recipe. The ambience was great and the flavour was rich.More

Thank Shuruti V
NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Carte Blanche, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind and patronising feedback about Carte Blanche, in Pondicherry! Located in the French quarters, the courtyard restaurant is popular with our guests for its Creole & Continental cuisine and we are delighted that you enjoyed the options on offer....More

Reviewed 7 March 2017

I visited the place by the recommendation of local guidebook. It was ok to have lunch at this restaurant the food is heavy on indian cuisine , lot of curry and creoles cuisines. I quite like the local flavors so i enjoyed the rice the...More

Thank Jira-Jett
NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Carte Blanche, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to share your experience with us! It is rewarding to know that you enjoyed the local cuisine served at the courtyard restaurant and pleased that you appreciate the effort of the Chef and his team. We would...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We went here for a dinner and the place is jammed with people. It is expensive but not worth at all. Why because the taste is just ordinary infact very ordinary and the presentation is extremely poor. And the wait time is nerve racking. Minium...More

1  Thank Samuel6662013
NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Carte Blanche, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to share your experience with us! We are extremely disappointed to learn that your visit did not turn out as expected and are writing to apologise for the lapse in service. As the restaurant often witnesses multiple...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

Good French and fusion cuisines. Live band makes the ambience amazing. A bit on the expensive side but wort it experience.More

Thank Vinks77
NeemranaHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Neemrana's Carte Blanche, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Dear Guest, We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your visit to the Carte blanche courtyard restaurant in Hotel de l'Orient, Pondicherry! In our effort to restore charm to these structures, it is always deeply rewarding when our guests appreciate the architecture and ambience...More

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went with my girl twice for dinner here: - great atmosphere in the inner courtyard of the Hotel L'Orient MUCH quieter than Villa Shanti - Amazing grilled KingFish Fillet and Creole Vegetable Curry - great selection of wines - super friendly staff and the chef...More

Thank Isselerhof
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Recently , we visited this restaurant to have our dinner... Wow..!!! The restaurant is the best French restaurant in Pondicherry, the restaurant was kept open till midnight, it was soo suitable for night life lovers, they have very good parking space, the ambience was sooo...More

3  Thank 48aravindh
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The staff was extremely efficient and polite. The sand lobster was grilled to perfection. The potatoes sauteed with garlic and coriander and sauteed vegetables were good. The Tamarind Fish Curry with Steamed Rice was very good. The King fish used in the curry was fresh,...More

Thank Malavika M
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This was the only restaurant we visited twice during our trip. It was located just 2 mins from our guesthouse. The food is good, nice ambience and great service.

Thank swati b
Reviewed 30 November 2016

You would love the food there. Their main cuisines are Pondicherrian and French. Should try fish over there.

1  Thank rrahulrahul
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$11
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 17 Rue Romain Rolland Street, Pondicherry 605001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry
  • Phone Number: +91 413 234 3067
  • E-mail
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).
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