The Union Territory of Pondicherry, lying in the eastern coast of the Indian Peninsula, not only entices tourists with the Aurbindo Ashram, its serene beaches and backwaters, but also with hoards of delightful restaurants, specializing in French Indian, Creole, Vietnamese and Continental cuisines. Eating out in Pondicherry can be an extremely exciting option, with the wide variety of delicacies available ranging from South Indian specialties like 'idli' and 'dosa' to seafood like fried fish, prawn bhajji and the very desi 'paratha'.
Pondicherry has managed to retain its historic French connection, and although the cuisine here has a strong French influence, you can enjoy all sorts of Indian and western food while eating out in Pondicherry.
Some of the well known places for eating out in Pondicherry include:
Blue Dragon : A small Chinese restaurant located near Alliance Francaise, this place serves a wide variety of dishes at very reasonable rates.
Le Club : This French restaurant serves authentic French delicacies Bourride de poisson a la Setoise, Chateaubriand with Bearnaise sauce and a wide array of Desserts.
Rendez -Vous : Located near Alliance Francaise, this restaurant specializes in a number of Indian Italian and French food preparations.
Statsanga : A roofed restaurant with a garden, here you can relish Franco-Italian food served with several types of pizzas and pasta. Le Cafe - Located on the seashore, this reasonably priced food joint is a nice place to enjoy some drinks and snacks.
Aristo : Open air roof garden restaurant which treats you to Indian, Asian and Continental cuisines.
La Terasse : Located on Subbish Salai, this restaurant offers excellent pure fruit juices, soups, and the best of Indian and Chinese cuisine.
Sri Aurobindo Park Guest House : Restaurant of the Ashram Guest House, this place offers cheap meals and breakfasts.