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Villa Shanti

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14 Rue Suffren Street | 14 Rue Suffren, Pondicherry 605001, India
+91 413 420 0028
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Tiruchirappalli, India
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There was No AC, it was very humid. Read a lot about the Resturant but I guess it didn't come up to the hype. Food was okay Service was a bit slow The food was not up to the mark and many had rated. Everyone didn't finish the beef steak. The sandwich was good The paneer dish was good

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Newdelhi india
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195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 787 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to the Villa Shanti cafe that is situated opposite the patio.The whole Restaurant has a good ambiance with open courtyard,music & flowers on the table.The cafe has sitting arrangements in two parts,patio & one in a garden.It offers Indian street food snacks which were tasty & had fresh pineapple.One can also pick up a book from their library... More 

Bengaluru, India
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cozy place n food is just great ... tried both veg and non veg options .. never thought there could b such an awesome place to hv food in Pondicherry.

Thank snsuma
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best restaurant I found in the city, great food, great service, nice people and good atmosphere.We found it on TripAdvisor and really have to say, its really good. My father tried many things, as this restaurant is a multi cuisine restaurant. I had some Indian food too, which was delicious as well. Soon this year I'm coming back. And... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my family after a walk on the beach, had read a lot of good reviews so we all decided to have a go, we got a table right away as it was not busy, drink menu had an attested sleeve saying special seasonal cocktails (mango based) so three of us decided to try 3 different types, waited for... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A posh place where all weath touristes come and expats too.nice atmosphère thought and some dises are really delicious

Thank erikmcleenane
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for dinner and had a bottle of wine which was well presented. Bread was served with a interesting aubergine confit followed by pea mint soup which was good followed by entrees. We had grilled lobster which was excellent, green coriander shrimp, grilled sword fish and tandoori paneer with roti and peas pilau. Dessert was good.

Thank oncodocus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant allows patrons to smoke while eating. Too bad for other customers who do not smoke and want to have a smoking free space.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Villla Shanti for lunch while in Pondicherry. The lunch for our group offered for the main course either a chicken or a vegetarian dish. I had the chicken but wished I had chosen the vegetarian as it looked excellent. The restaurant was in an open courtyard which was pleasantly cool compared to the midday temperature. A good... More 

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Pune, India
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Villa Shanti for a dinner. There was a long waiting . But it was worth waiting. The ambience is very cozy...sitting arrangement is quite unconventional . Food and service was amazing.. Worth for money and visit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Indian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Rue Suffren Street | 14 Rue Suffren, Pondicherry 605001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Union Territory of Pondicherry  >  Pondicherry
  • Phone Number: +91 413 420 0028
  • This restaurant is at Villa Shanti
The restaurant of VILLA SHANTI splits into two parts, one opens on the patio with the vertical garden, and the other air conditioned located in the old building.We decided to focus on quality, freshness and seasonal products. We try to find them among small local vendors, favouring those who respect organic farming.Timings : 12:00 - 23:00 hrs (Last Order at 22:30 hrs)The cafe bar, situated opposite the patio and vertical garden offers snacks from Indian streets & sandwiches.You may also choose to have your meals, enjoy a cocktail made up from fresh fruit juices, listen to music, or simply read a book from our library. Timings : 10:00 - 23:00 hrs (Last Order at 22:30 hrs. Pre booking highly recommanded especially during week end or public holidays

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