Pondicherry literally means “New settlement” which is 200km south of Chennai (Madras). Pondicherry is easily accessible from nearby metropolises such as Bangalore and Chennai. This city is one of the most mesmerizing destinations in South India. On the way to Pondicherry, tourists can see lots of typical sceneries, striking red soil, and green vegetation comprising neem, and cashew plantations forming a stunning landscape. Here, you will find information about the best restaurants in Pondicherry. Over the years, Pondicherry has become home to several cafes and restaurants, many on rooftops or with shaded patios, so tourists and locals enjoy here.

1. Tanto Pizzeria

Best restaurants in Pondicherry

Established in 2008 by Daniel Emdin, Tantis is a place to go if you are craving a pizza in Pondicherry. They file the menu with dishes created with Emdins mother’s recipes and the kitchen uses fresh vegetables organically grown at his farm in Auroville. You can have here one of the best pizza in Pondicherry. The farm to fork eatery offers 28 different wood-fired pizzas that will have you smacking your lips in anticipation even before they reach your table, and their homemade ice tea is a must try too.

  • Where: Auroville road, near Iyyanar Koli, Kuilapalayam, Pondicherry
  • Cuisine: Indian, Italian
  • Timings: 9:15 am to 7:00 pm
  • Cost for Two: ₹ 800-1000

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2. Bay of Buddha Pondicherry (Best Non veg restaurants in Pondicherry)

It is one of the best rooftop restaurant located right side on the beach road. The ambience here is beautiful with good music and the sea just outside. They serve Chinese, Thai, and Korean. In main course you can try their chicken with red chilli and cashew with chicken noodles which were good in taste. It is also one of the best non veg restaurants in Pondicherry, offers fragrant dishes and some other cuisines like Malaysian, Vietnamese, and Indonesian while offering mesmerizing view of the sea. Don’t forget the most popular Thai dessert with sticky rice with mango during your visit to this restaurant.

  • Where: Goubert Avenue, White Town, Pondicherry
  • Cuisine: Pan Asian
  • Timings: 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm (Mon-Wed); 4 pm to 11 pm (Fri-Sun)
  • Cost for Two: ₹ 1500

3. Cafe Des Arts (Best breakfast restaurants in Pondicherry)

It is one of the city’s favorite breakfast spots. It features chic yellow walls and graffiti art, and has plenty of objects scattered around. Not only is it a great backdrop for your Instagram pictures, it also serves some of the best dishes you will taste in Pondicherry. This is an ideal place for brunch. Cath up with friends or sit and enjoy reading a book. It is one of the best French restaurants in Pondicherry; it serves all the classics from the country like croissant, baguette, ratatouille, croques, tartines and crepes.

  • Where: Suffren Street, White Town, Pondicherry
  • Cuisine: Indian, French
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (closed on Tuesdays)
  • Cost for Two: ₹ 800

4. Surguru P0ndicherry

Being in India, it is your French riviera restaurant. It is the culinary jewel of Pondicherry and a key landmark of this place. It serves mouth watering South Indian dishes. It is considered among the best veg restaurants throughout the Pondicherry, and also the best place to dine out in Pondicherry. We know this restaurant is known for its efficiency and quick value for money. Gives a fabulous experience for people.

  • Where: MG Road, Heritage Town, White Town and Gandhinagar,, Pondicherry
  • Cuisine: South Indian, North Indian
  • Timings: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Cost for Two: ₹ 400

5. Domus, Pondicherry

Best restaurants in Pondicherry

It is an ideal place to spend a laid back day away all from sightseeing that you have done on your vacation. It is an all veg restaurant. But, the food is so delicious that you had probably ended up eating more- BYOS, European salad Thalis, and smoothies, a perfect courtyard cafe, and it is a place you want to be at on the designated day for doing nothing.

  • Where: Rue Suffren Street, White Town, Pondicherry
  • Cuisines: French, European
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm (Closed on Wednesday)
  • Cost for Two: ₹ 300