Chateau De Pondichery
Aurobindo Marg, South Delhi

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1600 ₹ 1600 for two
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84, Aurobindo Marg, Adchini, New Delhi

Insider Tips

  • The blue and white décor is very inviting
  • One of the only places in Delhi that do an amazing rendition of the 'Kotthu Parotta'
  • Do not be afraid to try the French-inspired Pondicherry food

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Critic Rating

Ruchira Hoon speaks Journalist, food blogger and a food consultant

3.8/5

The best part about Chateau de Pondicherry is that even though it is located smack in the middle of south Delhi, once you enter the restaurant all you can hear are birds chirping and the rustling of trees. The blue and white interiors are serene albeit a tad rustic, which is perfect for those who do not really like a very formal atmosphere. The cuisine is an interesting mix of dishes you get down south – from 'Coconut Rasam' to 'Mini Visiri Dosai' to 'Athu Kary Dalcha' – there are dishes almost unheard of in the north. While the French influences are clear – what with a delicious repertoire of crepes and sole Meunier, a classic lemon butterfish, it is unusual to see how nicely it has been executed. A tiny menu, which helps you make a quick choice, do not forget to try the 'Koji Kary Vindail' – a chicken curry and parotta dish and the 'Puducherry Sambar Rice' – with a touch of sweetness from the jaggery.

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(4.5) Overall Rating (Based on 18 reviews)

anilnayar2000
Posted on : 23 Sep, 2018
Nice cosy and elegant .

A very warm and cosy restaurant. Very welcoming staff. Lovely ambience. Would request a better menu for vegetarians. Add wine by the glass to the bar menu. Great desserts.


TheWanderingHat
Posted on : 08 Sep, 2018
You guys made my birthday worthwhile

I am writing this 5 months after I visited the place. My girlfriend and I were there in April for my birthday and we were the only people there. The owners were also there and made the day extra special. An unforgettable experience, almost felt like our own personal space. The sangria was just perfect.


Putneyhill
Posted on : 26 Aug, 2018
excellent food and happy atmosphere

Delicious food, unique (in Delhi) southern coastal cuisine with french colonial influence. I love the egg/shrimp mimosa, the Keema with peas and toast (Pondicherry take on keema pav), Prawn varuval (also served with pav). Chicken chettinad I could go on. Restaurant is small nicely decorated with friendly staff and owners. Why are you still reading this when you could be one your way!


Kumkumjaipur
Posted on : 06 Jun, 2018
Excellent Tamil French food

The Chateau de Pondicherry is a real surprise. It serves extremely tasty Tamil French food. The hosts personally supervise everything and the staff is extremely courteous.It is located on Aurobindo road very near the Adhchini junction. The place has a calming effect. It is spacious. They serve a variety of cold drinks. There is such an assortment of delicious puddings and desserts.


SanjivaP4
Posted on : 05 Apr, 2018
Good Franco-Tamil food

This restaurant is located on the busy Aurobindo road just south of Adhchini village. Since it is off the main road on a little cul-de-sac with some parking, it is easy to get to even for older and mobility-restricted diners. The restaurant is spacious and roomy, and the decor is very tasteful. (I liked their cutlery and crockery). We were interested in coming here after eating some spectacular Franco-Tamil food in Pondicherry. The food here is good non-vegetarian Tamil food with some innovation. Drinks: I tried the Medusa Devi cocktail (vodka, mint, cucumber, apple juice and apples). Very refreshing and well made -- the mint leaves are very flavourful, but come on a bit stronger than the cucumber (which goes extremely well with vodka. Feedback to the owners, please use "Hilton" or german cukes -- the seeds of the desi cheer were a bit annoying) . The Pina colada was a bit sweet and the ice cubes should have been crushed. Could also have done with a pineapple garnish. Starters: Mimosa Motthai -- devilled eggs with prawns; absolutely superb. coconut milk rasam -- very tasty and substantial. Would have loved it more if it had seafood (shrimps) in it. Shrimps with pao -- I forget what it's called on the menu. Very tasty, though it would be nicer if they used toasted baguettes. Main dishes: A mutton in a sambar-like stew with rice,papad and chutney was very good (or so my family said -- since it was very very hot, I didn't try). As I can't take chillies, I asked the owner if the chicken can be done with black pepper, and instead of rice, I got a stack of set dosais/flapjack style. Excellent combination .. Not exactly on the menu, but should be, and nice of them to oblige us. We were too full to try the crepes, which they say is their speciality. The service was personal but a little scatty. Even though we were about the only folks there when we got in, they forgot the Salad Nicoise (but then we were too full to remind them), and had to remind them about the Pina Colada. They also need to refill the water glasses more often. Nice fresh tastes, different from the usual fare. Would like to wish them success, but they may need to up their game a bit -- a bit more inventiveness with the French aspect, and indicators of how "chilli hot" a dish is going to be would be nice.


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About Chateau De Pondichery, Aurobindo Marg, South Delhi


If you are in dire need of a vacation and have been dreaming about the quiet colourful French lanes of Pondichery then bookmark ‘Chateau De Pondichery’ for your next visit. Even though located in the bustling heart of South Delhi, the restaurant lets you take a breather with a tranquil atmosphere enhanced by their subtle décor and the projection of a well-loved seaside town. Chateau De Pondichery is your place to be if you prefer a quiet laid-back ambience to the more formal setting any day. This is the best way to experience Pondichery without leaving the city limit. The restaurant is nestled on the busy Aurobindo Marg in Adchini, a spot that is the busiest cross section for South Delhiets. Head over to Chateau De Pondichery for a lazy Sunday lunch.

Pondichery is called the French Riviera of Southern India and a piece of which can be experienced right here in New Delhi. Chateau De Pondichery brings alive the very essence of this lovely seaside town through its décor and its menu. The chef amalgamates two famous cuisines that dominates the gastronomic scene of Pondichery – Chettinad and French. Pick a deliciously heady Pondi-inspired cocktail to kick-start your meal. Medusa Devi or Coromandel Herbs will do beautifully. Hard stuff is also available for heavy drinkers. Why not start exploring the menu with nibbles like, masala fish fry, mini visiri dosa, mysore bonda, French onion soup, kozhi erral varuval, masala champignons and pomme frites. For main course you can enjoy, pasta béchamel with chicken, sole meunniere, spinach & formage crepe, chettinad chicken curry, croque pondy, chicken ham & cheese crepe, pizza ladiere, vegan cassoulet and croque monsieur.

If you simply want to brood then opt for a nice French salad to go with your wine. Those who love their share of crepes can choose an assortment of sweet fillings for dessert. Passion fruit & cream, chocolate ganache & ice cream and apple & cinnamon will be yummy-licious. Gooey chocolate cake, churros with chocolate ganache and walnut brownie can coddle the conventional sugar buffs. Chateau De Pondichery will be a decent stop for a quick work lunch or an early cozy dinner. The blue and white Mediterranean décor highlighted by floral chairs and bright fairy lighting sets a romantic backdrop for dates. Bill will be tad pricey but it’s worthwhile.

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