Quality Inn VIHA
No.2 New Railway Road
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Bars & Cafes
The in-house bar of the Kailash Beach Resort with its terrace skirting the huge swimming pool is a decent joint to hangout with friends. Its decor is simple with laid-back wooden chair and tables set besides the windows. Serving variety of beverages such as wine, champagne and cocktails along with finger food items, you can also sit on the chairs set next to the open-air pool.
A first-rate dining destination and an elegant pool-side facility within the Le Pondy resort, Smart is a number of things rolled into one. Primarily a multi-cuisine restaurant, the facility, set on two levels has a coffee shop, a bar as well as a pool-side lounge. Ground-level seating gives a view of the elegantly landscaped pool while the first level offers fantastic sea-views to savor. The restaurant also has little gazebos for an intimate and romantic dining experience. The chef dishes out delectable food encompassing a number of cuisines ranging from Indian and Chinese to Continental. Drinking options are vast with an extensive range of spirits available. The interiors are airy and incorporate the outdoor feel well. Ambient lighting in the evening combined with the refreshing sea-side setting, make Smart one of the best places to dine in the region.
A 24-hour restaurant within The Sunway GRT Grand, Open House is also a cafe with a good selection of coffees. Despite the fine wooden furnishings and classy ambiance, the restaurant has slightly a casual feel to it thanks to the airy dining area at the lobby level. The menu comprises Indian specialties and the restaurant is most frequented for its buffet breakfast lunch and dinner. There is also an a la carte menu during other times. A good casual dining option within the hotel.
A lounge bar located at the lobby level of The Sunway GRT Grand, Asta has a relaxed vibe. The bar offers a fine selection of spirits apart from an extensive menu of cocktails and mocktails. The interiors can be described as casually elegant with a spacious seating area and comfy cane furniture. The lounge allows ample natural light during the day and is elegantly lit with lanterns at nights. Weekends transform the lounge into a party destination with regular karaoke and dj events. A talented team concocting a delicious array of drinks and the easy-going vibe make this is a great place to chill-out.
Almost encroaching the beach, what attracts most of the guests to this restaurant and pub is the view from its terrace. The sight of the promenade and the perennial sea is splendid, so is the variety in seafood and Indian delicacies that are prepared with the catch of the day. Adding to the delicious food is an array of beverages like wine, beer, whiskey and vodka, ideal enough to set the tone for the rest of the evening. Walk in for lunch or dinner, or simply to sip on some of your favorite drinks and take in the view.
If you want to enjoy a night out with decent Chinese food served in a sizzling ambiance then walk into the beachfront restaurant and bar Poudou Poudou. Located opposite the subtle and easygoing Satsanga, this restaurant cum bar is a different ball game altogether. Dimly lit interiors with open kitchen; add to that a cocktail lounge bar overflowing with a variety of beverages - this is the perfect place to unwind with friends and fellow tourists. Walk in for a great time.
Located on the South Boulevard near the promenade, Asian House is a delightful Asian restaurant, a chic lounge bar and a nightclub rolled into one. The restaurant known as the Zen Lounge serves specialty Asian cuisine ranging from Chinese and Indian to Thai and has a good following across the city. The restaurant interiors exude class with ornamental brick walls, decorative lanterns and discreet lounge music. The lounge bar which is also an extension of the Zen Lounge serves a good array of spirits from finely mixed cocktails to a selection of wines. The nightclub is a dance hot spot and regularly has Djs playing techno and electronic music. The well-equipped dance floor ensures that the city's hip and happening crowd descends for an energetic night of dancing and partying. With regular disco and DJ nights on weekends, Asian House is a one-stop party place like no other in Puducherry.
Spread out on the covered patio of The French Villa guest house, the Cafe XO specializes in serving steaks and food from the French Cuisine. One of the few places in the city serving steaks, the cafe also provides breakfast buffet for the guests. A decent place to dine on specialties prepared from the freshest of ingredients.
Located on Dumas Street, Le Club frequently finds mention in a number of guidebooks as one of the most renowned restaurants in Puducherry. Opened in 1988, it is one of the oldest surviving restaurants in the city and acclaimed as one of the first to serve French cuisine. As expected, it specializes in typically French cuisine, although it does have a wide range of Continental and Indian delights on the menu. The dining area, which is under a thatched roof pavilion in a garden, gives a refreshing feel to the place. The artfully-decorated pavilion with fancy lanterns and cane chairs and sofas, creates a charming ambiance. The restaurant, which has been around for some time now does not disappoint in terms of food with impeccably done French specialties from steaks to coq au vin. The bar which sits right beside the dining area has a good selection of wines and also serves cocktails. The crowd frequenting the restaurant is primarily foreign tourists. The service could use some sprucing up and the food's a little on the expensive side, but the restaurant is well worth a visit for the scrumptious food and the delightful ambiance.
After watching one of the cultural performances or exhibitions at Maison Colombani, walk into the Cafe de Flore for a quick bite along with a cup of coffee. Located on the ground floor, the cafe is also a good place for breakfast and lunch as their salads, sandwiches, pizzas, hamburgers and muesli go well with fresh fruit juices or coffee. For those who want to bask in the sun can sit on the chairs set at the courtyard garden the offers a view of the sea. The staff is friendly and often go a step ahead in helping you make appropriate choices as per your needs.
The 2-star business hotel Devis Grand has a classy resto-bar Level 4, that would accompany your stay at the hotel. The interior of the bar is dimly-lit and themed in black and white color. The comfy chairs and tables are neatly-decked across the spacious floor of the house. Guests can enjoy the delicious cocktails while savoring on the delicacies from the local as well as Chinese and Continental cuisines. A decent place to hangout with a group of friends, the place is often crowded during weekends.
An intimate bar within The Richmond on the Labourdonnais street, S3 is an extension of the in-house Bistro restaurant. The bar offers a good selection of spirits from draught beer to cocktails. Also on offer is a small collection of wines for special occasions. The elegant counter chairs and subdued lighting create a refined atmosphere making S3, a good place to kick back in the evenings after a hectic day of sightseeing.