The beautiful beach paradise of Pondicherry, dotted with French villas, European bakeries, and vibrant bougainvillaeas, beckons all. When you’re in Pondy, you just can’t have enough of the beaches. Whether it’s walking along the Rock Beach boulevard, surfing at Auroville beach or bird watching at The Plage Paradiso Beach. Beach lovers, here are 5 great places in Pondicherry to enjoy delicious meals by the sea, and breathe in beautiful sea views.
1. Le Pondy
After an exhilarating day of sightseeing in Pondicherry, head to Le Pondy for a delectable meal, peppered with beach views. This multicuisine restaurant is nestled in the Le Pondy resort, 8 km from Sri Aurobindo Ashram. This restaurant boasts of a private beach area, garden and children’s playground. The cosy rustic ambience of a thatched roof, coupled with golden lights and the breathtaking views of the sea, makes it a perfect restaurant for a romantic date. Enjoy Continental, American and buffet meals.
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2. Bay Of Buddha
Nestled inside the Promenade hotel on Pondicherry’s famous White house street, Bay of Buddha bar overlooks the Bay of Bengal. Offering a wide variety of Pan Asian cuisines like Thai, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese and Indonesian food, you are certainly in for a treat. Sip a glass of wine, savour the sweet views of the beach and lt your hair down. The bustling location of this bar by the sea makes it one of the best places to grab a bite with a view in Pondy!
Craving for delicious Italian food in Pondicherry? At Sicilys, you can have it all! Lip-smacking Italian food like Mediterranean Pizza, Basil Pesto Pasta, Chicken Lasagne and whatnot. Pair your food with refreshing cocktails like the Sicilys Classic Melon, Frozen Mango Margherita and of course Sangria! The best part of this restaurant is the stunning sea view that will surely take your breath away. It’s one of the best European restaurants in Pondicherry.
4. Escape In
Enjoy the view of the deep blue sea while you bite into the crunchy Honey Mustard Chicken and favour the spicy favourite Paneer Tikka. This sea-view restaurant has a cosy balcony seating that will offer you unending views of the beach that resembles a blue painting. The wide variety of food and cosy ambience will make you come back for more. So escape to Escape In.
5. Sea Gulls
The multi-cuisine restaurant Sea Gulls located at the Veeram Pattinam Harbour, is known for splendid sea views. Sea Gulls boasts of lip-smacking seafood like Fish Tikka, Prawn Spring Rolls, Fish noodles and more. It’s a lovely place to enjoy a mug of beer and munch on Chicken Manchurian. After a wholesome meal, you can take a relaxing evening stroll at the Goubert Avenue beach road nearby. The crashing waves of the Bay of Bengal will keep you company.
So, these were some of the best restaurants in Pondicherry that offer lip-smacking food and breathtaking views of the sea. Make sure you add them to your travel itinerary.