That old and abandoned lighthouse towering over the Lighthouse at The Promenade, Pondicherry adds to the sense of romance in the air – it is easy to get carried away with the sea, the stars, the salty breeze and the music.
Finishing second to none when it comes to spectacular ocean views, the barbeque and grill rooftop restaurant is open for dinner only and specialises in seafood and grills. The range of dishes carry familiar Indian influences as well as some stunning French ones. The Roast Chutney Lamb Chops on a bed of Cumin and Coriander Ratatouille served with Baby Sultani Naan and Shiraz Pickle Jus is a fine example of the tasteful mix of diverse flavours that is on offer here. The Balsamic Mushroom and Peppery Pineapple Brochettes with steamed rice, Tandoori Olives and Mexican Corn is also popular. And if you are in the mood for something fiery and intense, there is the Grilled Tandoori Tofu, green peppers and chilli beans with a side of Afghani Taftans and burnt Garlic Makhani sauce.
The bar is stocked with many international and domestic brands that make Pondicherry such a haven for those with a penchant for alcohol. Even some of the dishes here might leave you feeling a little tipsy, like the Vodka spiced Malai Tikka served with Nutmeg Risotto or the Grilled Jack Daniel Lamb Escallops on a bed of Country Potato & Celery Cake. With a live band playing gentle music over the sound of the waves, the Lighthouse is the setting for a relaxed evening.
23 Goubert Avenue