Smoke House Deli has several outlets at Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. Then there are the Smoke House Grill and Smoke House Bar run by the same management at Delhi. This outlet at Hauz Khas Village is fairly new. Probably that's the reason why this is the first review!
The restaurant is located on the ground floor of an old building, facing the lovely Hauz Khas Tank and the Hauz Khas Deer Park. Many designer boutiques, upmarket bars and restaurants in the vicinity. Over the years Hauz Khas village itself has become a destination. A place to shop for ethnic haute couture and party away till the wee hours, especially on weekends.
The restaurant is large, open and airy with huge windows overlooking the Tank. I have uploaded pictures of the restaurant, the frontage and the view of the waterbody from the lane in front of the restaurant. It is best to book ahead otherwise you might have to wait for a table. Staff and service is quick and helpful. Its quite apparent that quite a few of the staff are new and the slight rough edges show but there's a willing attitude and I feel its a matter of time before the service ramps up to match the rather competent food.
What you get here is an innovative Indian twist to standard continental cuisine. France, Italy, Germany, Scandinavia with a touch of Indian flavours and feel! Rather than describing the dishes we had, I am uploading pictures of everything we had. Suffice it to say we weren't disappointed. Neither were we overwhelmed. Good food in a good location but tad expensive. Worth repeating but only if you are in the neighbourhood.
On costs, there were three of us. We had two drinks each (total six drinks), starters and main courses (total seven portions) and two desserts. Total bill with service charge and taxes around Rs 7000/- (USD 170). They levy a 10% service charge apart from taxes hence it is not obligatory to tip. Overall, on the expensive side by Indian standards but probably at par with most similar establishments in the area.
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