Smoke House Deli is a popular restaurant in Delhi for European food. Its branch in Dlf Place Mall opened only a couple of years back and has since been popular with the people who come to this mall. Last week i went to this mall for a movie with my sister. Before catching on the movie which was scheduled in the afternoon, we decided to go for lunch first. We had little time left for the movie to start, so we decided to go to this restaurant which was the nearest to the DT Star cinema.
This restaurant has majority of seating inside the restaurant and some seating place outside it near the escalator. Outside seating is fun because you can actually enjoy your meal in the comfort of the mall cooling ,while observing the people in the mall.
However it was the restaurant interior decor that really attracted me. So I decided to go for the seating inside but near the semi open wall dividing the interior from the exterior one. Because that way I could enjoy both the interior ambience and observe the people outside going about the mall. The restaurant theme was cream white that definitely was one of the USP of the restaurant.
I liked how they had done the subtle lightning of the restaurant with beautiful pastel colored hanging lamps with lovely small floral prints on them.
We ordered an olive mushroom jalepeno pizza, cheesy Alfredo pasta, orange juice and an apple mojito. The waiting staff was very polite and friendly. In the mean time when our order was being prepared, we were given some bread, buns and butter. We enjoyed some of them and kept talking and observing the people in the restaurant. On a table next to us was a couple with a small toddler who had broken a plate and i was really amazed how smartly the staff had handled the issue and cleaned the plate shards without making the couple feel guilty or uncomfortable.
In about 20-25 minutes our food came and i must say I was really impressed with the way the food tasted. This is how I would like to describe each dish we ordered:
1) Olive mushroom jalepeno pizza: Pizza was really good. Crust was thin and looked fresh and crunchy. I especially loved the cheese which was not too heavy.
2) Cheesy Alfredo pasta: This pasta was another good thing to try here. I loved the white cheesy sauce which almost melted in the mouth. A thumbs up for this.
3) The orange juice was a safe bet because it was freshly prepared and not canned like many restaurants serve.
4)Apple mojito was also good and refreshing. What i liked the most about it was the apple pieces in it that complemented the taste of the drink.
To sum it up, this place is definitely a good one for tasty food while enjoying the lovely soothing ambience of the restaurant which definitely gives you a feel of Europe.
My overall score card for this restaurant
Quantity of food - 4.5/5
Quality of food-4.5/5
Value for money-4.5/5
Average price for two- 1500-2000 INR
Location of restaurant: This restaurant is located in the DLF mall in Saket which is one of the posh locations of South Delhi. See the map below.