Ten Second Takeaway

Smokehouse Deli’s Hauz Khas outlet serves up huge, sloppy burgers, refreshing fruit coolers and delicious sides, with comforting décor and great location.

It’s all about that space

As we entered Smokehouse Deli’s Hauz Khas unit we were struck, as we always are, as to how truly good a location it enjoys. While still smack in the middle of HKV, the store is deep enough {right by the lake!} in the lanes that you don’t hear all the constant jibber jabber, honks and shouts from the streets. An ideal location, but without all the fuss.

Decisions, decisions

Without further ado we sat down to order. With a single mindedness born of years of eating, we were focused on the burgers. The large selection of tenderloin, lamb and chicken burgers didn’t make the choice easy though. We finally decided on a Baconator Burger, and the Spanish Chorizo Chilli Hotdog, and to wash it down we got the delish Kiwi, Cantaloupe Melon, Jasmine, Lemonade cooler.

Burger bonanza

smokehousePacked with flavour, the hotdog is a sloppy dish, so be ready to get your hands dirty. A gooey dressing and garlic, cheesy filling with perfectly cut bits of chorizo made for a stellar, explosive hotdog. The Baconator {the real star} came next. The juicy patty and crisp, satisfying crunch of the bacon, served with some onion rings and fat French fries, will all leave an eater reeling. There are some veggies, but in truth they’re there for aesthetics rather than taste {you did order something called the Baconator after all}.

The Kiwi cooler was a surprise. While we expected it to be refreshing, the delicious combo of flavours that wooed our palate was completely unexpected; a brilliant summer mocktail.

Final say

With a comforting location, tasteful décor and filling, high end comfort food, Smokehouse Deli is a great spot for a languid Sunday brunch, family lunch or dinner date.

Where: 12, Hauz Khas Village

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park or Hauz Khas

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Price: INR 1,600 for two {approx.}

Contact: 011 26567001

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