As I question the jovial owner, Pratik, on the seemingly strange moniker of this gastropub, he doesn’t take time to give me an answer. Apparently, before Safe House came into being, a bank stood in its place. Naturally, Safe House seems like an apt replacement for it.
But for me, there is a further reassuring solace that I see reflecting in every aspect of the restaurant. After spending close to 6 hours here, this gastropub certainly comes across as a safehouse in every sense of the word.
Usually, a restaurant is all about the amazing food or the striking ambiance. Seldom, do I chance upon a gastropub that serves so promptly or makes such an impactful difference that I choose to speak to about it.
As far as the service is concerned, Safe House really outdid themselves. I appreciate it when the restaurant staff makes you feel so comfortable that you lounge away without a care in the world.
Not only did the staff take extra care to ensure that they tend to us without any hiccups, they went out of their way to ensure everything was on point.
They actually took the effort of explaining what constitutes their signature in-house cocktails. And the liberty of recommending what to order which I absolutely admire. Needless to say, the food and cocktails surpassed my expectations and seeing craft beers on their menu, was the icing on the proverbial cake.
My conversation with Pratik also led up to the live music performances they have every weekend. All this while listening to some of my favourite classic rock numbers was a rather recreational experience.
Toggling between sips of fancy cocktails and trying my skills on the Pool table that occupies a sizeable portion of this gastropub, was rather recreational. After all, it’s not everyday you stumble upon a gastropub that packs such a fulfilling experience!
How to Get There:
Safe House – HSR Layout
Where: 145, Ground Floor, Near Silk Board & BDA Junction, HSR Ring Road, HSR, Bangalore 560102
Contact: +91 9108024010
Timings: All Days 11:30 AM to 1:00 AM
Cost: ₹900 for two people (25% Off with Quirk Card)