Have been here 3 times now. Two times when the restaurent was full ie.. Weekend Lunch. They really struggle to serve. Last time they forgot to give Soup, Papad and Pulao when I ordered Haven Thali. Other customers also had issues when their orders were messed up.
Quality of food is very good. Probably they urgently need a floor manager. Hope owner is reading this. Else they would quickly loose out among numerous restaurents that have come in Velachery Bypass Road
I so wanted to visit this place for almost an year but never got a chance or the plans got crashed someway or the other. But last week I managed to make it to Haven for dinner with my fiancée.
We reached the restaurant at 6:30 pm but they do not open up until 7. We were received by Darryl who was to serve us for the day. He was quick enough to show us to the waiting area and served us some water. I wanted to place the orders so that we could start right away once they are open. He readily took the orders. We skipped the soups and went for the Mediterranean Grilled salad and Aloo Chutneywale for starters. For Main course we ordered the Veg Lasagna.We were shown our tables by 6:50 and Darryl started serving our items almost immediately. The ambiance of the place is great and the lighting was perfect for a peaceful dinner with a loved one ;)
The Mediterranean grilled salad had brocolli and other exotic veggies in pesto sauce. The veggies were fresh and the salad tasted awesome! Next was the aloo chutneywale which came with my favorite mint chutney. The baby potatoes were oven-cooked and marinated in mint flavor. The potatoes were baked to perfection and the mint chutney tasted delicious with the dish. We simply devoured the dish in a jiffy :D. The lasagna was next in line and it was awesome!! Crunchy on top and gooey inside, cooked to perfection and served hot. They had not made the desi version where it taste's spicy. It was the authentic version which is a little bland and we loved it! To finish off in style we ordered their famous signature dish - Paan ice-cream. How can I go to HS and not order this delicacy whom everyone has praised so much. The paan ice-cream was OUT OF THE WORLD! Pity, they gave only 2 scoops. The bill was slightly higher than I expected but it sounds reasonable for good food.
So my verdict is, the place was worth the wait and hype. And yeah we will be visiting them often!