Thursday 28 July 2005 11.56am
There is a relatively new Indian restaurant in Shad Thames
, called Hara. I think it is fantastic, but am worried that it might close, since they don't seem to be getting a lot of patronage as yet.
One of my frustrations about living in Britain has been that the Indian food here isn't like the food that I had in India, the US, or even Moscow. British Indian food, as I'm sure everyone knows, has its own style, influenced both by the Bangldeshi origins of most of the restaurants and the development of local dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala, which most Indians wouldn't recognise.
Anyway, this restaurant has a great menu, though it is very much not the sort of place that you would go to after an evening at the pub, as it is of the same sort of quality as the Bengal Clipper, but with a much more Northern Indian emphasis. I have found myself going there about once a week, of late. I highly recommend the place.
I'm worried about its future, though, since they opened at the former site of the Circle Bar, and I have now seen two different places try to open bars there, and then close. I'm hoping that listings like Square Meal and Time Out will eventually notice them, since I would hate it if a place this good subsequently disappears.
In short, then, I strongly recommend it to everyone, though the prices are higher than the typical curry houses. They have a bar there, but I have no idea whether its any good, since I haven't tried it.
Oh, here's the usual disclaimer: I'm in no way associated with the management or ownership or the place, and this isn't a disguised advert. I post occasionally about other topics on this site, so I hope that there aren't any doubts about my being a genuine poster!
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 28 July 2005 12.24pm by cyoung66.