Tuesday 6 February 2007 6.12pm
I had a couple of meals at Hara when it opened (I was living in the Circle at the time) and was extremely impressed with the food - I thought it was up there with some of the supposed best Indian restaurants in London (maybe not quite Rasoi Veneet Bhatia, but certainly the Cinnamon Club, Chor Bizarre etc.), and certainly far superior to the Bengal Clipper, the only local competition (which, incidently, is a Bangladeshi restaurant, with unashamedly Bangladeshi food). We didn't go there regularly however, because it was just too expensive, taking into account the location and the atmosphere (which is ok, but not in any sense special). Had Hara offered a special deal to local residents in Shad Thames
, or a cheaper delivery option at the time, I certainly would have been there/ordered more often. Now that I know about the delivery option, I will certainly try it out when we next fancy an Indian, and I encourage others in the area to do the same, as, in my opinion, it's very unusual to have such good indian food available locally (assuming of course that the quality issues raised by the first two posters are first solved, and it's not clear from the owner's post that they will be).