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Hara Restaurant and Bar makes waves in Butler's Wharf!

Recently opened Hara has come to Butler’s Wharf with its unique style of modern Indian cuisine, some of the best drinks in London, and some truly unique features!

Shelley Singh’s attention to detail has ensured that recently opened Hara and The Circle Bar@Hara are already becoming a popular venue in the Conran dominated Tower Bridge area. Hara is set on two floors, with the plush restaurant on the mezzanine level overlooking the stylish Circle Bar. Situated a stones throw from Tower Bridge, the combination of luxury restaurant and a bar to match the best in London is certainly unique to this area.

Head Chef Bhuwan Bhatt’s impressive credentials have included being appointed as Executive Chef of the Oberoi Group in Delhi, and his position as Head Chef at critically acclaimed Tabla Restaurant, London. Hara is Bhuwan’s most ambitious project to date, with his menu reflecting his desire to create food from all areas of the East. Bhuwan is clearly pleased with the opportunity and commented “Unlike my previous appointments, Hara has given me the opportunity to completely express myself in the kitchen. Diners will experience my true style; London has such a wealth of great fresh ingredients available, so don’t be surprised to see game and other seasonal items on the menu!”

Unusually for an Indian restaurant, the attention to detail continues with a fantastic wine list designed to complement the mouth-watering food. Starters include Mussels cooked with lemon, coconut milk and coriander (£6.95), a classic Tokri Papri Chaat (£5.95), and the chef’s signature Hara Crab Cakes (£8.95). For mains tuck a hearty Kashmiri Lamb with crushed chillies and onion seeds£12.95) or a Pudina Lobster cooked in the Tandoor (£34.95), whilst the vegetarian must have is Baigan Mirchi Ka Salan, dumplings cooked in garlic spinach (£9.95). For the more adventurous, Hara have included a mouth watering Wild Boar dish(£13.95) cooked with onion, tomato, pepper and aromatic spices. Completing the meal are some delicious sides including Hara Taka Dal or Punjabi Bhini all at £4.95. If you still have room why not try one of chef’s homemade desserts. With an extensive wine list all matched to Chef Bhuwan’s exquisite food, Hara is set to become the place to visit for London’s fo
odie’s. Additionally, with its unique lunchtime and bar menu of delicious light bites and wraps, Hara offers something for all occasions!

Hara’s wine is whirlwind tour around the grape growing countries of the world. The list starts with a 2003 Kanu Chenin Blanc £18.00 or try the wonderful 2003 Matakana Pinot Gris £33.00 for a big wine try 2002 Puligny Montrachet P.Pernot at a reasonable £51.25. In the reds you can quaff everything from Finca Antigua Temprannillo, La Mancha £18.00 to 2000 Nuits St George, Alain Michelot, the list also has a selction of champagnes, roses and dessert wines.

Amongst its features, Hara provides one of few non-smoking Indian restaurants and bars in London, allowing to diners to fully appreciate the flavours in their food. Such a policy is has not deterred customers, with Hara quickly becoming popular with local residents, businesses and tourists alike! Hara is also one of the few restaurants in London to provide lead-free drinking glasses. Whilst the glass is environmentally friendly, it was also recently discovered that lead in glasses presents an unacceptable exposure to hazardous toxins.

Set in a completely refurbished venue, Hara uses expanses of dark woods, leather and marble to create a luxurious yet inviting atmosphere. Providing an airy ambience for 80 covers in the main restaurant, a further 18 can also be seated in the Circle Bar; guests also have the option enjoying of enjoying their drinks or meal in the small outdoor area. Tony Rozario has been appointed head barman; with his impressive credentials as head barman for Conran’s Bluebird, and a TGI’s Master Bar Tender, he has again worked his magic to ensure that The Circle Bar sets new standards in the area.

Whether it’s a weekday lunch, impressive dinner, or a cool drinking hangout, Hara can provide the perfect setting for every occasion!
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Notes to editors
Hara is open 7 days a week:, Mon-Sat 11am until late for dinner and drinks. Sundays 12pm pm till late for dinner and drinks. Dolma is available for private hire and the team are experienced with outdoor catering. Wheelchair access from all entrances with dining and drinking provisions and restroom facilities.

Contact details as follows
Hara The Circle Bar, Queen Elizabeth St, London, SE1 2JE , Tel: 0845 22 69 411
Email: info@hararara.co.uk or check out www.hararara.co.uk
Nearest Tube is Tower Hill Station. Private and corporate bookings: Shelley Singh/Kamal Sandhu: 0845 226 9411

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