Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Triumph in Every Respect; Food: Service: Ambience: Overall: AHAR 238 Park View Whitley Bay Tel: 0191 297 1183 Web: WWW.Facebook.Com/aharwhitleybay Opening Times: 5.30pm to 11pm Seven Days a Week. Also Does Takeaway

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Triumph in Every Respect; Food: Service: Ambience: Overall: AHAR 238 Park View Whitley Bay Tel: 0191 297 1183 Web: WWW.Facebook.Com/aharwhitleybay Opening Times: 5.30pm to 11pm Seven Days a Week. Also Does Takeaway

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Byline: maintained. By Gordon Barr FOOD REVIEW

THERE was a distinct feeling of Groundhog Day up the coast on Monday night this week for Fusspot and myself.

Having changed our plans at the last minute on where to eat out for this page, the question then was 'where to now?'.

Fusspot said he fancied an Indian and as we were in the Whitley Bay area we decided to pay an old friend a visit.

A little over two years ago, Ahar, on Park View, had been recommended to us by a mate and we had a wonderful time there.

So we decided to check it out again and to see if the standards had been maintained. In a nutshell, yes.

REVIEW Old habits die hard and it FOOD By Gordon wasn't until we had ordered our meal that it became apparent Fusspot had ordered exactly as he did back in 2013. So compare and contrast time.

My meal was different to two years ago, but as you will find out, every bit as enjoyable.

Ahar is a lovely, small restaurant and is run by Fiz and a team of staff who are knowledgeable, pleasant and go that little extra mile that makes all the difference between a good night out and a great night out.

As well as an array of dishes to choose from on the menu, you are also able to learn everyday Begali words, and Fusspot spent the first five minutes trying to perfect Dhonnobad (Thank You) for when our order was taken. He nearly got it correct!

After ordering a lovely bottle of house dry white wine (PS13.95) and the obligatory poppadom, sauces and pickles, I thoroughly enjoyed my starter of chicken chat (PS3.85). The flavour was wonderfully delicate and sweet and the puree just the right consistency.

Barr Fusspot, like last time, though unwittingly at first, had paneer ur kumbi (PS4.25), which was so good he made sure I sampled it too. I had to agree with him. …

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