Harts confirms restaurant closure – but opens a smaller one on the premises

Harts Restaurant has provided Nottingham with an award-winning fine dining menu for 21 years and has confirmed its decision to downsize.

After a month’s consultation with staff, Harts Restaurant together with Harts Upstairs, its Banqueting arm, closes after dinner on March 9th and the new restaurant in the Park Bar opens on March 11th with a new menu devised by Aaron Patterson, head chef at sister restaurant, Michelin starred Hambleton Hall in Rutland.

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Owner Tim Hart says that his smart 80-seater restaurant is “too big” but add “we still have plenty of fans and regulars to sustain the more intimate restaurant we are planning next door.”

Tim added, “We are immensely proud of our achievements but sad to close the main restaurant. Our ethos – to deliver simple, delicious food with excellent service – will remain the same over in the new restaurant in Hart’s Hotel and we will be continuing to work with our long-standing suppliers, some of which we have been working with since our opening. A number of key staff will transfer to the new restaurant.”

Meanwhile, Harts Restaurant will recreate some favourite dishes from the past two decades in their final week in the old restaurant, to give regulars a chance to indulge in a little nostalgia. The restaurant is inviting customers to dine with them to celebrate years of great memories before the doors finally close.

Business in the hotel continues as normal and food will be served all day to hotel guests as well as regulars, albeit on a smaller scale.

For further information or to book a table please call 0115 9881900.

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