Veer Dhara is set to reopen in St Albans having taken a new lease of the Liberal Club in Hatfield Road (formerly the site of Kashu and Aqua restaurants). The restaurant initially opened in St Albans in 2008 having been founded by brothers Darshit and Haritpal Singh Hora from Indore, India.
The restaurant, which offered authentic North Indian Cuisine in luxury surroundings, soon became a favourite amongst St Albans residents. Its reputation led to a surprise visit from Hollywood actor Tom Cruise who visited in 2012 and it has since hosted other celebrities including Indian pop stars – Jay Sean & Malkit Singh.
However, in early 2014 its landlord took possession of the property and arranged to lease it to a new gastro pub. Having considered legal action the Singh Hora brothers instructed Debenhams Ottaway to acquire a permanent base in St Albans which has resulted in the restaurant securing a 25 year lease for the new site.
The restaurant expects to start trading in September with a takeaway service due to start on 15 August. Commenting on the reopening Darshit Singh Hora said “Our family has a real affection for St Albans and we knew that we owed it to the City to reopen the restaurant following its closure earlier in the year. This time we opted for a permanent base”. Luke Tucker Harrison, partner at Debenhams Ottaway commented “It is great to see Veer Dhara open its doors again. A few months ago they were facing a lengthy legal battle but with some creative thinking we are glad to have helped get them up and running again.”
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