From the circle of life to your granny’s knitting circle, from the Arctic Circle to the North Circular, there is something about life in the road that is enticing. In North London, the Circle Lounge is more than enticing, it is entrancing and inviting, particularly if you have a taste for the finer points in Indian food. Their menu down on Station Parade in Harrow is packed with subcontinental specialities to draw in a crowd – make sure you book a table before you make the journey.
Staff not friendly and welcoming as you walk in. They had no record of our online booking as they did not have an app for this facility. Most of the food was good but lack of knowledge about their dishes. Felt like we were being rushed as they had big booking for later that evening although it was empty at 3.30pm when we had our booking. Staff and chef seem to be more concerned about their later booking than us. No thanks for coming and hope to see you again soon as we left. Customer service is obviously not their priority.
Things have come full circle for Indian food in London. From the traders on the Thames in the Victorian era, through mass migration and ubiquitous but broadly unpalatable neighbourhood curry houses, and now to properly gourmet takes on subcontinental specialities. The Circle Lounge on Station Parade in Harrow is definitely in the latter category, with a superb array of dishes take in the full gamut of gourmet from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
You can get to the Circle Lounge very simply – take the tube or the overground to Harrow & Wealdstone – and then wander down Locket Road to Kenton Lane and Station Parade. When you get there you can enjoy their exceptional Indian eats – kebabs and curries, vegetarian dishes and plenty of house specials and rotating dishes that reward repeat visits. Book a table at the Circle Lounge and get yourself over to Harrow, just a short train ride from central London.