I'm a little late in posting this as we were there October 2010, but here goes. For all you fans of Barry Taylor (former Executive Chef at Southsea), NARU is Barry’s new restaurant. Barry is still cooking & has some fabulous new dishes for his Asian Fusion menu. The front of the house is run by Barry’s wonderful wife, Lisa. They are a dynamic duo.
Barry & Lisa told us they had been open 7 weeks when we first visited mid-October, and already I can tell this will be a hot new spot on the island. Naru is located at the Savannah Hotel in Hastings on the south coast. It’s in the spot the former restaurant Boucan used to occupy.
Barry has always been creative with his food, and he has an exciting new fusion menu that is attractively priced. The concept is small plates meant to share. We sampled 8 small plates that evening - all delicious. Some of things we tried included: potato soup, poached shrimp, pork salad, buljol, chicken 2 ways, red snapper and chicken.
Lisa told us they have a “waterfall” bar downstairs, and this winter they plan to open a huge sushi bar upstairs. They are in their early stages of decorating the restaurant -- all very attractive with reds being the primary color.
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