Harts Group's huge 424-cover project at Coal Drops Yard in London's King's Cross is firing a rapid increase in the growth of the family-owned business. Neil Gerrard finds out more
If you listen carefully above the clanking hammers, whirring drills and the shouts of electricians toiling to finish off Harts Group's new restaurants in London's Coal Drops Yard, you can just about make out the sound of the world's smallest violin. It plays for James Hart who is at that moment getting dangerously close to hospitality industry heresy by admitting he may have eaten too much of a good thing. "I can't remember the last time we didn't have a tasting. It has been at least one a day. Sometimes two or three. It becomes pretty hard work," he says, seemingly only half in jest.
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