Golden Pheasant pub history still on the menu at new curry house

Business partners Baber Khan, centre, and Javid Iqbal, third from left, at the opening of their restaurant in the former Golden Pheasant premises.
Business partners Baber Khan, centre, and Javid Iqbal, third from left, at the opening of their restaurant in the former Golden Pheasant premises.

The old Golden Pheasant pub, Pellon, Halifax, like many other former pubs, has undergone a radical overhaul. But some of the pub’s past remains at Lanika Indian restaurant.

Business partners Mr Javed Iqbal and Baber Khan said: “Past trophies and the darts board will remain for customers to see as they are a part of the building’s history.”

The opening night was literally a free-for-all - with a free Indian buffet for first-time customers. Halifax’s only Bollywood Orchestra performed with a singer from Pakistan.

The proprietors say the opening night on September 6 was successful even if it was a little chaotic.

The buffet style restaurant say they will serve traditional and authentic Indian dishes with a focus on homemade Asian food at reasonable prices.

The restaurant offers an early bird menu every night from 5-7pm: three courses for £7.99.

In East meeting West, English desserts such as chocolate cake and banoffee pie will be served.”

The restaurant has employed 18-20 staff.

“The restaurant opening has created more work and opportunities for local young people,” said Mr Iqbal.