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.