THE official launch of a new Indian restaurant saw Portsmouth South MP Flick Drummond cut the ribbon.
Haldi, in Albert Road, Southsea, invited Mrs Drummond to do the honours at the recent launch party.
She was then able to sample the Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine.
The family-run restaurant is named after the Bangladeshi word for turmeric, a key ingredient for the cuisine.
The owners, Shamsul and Afia Khan, invested thousands of pounds to completely refurbish the restaurant, formerly the Aubergine, and improve the menu.
‘It was a real honour to officially launch the restaurant and sample the great food,’ said Mrs Drummond.
‘I wish Haldi the very best and a big thank you to the owners for inviting me to their party.’