ONE of the longest established restaurants in Andover has reopened after being closed for two years.

Light of Asia was re-launched by the mayor of Test Valley Councillor Carl Borg-Neal on Saturday, 20 January.

As previously reported by the Advertiser it was shut down for refurbishment.

Family owned since the 1970s, the Indian restaurant is co-owned by Abu Saleh and Abul Hasnath, who are the sons and nephews of the founders.

Commenting on the refurbishment, Mr Saleh said: “Our goal has been to maintain the tradition of Light of Asia, while adding some modern style and comfort.”

The curry house now includes mood lighting, a fully refitted kitchen, new bar, new seating and is now fully air conditioned.

The owners says customers can expect a varied menu, comprising old favourites, traditional dishes with a new twist and an extensive selection of speciality dishes.

Mr Saleh added: “Our aim is simply to offer customers a great dining experience, with fine food and good service in a traditional but stylish setting. We look forward to welcoming customers new and old.”

Light of Asia is open seven days a week, is fully licensed for dining and offers a take away service with free local delivery.

The restaurant will be open for lunch daily, except Fridays, between noon and 2pm and open every evening from 5.30pm until 10.30pm, except Friday and Saturday when it is open until 11pm.