A UNIQUE restaurant opens its doors to the public tomorrow.

The Crafty Indian, in Bradford Road, Shipley, blends top quality beer and authentic Indian street food, with a sprinkle of vibrancy to present something totally different to Bradford's current offerings.

This evening special guests have been invited to a "moonlight event" to check the restaurant out.

It officially opens to the public at 3pm tomorrow, after 12 weeks of refurbishments.

Owner, Harry Khinda, ran Zaara's in the same building before the transformation and admitted it was time for a change.

He said: "It was a little bit quiet and it needed an injection of something, so I spent a year thinking about what we could do, and how we could do it, and decided we needed a concept rather than just another business.

"I created a concept and then we've put it together.

"We've really brought it to life, including lots of vibrant colours which are very popular in India, as well as food items.

"We've not used an interior designer, we've done it all ourselves, just by seeing what works.

"I was speaking to a designer but they weren't listening to what we wanted."

There is a variety of different seating options in The Crafty Indian - ranging from high seating to couches - meaning all customers are catered for.

Whether its coming in for a drink, a takeaway, or a more formal sit-down meal, you're covered.

Beer and Indian food have melded together in Britain over the years to become a staple of the culture.

The Crafty Indian is hoping to take it to the next level and then some.

Mr Khinda said: "The beer we've gone for is pure craft beer - nothing is mass produced and obviously beer and Indian food go together.

"We just felt something was missing in Bradford.

"We're spoilt for choice but I thought this was it, there's not anything like this in Bradford.

"A lot of people have left Bradford to do this kind of thing, but I've taken the plunge to do it here and stayed loyal, so I'm hoping to see the support.

"The food itself is Indian street food.

"There's no Kormas, no Tikka Masalas

"It's a lot of finger food, for sharing"

This isn't just about good food and good times either.

Care and thought has gone into every element of the new venture.

Mr Khinda said: "The other thing we do, we've sourced our chicken and lamb from Yorkshire farms.

"It's slaughtered in a traditional method in Yorkshire."

"An important feature is, we're doing away with plastic takeaway bags and containers.

"We're selling metal tiffins, so you can bring them in and take your food away in them - they've got a handle on it and boxes in it."

The Crafty Indian will be open six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday.

Normal hours are 5pm-11pm, with weekends extended from 12pm-11pm.

For more information visit: facebook.com/thecraftyindian