The Haldi promises to bring a new concept in Asian food to the district. You’ll find the restaurant at the boundary of Pitstone and Ivinghoe. As far as cuisine is concerned, it spans the boundary between traditional and innovative.
The Haldi offers an interesting selection of dishes and we strongly recommend its Bangladeshi fish specials.
There’s plenty of parking and the welcome was warm & inviting. The starters came quickly and we were particularly impressed by the Haldi Spiced King Prawns and Mussels infused in a creamy butter and garlic with a hint of white wine. Delicious!For main, the Murgh Jalfrezi generated a good level of ‘Haldi heat’ but it wasn’t overpowering, accompanied by perfect special rice. A real show-stopper was the Bengali Hilsa Kufta boneless fish special. It was a really pleaseant, well-balanced dish beautifully presented, very much complementing the Rioja.
The Haldi’s well stocked bar offers an extensive wine range travelling through Argentina, France and Chile, backed up by some impressive champagnes.Delightful indian puddings rounded off an evening of great food, hospitality and impressive service headed by the owner Shelim and his hard-working team.
Thanks guys, we’ll be back soon.
Robert Todd, eating out hp23, resident & visitor guide, October 2012