Well known Peterborough figure Rony Choudhury is marking his 35 years as a restaurateur in the city with four days of celebration at his Bombay Brasserie restaurant.
The doors were thrown open on Sunday at the Broadway venue to the first of as many as 4,000 invited guests - his regular customers and friends from down the years.
There will be more food and drink tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday as he marks what he sees as a memorable anniversary.
He started out with the Eastern Gardens Indian restaurant on Lincoln Road in 1981.
In 1988 he made his mark in the city centre by opening the Bombay Brasserie in its orginal, smaller Broadway location, before moving into the new, purpose-built restaurant he now occupies in 2004.
“I love what I do and I thought 35 years was an anniversary worth celebrating - I won’t be doing it in another 35 years that is for sure,” he said recently..
“I also wanted to repay the loyalty of my customers. I have been successful down the years because of their loyalty and they deserve it.”