Hindoostane Coffee House

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Hindoostane Coffee House
Plaque reads: Site of Hindoostane Coffee House - 1810 - London's first Indian restaurant - Owned by Sake Dean Mahomed 1759-1851
Plaque commemorating the coffee house
Restaurant information
Established1810 (1810)
Closed1811 (1811)
Food typeIndian curry house
Street addressGeorge Street
Coordinates51°31′03″N 0°09′23″W / 51.5174°N 0.1565°W / 51.5174; -0.1565Coordinates: 51°31′03″N 0°09′23″W / 51.5174°N 0.1565°W / 51.5174; -0.1565

The Hindoostane Coffee House was the first Indian restaurant on the British Isles. It was opened by Sake Dean Mahomed, a former captain in the British East India Company's Bombay Army, in George Street, London in 1810. It closed a year later for lack of business.[1][2]

Its location is marked by a City of Westminster plaque, erected in September 2005.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Curry house founder is honoured". BBC Online. 29 September 2005. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  2. ^ British food standards agency

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