Hindoostanee Coffee House
|Hindoostane Coffee House|
Plaque commemorating the coffee house
|Food type||Indian curry house|
|Street address||George Street|
The Hindoostane Coffee House was the first Indian restaurant in the United Kingdom. It was opened by Sake Dean Mahomed, a captain in the British East India Company, in George Street, London in 1810. It closed a year later for lack of business. (By way of contrast, the first recorded combined fish-and-chip shop opened in London in 1860 or in 1865, while a Mr Lees pioneered the concept in the North of England, in Mossley, in 1863).