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Plaque: First curry house


Site of Hindoostane Coffee House 1810 London's first Indian restaurant. Owned by Sake Dean Mahomed, 1759 - 1851.
The Portman Estate, City of Westminster

Site: First curry house (1 memorial)

W1, George Street, 102, Carlton House

This plaque is inside the entrance to modern offices which makes it difficult to photograph.  But the reflection is useful since it shows the type of 18th century buildings which were probably also on this side of the road, before it was redeveloped, and in which the restaurant was housed.

The plaque was brought to our notice by London Historians. Londonist has done a whole piece on it.

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Hindoostane Coffee House

London's first curry restaurant.  Opened and run by Sake Dean Mahomed. 

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Westminster City Council

The ancient parish of St Margaret's was divided into St Margaret's and St Joh...

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Sake Dean Mahomed

A Bengali Muslim, he joined the East India Company aged 11, where he served a...

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