Hindoostanee Coffee House was the first Indian restaurant opened in 1810, by Sake Dean Mahomed.
Mahomed opened the first Indian restaurant called Hindoostane Coffee House in 1810, at 34 George Street near Portman Square, Mayfair, intending to serve 'Indianised British food' in elegant surroundings. Advertisement of the Coffee House opening had described Indian dishes served by Mahomed to be of the highest perfection and unequaled to any curries ever made in England. The business faced losses, and the Cafe was sold in 1811. The family moved again, to Brighton. Later, Mahomed set up his vapor bath establishment and wrote a book on the art of shampooing in 1822. He died in 1851 and was buried in St Nicholas' churchyard in Brighton.