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Sejad Sukhadwala writes in the londonist.com, ‘It’s commonly assumed that London’s first Indian restaurants were set up by Bangladeshi immigrants in the 1960s and ‘70s, but actually, the first one was established over 200 hundred years ago, in 1810. Hindoostane Coffee House was owned by Sake Dean Mahomed, a charismatic Bengali traveller, surgeon, entrepreneur and captain in the British East India Company. He was also the first Indian to publish books in English. HCH was located at 34 George Street — now renumbered as 102 George Street — in Marylebone, between Gloucester Place and Baker Street. It’s now marked by a Green Plaque, unveiled on the building by the City of Westminster in 2005.’

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