Eating out in Pitlochry

Prince of India Restaurant

5 Station Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5AN

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The Prince of India provides Bangladeshi and Indian Cuisine.

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A very popular Indian Restaurant. The menu specifically focuses on the popular style of UK curries, known as Bangladeshi style British curries.

The Bangladeshi style British curries are popular throughout Britain. The Bangladeshi community have played an important role in UK curries. (See the second section of this page for the Bangladeshi UK curry history).

The restaurant is located just off 30 metres off Pitlochry Main Street on Station Road. Opposite McKays Hotel and Bar, right in the middle of this beautiful Victorian Highland Town.

You will find all the popular Indian continent dishes. Including authentic Balti dishes, Chef's recommendation, and European dishes (for non-curry eaters in the party). The chef was trained in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Great value 2-course lunch £10.95 and children under 12 eat for £6.95, 12noon to 4pm (2pm winter). Main evening meals are served from 5pm to 10.30pm each night.

10% discount is offered on all Take Away meals. Phone in or drop in, order, and wait for the meal to be prepared. Unfortunately, there is no home delivery service, as there is insufficient demand.

The Prince of India Pitlochry is open all year, 7 days a week. 12noon to 4pm (2pm winter) 5pm to 10.30pm for the evening for the main menu.

History of Curry in the UK and the important part played by Bangladeshi's.

Although curry is an Indian dish modified for British tastes, it’s so popular that it contributes more than £5bn to the British economy.

1733 - Curry was served in the Norris Street Coffee House in Haymarket.

1747 - The first British cookery book containing an Indian recipe was ‘The Art of Cookery Made Plain & Easy’ by Hannah Glasse.

1810 - The first purely Indian restaurant was the Hindoostanee Coffee House which opened in 1810 near Portman Square, Mayfair. The owner of the restaurant, Sake Dean Mahomed was born in 1759 in present-day Patna, then part of the Bengal, India.

1940s and 1950s - most major Indian restaurants in London employed ex-seamen from Bangladesh, particularly from Syhlet (in the northeast corner of Bangledesh today). Many of these seamen aspired to open a restaurant of their own. After the Second World War, they bought bombed-out chippies and cafes selling curry and rice alongside fish, pies, and chips, which stayed open after 11 pm to catch the after-pub trade.

Eating hot curry after a night out in the pub became a tradition. As customers became increasingly fond of curry, these restaurants discarded British dishes and turned into inexpensive Indian takeaways and eateries.

After 1971 - there was an influx of Bangladeshi immigrants into Britain. Many entered the catering business. According to Peter Groves, co-founder of National Curry Week, “65%-75% of Indian restaurants” in the UK are owned by Bangladeshi immigrants.

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