The House of India originally was opened in 1995 as a take-out and grocery store for Bermuda’s expanding Indian population. Three years later owner Ashok Uppal, surprised by the demand for his Indian food, made the decision to close the grocery and focus his efforts on the cuisine. Additional footage was rented and the restaurant was born. Today, it’s the only dedicated Indian restaurant in Bermuda.
A recent expansion saw a second dining area added, increasing the total capacity to 80 and allowing the restaurant to cater to private parties. A full bar was also opened. Ashok visits India twice a year and on each trip brings back interesting ornaments, carvings, and paintings to decorate the interior. Soft lighting and Indian music add to the authentic atmosphere.
Despite the lack of competition, the House of India is reasonably priced. Like the sub-continent itself the menu is huge and varied and there’s something to suit all palates and dietary needs (many dishes are vegetarian, dairy or gluten free). All dishes can be modified to the customer’s exact specifications.
Appetisers include classic Indian dishes like Onion Bhajjis, Samosas, Chicken Tikka, Shrimp Pakora, and Pappadoms. There’s a massive choice of entrees ranging from Tandoor delights to Balti and Biryani dishes. If your curry was little bit too hot cool down with a Lassi (Indian yoghurt). Indian beer is also available and achieves a similar effect.
Although it’s not quite a Himalayan trek, the House of India is located on the northern tip of Hamilton and a taxi is recommended. Your waiter will be more than happy to arrange a cab home.
The restaurant is open every day of the week. Lunch is served Monday to Friday from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm. A fixed-price lunch buffet is offered. Dinner is offered daily between 5.30 pm and 10 pm. A take-out service is also available.
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House of India
Park View Plaza, 58A North Street