Sunday, May 01, 2016

Boston Indian Kitchen in the Back Bay Closes; Cornish Pasty Co. Replacing It

An Indian restaurant in Boston's Back Bay has shut down, and it looks like a British-style eatery may be moving into its space.

A message sent by BostonZest indicates that Boston Indian Kitchen is now closed, and that a place called Cornish Pasty Co. is replacing the dining spot; a check on the space today seems to confirm this, as the door and windows of the Mass. Ave. spot are papered over and a sign showing a Cornish Pasty Co. logo is shown on the inside of the door. The logo shown matches that of the Arizona-based Cornish Pasty Co., which has locations in Mesa, Scottsdale, and Tempe, along with another outlet in Las Vegas, NV. A message has been sent to Cornish Pasty Co. to find out more, including when it might open and what its menu may look like.

Boston Indian Kitchen opened its doors in January of 2015, taking over the space where India Samraat had been.

The address for Boston Indian Kitchen (and what appears to be the upcoming Cornish Pasty Co.) is 51 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115. The website for Cornish Pasty Co. can be found at

[May 2 update: A message sent from Cornish Pasty Co. confirms that they will indeed be coming to the former Boston Indian Kitchen space, with the new location looking at a possible fall opening.]

[September 28 update: Universal Hub mentions that the Boston Licensing Board will decide tomorrow on whether to give a license to Cornish Pasty Co., with the post also saying that if approved, it will be a full sit-down restaurant that features one-pound meat pies similar to those that workers would eat in English mines (vegetarian pies will be offered as well).]

[October 12 update: Eater Boston states that Cornish Pasty Co. opens its doors tomorrow.]

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]