India Blue, the massive restaurant that opened last year on International Drive, has apparently closed. The restaurant was open Monday for Valentine’s Day dinners, but today there is a sign on the door saying that the restaurant is closed for renovations. My sources say that if any renovations are to occur, they most likely will be handled by future owners. A call to the restaurant Tuesday evening was answered by a recording that said, “We are open at this time but we are assisting another guest.” Extensions for the kitchen and for reservations were also answered by recordings.
My review of India Blue noted a few good things about the food, but mostly found it overpriced and spotty. There was also the annoying practice, common among London Indian restaurants, of charging extra for rice, a commodity that it almost necessary with Indian dishes.
India Blue occupied a huge free-standing building that for many years was Darryl’s, a chain restaurant. For a short time it was Bogard’s, another restaurant that closed rather abruptly.