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The Ancient Raj

) #23 of 257 Restaurants in Canterbury $$ - $$$ Indian, Asian,
25-26 North Lane | 25-26 North Lane, CT2 7EE, Canterbury CT2 7EE, England
+44 1227 455882
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (40 reviews)
“poppadoms” (33 reviews)
“chicken” (35 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
25-26 North Lane | 25-26 North Lane, CT2 7EE, Canterbury CT2 7EE, England
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1 - 10 of 458 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dishes we ordered were great on paper and visual appearance, but weren't that great in taste. I got the mixed shashlik and the lamb was so overcooked and dry it made my gum sore, and the spinach saag aloo was okay, but rather bland....More

1  Thank Sparki3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe I'm no great fan of Indian cuisine, but I'm not as enthusiastic of this restaurant as other reviewers are. We ordered from the menu, service was ok but nothing so special as one would imagine reading other reviews. Food was ok, but again nothing...More

3  Thank supersghisc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went up to Canterbury to celebrate our wedding anniversary where we were married 47 years ago. This restaurant was recommended so we Went in on Monday but was fully booked, booked for Tuesday, our anniversary and the meal was delicious, the service brilliant and staff...More

Thank Marion M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It looks like a pub from the outside. It's very Indian from the inside. The food was fantastic. I tried the chicken tikka masala and the korma and various starters including onion badges and popadoms. All terrific and downed with both kingfisher 's and combat....More

Thank gourmetathens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed it very much this time however it was exceptionally poor . Starters we ok but the mixed starter is so small not like it used to be on to the mains my other half had chicken...More

2  Thank Trish D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and atmosphere Fabulous prices for Canterbury too. Staff friendly and efficient. Thoroughly recommend

Thank lesley b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went back to this restaurant last week excellent service food very tasty pleasant staff very helpful

Thank Adrian E
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Wonderful choice of food, served in peasant surroundings and by helpful staff. Here you cannot go wrong. Second visit and not our last. OK it was a quiet evening and so the manager had time to talk to us. All he food was delicious, mouth...More

Thank alexingohr
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Having read the reviews we decided to give this a try having not had an Indian meal for a while. We walked there from our hotel on a warm evening without booking and we were told we must be out by 8pm. Ok fair enough...More

4  Thank Tony W
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant for the first time with my family and we loved it. The food is excellent and the staff are really friendly. The restaurant was very busy and we saw several customer turned away as they didn't book. The restaurant has a...More

Thank Webbstar1990
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Questions & Answers
9 October 2016|
Response from Mandybusby30 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they close xmas and new year day
Vivien H
11 July 2016|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
If you go on Friday or Saturday then it would be advisable. If in doubt, book anyway. You can do so online. Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25-26 North Lane | 25-26 North Lane, CT2 7EE, Canterbury CT2 7EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 455882
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