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The Ancient Raj

25-26 North Lane | 25-26 North Lane, CT2 7EE, Canterbury CT2 7EE, England
+44 1227 455882
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (49 reviews)
“poppadoms” (41 reviews)
“chicken” (36 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
25-26 North Lane | 25-26 North Lane, CT2 7EE, Canterbury CT2 7EE, England
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1 - 10 of 511 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just been to this great restaurant. I wasn’t sure what I wanted and the manager came over found out what I liked and gave me a great recommendation on a very tasty freshly made authentic Indian dish. I would highly recommend this place!

1  Thank Andy H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Checked out all the reviews on TA and decided this was the best. Our last night in Canterbury and so looked forward to a first class curry. Arrived at 10pm to find it in total darkness and not a sign of life. Such a disappointment...More

Thank Suesteve101
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to this restaurant on a weekend trip to Canterbury for my Birthday. So had carried out some research using Trip Advisor for restaurants in Canterbury and this came out highly recommended! Booked about 2 weeks in advance. Was greeted and swiftly seated in a...More

Thank supertrooper137
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is lovely inside with lots of very old and original features - the staff a welcoming and looked after us well. there were 6 of us and everyone liked their meal - I am not sure if my choices were just not great...More

Thank kentcritique
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked our table for 8pm Arrived 15 minutes early was Seated straight away Taken back by the interior decor the old beams very pleasent Welcoming Mannered Staff;. Popadoms arrived with assorted dips excellent flavors. Was not pressured into choosing our mains. I ordered Lamb tikka...More

2  Thank tsimmons4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for New Years Eve. Had a wonderful evening with fantastic food. Would definitely recommend the chicken madras, jalfrezi and dupiaza. Everything is made fresh and is always so flavoursome. The nan bread is second to none and always so fresh, as are the...More

2  Thank Mandybusby30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant with my other half a little while back and have been bugging him to come back since! Great quality Indian food with some unusual menu items (nice change to the usual English style Indian spiel). I would highly recommend and would say...More

2  Thank thesecreteater x
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so bad it merits an award. It’s run by Eastern Europeans with a few decorative ‘indian’ staff. The naan breads have never met the inside of a tandoor and I’m guessing come straight out of Asda or Lidl packets. The cheese variety...More

4  Thank WaterwaysExplorer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a fabulous dinner, as usual we ordered far too much. Attentive service and excellent food. My only problem (I am sure due to my age) is the lighting was very low/dim and I struggled to read the menu!

1  Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came for dinner while staying nearby. Really impressed, excellent food and fast friendly service. Very reasonably priced ! Will definitely be going again.

1  Thank richardi
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897christina
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Response from Mandybusby30 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they close xmas and new year day
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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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