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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” (50 reviews)
“poppadoms” (42 reviews)
“chicken” (36 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.All hours
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 515 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the ancient raj, they are the best Indian in canterbury by far (in my opinion) and I dont order from anywhere else. I cant have gluten or lactose and they have aways gone above and beyond to make sure I can have something...More

1  Thank Polly W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food. Takeaway always as good as eating in. Truly the best Indian restaurant in Canterbury.

1  Thank Curlyclarie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited ancient raj for my birthday party of 10, service was great, food lovely, staff very helpful as I have a nut allergy they made me my favourite dish without the nuts. Strongly recommend, will definitely return. Thank you for a lovely evening.

1  Thank Challis10
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Fantastic ambience matched by the best food and service. Kitch and his team do nothing but their best to make your night memorable, and for you to leave satisfied and feeling special.

3  Thank Rus T
Reviewed 16 January 2018 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!

2  Thank Andy H
Reviewed 14 January 2018 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

4  Thank Suesteve101
Reviewed 14 January 2018

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

3  Thank supertrooper137
Reviewed 11 January 2018 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 7 January 2018

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 5 January 2018 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
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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