We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Ancient Raj

25-26 North Lane | 25-26 North Lane, CT2 7EE, Canterbury CT2 7EE, England
+44 1227 455882
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“poppadoms” (34 reviews)
“curry” (40 reviews)
“chicken” (35 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25-26 North Lane | 25-26 North Lane, CT2 7EE, Canterbury CT2 7EE, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (491)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 475 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Always pleasant and attentive staff. Kitch and Sian manage the restaurant with precision and always have time for a chat. Choice of menu very good and prices equally good. Parking is available adjacent to the restaurant if you are lucky! If not there are three...More

Thank philipthompson49
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent indian restaurant in an English style setting. The cuisine was colored and tasty. The charming and welcoming staff added a touch of perfection to this "a must visit" restaurant !

Thank Yokozuna_r
Reviewed 1 week ago

always great food, superb lamb vindaloo. Very friendly staff, great for families too. Very reasonably priced.

Thank keefyreal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Canterbury for a night and fancied an Indian curry; had a look a trip advisor and decided to find this place due to the positive reviews. Well we were not disappointed. We arrive around 6.30pm and they managed to fit us in....More

Thank globetrotterjules
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived without a reservation and was able to get a table at about 9.20pm , had a couple of tasty chicken dishes, one with mango sauce. Very enjoyable and worth a visit if in Canterbury.

1  Thank bettina151
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky to get in on a Wednesday night so must be very popular. We had no booking but they squeezed us in and the food and service were delightful. Special mention to the Bhaji's. Just missed the lime pickle with the popadoms! But...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to book a table here for my birthday for myself and my husband. I assumed a Monday night would be quiet but it was quite busy so glad I did book. Staff are very friendly and the menu has a extensive variety so would...More

Thank tot_ten99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a weekend away and met up with friends who often go to this restaurant. They highly recommended it and we were not disappointed. Staff made us very welcome and the choice of food was vast. We all loved every single meal and...More

Thank Mumma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I ate at the Ancient Raj for dinner late one day after a long road trip and we were blown away. This quaint restaurant was exactly what we were wanting. The food and the staff were exemplary. We were treated like royalty,...More

Thank Trendy-Traveller82
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Excellent food eaten in the restaurant or delivered as a takeaway. Eat in and more often than not you'll be serenaded it's a pianist or a guitarist which makes this restaurant that little bit different from the run of the mill spicy food establishement. They...More

Thank neale75
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe du Soleil
997 reviews
.09 km away
Cafe des Amis
1,201 reviews
.19 km away
Chapman's Seafood Bar & Brasserie
745 reviews
.20 km away
A La Turka
387 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Westgate Gardens
690 reviews
.26 km away
The Marlowe Theatre
951 reviews
.24 km away
Crab & Winkle Way
55 reviews
.18 km away
The Kent Museum of Freemasonry
91 reviews
.24 km away
Ask a question
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|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing