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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (54 reviews)
“poppadoms” (34 reviews)
“chicken” (36 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25-26 North Lane | 25-26 North Lane, CT2 7EE, Canterbury CT2 7EE, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Situated just outside the main city centre, we didn't book but called in on a Sunday evening. The place was really busy but they found us a table. Service was polite and efficient, wine was reasonable price and the food was good. Would definitely go...More

1  Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again good service and very attentive been a few times before nevet bad service The food is excellent Staff very smart Will go again

1  Thank Adrian E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the best Indian in the area. I’ve been eating Indian food for 38 years and it’s gone down hill in general as it all tastes the same. However, this place is truly a nice place to eat. Very reasonably priced and proper...More

1  Thank Paul N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole place is lovely, the food tasted amazing. The really disappointing bit was our food came out cold in the centre. Apparently they place the food Pre serving under a hot plate when it has been cooked. Ours must have been there for a...More

2  Thank Alan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have not visited the restaurant for sometime having always liked it. On this occasion I visited with some friends for a catch up over a curry and a beer. Not disappointed. This is a great curry house, great food, with attentive staff and a nice...More

1  Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is lovely because it is such an old building. There is a Raj feel to it. They have worked hard on the colonial decor of the empire age and there is a tape running in the toilets of some actual audio footage of...More

1  Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This visit was pre-arranged. Kitch and his team did a superb job of organising the event and contributed to an excellent celebration. The food is of a very high standard ; there is something for everyone. Nothing is too much trouble for the attentive staff.

1  Thank d_burgess6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice curry restaurant serving authentic curry dishes ,bookings essential ,very limited car parking

1  Thank Victor R
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We were directed here by the B&B we were staying in and it was brilliant. Would travel the 100+ miles just for the meal. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Lovely food and excellent value. I thought the curry houses were good in my area...More

1  Thank jlewis1575
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Booked a large group here on the 17th March. We were greeted by friendly staff on arrival, who even added an extra table for us as we had an extra, unexpected guest. Throughout the evening, the staff kept the drinks flowing and were prompt with...More

1  Thank MegaNose
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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, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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