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The Ancient Raj

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$$ - $$$
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25-26 North Lane | 25-26 North Lane, CT2 7EE, Canterbury CT2 7EE, England
+44 1227 455882
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

By far one of the best Indians ive had, can never fault this place even for a takeaway. Is a litle pricey but you definitely get what you pay for.

Thank trevortrevs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice food, and good service. Parking is an issue in Canterbury, but you can park at the side of the restaurant. This is a private car park, for which you will need to obtain a ticket from the restaurant, or face a £100 fine. This is obviously a popular restaurant, so be advised to book in advance. The interior... More 

Thank thomps53
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to the Ancient Raj with a group of girlfriends. We had eaten there before and this time hoped that the intrusion of live music would not disturb our conversation. However, the music was so localised and loud that we could barely hear each other speak. The food was of excellent quality though, the mains succulent and delicious of... More 

Thank Suzanne G
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I were invited out to dinner with our son and his family on Saturday-1-2017. We went to the Ancient Raj. What a terrific experience, Although very busy, the staff were very welcoming and the service exceptional but never "in your face". The food was delicious and plentiful. The bill was very moderate considering there were 5 of us.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped by without a reservation, and the restaurant went out of their way to provide a nice table for us. The food was was absolutely first class and cooked to perfection. The menu was very extensive and well balanced. The chefs even cooked lemon rice for me despite it not being on the menu. The waiting... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful Indian restaurant. Beautiful inside and out. Food was amazing and service exceptional. My husband and I had a wonderful meal. Thank you so much.

Thank Andismrs
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great meal at The Ancient Raj. As always, the service was impeccable, the food delicious and plentiful and the bill extremely moderate. The only problem is that we have been so spoilt by this place that we can't really enjoy any other Indian restaurant.

Thank ajwillmoth
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite Indian restaurant I know of. Amazing customer service, always friendly and never stop smiling but not too much "in your face" very nicely done. Food is always brilliant, freshly cooked and never had a single gripe about the food. You won't be disappointed.

Thank barham1998
Battle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed in canterbury over night and googled this indian restaurant. It is lovely inside, the staff are just so welcoming and are at your every need - service was impeccable. All the food we had was amazing. you could taste ever flavour in the cooking. We would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant and would definately go here again.

Thank tupps16642016
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The experience was wonderful from the start. Welcomed with enthusiasm, despite not having a reservation. The service is excellent and attentive. The food was absolutely wonderful. It was not expensive. We will be back on our next visit to Canterbury.

Thank James B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?