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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” (50 reviews)
“poppadoms” (42 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 yesterday

Came here the other night and left full and happy. Great customer service and food. Will visit again when I come to Canterbury again.

Thank Ebadul H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We come here quite regularly, the food is served beautifully! Although I always have same dish. Chicken tikka, I do thus because it's the best and my absolute favourite! I save myself for dinner here, it's my delicious treat! Staff are brilliant! I love this...More

1  Thank Anna W
Reviewed 1 week ago

After another excellent meal here I've remembered to write a review... I've tried most of the Indian restaurants in Canterbury over the years, and the Ancient Raj is the one I keep going back to. The food has been consistently excellent, the staff friendly and...More

1  Thank Ben C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food as well as the service.. the naga dish was fantabulous and our waiter dorin was top class

3  Thank Jay J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked to eat at the Ancient Raj after reading great reviews on trip advisor. We were not disappointed. The food was just perfect, the staff very friendly and as a nice courteous touch there was a member of staff to open the door for...More

2  Thank 57dotty
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

2  Thank Polly W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Curlyclarie
Reviewed 12 February 2018 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
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
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.
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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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