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The Ancient Raj

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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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Essex, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Ancient Raj for lunch on Mother's Day. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the food was hot and delicious. Price wise it was very reasonable and to cap off a wonderful lunch the ladies were presented with a Mother's Day box of chocolates. We will be back at some time in the future when we... More 

Thank Roland C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely meal for an impromptu family dinner. All of the food was delicious, very attentive staff and a great atmosphere. It is clear that the food is all cooked freshly, and being vegan was no issue for them at all. Definitely will return. (The "trainee" wearing a badge was very good, perfect timing with the baby's milk just before she... More 

Thank Charnice A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a family dinner here on a Saturday night. The restaurant was full which always seems to be the case whenever we eat here. It's advisable to book. Really extensive menu, something to suit everyone's taste and all cooked fresh to order. Delicious!

Thank Sallyanne R
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So far we have only used their home delivery service that was faultless. The order was taken efficiently, delivery was on time and the food exactly as agreed. Flavours were lovely and the quantities such that there was enough left for smaller meals the next day. We will not hesitate to use the Raj again and hope to dine in... More 

Thank brm a
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far my favourite Indian around. Service is phenomenal, great food, authentic throughout. Not expensive either and has a wide range of foods. Not given 5 stars as nowhere is perfect 😀 but this place comes pretty close

Thank Chris R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone loved it, and going out afterwards was the cherry on top. The curry taste fantastic and is reasonable priced.

Thank Nicholas S
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great choice for a birthday celebration. No booking on a busy Saturday night and we were accommodated with a friendly welcome, we got a table for nearly 2 hours, we were really pleased. The food and service is excellent quality, house white wine was a little disappointing, but overall excellent restaurant, great service in a beautiful setting.... More 

Thank rosebud1144
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here last month part of my regular Canterbury haunts. Very busy on the Friday night but the quality of the food was excellent and the service generally okay but not as sharp as it usually is. Very reasonably priced meal with lots of variety of choice and we always leave happy that we have experienced an excellent quality meal.

Thank Carrie J
Margate, Thanet
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Always excellent food, staff and choice. Love the entertainment on some evenings too. Beautiful old coaching inn. Must have your coffee upstairs in the lounge, which adds to the experience.

Thank Isobel2213
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Wow wow wow!! The Ancient Raj is the very best of Indian cuisine in Canterbury. Shame I didn't discover it earlier. Everything is excellent in here from the warm welcome and the ambience. The food is tasty and delicious and authentic. Service is genuinely caring and aiming to create a special experience for diners. Absolutely loved this and is now... More 

Thank Anna W

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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Whitstable, England, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?