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The Lancer

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Indian, British, Halal
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32 HIgh Street | Newmarket, Newmarket CB8 8LB, England
+44 1638 666200
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: One of the most popular restuaurants in Newmarket and should be on your...
One of the most popular restuaurants in Newmarket and should be on your site already. We are a family-run business established since 2006. We cater for all your requirements, we also do takeaways and deliveries including Just-Eat. We cater for large groups and any special occasion from stag-do and wedding party to birthdays and valentines day. Please book in advance. Our 30 year experience chef will warm up your taste buds and provide you with a magnificent and truly exquisite palette - try for yourself, and come down and visit The Lancer - we promise to make your dinner unforgettable.Note: We have a total seating capacity of 60, so any large bookings are welcome and MUST be booked in advance. Kurzi dishes and Kachi biryani must be ordered prior to booking.
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    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Friday night but only four other diners .

First visit to this restaurant as I usually patronise a competitor. I was favourably impressed by the food and the service but, as others have said, the décor is odd -not flock paper Indian or modern trendy Indian but something lost in between. The food is good of course one knows that a lot of it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
364tilley
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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English first
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We ordered a takeaway from here last night and the meal was superb - really really yummy! We ordered a selection of mains and sides and all were lovely! Our new Indian restaurant/takeaway :)

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Anfor U, Manager at The Lancer, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments, we really appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon. More 

masham
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

warm welcome and cosy clean surroundings. We enjoyed a very well presented and superb meal, with a great friendly service.

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We are happy you enjoyed your meal and service, thank you. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What it lacks in atmosphere it more than makes up for in tasty curries. It's quickly become our favourite Indian in Newmarket. Better prices and better curries.

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We appreciate your opinion. We have "tasty" curries at affordable prices. Thank you for your business. More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

First visit to this restaurant as I usually patronise a competitor. I was favourably impressed by the food and the service but, as others have said, the décor is odd -not flock paper Indian or modern trendy Indian but something lost in between. The food is good of course one knows that a lot of it must be prepared given... More 

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We loved meeting you and thank you for your comments. We will endeavour to re-design the interior. We are pleased you enjoyed our food and the experience. Look forward to see you again. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good service and excellent food. We were really impressed with all the meals we ordered and would recommend. I had the chef's special chicken which was so full of flavour and just melted in the mouth. One of the best curries I have ever had!

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Thank you for your comments. We hope to see you again very soon. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have not eaten here before but i have had take aways and it is absolutely delicious! We had a take away on Monday night and i could have eaten more! My partners dad ordered us mushroom rice (i think as it did have mushrooms in it) chicken bhuna and another curry (think it was chicken tikka) saag aloo, onion... More 

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Anfor U, Manager at The Lancer, responded to this review

Next time you do come we'll save you some. We use the finest/freshest ingredients as we believe it's more tastier and flavoursome. The chicken bhuna and chicken tikka are both delicious and recommendable - both very popular. All dishes are fresh as you pointed out. You're right! Not all Indian dishes are the same if you balance the spices, herbs... More 

Ely
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The food was of a high quality, the service was good but the ambience requires improvement. We particularly liked the sizzling main chicken dish . The best indian meal we have had for a while.

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Anfor U, Owner at The Lancer, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and the comments. We were delighted to have met you. It is our gratitude. We take on board 'ambience improvement' as we are trying to develop the design. We are pleased you liked the chicken tikka main (off-the bone). It is one of our popular dish. Hopefully we look forward to seeing you again.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

I've been here a few times and every time I've had a lovely meal, the waiter/managers are really friendly and cannot do enough for you. Only thing I would say is that when there's not many people in there, it's very quiet and lacking in atmosphere so maybe a bit of music would help with that, but otherwise the food... More 

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Thank you for your comments. More 

Haddenham, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Placed an order for chicken tikka tikka masala, butter chicken, rice, sag aloo and naan. We had eaten here before about two years ago and was really looking forward to it. Got the food home and it was terrible. Food bland, not full of flavour. It tasted like the chicken had been cooked and a premade sauce had been tipped... More 

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What's the name you placed the order under and well sort it out for you. More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Booked many times, great service and menu. Nice atmosphere. Will be going again, thank you The Lancer.

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Hi, thank you for your feedback and being our regulars. See you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 HIgh Street | Newmarket, Newmarket CB8 8LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Newmarket
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 666200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: Indian, British, Halal

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

One of the most popular restuaurants in Newmarket and should be on your site already. We are a family-run business established since 2006. We cater for all your requirements, we also do takeaways and deliveries including Just-Eat. We cater for large groups and any special occasion from stag-do and wedding party to birthdays and valentines day. Please book in advance. Our 30 year experience chef will warm up your taste buds and provide you with a magnificent and truly exquisite palette - try for yourself, and come down and visit The Lancer - we promise to make your dinner unforgettable.Note: We have a total seating capacity of 60, so any large bookings are welcome and MUST be booked in advance. Kurzi dishes and Kachi biryani must be ordered prior to booking.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?