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Sultan of Lancaster

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Brock Street, Lancaster LA1 1UU, England
01524-61188
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a delight to visit.

Having been here on many occasions it never fails, with excellent food and good prompt, polite service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sheila K
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having been here on many occasions it never fails, with excellent food and good prompt, polite service.

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1 Thank Sheila K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went there recently for a dinner as a couple. Nice, calm atmosphere. Excellent service from the staff, friendly, made sure we were ok for things (but not bugging us every 5 mins which I appreciate!), I had a nice quick chat with (I think) the manager. And the food was excellent. We had moglai and a lamb biryani. Both very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good meal. Many of the customers were Indian which is a sign that the food is excellent. Staff very friendly & helpful. Recommended.

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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered takeout from here for the first time so that we wouldn't have to order yet again from Bombay balti (so so average there), and we were incredibly surprised! The tikka masala tastes so fresh and the herbs complement the flavour so well. The chicken tikka starters were so flavourful too, the whole meal genuinely looked like it had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks an impressive building from the outside, for a curry house this was a very limited menu, not much choice of meals, starter was ok, main curry had about 12 pieces of small chunks of chicken in, I guess half a chicken breast not much more, sauce was very watery, not thick, not creamy, worst part was the naan bread... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a basic, old-fashioned British style Indian restaurant. The food is what the clientele expect - and it obviously please both English and Asian clients. A bit fiercely spiced for my taste - I'd prefer more subtlety.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went for my birthday 29/12/15.. We were greeted by very friendly smiling staff.... Food arrived promptly and everything was absolutely delicious and tasty. Beautiful building with a lovely atmosphere.

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3 Thank Debz S
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

A trip to Lancaster would not be the same without a meal at the Sultan of Lancaster. We visited on 30th of December, all of the staff are very friendly and the food is absolutely delicious. Even my 10 year old son who is normally a fussy eater loves it, his words were 'it's the best restaurant in the world!'

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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Went to eat at the Sultan after a busy day preparing for Christmas. We picked from the Sultan Hour menu and all our meals were excellent. The staff were so pleasant and friendly. When it came to paying I offered my bank card but they had problems with their machine and they just said pay us later. We found that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

This was the first time I had visited the Sultan. After being recommended the restaurant. I discussed to take my other half for meal. My first impression was what a amazing looking restaurant the decorations are stunning .The staff are very friendly and well mannered I felt very welcomed. And as for the food it didn't disappoint either very quick... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Brock Street, Lancaster LA1 1UU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 01524-61188

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings

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