We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 56 Staines Restaurants

The Ancient Raj

157 High Street, Staines, England
01784456987
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #16 of 56 Restaurants in Staines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Write a Review

65 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    28
    20
    7
    4
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Berkshire
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Although the majority of the waiters were polite there was one particular waiter who could really do with improving his service. He forgot our drinks order on one occasion, bumped into one of our diners' chair by messing about on the trolley and on another occasion couldn't be bothered to ask his colleague for our bill and yelled it across... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Staines, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I like this place. been here twice - wanted to make at least >1 visit before reviewing! Both times excellent - good and friendly service. My dining companions were very satisfied. They want to come back when visiting me again! Menu had a lot of options. Price as expected, restaurant quiet - but that's a good thing for me! (went... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Esher, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was so unexpected to see how good the food is in a suburban restaurant, loved our meal and service is good, would definetly come back again and I was a little disappointed that they don't deliver 3+ miles as I live 4 miles away. I would definitely give it a try :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Staines, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

i used to eat regularly at the Ancient Raj, then decided to try different venues, but returned tonight and was really pleased that the standard of food was still very good, The waiters are friendly & helpful without being intrusive or overpowering. The only criticism is that the way to and the toilets need updating and a bit of TLC!... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We have come in tonight for a meal and had to wait over an hour for our main meal, the food was lovely however the service needs to be improved big time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Ordered takeaway from here and picked it up. When I got home the poppadoms were missing. Phoned them up and no apology no offer to refund them including the pickles that were now wasted. Food tasted smoky including the chicken which had a burnt taste. Half of it went it in the bin and the prices are high for what... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Staines, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Came here with a friend one night and wasn't overly keen. It was only us in the restaurant but we were kept waiting for ages for drinks and food. The restaurant doesn't sell any wine by the glass and they ran out of vodka and could only give me one glass. Food was ok but have personally been to much... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Staines, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was my first visit to Ancient Raj. The staff gave an instant welcome, and there was a comfortable and warm atmosphere. Service was efficient and friendly. The food was delicious and I could not place faults with the food nor the staff. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would eat here again

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Staines, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have been to the Ancient Raj several times and always enjoy my meal. The food is excellent, the service good, the waiters friendly and helpful and the prices reasonable. True, it is often not packed with other diners, but that is a plus in my book. The banquet night on a Wednesday is exceptionally good value.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Telford, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Situated on the high street of what seemed like the ghost town of Staines on a Friday night. At one stage we were the only table there and still had to get the attention of the waiter who got easily distracted every time there was a twitch at the front door. Starters were a disappointment and tiny portions. For main... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Ancient Raj also viewed

 
Staines, Surrey
Staines, Surrey
 

Been to The Ancient Raj? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Ancient Raj

Address: 157 High Street, Staines, England
Phone Number: 01784456987
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Staines
Cuisine: Indian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Ancient Raj staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?