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The Ancient Raj

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157 High Street, Staines, England
01784456987
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tum

Best Indian food in Staines Very good flavour and selection good service Take away is good too I recommend this to any Indian food lover

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
sarah h
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kenilworth
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
kenilworth
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best Indian food in Staines Very good flavour and selection good service Take away is good too I recommend this to any Indian food lover

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

we went on last November 2014, we thought that this is Indian restaurant. we ordered our food for four persons. after that i saw in my veg biriyani its full of oil and i am not able to complete half it self. please change you food quality,

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Berkshire
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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 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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 

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Esher, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 :)

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Staines, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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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.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 

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Staines, United Kingdom
1 review
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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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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