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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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  • 31
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  • 8
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
I love it! so tasty but a little pricey

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 :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
Maroun G
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Esher, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great restaurant with friendly staff.More authentic cooking style and ingredients than standard british curry house. Excellent food Will definately be going back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to The ancient raj on sat for the first time , food was amazing , starters ,main all superbly cooked , portions were good and fine sevice. Reasonably priced, We will certainly be going back

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I never thought I would write a one star review but go here at your peril. We have eaten here previously a couple of times and it was ok so we decided to go again. We walked past another Indian restaurant a couple of doors up which was quite busy so were surprised when it was deserted here. We sat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

After having used this restaurant for many years I fear they are losing the plot. Once known as a very consistent Indian restaurant, it was impossible not to notice the standards in the Ancient Raj have slipped on my last visit. Firstly, we had to send back our poppadoms back due to them being soft and cold. These definitely hasn't... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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