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

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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
Enjoyable but quiet

Sunday early evening with not many customers but greeted by a nice friendly waiter who made us feel welcomed. It took a while for our drink order to be taken, which was a surprise as the place was nearly empty, but the take away phone kept him busy, and he seemed to be the only waiter on duty to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Watford, United Kingdom
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English first
Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Sunday early evening with not many customers but greeted by a nice friendly waiter who made us feel welcomed. It took a while for our drink order to be taken, which was a surprise as the place was nearly empty, but the take away phone kept him busy, and he seemed to be the only waiter on duty to start... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We ate here about a week ago after a trip to Thorpe Park. Happened to be passing by and do not regret our decision at all. The food was lovely, full of flavour and a generous portion. We were told by the management that a new chef had started a few days ago and hats off to him, the curries... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Just came from the Ancient Raj in Staines and really enjoyed the meal. Tried the butter chicken, curry mixed veg n brinjal bhaji. Wonderfully flavorful! They said they have a new chef, and wow the meal reflected his expertise in Indian cuisine! Highly recommend!

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wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I liked this place because it felt like the waiting staff were eager to look after their customers and seemed to take pride in the restaurant. Perfectly nice curry, nice surroundings and prompt service. Happy punter here (I'd give it an extra half point if I could as it isn't just 'average').

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

For my birthday I decided to get a takeaway (collection) for four adults. It's also worth noting that I have visited this restaurant over the past 20+ years and got to know the previous owner well. It seems the new management are cutting corners. Firstly, we had three incredibly small side dishes all priced at £3.50. I'm all for paying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My husband and I came here for a meal. Food was delicious tasted fresh and of good quality. Staff very friendly and able to help with choosing a dish! Restaurant itself seemed clean (I didn't use toilets so can't comment on them!) looks a little dated and in need of a bit of decorating, renewing the chairs would help to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The restaurant is decorated in a bland style with a few ornamental features. The layout is good and the staff are pleasant. The starters were excellent and the meal was typical of this sort of establishment. I can't explain why but this did not give me a wow factor and didn't leave me wanting to visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Thought we would give this place a try. Was really impressed with the food and the service. The manager is a lovely man too. Will be back for sure. Recommend the fish masala and a cold cobra

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 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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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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