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Maharaja Restaurant

358 London Road, Benfleet SS7 1BG, England
+44 1268 795633
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good8%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“poppadoms” (18 reviews)
“dance floor” (46 reviews)
“vip area” (13 reviews)
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Asian, Indian, British, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
358 London Road, Benfleet SS7 1BG, England
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Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

Went to the maharaja restaurant for the Sunday buffet which all the family enjoyed nice selection of lovely food which was great value for money will be returning

Thank Robam1976
Reviewed January 8, 2017

I mostly have take away's from the Maharaja and have never taken one back, always great food, good portions and piping hot. The staff are always happy to see me and will have a chat while I have a cold cobra when waiting. It is...More

Thank FishyFingers
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

The night was nice and me and my friends had a lovely night together - the waitresses were kind and so were the other staff but the food was slightly cold and the curry mainly tasted all the same. I wouldn't rush back but I...More

Thank debgrey
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant several times in small and large groups. The food has never diappointed but the atmosphere and staff attitude make this place a no no for me.

Thank Mike T
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful night. The food was delicious. Service was fantastic. Highly recommended for any party......

1  Thank harliec_x
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Beautifully decorated restaurant with amazing food and a Lovely selection of starters and a good selection on the buffet. The staff are also very friendly and nothing is too much to ask would highly recommend it

2  Thank Chloe S
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We have visited this place plenty of times and every time it has never failed! You always come out full and the food is always hot, the staff are the most friendliest and nothing is ever too much. Families welcome, nice dance floor which the...More

2  Thank cspencer1234
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing, really enjoyed every moment, friendly staff and excellent food. Will definitely come back. Been so many times and always brilliant

1  Thank mikeyj2985
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food lot of choices. Very good service. The waiter treat us very professional manner. We must come back again. Highly recommended......

1  Thank shiv k
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service staff are friendly very helpful and accommodating food second to none definitely recommend a night at the maharaja had a fantastic evening!

1  Thank Jeeves A
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Christine K
What are the prices for the buffet.
February 24, 2016|
Response from Maharaja_Restaurant | Property representative |
Hi Christine, our buffet prices can be found and full a la carte prices can also be found on the website but buffet specifically is as follows; Enjoy sampling an array of delicious, freshly prepared dishes, ranging from... More
Thomas C
What showing at the opera house in July,
May 10, 2015|
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A party of 30 went for a 50th birthday celebration the resturant is dated crowded the food Is awful. I've been to many Indian resturants and anyone who is new to Indian food this would be a very poor introduction. I would not recommend this resturant to anyone.
March 1, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $39
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 358 London Road, Benfleet SS7 1BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Benfleet
  • Phone Number: +44 1268 795633
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Based on Castle Point's bustling London Road (A13), the Maharaja is a Multi Award Winning Indian Restaurant in Essex, offering unique sub-continental dishes in a princely setting. Specialising in royal Indian Cuisine and lean, low fat dishes with a spicy slant, the popular family friendly food haunt is frequented by groups, celebrating diners, charity organisers, daytrippers and holidaymakers alike. Voted one of the top ten 'Best in the South East' at The Curry Awards several times, the Maharaja is warm and welcoming, offering delicious food in opulent surroundings, with chandeliers dripping from reflective ceilings and an intricately designed private dining room that's fit for a Queen..or any VIP celebrating a special event! Perfect for any occasion, the Maharaja is full of atmosphere, with a 'multi colour dance-floor, a vast buffet bar, group seating, disability access and quieter seating options for couples and those with younger children. The Maharaja menu is diverse and exotic, offering something for every taste. With mild to hot options, free from artificial flavours, our dishes range from traditional to fusion, with the exclusive 'Lean Menu' providing the perfect choice for those watching their waistline. Our skilled chefs can also make your favourite dish if it's not on the menu or you have a food allergy. Private functions At the Maharaja we can cater for all of your special events big or small, whether that is a charity night, a birthday do, a hen party or a romantic dinner for two. Why not plan your party using the Maharaja menus and dance the night away on our spectacular dance floor. With 200 seats including a glittering private 'Maharani' dining room that seats 10-12, the Maharaja can cater for all functions and dietary requirements. Our chef is happy to create a dish of your choice upon request if it's not on the menu. Exclusive hire of the restaurants is available for maximum 200 guests. The Maharaja remains one of the trailblazers for restaurant charity events in the UK, having raised over £3 million for various causes. In fact, the reputation of The Maharaja reached Britain's lawmakers in Westminster and was chosen to cater for the launch of the first nation-wide Bangladesh Festival of Food and Culture in Parliament, the well-known restaurant even received praise during a debate at the House of Commons!