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The Ancient Raj

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25-26 North Lane | 25-26 North Lane, CT2 7EE, Canterbury CT2 7EE, England
+44 1227 455882
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Really good food and a nice atmosphere. Always busy which is always a good sign. Good choice of dishes and some interesting chef specials. Best curry restaurant in Canterbury.

Thank JSI3
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Poppadoms as a starter. Main courses of chicken Balti , chicken tikka masala and chicken biryani were all OK. Portions were of a good size. This was an average Indian meal. Service was efficient.

Thank Dave C
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Love eating here, good food and service very good. All you can eat,parking not so good but that shouldn't stop you.

Thank Keith D
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

Back here again for another meal!! Couldn't wait and so looking forward to it. Well. Let me say, tried and tested and never going anywhere else. Everything about this venue is 100 % Waiters were attentive and subtle at same time. The food requests were spot on and they catered for my special request no problem. My meal was mind... More 

Thank Anna W
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was quite busy for an early evening mid-week & the reviews were great so we were really looking forward to eating here. To eat in a good old style curry house. What a disappointment. The food was bland. Prawn purée was stodgy & overcooked.. Both the lamb & chicken mains tasted the same with the same over cooked... More 

1 Thank Jane M
1 review
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely birthday meal for my mum they kindly put ballons on the table with was lovely, the food was spot on and sonwas the service great night thank You

Thank Becky D
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

One of the best Damzak's I have ever had. So good I had to go back again two nights latter and had a Madras and it was equally as good. Location near to the West Gate. Prices average for a curry restaurant.

Thank 3PINT
Essex, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017

We visited the Ancient Raj for lunch on Mother's Day. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the food was hot and delicious. Price wise it was very reasonable and to cap off a wonderful lunch the ladies were presented with a Mother's Day box of chocolates. We will be back at some time in the future when we... More 

Thank Roland C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal for an impromptu family dinner. All of the food was delicious, very attentive staff and a great atmosphere. It is clear that the food is all cooked freshly, and being vegan was no issue for them at all. Definitely will return. (The "trainee" wearing a badge was very good, perfect timing with the baby's milk just before she... More 

Thank Charnice A
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

We had a family dinner here on a Saturday night. The restaurant was full which always seems to be the case whenever we eat here. It's advisable to book. Really extensive menu, something to suit everyone's taste and all cooked fresh to order. Delicious!

Thank Sallyanne R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25-26 North Lane | 25-26 North Lane, CT2 7EE, Canterbury CT2 7EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 455882

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?