We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Rani Indian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal, Bangladeshi
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2 Queen Street | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3UG, England
+44 191 231 2202
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 232: English reviews
Level Contributor
134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here on a Saturday night at 7.15pm; we booked, but didn't really have to, it was not full. It was generally rather quiet. The staff were friendly apart from one who appeared bored, and as a result he had a habit of 'throwing' the dishes onto the table! A strange way to impress customers. Poppadums - okay, but... More 

Thank toptravellerKeighley
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a meal while working in the area. We love Indian food, but this was really special. The service was attentive and friendly and we will definitely go back if we are in the area again

Thank Alice R
Birtley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I am a regular patent of Newcastle's Indian restaurants and have to say, I have never felt more uncomfortable and unwelcome than I did tonight. It felt as though they were doing me a favour. Had to ask for drinks. My sister-in-laws prawns were like bullets. I could hear the kitchen whizzing machines which were so loud we couldn't hear... More 

Thank Tony F
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Living in a hotel for 7 weeks meant the limited food options were beginning to drive me up the walls when I first tried Rani's. Been back again since as the food was spectacularly good, the service great and efficient, and all around it was one of the best Indian restaurants I have ever eaten in. Definitely worth a visit,... More 

Thank Mark A
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The food was good however, the staff seemed under pressure despite the restaurant not being full. It took a long time to be served and to have our empty plates removed. It alos took a long time to receive the bill at the end of the night.

Thank peterstamford
Level Contributor
30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

4 of us went for a meal. It was busy but far from full. We arrived at 8pm. Starters arrived at 8.30 and were average at best. At 10pm we were still waiting on mains despite asking clueless staff who had no idea! We left at 10:05. Absolute joke of a restaurant with shambolic service. Avoid!

Thank Phil C
Level Contributor
31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal on staying over night with work had the vindaloo would recomend it to anyone couldnt failt thevservice and price worth a visit

1 Thank Jonathan H
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We spent 3 nights at Newcastle recently and the curry was so good I came back every night. Quality of meat and all ingredients were exceptional and possibly one of my best indian curry experiences.

1 Thank JAMWAL1974
Level Contributor
209 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We called into this restaurant on a Saturday night without a booking and were shown to a table after a 40 minute wait (thought he said 15 min wait).The choice of food on the menu was pretty good and i ordered my usual dish of lamb boti,chicken dupiaza,veg pilau rice,bombay potatoes and a nan(no chapatis on menu!).The food when it... More 

1 Thank BazzaChester_le_St
Level Contributor
114 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We've been to Rani's a number of times and always found it good. This Saturday we'd booked a table for a family meal and on arrival found the staff as welcoming as ever. The food was excellent but our waiter was verging on the edge of being downright rude from his demeanour and general attitude ( this was felt by... More 

1 Thank stevemNewcastle

Travelers who viewed Rani Indian Restaurant also viewed

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Been to Rani Indian Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $26
Indian, Asian, Balti, Halal, Bangladeshi
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Queen Street | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3UG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 231 2202
Rani Indian Restaurant- the restaurant you’ll never forget. Our delicious food, made fresh every day, is just the taste you’ve been waiting for. With a fanciful menu and a stylish, light airy and relaxed atmosphere, Rani’s simply the best Indian cuisine in Newcastle. We promise you superior service and first class food to give you quality dining and make your evening a one to remember.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rani Indian Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Rani Indian Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?