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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say apart from this was the worst takeaway I’ve ever had!!! We ordered a mixed kebab starter which was bland, rubbery and certainly not not fresh. The poppadoms were stale and inedible. 2 of us shared a chicken tikka bhuna with rice...& chips. The curry was watery and had no flavour whatsoever. The rice was congealed and stuck together in large pieces and the chips were under cooked! But by far the worst part was the children's ‘chicken korma with rice and chips’. When I opened the lid it was obvious this wasn’t fresh. The korma ‘sauce’ was watery and had even curdled. The chips and rice were still frozen in parts. I find it extremely disturbing that this restaurant is using frozen meals and reheating them. I don’t know which bit is worse, the fact they freeze meals in advance which is bad enough, or the fact they couldn’t even be bothered to reheat it properly. The only nice thing about this meal was the mint yoghurt dip. We definitely will not order from here again and will be advising friends and family to avoid at all costs.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022

First time using this takeaway. Time was bang on the 1 hour delivery but... King prawn jalfrezzi main dish £10.50 had 3 tiny shriveled prawns . Butter chicken 5 tiny pieces of chicken and watery sauce £55 for first ever take away won't be going...backMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed March 24, 2022 via mobile

Not impressed. Good interior with unmatched service and quality. No value for money. Sticky toffee pudding served with frozen interior and had to be returned. No authenticity in mains and servings with little meat topped with cream and sauces, and packed with sugar. Bored staff...with no enthusiasm and only a few around to get attention. Extremely slow service. Not recommended at all.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed January 1, 2022 via mobile

We turned up at without a booking on New Year's Eve and they helpfully squeezed us in. We felt the staff were genuinely interested in ensuring we enjoyed our food and wanted us to visit again. This will be a definite as the food was...really excellent. There are many other Indian restaurant options in the area of Gosforth and while thisRestaurant may not seem to be the smartest, very importantly it is very clean and welcoming inside and most importantly the quality of the food is exceptional. I rarely buy takeaways as I feel the food experience is not as good as eating it straight from the kitchen. Thank you to the staff team for a lovely evening and making our New Year's Eve special.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 30, 2021

Have been a customer for many years and enjoyed their food. Forgave them in the past when the order was wrong, smashed poppadoms or missing items. However this time, can't gloss over it. Waited two hours for delivery, I rang after 90 minutes to be...told food in kitchen waiting for a delivery driver and no, can't say when that might happen. After two hours wait found onion bhajis dried out and leathery - inedible. The three poppadoms were, once again, smashed to pieces and the chicken in my chicken keema dish was tough. Never had such awful food and crazy delivery time. What's happening DOTR, There is way too much competition out there for you to be operating like this. If I'd been in the restaurant rather than a takeaway customer i would have left well before I discovered the bhajis were inedible. So disappointed.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 26, 2021

Lived around the corner for 2 years, putting up with sub standard curries and finally we’ve found somewhere top quality. It’s the best curry I’ve had locally and I’ve tried at least the closest 10 places to NE3, wish I tried here first. Keep going...and you’ve got yourself a regular now.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 17, 2021

We ordered using Uber eats, ordering the 5 course special which states you’re allowed “Any one starter, any one main, and one rice dish, any one side dish, any one nan” (however you’re not presented with the option of a side dish). Some of us...ordering have different dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan) and found, to our disappointment, that the five course deal did not have any vegetarian/ vegan options, despite stating any main could be chosen, which would include vegetarian dishes the restaurant offer. Prior to ordering we phoned the restaurant to enquire about this issue. We asked whether we would be able to add notes to the delivery, specifying which curries we would like the meat option to be substituted for; something from the vegetarian section of the menu-not the special menu- which also happen to be cheaper than the original choice (the dishes were D.R Calcutta potatoes, £4.40, D.R Aubergine and Green Capsicum Curry, £4.65). The request was met with no concern from the restaurant and that there would be no issue. Not once was any additional charges mentioned, and we were given the go ahead to order, with the reassurance our dietary requirements would met. We placed our order which cost £75.20. To make sure our request wasn’t lost in the process of ordering through Uber Eats, we phoned the restaurant again just to make it absolutely clear what we wanted, otherwise half of us wouldn’t be able to have their order. This time, a previously unmentioned charge was brought to our attention; after trying to find some reason for why this unforeseen charge was unfairly forced upon us, we were met with half explanations that didn’t fully make sense. Since we had already payed for our food, we were extremely confused- our money had been sent to the restaurant so we weren’t in a position to refuse- we wanted to make sure our food would be sent to us, with the correct dietary requirements. When the order arrived, the (non-uber) delivery driver demanded £3 from us, as requested from his boss. I wasn’t made aware of this £3 charge, it never appeared on the app and I didn’t engage with the restaurant on the phone. Following some discussion with the driver, who didn’t seem too sure himself, he got his manager on the phone to speak to me directly. I was presented with a confrontational and irritated manager who was extremely snarky and didn’t want to listen to my confused questioning of why this extra charge was conceived. I removed myself from this distressing situation by hanging up, and informed the delivery driver (who was polite and understanding) I would not be paying a fee I wasn’t made aware of at any time leading up to and including the purchase. We started sorting through the order believing the issue had been resolved. Alas, we were startled by aggressive knocking on the door which would absolutely have disturbed the neighbours on a Sunday evening. For our personal safety and feeling intimidated, we were reluctant to answer the door, with hopes that whoever was knocking would leave eventually, which they did (after what could’ve been 10 minutes). The harassment didn’t stop there, however. My personal mobile was flooded with calls from the restaurant, none of which I answered. The manager left a voice message which I did listen to, a threat that “further action would be taken” was told to me. Because of the sinister tone in his voice, I could only assume what this means. As for the food, it was very average and certainly not worth this entire ordeal. The price was reasonable, however this experience has completely and utterly deterred me from ever using this establishment again. Also there was a grey hard boiled egg in one of the curries.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed May 28, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely class experience. Very traditional curry house and wouldn't change a thing. Last year has been mad and had a few takeaways from here but getting in and having fresh poppadoms, crispy onion bahjis and steaming hot curries was great. Staff are very kind a...friendly. King Fisher on tap has been sorely missed as well. I was a bit apprehensive as first meal out in ages but so glad we went and will be back for sure.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed November 26, 2020

I wasn't satisfied with my curry experiences in Gosforth until I discovered The days of the Raj. It is a bit of a hidden gem located slightly north of Gosforth high Street so is easily missed. It is located above the Golfing Store and next...to the Great North Road petrol station and would benefit from better lighting and signage if the Planning Department would allow this to promote its existence I so hope all our favourite restaurants survive this damaging lockdownMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed January 14, 2020

As a regular user of this establishment I expected better. An order arrived minus a naan bread ~ upon contacting the restaurant immediately I was informed that it would take at least 20 minutes to send one (I live less than 1 mile away). I...told them not to bother. No compensation/refund/apology was received. I will not be using this place again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

I’ve gone past this restaurant hundreds of times without really noticing it. A friend suggested dropping in as we were near - I am so pleased that he did. Very clean and smart inside. It wasn’t busy so we had great service with attentive, helpful...and efficient staff. The food was excellent, I had a vegetarian, motor panir(?) after recommendation by the waiter who said, ‘It’s peas and cheese but tastes much better than it sounds!” He was right!! It is upstairs so if you have a mobility issue - check before you go. But do go!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

Popped for a meal whilst waiting to pick up our kids. Couldn't believe the food, the best we've ever had (& we've tried a lot!) We can't wait to go back with our children. The restaurant was immaculate & the service was great, we weren't...rushed or anything. Such a good experience, highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 28, 2019

Had family over from Holland thought would be nice to get take away. Spend £75 on stone cold take away. Rang to complain would investigate and ring me back. Still waiting.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

Great restaurant & my take away of choice food is consistently excellent. One of the great things is they’ll do u any meat in any curry which makes a nice change. I recommend the duck dishes

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

Just had a take away from here and we ordered the chicken tika masala with onion baji starter. The sauce for onion baji was illuinois yellow and tasted awful and the masala was a wierd off colour and didn't taste like a masala sauce at...all. The nan was crumbly and tbh I've had better microwave meals. Would never order from here again.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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The Days of the Raj is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3