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The Ancient Raj

Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Eastern European, Halal
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157 High Street, Staines TW18 4PA, England
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered take away tonight from justeat , best one ever ordered! Food was amazing! 5* will definitely be returning and visiting restaurant

1 Thank Emmarsr123
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I was amazed by this place, from the welcome I received at the door to the staff recommending what I should have. I was wanting a Chinese and stumbled onto this gem of a place. Highly recommended it. Ok so my food I had chicken pakwan and cheese and garlic naan. Pure and simple it was awesome great tasting awesome... More 

1 Thank John K
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Eat in or take away this restaurant has some wonderful dishes, a great vegetarian selection and the staff are very nice.

Thank firedoll79
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant a few times and it's always been excellent and tasty food. The service is excellent and the quality is exceptional. We don't live local but will be back very soon. If your in Staines your be crazy not to visit

3 Thank Jjoliizsc
Staines, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I have to say, 6 months ago, this place did the best curry Id ever had - Ancient Malai. The last two times I ordered this dish it was completely different. I sent one back and explained how it was supposed to be cooked. The dish came back to me exactly the same with some cream mixed in. Very disappointing.... More 

Thank ToadMcgee
Staines, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We have used this restaurant many times but the last few times have been a bit Dissapointing. The food is ok, nothing wrong with it but the place is tired and needs updating.

Thank chalie48
Reading, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

A work colleague and I chose this based largely on the TA reviews - it's located in a parade of shops which includes a number of other restaurants. It was quite early on Wednesday evening so it was quiet. The welcome was fine and we chose to have the £12.95 menu mentioned in other reviews which allows you to choose... More 

1 Thank RichieRock
London, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

First time at this restaurant based on it's positive Trip Advisor reviews, and was not disappointed. Between the five of us we had a variety of dishes which were all delicious. We particularly enjoyed the mixed starter, fish kola, fish masala (yes we like fish) and sag aloo. Latter was spicier than most places, but none the worse for that.... More 

1 Thank spikefromsurrey
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Was very quiet on a Sunday night, but food was so tasty, definitely the best Indian in Staines. Staff were really friendly and service was great.

1 Thank Sarah F
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Have been going to The Ancient Raj for a while now and after failing dimly to local "Authentic Indian Food" I found the opposite in this restaurant. their food has been freshly prepared and consistent time and time again without any surprises in spice,heat or quality. I have at other restaurants been shocked upon receiving the bill but here no... More 

1 Thank slowmeup

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Eastern European, Halal
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 High Street, Staines TW18 4PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Staines
  • Phone Number: 01784456987

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