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The Raja of Kent

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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Forge House Biddenden Road | St Michaels, Tenterden TN30 6SX, England
01233 851191
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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523 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant opened in about 2004 in what has the look of a former country pub on the Biddenden Road a couple of miles to the north of Tenterden. There is a large car park in front, which is a necessity as you would need to drive to get there. It presents a very different prospect from the standard high... More 

Thank malabarfly
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been several times with family and absolutely top class food and service.the most friendly and helpful staff who cannot do enough for you. Even making good my 5 year old son day by letting him go to the bar with the manager to get a lollipop or chocolate. Thank you

Thank Simon h
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large parking space, clean interior, outstanding service, the best indian food I've tasted. Go there

Thank Tyler B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vegetarian curry made with fresh green chilli's washed down with chilled Cobra beer delightful... Oh I forgot to mention the excellent poppadoms with all the relishes. Stylish decor. I now fancy another one of their curries!

Thank Steve Q
Ashford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've used this place 3 times and every time the same thing, you get rushed to finish so they can get you out the door and new bodies in your seats. Won't be going back for a fourth time.

1 Thank Julian F
Kent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

booked a table for 8, 4 adults 4 children late on a Saturday and they were happy to accommodate and having never been there before hoped for the best. when we arrived the car park was full so we were asked to sit by the bar for no more than 5 minutes. pointless going on and on, we did have... More 

Thank Adrian S
Rochester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The food was extremely fresh, tasty and full of flavour - something many buffets seem to struggle with. The breads were also spot on - not too doughy and not too flat. We have also tried the takeaways (again superb) but haven't eaten in the restaurant yet for a proper (non buffet) meal. We hope to soon!

Thank mystery_shopper_Kent
Ashford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This is a very busy restaurant, so worth booking at the weekends. Food always good with a lively atmosphere

Thank alxvin
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Rurally located in High Halden on a quiet lane, in lovely grounds in Kent is an unusual setting for an Indian restaurant but what a restaurant. I'll start with the staff....wonderful...nothing too much trouble, knowledgeable and fun. The setting.....low ceiling but bright and light, bags of ambience. The menu......everything and more, pages of food,including venison and many other unusual dishes,... More 

Thank Terry R
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

On my last visit here the food was superb and I was very much looking forward to our meal. This time around I was very disappointed with my chicken tikka bhuna, it was very bland. My father had a chicken madras that was the same, there was heat but no flavour. Are there any decent Indian restaurants around anymore???

2 Thank Raisin5

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forge House Biddenden Road | St Michaels, Tenterden TN30 6SX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tenterden
  • Phone Number: 01233 851191

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?