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The Ancient Raj

€€ - €€€Indian, Asian,
25-26 North Lane | 25-26 North Lane, CT2 7EE, Canterbury CT2 7EE, England
+44 1227 455882
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (64 reviews)
“poppadoms” (36 reviews)
“chicken” (38 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
25-26 North Lane | 25-26 North Lane, CT2 7EE, Canterbury CT2 7EE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Easily my favourite Indian restaurant in town. The food is exceptional that’s why it’s always busy and you have to book in advance. The staff and friendly attentive without being invasive and the food is presented as expected. A huge selection of dishes which makes...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank neale75
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great find in Canterbury with excellent service. Good specials to choose from and my family always recommend to visitors to the area. Try to book ahead as gets busy at the weekend but the staff always try and help to find you a table....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Zikey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Canterbury for the weekend and decided we would try this place after reading the reviews on here. We didn’t book but we arrived about 19:00 and was told that the had a table till 21:00. The service was good very and the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gixxer-Greg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think I’ve reviewed this place two years’ back whilst returning back from the Continent and felt the restaurant worthy of another review. Outside London and Birmingham (arguably the Curry capital!) I’ve not tasted anything better than the meals we had at The Ancient Raj....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BhamAnon
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious and a service that I experienced was second to none. They went out of their way to cook the best chicken tikka masalla to my taste. I highly recommend their service with a smile and great food. Thank you

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank uniquelondon123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the fourth time I have ordered a delivery from this place and don’t get me wrong the food is great however every time I have ordered I have spoken to this girl on the phone that I find extremely frustrating. It doesn’t matter...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank maria9989
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went for evening meal Good points =lovely restaurant ,spacious seating tables plenty room to move around ,and very clean . Staff ,where very polite and accommodating . bad = had red house wine was very weak, tasteless ,so then had beer ,kingfisher nice as...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank webby58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live less than 5mins from here and I want to like it. The staff are very polite and helpful whenever I’ve been in. I’ve never eaten in, and based on my experiences I never will. My first takeaway from them was stone cold (they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank Mrose74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My go to Indian restaurant in Canterbury. The food and service are both very good as is the atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank S1291RLmartinr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Do genuinely like the atmosphere at this place. Toilets aren’t very clean to be honest also the weird audio tapes in the the toilet aren’t really necessary. But all round nice experience.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Maxthereviewer
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Questions & Answers
9 October 2016|
Response from Mandybusby30 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they close xmas and new year day
Vivien H
11 July 2016|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
If you go on Friday or Saturday then it would be advisable. If in doubt, book anyway. You can do so online. Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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