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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (56 reviews)
“poppadoms” (34 reviews)
“chicken” (36 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 572 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is a notch above most Indian restaurants. The service is good and prices reasonable for the quality of the food. In my experience this is the best Indian in Canterbury.

1  Thank mjo2468 .
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are regulars here and have always rated the food, service and general ambience. The latter two are still excellent but on our most recent visits the food seemed a little...bland? No depth of flavour at all! Dissapointing as we love this place. Still ok...More

4  Thank Bombidia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got 2 free parking places in Canterbury! Upstairs lounge area to wait for a table, but we were shown to our table when we arrived Lovely ambiance, Victoria and Abdul / Colonial type decoration. Jazz keyboard player, live music made a difference to the usual...More

1  Thank RES121
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm freindly welcome . nice service.food hot and tasty.not a curry lover but enjoyed what i had will be going back.relaxed atmosphere

1  Thank petermil2n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was a bit slow as tables who came after us got served first. The food was all very good except a dish with mangos that was too sweet. Nice atmosphere. All in all a good experience and a fun time with the family

1  Thank vasvas55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to visit our son who had just started University near by. We used trip advisor to help us decide where to eat. We chose The Ancient Ray based on the reviews we read on trip advisors. We are glad we did. The food...More

2  Thank fairfax1969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely food and great service in unusually surroundings All the dishes we had were delicious and not expensive

1  Thank Catherine S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First time at this fabulous restaurant. Food, service and setting all excellent and we will be returning soon hopefully.

1  Thank Amjjj
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Excellent Indian Food, attentive service with musician playing in the background. All very tasty, all excellent.

1  Thank Roy G
Reviewed 9 September 2018

For 2 travelers on a budget the Ancient Raj looked like a good choice. We have very high expectations of Indian cuisine comparing to our local restaurant, but sadly the Ancient Raj fell short. Portion sizes were generous enough, but the food was unimpressive. You...More

6  Thank robertparkerjames
Kitch-ARaj, Manager at The Ancient Raj, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Dear Valued Guest We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. As a matter of fact regarding drinks prices: £2.60/£2.50 is for Coke / Diet Coke (330ml bottles). Mixtures are charged at £0.95/£1.10 (125ml/150ml). There is a remote possibility there...More

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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