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32 High Street | Newmarket, Newmarket CB8 8LB, England
+44 1638 666200
17:00 - 22:30
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staying over night in Newmarket on our way to a family Easter. Walked up and down the high street, what a pleasant town with some interesting shops, and made the excellent choice of the Lancer for dinner. Lovely welcome from the staff, excellent starters followed by wonderful mains all nicely seasoned, spiced and hot. So often starters are luke warm... More 

Thank AdrianW235
Anfor U, Manager at The Lancer, responded to this review

Hi Adrian, Thank you for your time in writing your experience and for choosing us, we appreciate it. Seasoning is the key to good flavour in each dish and that's why our chef takes extra care to balance the spice with the flavour. We have many gluten free, vegetarian, healthy and meat appetisers to let you decide what main dishes... More 

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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has the good range of curries with good staff at reasonable prices. The spicing lacks detail and if you want a tastier dish then head to montaz, but pay a little more.

Thank Bob H
Anfor U, Manager at The Lancer, responded to this review

Hi Bob! What day did you visit and what was was your order? I'll check that for you? Our menu is affordable and value for money using the freshest and finest ingredients and spices to accompliment the wonderful taste and texture of the dish. Our chef works hard to balance the spicers to cater to all our customers but if... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Newmarket and have tried all the Indian Restaurant over the years. They all have there ups and downs for whatever reason change of chef, owners etc. The one restaurant that as always been constant is the The Lancer and we visit on a regular basis and like sitting upstairs by the window over looking the High Street.... More 

Thank SteveFiona C
Anfor U, Manager at The Lancer, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. We enjoy seeing our local customers on a regular basis and love serving you - an absolute pleasure. We love to see you again soon. Have a great day, From The Lancer team More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Small place on the High Street. Nice choice and served hot...and that's not just the spices. Very happy with the service

Thank Darbs9172
Anfor U, Manager at The Lancer, responded to this review

Thank you! We do have seating a further 38 seating upstairs More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

While visiting Newmarket recently, after a few drinks we found the lancer where we were made most welcome! A good selection of Indian fare was on offer, and after choosing, was served quickly and well presented. I have no problem with recommending this curry house and it's good staff!

Thank darrenah
Anfor U, Manager at The Lancer, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us and taking the time writing your comments. More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We have recently moved to area..we were going to try all the Indian takeaways out and went for The Lancer 1st as this was the same name as our favourite Restaurant in Baldock!..don't think wel be trying any others as this meal was perfect..arrived in time,hot and ready to eat and tasted amazing.. Thankyou!

Thank Kimmy57Baldock
Anfor U, Owner at The Lancer, responded to this review

That is a good restaurant, but not to be confused with The Lancer (Limited) Indian Cuisine in Newmarket. We are a separate company from them. Thank you for coming to ours first, appreciate it. We see you had a good welcoming Indian meal so hopefully we'll see you around more. You're welcome! More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Thanks for a great meal earlier this week. Despite you being very busy, my meal was very hot and delivered right on time.

Thank SuffolkKAL
Anfor U, Manager at The Lancer, responded to this review

We aim to deliver quickly. More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I went into The Lancer as the restaurant I had been planning to visit was fully booked. However, from that happy accident I had one of the freshest and best tasting Indian meals I've had for a long time. An unassuming, modern place on the High Street in Newmarket, it has the feel of a cafe, but don't be put... More 

Thank Speakercoach
Anfor U, Manager at The Lancer, responded to this review

We are pleased with your comments, thank you. You opted to have out weekday meal deal offer and we see you seemed to have enjoyed your balti and prawn purée. We use fresh ingredients for our fresh chicken so you can really taste the flavour and smell the spice and the ingredients. The lemony/lime gives a 'zingy' twist to it... More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We didn't eat in but collected takeaway. It was deliscious! The flavours were amazing and portions were generous. Good value for money too. Can't wait to go back to try eating in.

1 Thank kw2010Uk
Anfor U, Manager at The Lancer, responded to this review

Fresh ingredients is used to prepare/serve our dishes at affordable prices. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks. 😃 More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Thankyou for a lovely takeaway meal. It was delivered very promptly by a courteous driver and was delicious. My only criticism would be that it would be helpful if you included a current takeaway menu with each delivery. Thankyou again

Thank SuffolkKAL
Anfor U, Manager at The Lancer, responded to this review

We are pleased with the comments. We do aim to put a menu in every bag but soon it will be on every bag. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 High Street | Newmarket, Newmarket CB8 8LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Newmarket
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 666200
One of the most popular restuaurants in Newmarket and should be on your site already. We are a family-run business established since 2006. We cater for all your requirements, we also do takeaways and deliveries including Just-Eat. We cater for large groups and any special occasion from stag-do and wedding party to birthdays and valentines day. Please book in advance. Our 30 year experience chef will warm up your taste buds and provide you with a magnificent and truly exquisite palette - try for yourself, and come down and visit The Lancer - we promise to make your dinner unforgettable.Note: We have a total seating capacity of 60, so any large bookings are welcome and MUST be booked in advance. Kurzi dishes and Kachi biryani must be ordered prior to booking.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?