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The Ancient Raj

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157 High Street, Staines TW18 4PA, England
+44 1784 456987
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Iv always ordered my curry from here and was very disappointed today I don't know if they changed the chef recently but my veg curry was the most bland tasting curry iv ever had it would never have passed for curry very disappointed 🙁

Thank chrissywissy1956
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table last minute Easter Sunday, asked if ok to use taste card , no problem, all I can say it was the best Indian meal I've ever had, outstanding flavours, service was great, I mentioned I liked the spicy sauce served with the popadoms and was promptly given free of charge several tubs of the sauce and popadoms... More 

Thank mdt4
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161 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I visited here recently in the first time for a couple of years. Unfortunately, the food wasn't as good as before. Maybe just down to an off night. Staff were very friendly.

Thank Bobby C
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Food come 45 minutes after ordering and although we live a 2 minutes drive the food was stone cold which had to be heated for 3 minutes in the microwave. The food containers where not even half full (vindaloo and pathia) and the onion bhaji's where so hard when I tried to cut through one it flew off my plate.... More 

Thank charlyann a
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

First thing first. It didn't made the impression of a very clean place. Chef came out the kitchen dressed in trackies. I thought ooh wouldn't judge by that. Walls are damaged in various places. Though tables were set with clean cutlery and nice pressed cloths and napkins. Good was below average, lack of presentation. I couldn't argue with the waiter... More 

Thank Casper K
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Had a family meal here food was good and service 1st class was a bit surprised at a service charge for a small Indian restaurant in this area

1 Thank kjcjcc
Staines, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A wonderful local restaurant with an authentic taste of India. The many and varied dishes available should cater to all tastes and the prices are very reasonable. The ambiance of the restaurant is modern but still retains a 'cosy' feel. The staff are very knowledgeable about the dishes available and will guide you to making a choice that is suitable... More 

3 Thank U1939BFmariac
Staines, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Visited for a family birthday and we were the only people in the restaurant at 7pm on a Tuesday evening. The food took well over an hour to arrive however they seemed to be prioritising deliveries as I saw staff walking out constantly with takeaway food. When the food arrived it really was disappointing and I really didn't enjoy the... More 

Thank Akash95
Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I think our waiter was called 'babs' or something I didn't catch his name properly but he provided a wonderful service, very polite and helpful. Food was also very tasty and priced well.

1 Thank ranvia
Hessle, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The waiter was friendly and the service was good. The food though was excellent with good quality meat and fresh ingredients throughout. My only critique is the prices are high, especially the beer but other than that faultless really.

1 Thank Paul R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 High Street, Staines TW18 4PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Staines
  • Phone Number: +44 1784 456987

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