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The Ancient Raj

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” (44 reviews)
“poppadoms” (37 reviews)
“chicken” (35 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 482 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great curries, great atmosphere, amazing prices, lovely staff. Only one problem we had was the garlic nann. Basically couldnt taste any garlic. Other than that, all good!

Thank Rjonesmu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took our twins and their friends here for our twins 20th birthday as they are in uni in Canterbury...we had visited here last year too so it was a natural choice for our visit this year. Great welcome from the lovely staff. Very busy but...More

Thank SEB1967
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a meal last friday night first inpressions very nice comfortable place, good service, food was average and was expecting better, got one item wrong but to there credit was quickly rectified, our booking was early at 18.30 and after our starters and main meals...More

3  Thank delpriorwhu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent restaurant ,great food and a excellent atmosphere , not a very attractive place from the outside ,but once you open the door , its very welcoming place to spend an evening out. There was entertainment on ,singer who played guitar ,he a was great...More

1  Thank 9528WAYNE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Phoned and made a booking 2 hour before arrival, on arrival it was very busy which to me is always a good sign in places to eat. If you driving, park in a bay behind the place & get a permit or u will be...More

Thank KentBexyboo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the good bits - the restaurant is in a nice old building and we liked the After Eights that came with the bill (which to their credit, they reduced by £10 when they saw we had barely touched our food). All the dishes were...More

4  Thank PGtipsCambridgeUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn’t book ahead which was a mistake but still the management found a time limited table for us - which was fine. Gorgeous food and excellent service. Don’t get this place confused with the other Raj Indian restaurant. This one is the bees knees. I...More

Thank WendiH4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always pleasant and attentive staff. Kitch and Sian manage the restaurant with precision and always have time for a chat. Choice of menu very good and prices equally good. Parking is available adjacent to the restaurant if you are lucky! If not there are three...More

Thank philipthompson49
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Excellent indian restaurant in an English style setting. The cuisine was colored and tasty. The charming and welcoming staff added a touch of perfection to this "a must visit" restaurant !

Thank Yokozuna_r
Reviewed 12 September 2017

always great food, superb lamb vindaloo. Very friendly staff, great for families too. Very reasonably priced.

Thank keefyreal
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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
12 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
Romantic, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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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