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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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Staines
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161 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Bobby C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank charlyann a
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank Casper K
Winchester
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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1 Thank kjcjcc
Staines, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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3 Thank U1939BFmariac
Staines, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Akash95
Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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.

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1 Thank ranvia
Hessle, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

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1 Thank Paul R
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed dining out in a Indian restaurant after some time , fantastic meal and wonderful service. Will differently recommend The ancient raj, if is Staines it's a must try.

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Thank mhusdain82
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've now been there twice and have has excellent food and excellent service. The food was amazing! It's not cheap, but definitely worth it. They welcomed from the door, and as it was raining when we arrived, they had an umbrella stand and also reminded us to take it as we left (we would definitely have forgotten!). The staff were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
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?