We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
Indian, Balti, Asian, Bangladeshi
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (96)
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
96 results
Traveller rating
53
24
3
6
10
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveller rating
53
24
3
6
10
See what travellers are saying:
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 13 January 2024

Noisy,slow service, more sauce to meat. Onion bhaji the best bit. Really disappointed from start to finish service so slow had to get our own bill

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 10 July 2023

Very impressed with everything about the restaurant. The service was really good, attentive but not in your face. The food was also very good . I had the Bengal Fish curry which had just the right amount of heat to it. Prices are really good...too, unlike some of its rivals in the High Street! Will definitely be visiting again.More

Date of visit: July 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 29 January 2023

Second time we have eaten here, the food is nice, i found lack of communication by staff. Group of 13 i ordered the trout for both me and my husband, only one turned up and was told that was because that was the last one....I was then told we could order something else, why wasn't we told at the beginning. A friends rice that was ordered didn't turn up so when it did the mains had got cold, he ended up taking it all home. Can i suggest on large groups give the group a piece of paper and pen and get them to write down what the group want and break it up. You will then know what table has ordered what with no confusion. Apart from this hiccup the food we enjoyed and we will be back.More

Date of visit: January 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 20 August 2022 via mobile

Never actually visited this time, though have before. The good is decent, and this is an OK restaurant. Rating reflects the website advising opening a time of 5pm, when it’s actually 5:30pm. Had to drag family onwards to find somewhere that was actually open after...walking to it to find it was closed. Update your website please.More

Date of visit: August 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 29 July 2022 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic would recommend to anyone family friendly great staff great food I loved it I don’t know how they could have improved the experience thank you so much to the staff 5 star anyday

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 19 June 2022 via mobile

Ordered takeaway at 8:15 - expected at 9pm. Called at 9:40 and they said to expect it at 10. I think waiting nearly 2hours for a takeaway is unreasonable. Ruined the night if I’m honest. If too busy then don’t continue taking orders it’s that...simpleMore

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 24 September 2021

Once again we had a take away from this restaurant and it was just as good as it always is. The tastiest tenderest Lamb and the mixture of spices and onions make this food Indian at its finest. I recommend you try it for yourself...and if you like it hotter than usual ask for a Bhuna but make it Madras hot. Vegetable curry is lovely and tasty and the Onion Bhaji are crisp and done to perfection.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 14 September 2021

Extremely poor. 4 x Garlic Mushrooms for a starter that had obviously been in the microwave that were so chewy they were like old leather. Waiter just laughed when I explained. No interest at all. Of the 5 guests, 12 dishes were ordered, 4 were...not eaten due to poor quality. Still paid full price, no apology, no drinks, nothing. Never to return.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 24 July 2021

Booked into the Maharani for a lovely evening following a visit to a nearby Micro Pub and had one of the best curries and evenings in a long time. Food was absolutely fantastic and new dishes are on the menu as well. We love this...place and even though they served take away all through lock down we could not wait for them to get back (as much as they can) to normal again. Lovely food - excellent service - lovely people who work there no waiting what's so ever and very tasty. Lots of more sit downs to come Jimmy and DeniseMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 24 July 2020

We ordered from here twice in lock down as only recently moved to the area and each time has been good. The food has always arrived hot. The curries each time have leaked everywhere in the bag but not the end of the world. The...food always arrives within 20mins of ordering which we are a little hesitate at as it doesn't feel as though fresh food can be cooked and delivered in that time but we have not had any problems with the food as of yet so cant really comment.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 18 February 2020

We have visited this restaurant on several occasions, and have been disappointed a couple of times now, but I do believe in giving local restaurants a fair chance, but I am going to give a review of our last 2 experiences. Two weeks ago, I...ordered a delivery midweek, I was told it would be about 45 minutes (I am 5 minutes away, if that) My takeaway arrived after an hour, I ordered rice, aloo ghobi, Mysore chilli chicken, a Chicken tikka madras with green chilli and a roti. I received a cold sag aloo, (not aloo ghobi) a cold roti, and no fresh chilli in the madras, no salad with the starter, and no onion salad, with my poppadum. I phoned and complained, spoke to Sam, and explained the situation. I said I was bringing clients next weekend (today) and it was really important, I make a good impression. Sam told me, he would make sure we were specially looked after. Thank God, my clients couldn't make it, but my wife and I still went for the meal, My wife ordered sea bass, which they didn't have, and brought her trout instead. I ordered a Maharani special cooked with fresh green chilli. My meal was supposedly made up of lamb, chicken and (normally comes with a Butterfly King Prawn, guess what, no king prawn, no green chilli. I sent it back, and was told a fresh meal would be cooked. 1 minute later, my same meal turned up, with a whole chilli in, and a small prawn (not the normal butterfly prawn that comes with this meal, nor was it a fresh dish, as promised. I refused to eat my meal, and wasn't going to eat just rice or accompanying dish that I ordered with the meal, and explained I wanted a fresh meal, but nothing arrived. I asked for the bill, and was given a discount of £11, but as my meal was £12.95, rice £3.20 and sag aloo £4.95, thought it disgraceful being charged for food I had sent back twice. After a heated exchange of words, I only paid for the food eaten, but was told never to return to the restaurant, I will speak to Sam after the weekend, but will not be returning again. There are better restaurants locally, but this is my nearest, and midweek isn't too bad, although now I am banned, it has been convenient. Had I taken my clients, and they had a bad meal, I could have lost a contract worth £10,000. The reply from the restaurant was "well you weren't poisoned were you" Shame I paid you £32.00 for the starters, Trout (that should have been seabass) beer and a vodka/lemonade. Had that been said before I paid, you wouldn't have received a penny. If this is how you treat regular customers, you are disgraceful, and I would hate to think how you would treat somebody arriving for the first time, if they had a bad meal. You should be ashamed, and your customer service really needs looking into. There is such a thing called manners, and courtesy, I would suggest your staff find out what these words mean, and apply them to their customers. (this was written at the timebut for some reason wasn't accepted)More

Date of visit: January 2020
Helpful?2  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 5 December 2019 via mobile

We were two couples and met for a mid week catch up. The service is excellent with friendly and helpful staff. My wife really enjoyed her Chicken Biriyani whist I was slightly disappointed with my Lamb Naga. The lamb wasn’t as lean or tasty as...other local Indian restaurant and the Naga was not as hot as I expected. This isn’t a bad restaurant in any way but we do eat out a lot and Indian is our favourite cuisine so we have extremely high expectations.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 5 November 2019 via mobile

Simple the best Indian restaurant. The food is always of the highest quality, full of flavour and good portion sizes. The staff are friendly, attentive and helpful. I've visited every couple of months over the last few years and always look forward to going there.

Date of visit: November 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Went to this restaurant on a friends recommendation, spent a great evening with friends, the food was excellent, beautifully cooked, and great service by the friendly staff, so much so, I have now made it a regular place to eat great Indian Cuisine.

Date of visit: August 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

I always rate this restaurant but it blows hot and cold. We order deliveries/takeaways most. Staff are excellent and friendly. Restaurant front needs better lighting as it sometimes looks closed but inside is warm and friendly. Ask for a recommendation and try something different.

Date of visit: February 2019
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
The Eltham Hotel
24 reviews
1.36 miles away
Travelodge London Sidcup Hotel
783 reviews
1.38 miles away
OYO Home Clapham Shared
1 review
2.03 miles away
OYO Home Clapham 2 Bedroom
2 reviews
2.05 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Cacio e Pepe
121 reviews
.12 miles away
Ye Olde Black Horse
241 reviews
.59 miles away
Mums & Darlings
37 reviews
.51 miles away
Isha Spice
11 reviews
.50 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Lamorbey Park
9 reviews
.69 miles away
Sidcup Family Golf
62 reviews
.83 miles away
The Halfway House
14 reviews
.03 miles away
The Jolly Fenman
49 reviews
.72 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
susie1717m
10 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 719bhavinp | Reviewed this property |
There is no specific function room. Though they may be able to accommodate larger parties.
1
Vote
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

MAHARANI, Sidcup - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Maharani

Yes, Maharani offers takeaway services.

Yes, Maharani offers delivery services.

Maharani is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4