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.

The Ancient Raj

££ - £££Indian, Asian,
25-26 North Lane | 25-26 North Lane, CT2 7EE, Canterbury CT2 7EE, England
+44 1227 455882
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (55 reviews)
“poppadoms” (34 reviews)
“chicken” (36 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
17:30 - 23:00 Hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
25-26 North Lane | 25-26 North Lane, CT2 7EE, Canterbury CT2 7EE, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (562)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 546 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

It was a busy Thursday evening in a Canterbury swarming with visitors. Two of us pitched-up at about 7pm, not having booked, and they found us a table immediately. They asked if we could be finished by 9pm, as the table had been pre-booked, which...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We always come here when we are visiting Canterbury for a night out. The food is fantastic , staff are lovely . Usually there are between 6 and 10 of us and we’ve never had a disappointing dish. Would definitely recommend the Ancient Raj if...More

Thank Capimasata
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm all for praise where praise is Due and this Indian restaurant is well worthy of a big compliment. We have now been here on three occasions and each time the service and quality of food has been of an exemplary standard. My idea of...More

Thank Lance T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant with a couple of friends who highly recommended it. With my love for good Indian cuisine, I have tried countless Asian restaurants during the last 40-odd years and I can honestly say that this is definitely up there with the very...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place I often find myself going to and enjoying. The service is so smart and very well mannered always ready to help. The food is always fantastic and presented so authentically. The inside is beautiful and makes you feel very immersed in...More

Thank jjbarberful
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always eat in here when we visit Canterbury from France. The staff are very welcoming and friendly and the food is second to none. The staff even remembered we were from France from our online booking and that means a lot and shows they...More

Thank Doodah99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have dined here twice in the last 6 weeks, once with my wife and last weekend with 7 mountain bike friends. On both occasions both the food and service were excellent and we were made to feel welcome. It's a lovely old building with...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try this place due to the excellent reviews and were not disappointed. We did not have a booking but were accommodated by the staff - already getting the sense that their customer service was going to be good from the outset. Their...More

Thank Azim D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Solid, good quality meal - no one in our group left hungry! Price was reasonable, too. Nothing remarkable, but no complaints. Located about a block or two away from Canterbury West Station, just down the street from the West Gate.

1  Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I chose this restaurant on our recent visit to Canterbury. From an extensive menu we ordered the Tandoori Trout and the Aloo Begun (potato and eggplant) to share, together with rice (plain for me and pilau for him), raitha and mango chutney....More

Thank MyraPlum
Nearby HotelsSee all 16 hotels in Canterbury
The Falstaff in Canterbury
1,262 reviews
.12 miles away
Pilgrims Hotel
303 reviews
.17 miles away
ABode Canterbury
2,207 reviews
.26 miles away
Cathedral Gate Hotel
491 reviews
.32 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe du Soleil
1,141 reviews
.05 miles away
The Lady Luck
258 reviews
.15 miles away
Cafe St Pierre
204 reviews
.14 miles away
The Refectory Kitchen
284 reviews
.13 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Westgate Gardens
763 reviews
.16 miles away
The Kent Museum of Freemasonry
117 reviews
.15 miles away
The Marlowe Theatre
1,063 reviews
.15 miles away
St. Peter's Anglican Church
9 reviews
.15 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
9 October 2016|
Response from Mandybusby30 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they close xmas and new year day
Vivien H
11 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing