The Royal Raj Restaurant

The Royal Raj Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
17:30 - 23:00
Mon
17:30 - 23:00
Tue
17:30 - 23:00
Wed
17:30 - 23:00
Thu
17:30 - 23:00
Fri
17:00 - 0:00
Sat
17:00 - 0:00
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
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Does this restaurant specialise in Balti food?
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles662 reviews
Excellent
516
Very good
81
Average
27
Poor
21
Terrible
17
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

smarshy28
Derby35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
As I live locally The Raj has been a regular for us for many years, both at the current Park Farm restaurant and the previous Kedleston Road site. The standard of food is very high and exceptional friendly service. Never given me a reason to go anywhere else. I'll be going back as long as they are there.
Written 2 February 2020
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jackie_severn
Derby28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 family
Excellent food, great service, friendly staff. This is our favourite Indian. Whether grabbing a take away or eating in, the food is always fab and the staff are always friendly and helpful. I would always recommend eating here.
Written 25 September 2020
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TheHappyHikers
United Kingdom200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
We love the Royal Raj for several reasons, the flavours, the ambience and attentive staff. Last nights meal was no exception everything was so good and we all enjoyed the delicious food. The service from the kitchen is fast but not too quick that you have only just been seated! Today we put off our Sunday roast lamb as we were still feeling full after quite a feast! If you are looking for a great Indian restaurant just out of town with free parking then make a booking at The Royal Raj - you won’t be disappointed!
Written 22 January 2023
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Derbyshiredales
Derbyshire18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
We visited as a couple and felt very rushed from the off, we were in and had eaten starters and mains before the one hour mark, were asked twice within ten mins of finishing our meal if we wanted anything more from them (almost like they were pleading us to ask for the bill) so we did. For a £65 meal The food was very average and my masala was comparable to a jar sauce curry you would make at home. We tried shalama gold recently and their service was fantastic, friendly and the food much better quality for a similar price.
Written 24 October 2020
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Juzzy
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
Another fantastic family meal, can’t fault the food. Everyone commented how nice their meals were, that part was 5*. The waiter however was appalling he lacked any of the usual staffs friendliness, rolled his eyes when we weren’t ready to order and seemed put out the we still weren’t ready after another lap of the restaurant. When we did order he was blunt and not at all pleasant. We felt hassled to order drinks as soon as anyone got down a drink. He got a bit of our food wrong. I get people have bad days but he really let the Raj down on this occasion because all the other staff were the usual welcoming and very friendly selves. When you are really looking forward to catch up with family, you don’t want to be pressured to order quickly and dumped with the bill a soon as the last plate was cleared. Rushed, not relaxed and certainly a get ‘‘em in and get ‘‘em out vibe. 1* for the bad mannered little plump guy.
Written 16 October 2022
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Mrs A
Derby7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 couples
Visited with my husband for our weekly date night. Food was ok but the service was poor. We had starters, main and coffee and we were out within an hour. The restaurant wasn’t even half full and we visited early evening. The staff were pleasant but it felt like they didn’t want us there as we were put on a table away from everyone else. The meal came to £65 with a glass of wine and a glass of coke, I certainly would not say this is value for money. We have been numerous times in the past and have not received service like this. Very disappointing and don’t think we be bothering again.
Written 30 September 2022
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Kalpna T
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
Very disappointed. Won't be going again. The place was on the cool side. Was chilled when I left. The service was OK but food was dropped on the table and cleared away without any conversation from the waiter.. The food was less than average. Lacked taste. And both our sizzler plates were charcoaled almost burnt.
Written 18 August 2020
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adam235
32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 friends
Very expensive compared to my last visit, restaurant wasn’t too busy and felt rushed. Not as great as my last visit but for the prices these lot charge you’d they would let you sit on a table longer. Also for the price you’re paying I don’t think the quality of food was justified. Can get similar or better quality food for a cheaper price!
Written 8 October 2022
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graham t
Derby60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
Great friendly welcome - whenever we dine at the Raj we always feel so warm inside. The food is always exquisite accompanied by a cool and refreshing Cobra! The staff are so attentive with great attention to detail and always have a smile on their faces. Love this place, can’t recommend it highly enough. Make sure you go there as they cater for all strengths of dish and even if your favs not on the menu they will endeavour to make it. Top class restaurant, love it!
Written 15 October 2022
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TheHappyHikers
United Kingdom200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
We had yet another superb meal at The Royal Raj in Allestree, Derby - they never let us down serving quality food and superb flavours, our compliments to the chefs. The service from all staff is impeccable particular reference made to a very special young man called WALEED. What a star he is, so polite with a cheeky grin that cheers anyone on a rainy evening! He is always ready to offer his super manners throughout our fabulous dining experiences. WALEED is a real credit to the restaurant and I am sure that he is valued by each and every member of staff. Well done The Royal Raj for a brilliant meal and thank you to WALEED for the icing on the cake!
Written 30 October 2022
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Ash A
Thank you for your kind review , we hope to see you again soon
Written 11 November 2022
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Anan Rap
Singapore11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
Really I’m so happy to celebrate my wife ‘s birthday in Royal Taj looks very grand and very quality food and very tasty and the way revive and serve very polite I really appreciated Ms Parv for the given tremendous service to us really you will feel very happy ones we visit Royal Taj you will receive very caring and very respectful service by Ms. Parv . My treat to my wife occasion of birthday felt sooo happy because of Royal Taj . I can give 5/5 rating for the overall service and ambience and quality of the food
Written 12 September 2023
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JoJo
Derby12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Absolutely fantastic service from beginning to end. Got seated very quickly with very attentive service throughout. Quality of food was amazing and enjoyed every mouthful. The service from Amir was out of this world. He interacts with the customers so well and is always so attentive and caring. We very much enjoy seeing him on our visits. Thank you to Raj and all the team for always providing a fantastic service. xx
Written 8 February 2020
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Scott F
Derby19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
Been visiting the Raj over the last 10years and it’s had its ups and downs in terms of consistent quality foods, never been bad but just sometimes would take a dip in quality and taste. Just visited with my family on a Sunday, and whatever the place is doing now needs to be sustained, absolutely delicious, best food I’ve had here in all the years visiting, curry’s deep in flavour and perfectly balanced, pops and pickles never been so fresh, naan bread soft fresh and packed with cheese with just the right garlic, rice just perfectly cooked and not too oily, chips (for kids) again perfectly cooked not too oily and tasted fantastic. Keep this up and there’s a lot less need to be visiting the curry houses in town.
Written 11 December 2022
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Roger P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
We popped into the Royal Raj for the first time today. Great food, succulent lamb, tender chicken in fabulously fresh, tasty sauces. The Cobra beer was spot on and the service was second to none, thank you Ash! Great value too!
Written 20 October 2022
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skeggy cassie
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
This was our second visit to the Royal Raj and was as good as our first time there. The food was hot and very tasty served by pleasant staff. ( Naz our waiter- (love your sense of humour lol)). Highly recommended.
Written 24 October 2022
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Ash A
Thanks for ur kind review hope to see u again soon
Written 10 November 2022
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