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£18 - £31
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Indian, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
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All reviews masala dosa curry mixed starter chicken bread southern indian food sunday evening excellent food staff were attentive portion sizes cooked to perfection dishes mains takeaway
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Reviewed 23 February 2024

Good Indian food at reasonable prices. Nice atmosphere, friendly and wine very reasonable. Large menu. D-inL said it was the best curry she had ever had.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

Very good defo go back tasty hot good customer service would recommend this place for sure friendly helpful and do anything for you

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

Good Place and Good Food Nice place to visit Pls visit and have fun at location Good Ambiance also

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 May 2023

decided to try this restaurant as my daughter has recently moved to Preston and rather than go to one of our usual Indian cuisine haunts thought we would try somewhere new and what a disappointment this was. We first ordered poppadoms and a tray of...dips. The poppadoms did not seem freshly cooked and we were provided with very small portions of dip for the price. Usually we love the freshness of the finely chopped onions with the crispness of the poppadoms but for some reason these onions seemed to be cooked and mixed with tomato ketchup which was a very odd choice to make. We then followed this with chicken pakoras which are a family favourite - this time however it was not. We have had this dish at many other places and it is usually a lovely piece of chicken coated in a tasty batter - what we were presented with was some shredded chicken in a flavourless batter and a lot of pieces of crispy batter with absolutely nothing inside and was extremely bland. For my main I ordered tandoor chicken - this is one of my favourite dishes - it is usually aromatic with spices and just the right amount of heat for me - this time I got 2 big pieces of chicken which were cooked beautifully however there was absolutely no taste to chicken other than the ghee it was smothered in - so much ghee in fact that when it cooled it had solidified one of my pieces of chicken to the bottom of the dish it came in. My daughters ordered a paneer bhuna and a chicken madras and both said there was no taste to the curry at all. The chips were tasty although they also had a flavour to them that suggested they had also been cooked in ghee. We also ordered 2 garlic naan breads and although the chef seemed like he was afraid of spice with the rest of our food he was definitely not afraid of garlic. I would expect a nice fluffy bread with a thin coating of garlic and herbs and what we got was a flat hard bread with enough garlic to ward off nosferatu from 3 miles away. I blame myself for trying somewhere new instead of sticking to one of our old favourites but lesson learnt and we will definitely not be going back here.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 May 2023 via mobile

Fantastic food that is reasonably priced, friendly and helpful staff, a highly recommended place to eat, be that on your own or on a group. .

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

We had chicken biriyani, beef stew and pork fry. It was a treat to our taste buds. We will definitely visiting/ ordering for take away again. 💯

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 8 November 2022

Nice food and good service. Went there a couple of times and will receive value for the money spent.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 November 2022 via mobile

Great food, good ambiance and great people. Loved the food there. I fully recommend you to try this place.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022 via mobile

We turned up on spec on a Sunday evening. Plenty of convenient parking which was very helpful. The staff were attentive and happy to make recommendations. Portion sizes were large and quality was good. They had some very spicy chef exclusive recipes.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022 via mobile

Dined here on a Sunday evening and had an excellent meal. Dishes were recommended by our friendly and attentive waiter and everything was delicious and freshly cooked. We hadn't tasted southern Indian food before but will definitely be trying it again. We all had starters,...mains and sides and at £20 per head was very good value for money! Many thanks, Judy, John and GavinMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022 via mobile

Fantastic food! The waiter helped us with recommendations from the specials menu as they have some dishes that are new to us, even though we love Indian food. The flavours were beautiful, my husband describes them as subtle and developing. The portion sizes were just...right. It was a great atmosphere. We weren’t rushed and the staff were incredibly friendly. Next time we pass by Preston we will visit.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022

Always a lovely fresh meal, cooked to order. Lovely friendly staff willing to let you sample other dishes as you order. We always come here from Penwortham for our take away treat.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022 via mobile

Traditional Indian restaurant. Enjoyed our food very much. Tasty and good portion sizes although would have liked a salad garnish with our starters. Staff work hard and they are really friendly. Good value. Definitely will be going back.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 May 2022

Australia has great food from all over the world, but when we visited my parents in Lytham, my daughter wanted to try the sort of proper South Asian food for which Northern England is famous, and in which Australia is a bit lacking. I read...a few articles, and reviews of Maharani were overwhelmingly positive, and it was on the right side of Preston for us, so we chose it. Going out for a meal in Preston can be a challenge because it's impossible to park. But Maharani is right on the Western edge of Preston, so it's easy to get to, and once you're there it has its own free private parking. We got there very early on a Saturday evening - around 6pm - and it was very quiet. Only two other tables were occupied. By the time we left, about 2/3 of tables were occupied - it's quite a big place. Everyone we dealt with was extremely friendly and helpful. The room was bright and airy with a very high ceiling, and the atmosphere was very relaxed. We ordered a mixed starter, as there were only two of us and we wanted to try as many things as possible. All the mixed starters were really excellent, but the chicken tikka in particular was extraordinary, tender, with fantastic complex flavours. My daughter's menu said that dosas weren't available at weekends, but my menu didn't say that, so we asked what the deal was. The guy that was serving us said they don't serve dosas when it's busy, because they're quite time-consuming and require a lot of focus, so you can't cook them when you're cooking a load of other stuff too. But he checked with the kitchen, and then said that, since it was quiet, they'd be able to do one for us. We had a masala dosa, and it was delicious - light and crispy, with lovely soft, spicy potatoes, and fantastic dhal. Breads and rice were good, and drinks were lovely. But the highlight was the Malabary chicken curry, which had a beautifully creamy texture and a really complex, interesting set of flavours. It may have been the best curry I've ever had. I've been recommending this place to friends in Lytham ever since we went. It really is excellent. We'll definitely be back next time we're in Britain.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 27 February 2022

Absolutely incredible food, cooked to perfection! We came across Maharani whilst in Preston for business. Super friendly staff, great service and absolutely delicious food. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Response from Helikaon | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. The owners are Christian and the cuisine is genuine INDIAN.
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Maharani Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
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