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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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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank kjcjcc
Staines, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

2 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 

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 12 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.

1 Thank ranvia
Hessle, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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.

Thank mhusdain82
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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 

2 Thank KathrynThorp
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

So we turned up 3 of us at 9.30. The restaurant was empty. Was seated by a miserable waiter and then asked us for our drinks order. We ordered 2 bottles of cobra but was given draught beer because the fridges were apparently not that cold. We ordered poppadoms & dips which were nice. We ordered our meal which took... More 

Thank Hopkinshuff
Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered take away tonight from justeat , best one ever ordered! Food was amazing! 5* will definitely be returning and visiting restaurant

2 Thank Emmarsr123
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I was amazed by this place, from the welcome I received at the door to the staff recommending what I should have. I was wanting a Chinese and stumbled onto this gem of a place. Highly recommended it. Ok so my food I had chicken pakwan and cheese and garlic naan. Pure and simple it was awesome great tasting awesome... More 

2 Thank John K

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Restaurant Details

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