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Maharaja

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
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The Bandstand, Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JJ, England
+44 1227 368888
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is beautifully decorated and occupies a prime location on the Bay. It is extremely large and at quiet times off season it is possible to be the only ones there mid week. The food quality overall is very good, freshly cooked and with plenty of choice. Prices are average. Service is attentive but not obtrusive. Just one criticism... More 

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Thank David G
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is in the old bandstand the decor is very good I will recommend this restaurant the menu is very good with lots of choices the food was excellent the sauces for the papadum are really good too real nice cold cobra beer too if they used table clothes it would improve my rating from 4 stars to 5... More 

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Thank Vince Q
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had Sunday lunch,8 of us went there for their Sunday buffett but as the resturant had very few customers the buffett was replaced with a lunch time menu, which was not a problems to us. The service as always very good, the food good quality, food arrived well presended good portions and hot. This resturant is located on the sea... More 

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Thank Henry P
Kent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were extremely polite and friendly and the food was good with good sized portions. The restaurant itself is interesting and occupies a nice plot by the sea. 3/5 only for me however as they have had fluctuating food hygiene ratings and having tried to book a large party here were let down last minute.

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Thank Aryan S
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have been as we was visiting family the staff are so helpful food is out of this world will be going back again if there was more then 5 stars I would be giving it a 10

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Thank Adele B
amin s, Manager at Maharaja, responded to this review

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Five stars from me and our guests. My first visit and I was really impressed. An interesting menu. Definitely a restaurant and not a curry house. Service was excellent. I loved the décor, the food, the prices and especially the wine glasses!

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Last minute visitors we took them to the Majaraja. Very accommodating although they were busy, so it could be said the service was slow (understandable with the number of people in), but the friendly Staff kept us updated to how long they would be. The menu is very good and it is good to be adventurous and move away from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I generally thought that this place was very good. I had the Kathi Meethi Bathak from the Chef's Signature Dishes menu, and was very pleased with my selection. If you like being blown away with spiciness then this isn't the dish for you, but it was very lovely indeed. Additionally, the onion bhajis were superb. Good service.

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amin s, Manager at Maharaja, responded to this review

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Whitstable, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Note: I have received a full refund. Having stayed loyal to this restaurant after their hygiene issues I experienced the following: Wrong food delivered. Laughing at an unhappy customer on the phone. When visiting for a refund was told "woman you have your refund now go home where you belong." When I asked if they had a problem with me... More 

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3 Thank Emma W
amin s, Manager at Maharaja, responded to this review

Hi I am manager of the business, i just got email confirmation one of bed review, all I can say I was last whole week in the restaurant but i did not refund any delivery or I don't think so any happened this situation, maharaja one of the best Indian restaurant in the south east Kent so I think the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The food was average, the vegetarian food needs to be updated and have more flavours added. A little dull.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bandstand, Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 368888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?