Welcome to The Ancient Raj


About us


The Ancient Raj was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Canterbury Cllr Mary Jeffries, in October 2002.

The restaurant is set in a partially-restored 15th Century Grade II listed building.

The Ancient Raj is a fully licensed, air-conditioned restaurant. The spacious dining area and gallery lounge means you can dine and relax in comfort.

The Ancient Raj is not affiliated to any other restaurant and does not have any branches.

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Our Menu

In addition to traditional and established favourites, The Ancient Raj has a splendid selection of house specials. The menu is varied and caters for many different tastes. Our staff will be happy to assist you in choosing something special.

Live Music

Enjoy live background music while you dine and relax. Every Friday and Saturday.


Reservations are advisable to avoid disappointment, particularly during busy periods. Guests are kindly requested to arrive promptly.

Our Opening Hours have changed, we now open earlier at 5.30pm  

Christmas Bookings now being taken

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