Raj of Kensington

4.6
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136 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Discover the Regional cuisines of India from the days of the British Raj. Raj of Kensington is fusing traditional Indian flavours from the Raj era with fresh British produce.
What 136 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.6
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VL
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Indian in Kensington. I would recommend it to anyone who wants great food and great service in an understated atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great customer service :) and good was really good.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food and very good service. We enjoyed it very much.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food, vaulebforoney and great location

RB
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another return to this lovely restaurant. we were made to feel very welcome despite a busy New Year's Day and less staff than normal. The food is always fresh and delicious. Nice touch having complementary drinks at the end of the night

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was really friendly and the food was good. Some dishes are very spicy, ask before ordering :)

CD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alom, our server was just the sweetest, most professional gentleman! We had a party of 6 from Boston and he knew what we wanted before we did! The food is outstanding here. Thank you, Alom!

F
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I have visited this property several times in the past few months. Raj is highly recommended by many of my colleagues. This visit I brought my friend that has recently started a relationship with Indian food. I am happy to report that we had a fantastic experience. She really enjoyed her meal.

r
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the best Indian restaurants in London. Very fresh ingredients, great taste and really good service!

TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is the best! Food is amazing and the staff are friendly and informed.

F
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was my second visit to Raj of Kensington. My first visit was a “scouting” visit. This visit I brought a colleague. I am happy to report that we had a great experience. A very welcoming atmosphere. I had the lamb shank...delicious(just like the first time). My dining companion ordered the Murg salli zardallo...also delicious!
I will definitely recommend to a select few of my colleagues.

KE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and the price can’t be beat. I love this place and whenever i’m In London it is a must.

LL
London
24 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food very tasty, our local Indian restaurant, often visit.

Sad that Raj do not accept Open Table reward cheques despite mentioning at time of booking.

NR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were traveling from Spain to Canada, stopping in London specifically to go to dinner at the Raj.
Service and food did not disappoint!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best - we actually made a stopover from Spain to Canada at LHR to have dinner here. Always fantastic food and superb service.

OW
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and very good service. We will be back

BB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food. Definitely call ahead, and leave a little time to savor the meal.

LL
London
24 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had the set, tasting menu which was very tasty

F
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

I was dining solo on a weekday night. The entire restaurant was open save 1 table with 6 family members(1 annoying child). I was seated right next to them! Ugh. Fortunately for me they were close to the end of their meal. Once the family left there was 1 other diner for about 30 minutes. I eat early so by the end of the meal there were more patrons.
This was my first visit to the establishment. A few colleagues had mentioned that they enjoyed their meals there. I had very fine service. The poppadoms were plentiful and I enjoyed the 3 sauces that accompanied them. My main course was delicious. It was the lamb shank and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will definitely return.

c
London
15 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

On our arrival we were given a very warm welcome and shown to our table. Help was given regarding ordering and we had a delicious meal, best poppadoms and chutney etc ever! The Railway lamb dish was a great success as well as peshawari nan, bhindi and all the other dishes. Will definitely return next time we are in the area. The bill with beers worked out at £65 per couple along with the offer of taking the food we had been unable to finish home. We declined which was regretted the following morning! Also a very good atmosphere in the restaurant, everyone seemed to be enjoying themself as, indeed, we did.

i
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Raj of Kensington was a lovely find for us: truly excellent food and great service. We highly recommend it and will be sure to return!

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

While visiting London for a few days, we decided we wanted a nice but not too fussy Indian meal full of different flavors. We had a wonderful meal and superb service. The Kerala coconut prawns we’re outstanding.

GA
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

I will go back to this restaurant every time I'm in this part of London because the selection and quality of the food is so good. This is not the average "slop it all together with masala and serve it to the hungry ignorant" Indian restaurant — it's food cooked and served with pride, and you can get details and advice from the owner/manager about what you eat.

DK
London
39 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Love the food but the service was atrocious. Slow and unresponsive. They seemed to have a few staff missing including a chef.
They should have apologized about the slow service and made an appropriate gesture to my table and others suffering same fate.
While that was happening, take away orders were flying out the door. They should treat in house diners with same speed. In fact, they should treat in house diners with much more service and respect.

t
Charleston
86 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

I made a reservation through Opentable for 9:30. My friend and I checked in just before 9:30. We waited around 10 minutes for a table to be cleaned and set for us, even though several tables for 2 were available. But then, we waited for what seemed like hours before our drink orders were taken. Then our food, which was delicious, took forever too. We didn't order anything special. And the table that came in after us was served before us. Maybe it was just an off night for the staff.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and tremendous service

SG
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had a very pleasant evening. Friendly and helpful staff. Food tasty and hot.

OT
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m with delta & this is my favorite restaurant

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Highly recommended!

l
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful little restaurant in Kensington. The food was delicious and the staff were very attentive. I strongly recommend making a reservation because the restaurant got very busy after 7 pm.

E
London
189 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Very average food, small portions, overpriced. Service attentive but perhaps too much so.

OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

This was very good and the staff was very friendly. We have slow service as the restaurant was busy so they were very behind in bringing the food. Too a long time to take our order as I think they wanted to space us out due to serving other customers. With the exception of the slow service quality and friendliness was exceptional!

MF
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mega food so tasty! A proper local which the area needed❤️

e
23 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another amazing dinner at Raj!

VY
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Great Indian restaurant in Kensington! Food was very good and it was easy to book a table there. It’s a very small place but food was excellent. Only negative was service was really, really slow, otherwise it would be 5 stars (out of 5).

h
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great indian food! Small and cozy, service impeccable.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service fantastic!

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Très bon indien et à bon prix, je recommande chaudement !

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GE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Lovely waiters, very helpful, great service.

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Consistently good. Friendly, professional staff. Delicious food.
As Kensington residents, this is our 'go-to' restaurant for Indian cuisine