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Maharaja Restaurant

) #2 of 49 Restaurants in Benfleet ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Asian, Indian, British
358 London Road, Benfleet SS7 1BG, England
+44 1268 795633
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good8%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“poppadoms” (20 reviews)
“curry” (12 reviews)
“dance floor” (49 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
All hours
Asian, Indian, British, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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358 London Road, Benfleet SS7 1BG, England
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1 - 10 of 593 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been here a couple of times now and went for the buffet. The price is quite low and the food don't actually taste too bad but I'm led to believe the food is left out all day and perhaps used day after day owing to...More

Thank JohnnyEighties
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had my daughter's birthday party last afternoon. The food was very good and Rocky - the manager of the event, served us really well. Strongly recommended .. they did customised good specially for the party as required. The ambiance of the restaurant was splendid...More

Thank Kal Aisel V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very frindly atmosphere, a good selection of buffet as well as menu, do after very good, drinks can be a little pricey but nothing to heavy, they cater for large parties aswell

1  Thank 68wallis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this restaurant for both its take away and sit in meals . The staff are always pleasant and helpful. The food is just amazing . Good value for money . If you like Indian this is the place to go. If you go...More

Thank Hayzjohns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here before and service and food are good . We, unfortunately was Ignored by the bar staff for a drink despite acknowledging us when we were standing there . Table was right next to dance floor and we couldn't hear ourselves talk . Not...More

Thank Spurs1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have just had one of the best Indian buffets I have ever tasted and being a woman of a certain age I have tasted plenty The food was 1st class plenty of choice and a real bonus the food was hot the service was...More

Thank Nora O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. The staff are very welcoming. Food is delicious and always arrives quickly. We've become regulars now.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for a Saturday evening and the restaurant soon filled up. Hen parties, birthdays etc. Very nice food. We chose the buffet and the starter was brought to our table which although very nice, hardly buffet. If there are small children they...More

1  Thank Brenda G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice night with friends at a charity event. Was busy but the staff coped well. Not a huge choice on the buffet but all was tasty. The bar staff were not helpful and moaned about 'change'. Sorry you are a business you should have change.

Thank pandajo5
Reviewed 13 July 2017

As a group of friends who have known each other from childhood we try and get together at least twice a year for a meal and a catch up. We really wish we'd chosen the Maharaja sooner - it's one of the best restaurants we've...More

Thank BettyL58
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Christine K
24 February 2016|
Response from Maharaja_Restaurant | Property representative |
Hi Christine, our buffet prices can be found and full a la carte prices can also be found on the website but buffet specifically is as follows; Enjoy sampling an array of delicious, freshly prepared dishes, ranging from... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 39
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 358 London Road, Benfleet SS7 1BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Benfleet
  • Phone Number: +44 1268 795633
  • E-mail
Based on Castle Point's bustling London Road (A13), the Maharaja is a Multi Award Winning Indian Restaurant in Essex, offering unique sub-continental dishes in a princely setting. Specialising in royal Indian Cuisine and lean, low fat dishes with a spicy slant, the popular family friendly food haunt is frequented by groups, celebrating diners, charity organisers, daytrippers and holidaymakers alike. Voted one of the top ten 'Best in the South East' at The Curry Awards several times, the Maharaja is warm and welcoming, offering delicious food in opulent surroundings, with chandeliers dripping from reflective ceilings and an intricately designed private dining room that's fit for a Queen..or any VIP celebrating a special event! Perfect for any occasion, the Maharaja is full of atmosphere, with a 'multi colour dance-floor, a vast buffet bar, group seating, disability access and quieter seating options for couples and those with younger children. The Maharaja menu is diverse and exotic, offering something for every taste. With mild to hot options, free from artificial flavours, our dishes range from traditional to fusion, with the exclusive 'Lean Menu' providing the perfect choice for those watching their waistline. Our skilled chefs can also make your favourite dish if it's not on the menu or you have a food allergy. Private functions At the Maharaja we can cater for all of your special events big or small, whether that is a charity night, a birthday do, a hen party or a romantic dinner for two. Why not plan your party using the Maharaja menus and dance the night away on our spectacular dance floor. With 200 seats including a glittering private 'Maharani' dining room that seats 10-12, the Maharaja can cater for all functions and dietary requirements. Our chef is happy to create a dish of your choice upon request if it's not on the menu. Exclusive hire of the restaurants is available for maximum 200 guests. The Maharaja remains one of the trailblazers for restaurant charity events in the UK, having raised over £3 million for various causes. In fact, the reputation of The Maharaja reached Britain's lawmakers in Westminster and was chosen to cater for the launch of the first nation-wide Bangladesh Festival of Food and Culture in Parliament, the well-known restaurant even received praise during a debate at the House of Commons!
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