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Maharaja of India

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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19A Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0ET, England
+44 20 7930 8364
12:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:59
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I should have gone elsewhere when the couple a table away were complaining as I sat down and ordered a cobra. The food was ok but really not exceptional. Your local Indian restaurant is probably better and definitely less expensive. I stopped eating when a chunk of chicken tikka in my garlic chilli chicken rebounded on my teeth like a... More 

Thank Endorph1n
Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visited here last night, service was poor from walking in the door. As the evening went on we felt more uncomfortable but it was too late to leave. As read before on this site we were told it was cash only as the card machine was broken. Food not too bad but service is questionable. There are plenty of restaurants... More 

Thank MickDebV
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my girlfriend whilst on a trip to London, had bad vibes immediately. Staff were all so arrogant, rude and aggressive. We had not even sat down yet when we both had menus shoved in our faces, and bluntly asked what we wanted to order. Staff were uncoordinated in their attending to customers, and they were constantly congregated... More 

Thank Matthew_G_S_97
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just wanted to have some Indian food and went into the Maharaja. Booked a table at 8pm and when I went in the waiter says we only take cash! Although there is a sticker on the door saying they take visa /MasterCard.

Thank Jan S
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this restaurant in April. We were the only ones there at this time. The restaurant is pleasantly decorated and clean. The menu has a good selection. The food was very good. Our problem was with the waiter, who was extremely unpleasant. Snippy is the word best to describe his demeanor. We felt very unwelcome.

Thank Ally T
Springfield, Virginia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to try Indian food and decided to try this place.We ordered Thali{ selection of various dishes,served in a platter}.It was overpriced and disappointing.The staff were not focused.Talked loudly among themselves.We had to call them for service.

Thank kanmaryann
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is delicious and SOHAIL is the most attentive waiter. The other waiters are mostly charming. We do have trouble if we open their door and the chef has not arrived. They will not let you in to wait which is annoying and loose many early lunchtime customers this way. We think the chef should get there on time as... More 

Thank loopylady47
Austin, Texas
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very good friend took my family to this restaurant. He selected all the food do we could sample a little of everything as he is originally from Bangladesh. Wait staff was very accommodating and the service was fantastic. Food was excellent!

1 Thank Trinidad04
Godalming, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at around 5.45 for a pre-theatre dinner. We had the table right next to the door. The service was fine, they did keep leaving the door open which left a bit of a draught and also let in fumes/noise from the busy road. We were given poppadoms and ordered one starter, mains and drinks. Drinks arrived speedily. 1... More 

Thank Rubber_Duckie89
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Fell upon the Maharaja after looking for an Indian restaurant. Were originally planning on eating next door but decided this looked a nicer restaurant. What a good decision. Food was fantastic, service was very good and the restaurant was busy for an early Saturday evening (6.30pm). After our visit we looked at the reviews and so glad we didn't look... More 

1 Thank Mandybusby30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 26 - US$ 39
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19A Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7930 8364

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

Staying in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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