Rajpoot Restaurant

4.4
118 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Spicy
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
Rajpoot is one of the most exclusive and exciting Indian restaurants, with pleasant surroundings and with a longstanding local and international reputation for excellence. We offer a new and exciting culinary experience, all dishes are prepared with absolutely fresh, top quality ingredients which are blended with exotic, fragrant and pungent spices to produce a wider variety of subtle flavours and taste sensations.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 2pm and 5:30pm - 11pm
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Phone number
01305 257492
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We also provide outdoor catering service to your home or office
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Parking Details
Parking is normally free after 5:30pm everyday on the high street and even in pay and display bay. Also there is a parking just round the corner where you don't have to pay after 5:30pm.
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Public Transit
Dorchester West train station is a ten minute walk away
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Additional
Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 118 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
5.0Dined on 28 June 2018

Recommend by our B&B and we’ll worth the visit. Lovely service and delicious fresh food. This is not about grease and generic spice - this is beautiful food and layers of flavour.

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JF
4.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Tasty food, best Indian in Dorchester. A bit pricey but good portion sizes.

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k
4.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Great menu and atmosphere..... lovely service. Slightly pricey but nevertheless, it was worth it!

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DL
3.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Restaurant recently changed hands; needs time to settle down again. Very noisy - big groups vs couples in confined area always difficult - had to change tables half way through meal. Were wrongly billed, as the till system was new. Didn't really work for us.

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LH
5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

I had promised my sister I would take her to this restaurant when next she visited Dorset. She chose the halibut as the main meal and was very impressed. She does not eat chicken or red meat, but mentioned there was a wide choice for vegetarians. I have eaten at Rajpoot a few times and have always had a very pleasant experience, both with the food and the service.

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IJ
5.0Dined on 26 April 2018

Only two words needed ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC, but the review system requires more words. Can highly recommend this restaurant it ticks all the boxes, authentic quality dishes, the friendly professional staff. The only criticism we have is that it's not on our doorstep as we would be booking a table every week.
Went here whilst on holiday with my wife, who had the Chicken Tikka and saffron rice, which I saw and had to share with her and was just gorgeous and I had the equally delicious Lamb and coconut curry with saffron rice. We both had the Onion pakoras to start and my wife had Salted Caramel Icecream with Pomegranate jus and I had the Chocolate melt in the middle fudge pudding to finish. Sorry, we never took photos of the starter and desserts as we had started them before we remembered LOL!!! Your staff are, AMAZING please thank them for enriching our very first holiday to Dorchester. And needless to say, the food was TOP class. We will be back in September and plan to dine at your restaurant on the first night of our stay. In summary !!! A superb dining experience.

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PB
5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

They say they serve fine Indian cuisine, but it's better than that. The food is amazing with tastes that you never thought would work together. You must try the pan seared duck breast in a sweet and sour sauce, unbelievable!! The traditional curries are also full of taste, everyone left feeling uncomfortable and happy.

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C
5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Great all round

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SH
4.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Good meal and look and feel to the restaurant. The waiters rushed us a little we wanted to take our time. One waiters was very good, friendly and helpful.

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JM
3.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Lovely restaurant and have been a few times and had a lovely meal.
Last time we went it was very busy and loud. Felt manic and the staff were rushing around and didn’t offer us the dessert menu.

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OT
5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Lovely meal for a birthday, food excellent only downside was we were all on one long table, so couldn’t chat to everyone, but that isn’t the restaurants fault as it’s hard to fit a large group in

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DG
4.0Dined on 22 February 2018

We have always enjoyed our meals at this restaurant and this time was no exception.

Food and ambiance were up to their usual high standard and staff, warm and appropriately attentive.

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DW
3.0Dined on 15 February 2018

ive been using this restaurant for over 30 years and this was the first time I left feeling disappointed . the starter was fine as was the service but our main meals arrived in what looked like huge pasta bowls ,which were cold and no other dishes or plates . That left my curry swimming in what looked like soup . When I added the rice it just disappeared to the bottom of the bowl never to be seen again. The curry tasted nice but I ended up just fishing for bits of chicken until there was just the curry soup left. Having a curry is all about the experience and the anticipation of the arrival of all the little dishes and red hot plates but for some reason the Rajpoot have decided not to do that anymore which is a real shame. I will go back because the food is lovely and always has been..but I won't go until the presentation changes.

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d
5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

Great food at excellent price. Very good value. Will definitely go again.

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MK
2.0Dined on 10 February 2018

We were not made welcome. The table for two reallly too small. The starters were only warm. The korma and the chicken tikka was so sweet it was inedible. The service was surly! Really looking forward to this meal and were so dissapointed!

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D
5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Quality food in a vibrant atmosphere. The only place to be in Dorchester

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W
5.0Dined on 30 January 2018

This is by FAR the best Indian Restaurant in the local area. The food is simply stunning, always. Other places I describe as 'curry houses', the Rajpoot is an 'Indian Restaurant'.

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K
4.0Dined on 22 December 2017

As ever a popular venue, great ambience and good food. Okra dish delicious best I’ve tasted but sadly the Masala although tasty was extremely sweet to the point I had to abandon half a portion a real shame. My husband would definitely recommend the lamb shank. Generally we would prefer smaller portions so we could try a greater selection as ordering 3 sides with 2 mains (a usual order elsewhere) was way too much and an undesirable waste of good food.

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S
3.0Dined on 15 December 2017

Lovely food although can get a little loud . Found it a little cold at first

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TD
4.0Dined on 12 December 2017

Attentive staff. Great food, presented well. Good atmosphere. Would recommend.

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OT
4.0Dined on 23 November 2017

Excellent service and great quality food that is a little different to most Indian restaurants.

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K
4.0Dined on 15 November 2017

Fairly busy but quiet enough for conversation. Lovely upmarket spicy food at reasonable prices.

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AB
5.0Dined on 11 November 2017

Very good food, service and ambience. Would definitely recommend.

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OT
5.0Dined on 8 November 2017

Great meal with family, fantastic ambiance and the food was amazing. Very authentic cuisine with great portion sizes and the best onion salad we've tasted.

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OT
4.0Dined on 26 October 2017

Enjoyable meal. Quite expensive but good quality would recommend.

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OT
4.0Dined on 20 October 2017

Contemporary Indian restaurant. Food is always exceptional. Limited menu, but all delicious. Staff are dressed in authentic costume which adds to the ambience of this restaurant. Would thoroughly recommend.

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OT
5.0Dined on 17 October 2017

Great food and attentive service! Best curry in Dorset by a mile!

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K
5.0Dined on 15 October 2017

Good and not overbearing service, pleased with menu choice, nice ambience, a lovely evening out

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OT
5.0Dined on 7 October 2017

We had a fantastic meal ...absolutely delicious! Cooked to perfection!

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T
5.0Dined on 5 October 2017

Food was modern and absolutely delicious!

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OT
5.0Dined on 30 September 2017

My husband and I have been to the rajpoot with friends on several occasions. This time it was just the two of us. We were very pleased with the food we chose. The service was very good. Thank you all for a great evening.

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S
5.0Dined on 30 September 2017

Excellent food with really good and friendly service. We have eaten at the Rajpoot many times and have always had a good experience.

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OT
5.0Dined on 29 September 2017

The BEST Indian in Dorset. Food, Staff and Venue are all Excellent. Highly recommended.

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OT
5.0Dined on 14 September 2017

Excellent food and service, would visit again if in the area

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L
4.0Dined on 8 September 2017

Very good food & service - will definitely be going back.

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OT
5.0Dined on 2 September 2017

Best Indian food ever. My favourite Indian restaurant. Delicious and authentic food.

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OT
1.0Dined on 30 August 2017

Unfortunately the booking was made for a day when the manager was off. We were 5 minutes late arriving at 22.35, to find the restaurant closed. Apparently the staff had been standing idle since 21.00 and decided not to wait for our arrival by even 5 minutes. The manager was extremely apologetic when we spoke subsequently. Our previous experiences with this restaurant make it very likely that we shall go back again. We are compelled by the website to enter ratings for items that we did not experience, so these can be ignored other than the first. Perhaps the website parameters need changing.

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SS
3.0Dined on 29 August 2017

Having had a set lunch here before we thought we'd try the a la carter menu but we're a bit disappointed. If this was your first visit to an Indian restaurant I guess you would love it, but we found the dishes far too westernised.
My husband had the Delhi chicken which was the best dish we had but it was definitely at the level of a mild Korma. I had a Biriani which was extremely salty with no curry flavour and the accompanying vegetable curry was like a minestrone soup!
The service was good and attentive so I would go back but choose one of the specific curry dishes next time.

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OT
5.0Dined on 26 August 2017

There was 6 friends in our group. We all had a great time. We will return soon.

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N
5.0Dined on 26 August 2017

Absolutely superb - the best curries all 3 of us have ever experienced - highly recommended!

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