Rajpoot Restaurant

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178 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
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.
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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K
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food
wonderful service

Only down side was this app didn't work when I booked the table on line, they had no recollection of it, even though I had e. Mail confirmation , but luckily they were brilliant and got us a table for four in 5 minutes ... Love the food and service and will be back again soon .. best Indian resturant in Dorchester . We have been many times and
will continue to eat at Rajpoot ... ( But I will phone and book my table like I always have )

LK
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a treat to eat at the restaurant. The food is plentiful and freshly prepared.

AE
Bath
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to this lovely place. Very friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and best Indian food we’ve had for a while. Will definitely visit again soon😊

PW
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Busy Saturday evening. Seated early, drinks arrived fairly smartly. Nice buzz about the place. Our order was dead simple and I would have been disappointed to encounter any problems, but we didn't.
Quality of food was very very good. In and out in under 90 minutes. What's not to like?

SG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, authentic dishes and they are also happy to create your favourite if it isn’t on the menu ....

Wonderful Halibut curry!

Excellent service, happy staff - great atmosphere!

Steve G - HeliOperations

SW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was recommended by a friend, nice enough ambiance and food if a little pricey.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavours and great service

OT
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappoints, always a good experience.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Booked this on the strength of Tripadvisor reviews and am so glad that I did. The food was really good.I second the recommendation for the Old Delhi chicken curry- it was amazing.

LN
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience2

We visited whilst on holiday as we had been on a previous holiday and been really pleased with our dinning experience.
Unfortunately this time we were disappointed with the customer service.
We chose mixed platters for starters but there was something wrong with the chicken tikka.
We notified the waiter and he did not apologise or ask if we wanted an alternative.
We felt uncomfortable and unfortunately we wont be returning next year.

TL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were staying in the Dorchester area and wanted to find a good Indian restaurant. We did! The Rajpoot was excellent from the popadoms and great pickle tray through to the beautifully presented main meals.

CP
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall enjoyed the experience. Food was very tasty. Good variety and portion sizes were very generous.

PC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, been multiple times and never been disappointed.

SG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.... Excellent value......Excellent service..... great staff....

And as a connieseur if it wasn’t on the menu then they were happy to cook it and if you wanted a combination then they were happy to oblige..... everything cooked fresh and with a smile!

The halibut curry is to die for and each time they oblige me by cooking it in a different curry sauce!!

5 stars!

AW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant and food always outstanding! Friendly staff who always make you feel so welcome. 5 *

OT
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent presentation and taste as usual, thank you for a very nice evening.

D
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Disappointed as had two excellent meals in the past. Meals were not spicy enough and both too much sauce. A mediocre meal.

DT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another good evening with great food at the Rajpoot

C
Dorset
9 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent visitors to Raj Poot but I have to say that this was the best evening we have had. Curries, all three very different, were terrific. Many thanks

VH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely, will definitely be going back ...............................

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful place, felt welcomed immediately. Food and drink arrived in good time and was fantastic, authentic and beautifully prepared. Our server was great throughout and we left with yummy leftovers! Can’t wait to go back again, best Indian restaurant in Dorchester by a long way.

JC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My son and I always come here as a treat. Last visit was for an early supper before going to the cinema. We shared the seafood platter to start. It was wonderful! Perfectly cooked and not so filling that we were able to enjoy a house curry afterwards. Highly recommended.

LB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my sons 16th birthday. Lovely curry and great price. Staff were very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

CT
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent ,but felt rushed as soon as we had finished our meal were asked to pay ,in fact was asked 3 times in 20 minutes ,hadn't even finished our drinks!

SS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always receive great service and food at the Rajpoot, I would highly recommend this restaurant.

TL
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was lovely but there was very little atmosphere and the staff were very pleasant but it did feel like they were waiting to pounce.

CM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a party of 10 and went for the Early Eaters menu at £12-50 for 2 courses and a drink. We also had papadums and chutneys to start with whilst we chose our dishes. Good value and service once the waiter confirmed that they had the early eating menu (he was not sure about it, although it is on their website).

OT
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food as usual, cool draft from door opening and closing spoilt what should have been a very nice evening.

j
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent place, much better than most Indian restaurants. Main problem is convenient parking but not much they can do about that.

B
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Felt, we were rushed, even though I booked the table. They did provide food that was not in the menu. But after eating, we were brought the bill, before, we had finished. They hoverd about, until I produced the money, swooped down to get it. It was £58.25. I paid £60. I never received change. I did not make a scene, as I did not want to spoil it, for my girlfriend, as we were there, for Valentine's. I don't agree, with tipping, and even if I did, it's down to my discretion. We got up and left. I don't think anyone noticed.

SC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic as usual, however, the restaurant advertised two courses for a fixed amount but we paid the full a la carte costs. We were not offered an alternate menu so I just presumed it was the same one for the deal. Other than that it was great

LR
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Decent meal but abysmal service. In fact I would say chaotic.

HG
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We had a wonderful meal at lunchtime on Saturday. This is by a mile the best Indian restaurant in Dorchester and we have gone back many times. The quality of the food and in particular the sauces and the presentation is very high and the service is friendly and efficient. The lower mark for the ambience was because we were the only ones in the restaurant, so it was not the fault of the staff - it would seem that Saturday lunchtime in January is not a popular time for an Indian meal. We will certainly be eating there again in the not too distant future.

V
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our party were well pleased with the evening. A birthday celebration for our daughter that was enjoyed and a request that we return again soon

RS
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely great food and great portions!

Sadly, conversations can be heard from all other tables, even 4/5 away, so we had to whisper. Staff were collecting around kitchen door and chatting loudly which was a bit distracting.

Would go again simply because the food was so fantastic, but choose my table carefully.

LM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, I like my rice piping hot and they accomodated this perfectly, can't wait to go back

N
London
12 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still one of the best curry houses in Dorset....

J
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times and RAJPOOT never fails to deliver. From the fresh crispy poppadoms with gorgeous chutneys and raita to the tasty meals, rice and naans. We no longer live in the town but always make sure we visit when we are back visiting.

C
Dorset
9 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely curry with friends

D
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had booked a large group of 14, first they called to try and get us to come early and when I explained that we couldn't they said we would have to leave early to accommodate their overbooking! When we arrived, they tried to split our group into 2 tables. Then the service was really slow and I am pretty sure they did this on purpose as we had said we wouldn't come early. Have eaten here many times but not impressed with the management.

Rajpoot Restaurant
Responded on 8 December 2018

We sincerely apologies about your experience. We requested if you are in a position to come early was to avoid the rush periods noise, not for overbooking as we had the table ready for you the moment you walked in. We have two special round table next to each other, which is bigger and comfortable, we suggested if you would like to sit there, not to split the group but instead you preferred different table which was also ready for you. 1 guest instructed not to rush with the food.

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