Rajpoot Restaurant

4.4
246 reviews
£25 and under
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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Steads
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Indian meal ever! From the naan to the chicken , outstanding !

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Dave
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu selection and food is always excellent.
Would definitely recommend.

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EmmaW
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Couldn't fault at all. Can't wait to go back

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WendyB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I reserved a table here, when we arrived we were given a reserved table in a lovely spot, had our menus and got settled in however we were then told to move as we hadn't reserved a table and they were giving the table to some other couple who were regulars. I had proof of booked tabke but that dudnt matter. We were then sat on a tiny table, opposite a large loud group. Needless to say I was not impressed and wi t be going back. The foods was ok but the customer service is terrible

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KathleenH
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Very disappointed,food given Indian titles,but, had no Indian flavours at all. Was my favourite Indian restaurant in Dorchester, I do not think I will ever go again.

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Kookie
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We came here for dinner on Saturday night and were very disappointed to have to wait 2 hours for our food.We had no starters this was the total waiting time from placing the order.There were people waiting even longer than us and as you can imagine it ruined peoples evening.Tables were complaining and arguing which was understandable.They said it was because they were so busy.This is no excuse,if you cannot provide a reasonable service then you shouldn’t seat so many people.

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ChrisP
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Great menu, friendly staff, excellent quality. Our firm favourite, never had a bad meal there.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We chose dishes from the Specials menu rather than the Traditionals and found the food to be rather bland and lacking spices - BUT we have travelled extensively in Indiaand perhaps donot now have English taste buds.

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HowardY
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

AVOID THIS PLACE!!!
Absolutely DISGUSTED -only gave 1 star as lowest to get through to write this!
Prefer to give NO STARS or negative if possible!
Arrived on time, staff surprised to see us, checked with kitchen couldn’t serve us! Busy night before.
My guest travelled from France a worked for me 20 years ago at office across road.
No apologies or explanation.
What’s point of booking if they do this?
No way will I or any of my family or friends go there ever again!!
Emailed restaurant but no reply- there’s a surprise!

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NicholasM
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Food was Amazing but not used to the Fine Dinning Style because we REALLY Missed Sharing as the Food comes Plated for each Person.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tandoori salmon a real hit - good service and friendly atmosphere

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curry4me
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly, nice food will use again, 50 characters

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Xways
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely helpful staff and the food was really really good. We'll be back!

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LynK
Dorset
9 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always delicious food here. We were the first diners in at 5pm, so very quiet, but service was prompt, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

MB
MartinB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been to this restaurant from time to time over 30yrs with mixed results it is now transformed. The quality of the food is now astonishing, actually in a different class to the usual indian restaurants -with regard to the menu, the style and presentation. It all tasted fresh, fragrant and aromatic and was prepared with exceptional care.

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clark
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Lovely family meal celebrating birthday but sadly waited two hours for our meal to arrive and £86 for three bottles of wine is extortionate. Shame because a really nice place.

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LyleS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit here although live relatively local. Faultless! Thank you!

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George
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service from the team. Loads of choice on the menu

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JohnG
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

At the end of a week staying in Weymouth we wanted a meal out somewhere nice and I thought Dorchester might be a good place to look. We like Indian and google suggested the Rajpoot - the reviews were all positive and our experience was very much the same. The food was a bit different, not run of the mill, well presented, attentive service, good cutlery, a very good experience. Thanks

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AndyM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reservation process was easy, and Open Table provided all the information we needed. The food and service were outstanding, I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant and the service provided by Open Table.

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DevonP
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, incredible service, overall a wonderful experience!

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Winstan3549
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The excellent food and quality of service keeps me going back every time I work in Dorchester.

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HannahM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with our lovely meal. Brilliant staff and price.

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tarab
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb curry, always fantastic! Can’t wait to go again.

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SimonS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stunning food, really friendly staff and a lovely setting. We will be back.

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CaraH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid protection was excellent, food great, staff friendly. Lovely meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food.

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DanH
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

food was just ok nothing special but it was the service that let it down. I do understand with a 10pm curfew it may be a bit rushed but the server was at the point of being a little rude and trying to hurry us up all the time. Restaurant was nearly empty so no ambience at all. its at the top end pricing for an indian restaurant and sadly there are fair better places locally . we expected much better as it has a very good local reputation and we were excited to try.

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KeithS
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

When the food arrived it was good. Whole evening a comedy of errors. We arrived in 2 groups. Both explained we were an incomplete party of 5. We were given separate tables at either end of restaurant. When we eventually found each other staff asked why we were sitting together! We waited for one hour twenty mins for our food. We were given a complimentary drink. Staff explained they were dealing with lots of take away orders!? When our food arrived the two lamb orders where chicken instead! We didn’t want to wait for them to be changed so kept the chicken. As I said food was fine but We Will Not Be Going Back.

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Nora
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a really nice meal with very good service. Would go again

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terenceM
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very tasty food..well presented, well seasoned high-end Indian cooking

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MelS
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was horrendous from arrival to departure.
We arrived 5 minutes early, our table was booked for 7.45pm, to be told our table had been given to another couple who arrived late for their booking so we had to wait half an hour to be seated. We were finally seated which was near a table of 10 lively lads who were shouting obsceneties, our order was taken for food, we waited an hour and 10 minutes before our food arrived, which may i say, was not up to much. There was no social distancing measures in place within the restaurant, very concerning, service was poor. We didn't even finish our meal and decided to leave. My husband went to pay, whilst doing so he expressed how poor the dining experience was, the response he was given was " it is Saturday night sir". Absolutely disgusted in this establishment, we will never return to the Rajpoot, ever.

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GillianB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good food, friendly efficient service and very good value

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KatrynJ
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an excellent meal with great service and a relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful choice of food on the menu and really reasonable prices.

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Rosd
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The starter was superb
Very busy night
Curry main course was bland
Possibly because of restaurant being full

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Upset
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Were 10 minutes late due to traffic and refused entry past two.

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NickW
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service was efficient but we were never made to feel welcome, almost to the point of being an inconvenience. The food was hot but disappointingly bland and for a large, almost empty restaurant, some people were seated at tables well under 2 metres apart.

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KerryC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food! Best curry in Dorchester.

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SarahM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was the best Indian we'd ever had. The pakoras (onion bhajis) were something else.

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OpenTable Diner
30 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place. We stopped just to break our journey from Sussex to Devon. Very easy to find, free parking (after 6pm) just across the road and a really friendly welcome.

The selection was very good, the portions huge and the naan bread (Peshwari in my case) outstanding - some of the best I’ve tasted.

We will certainly be going back.

FAQs

Rajpoot Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Rajpoot Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01305 257492.

Rajpoot Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.