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Rajpoot Restaurant

4.4
4.4
255 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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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00–14:00 Dinner Daily 17:30–23:00

  • Phone number

    01305 257492

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We also provide outdoor catering service to your home or office

  • Private party facilities

    We offer exclusive private parties on request

  • Area

    Dorchester

  • 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.

  • Public Transit

    Dorchester West train station is a ten minute walk away

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 255 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PH

    PeterH

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    It was a quiet evening - about 10 seated when we arrived. Pleasant table with fresh linen and napkins. Service was prompt, polite and orders accurately taken. Beers all round immediaty, starters in ten minutes and main dishes in twenty minutes. No delays. The food was tasty, plenty of it with generous helpings. We enjoyed the food and had a pleasant evening.

  2. AW

    AmandaW

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Excellent food and service as always! Mario fabulous as well as the whole team!

  3. SS

    SusanS

    Dorset

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    this used to be one of my favourite go to Indian Restaurants. Last Saturday Very busy. Staff Young although very pleasant were clumsy awkward and did not seem to be aware of what to do. Long wait for food about 45 minutes from Popadums to main course. the food when it turned up was bland lacked spice and flavour. one dish looked as if just recently reheated in microwave. My dish was just not very hot . One person ordered lamb jalfrezi and got chicken. In all not much better than a reheated M and S takeaway

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    We simply booked this place because we had a great experience at a “Rajpoot” in Dorset. As we arrived we were directed to a table and not shown. This place is a BYO, but no soft drinks allowed. There is also a charge of 50p per alcoholic can/bottle you bring and drink. The water for the table is tap and luke warm, granted with ice, but not cold enough. The food was nice but not “fine” worthy. The naan bread (if cheese) is grated over the top - usually inside the dough. The sundries: chips and rice were as good as can be. Personally don’t think table clothes would go amiss, rather than using menus as mats. Service isn’t that all attentive or polite. I would say all in all, a bang on average meal.

  5. D

    Dog13

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Lovely evening in a top restaurant - highly recommended

  6. MC

    MichaelC

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    I would recommend this restaurant for a superb Indian meal. Slightly expensive but you pat for what you get.

  7. KB

    KaiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Got a lot of food for your money, was very nice and we had a very pleasant evening! :)

  8. T

    Topher

    Essex

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious as always!!

  9. TR

    TheresaR

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First class restaurant. Says it all. Special experience.

  10. SD

    StuartD

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    delicious fine dining with spice! If you are looking for typical curry house food, then this is not for you, the food is divine and a much higher level with really good portions that required a doggy bag! We will be back!

  11. S

    Steads

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

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

  12. D

    Dave

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  13. EW

    EmmaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  14. WB

    WendyB

    1 review

    3.0

    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

  15. KH

    KathleenH

    1 review

    2.0

    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.

  16. K

    Kookie

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    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.

  17. CP

    ChrisP

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  18. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  19. HY

    HowardY

    1 review

    1.0

    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!

  20. NM

    NicholasM

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  21. M

    Mark

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Tandoori salmon a real hit - good service and friendly atmosphere

  22. c

    curry4me

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very friendly, nice food will use again, 50 characters

  23. X

    Xways

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  24. LK

    LynK

    Dorset

    9 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  25. MB

    MartinB

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  26. c

    clark

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    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.

  27. LS

    LyleS

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  28. G

    George

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  29. JG

    JohnG

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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

  30. AM

    AndyM

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  31. DP

    DevonP

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food, incredible service, overall a wonderful experience!

  32. W

    Winstan3549

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  33. HM

    HannahM

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  34. t

    tarab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  35. SS

    SimonS

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  36. CH

    CaraH

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food.

  38. DH

    DanH

    1 review

    1.0

    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.

  39. L

    Lorna

    Brighton

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 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.

  40. N

    Nora

    Dorset

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

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

FAQs

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

Rajpoot Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Rajpoot Restaurant

43 High West Street Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1UT

Additional information

  • Area

    Dorchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00–14:00 Dinner Daily 17:30–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Public Transit

    Dorchester West train station is a ten minute walk away

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01305 257492

  • Catering

    We also provide outdoor catering service to your home or office

  • Private party facilities

    We offer exclusive private parties on request

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