Situated in the rather moneyed Surrey town of Epsom Downs, Le Raj has been something of a pioneer in the world of Indian dining. Among the first to insist on all natural ingredients, this award winning dining room is known for authentic and traditional Asian cuisine done to perfection, crafted by hand from the basics up with dairy produce made on site and fish and meat cut to suit each particular dish. And while Le Raj may not be known for providing ‘fast’ food, the wait is well worth it, each dish tailor made for your order so you know its fresh and, if necessary, adapted for your needs. Additional to Indian classics, owner Enam Ali has taken inspiration from his mothers kitchen in Bangladesh, providing a fantastic overview of the home cookery of that region too. Food quality is of the utmost importance but Le Raj is almost as well known for its ambience - relaxed and comfortable but still with an appropriately upmarket look and feel throughout the entirely modern interior.
£26 to £40
Having read a few good reviews on this place, we thought we ought to get a take out. We have just moved to the area from East London so the bar may be set fairly high, nevertheless, you would still expect something half decent just out of Central London.
We ordered online and when it came to pick-up, we were told that they dont check their online orders on a Sunday~(?!). so we had to...more
Heard good things but left feeling slightly let down.
Don't get me wrong its a great place to take your other half and on a date, good service, nice ambience, well presented. I i like my curry and did't think the food delivered, especially as the prices are in the higher end.
The food wasn't bad in any way, but didn't get my taste buds going as much as my cheaper local curry house does.more
Le Raj has a terrific history and reputation, with film stars reportedly flying their curries across continents.
Unfortunately, at a time that curry houses are raising their game and offering a greater variety of dishes and flavours, Le Raj has been standing still and been overtaken.
The decor is slightly odd and out of kilter for an Indian restaurant and the split level dining area looks...more