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5.5 /6 Wonderful 43 Reviews


City Centre Indian ££ +100
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About Maharaja

The spice loving population of Stirling have got it made for them at Maharaja, a charming Indian restaurant on King Street in the city centre. Voted as the second best Indian restaurant in the whole of Scotland, diners travel from all over the area to get a piece of Maharaja’s spicy offering. Indeed, this award-winning restaurant has garnered a massive following, and their commitment to excellence is apparent not only in their food, but also in their presentation and superb customer service. With a setting that’s stylish but unpretentious, Maharaja creates the right mood for any dining occasion. Reserve ahead to get a table at this busy Sterling restaurant.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 22:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 22:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:00 - 22:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:30
  • Sunday 13:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:30
Maharaja, 39 King Street, FK8 1DN Stirling

Further Information

Maharaja is well known around Scotland for serving some of the most authentic Indian food in the country. From their premises on King Street in Stirling's city centre, this famous restaurant dishes out food that’s authentic, affordable and packed with authentic homemade ingredients and fresh produce. The food is just one of many aspects of why this restaurant is so awesome – in addition to a stylish setting and incredible food, you’ll also be treated to a wide range of craft and import beers, wines and spirits.

The menu at Maharaja is extensive and features all the classic Indian dishes plus some signature dishes. Start off with some tandoori chicken chaat or the king prawn butterfly, before moving on to one of Maharaja’s mouth-watering curries. We recommend the Punjabi garlic chilli or the Royal Delight (a slightly spicy, rich korma with ground cashews and almonds infused with brandy and a touch of tandoori masala). With its reputation for serving up divine Indian cuisine and its stylish, modern decor, Maharaja can fill up quickly. To guarantee a table, making a reservation at this Stirling city centre restaurant in advance is advised.


43 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 43 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: mute
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1 review so far 6
13.08.2017 09:25

Very good service and the food was excellent! We ordered a variety of dishes and everything was well prepared. Very nicely decorated restaurant.We really enjoyed it!

1 review so far 6
24.06.2017 07:29

Excellent quality of food and service - a great value meal for all of our large group and highly recommended. Nothing too much trouble for the staff

1 review so far 6
02.06.2017 08:08

Absolutely amazing food. I couldn't stop eating! Service was great. Clean restaurant. Wonderful variety of dishes. I had the tandoori chicken masala and it was delicious!

2 reviews so far 6
28.05.2017 18:05

Brilliant as ever, never will you have a nicer meal anywhere else. 5 *****. Friendly staff big portions. Will definitely be back again cheers Maharajas !

1 review so far 6
10.05.2016 14:08

Had a lovely meal at Maharaja. Selected it based on reviews in TripAdvisor. Service was lovely, the meal even better. We ordered too much (everything sounded so good) and were only sorry we had no fridge in the hotel to store the leftovers to take away. The chicken korma was the best I ever had - perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked.

1 review so far 5
21.01.2017 08:02

We arrived early at the restaurant and although they were very busy we were accommodated very well. We were given a nice table, better than the one reserved for us later, in what is a nicely decorated place. Staff were very attentive and efficient, drinks were ordered and delivered quickly and within a few minutes our starters arrived. The food was very nice , beautiful in fact. We had been told by a waitress in the hote we were staying in that this was the best Indian restaurant in Scotland. Not sure if that is true but it must be up there !

1 review so far 6
17.09.2016 14:53

I was absolutely delighted. The Maharaja is a beautiful restaurant. Food was delicious and staff were so friendly and helpful. Top marks from me and my partner. We'll definately be back! :)

2 reviews so far 6
20.02.2017 08:13

Always a pleasure to visit the Maharaja , consistently good food of traditional Indian cuisine using only the best of ingredients. Intimate and relaxed atmosphere with attentive staff.

1 review so far 5
14.04.2016 20:31

The food was excellent, along with fantastic service. All food served quickly, with no waiting around between courses. The only downside was the table was very hot due to there being a radiator underneath it which could not be turned off, however next time we will make sure to ask for an alternative table. Looking forward to our next visit already.

2 reviews so far 6
16.04.2016 08:17

Wonderfully pleasant and helpful staff. Comfortable atmosphere. Wide choice of food from various regions of India, including Goa. We chose Special Seafood Bhoona and Balti with chicken from the Chef's Specialities menu. Both were exquisite, with complex flavors and just the right level of spicing for our tastes.

1 review so far 6
22.08.2016 17:01

Absolutely the best Indian food that I have ever enjoyed, and I lived in Hong Kong for years where there were innumerable Indian restaurants. We ate there twice it was so good. The Chicken Tikka dishes were absolutely wonderful, although all the dishes we had were great.

1 review so far 6
25.05.2016 10:03

We are regular visitors. We are welcomed at the door, given helpful advice with the menu and attended to promptly even when the restaurant is busy. Staff friendly and ensure that you are enjoying your meal. Being able to book online is helpful.

1 review so far 6
23.10.2016 09:49

Excellent food. Busy Saturday night but service was still good. Our favourite Indian restaurant of the moment. Prices are reasonable. Parking is available directly outside in the evening if you're lucky and there are car parks within easy walking distance.

1 review so far 6
14.05.2016 07:59

Superb food and selection. Staff bey helpful and attentive. We were a party of 3 on a small table and additional family members came to join us and they had no problem getting larger table for us all.

1 review so far 6
14.05.2017 11:55

prompt and polite service from staff who had good knowledge of menu which has a wide and varied choice of dishes. The meals we chose on this visit were excellent and the portions generous

1 review so far 6
12.04.2016 12:44

The food was fantastic as always and the staff were happy to help with different questions. The service seemed a bit rushed at the end but we were 13 people, to be fair.

1 review so far 6
09.03.2017 11:12

Great food. Good vegetarian selection. Service was not fast but allowed plenty of time for chat. Staff were welcoming. I will definitely go back. Try the South Indian Garlic and Chilli - fab

1 review so far 6
13.04.2016 08:23

Food was excellent, attentive service and good atmosphere. Some more unusual dishes on the menu too. We will be back! Location very central in Stirling, on street parking close by.

3 reviews so far 5
07.08.2016 22:17

Really friendly welcoming staff made night special. Bit of a delay between starter and main but staff apologetic and had complimentary Baileys after meal make up for this. Good food and great service what more want.

1 review so far 5
06.05.2016 16:19

This was my first visit and I was not disappointed. The service was excellent with very friendly staff. Food was well above average and can't wait to go back and sample more of the dishes.