The Last Days of the Raj were some years past – Indian independence was 60 years or so ago – and, indeed, The Last Days of the Raj restaurant is a long way from India itself, but they’re putting up a more than decent effort from their location in Dinnington Village. Their menu is inspired by the flavours of India and Bangladesh, and the whole gamut of spices and ingredients that are so entailed, from starters fresh from the tandoor ovens or a range of curries that takes in both the classics of the genre and a few house signatures thrown in for good measure. Visit The Last Days of the Raj on the Main Street in Dinnington Village, just up the road from Newcastle for an Indian meal to remember in the North East.
The Last Days of the Raj were pretty spectacular – what with the splitting of one of the largest colonies in the world into several different countries – and, while it might be a little bit far-fetched to say that The Last Days of the Raj restaurant is as spectacular as that, they are pretty impressive in their own chosen field. Arthur Khan began the restaurant back in 1984, and while they didn’t open until 2015 in Dinnington Village, they have already been awarded with the Best Newcomer award at the British Curry Awards. Take a trip to Dinnington to see the Last Days of the Raj in its full glory.
A restaurant doesn’t become as well-regarded as The Last Days of the Raj in Dinnington Village without a few special things on the menu. Alongside the classic curries and tandoori dishes, there are plenty of house signatures to get your teeth into. Seafood fans will try the monkfish jalfrezi or the Goan coconut Machli, with tamarind and chilli, whereas spice fiends will go straight for the Jhal Jhool Duck, with an aromatic, Madras-strength sauce, or the Murgh Naga, with chicken and the eponymous Bangladeshi chillies. Vegetarians are well catered for too – go for the Maharajah’s Spiced Vegetable Biryani – and as such, something for the whole party can be found at The Last Days of the Raj in Dinnington Village. Book a table now, as they do get busy on occasion.
Simple reservation system and Last Days of the Raj is a fantastic restaurant. Meal was divine and service superb. Ample portions beautifully served and not expensive. They surprised us with a large portion of chocolate cake at the end of our meal for our annivetsary - beautiful but we couldnt finish it! Thank you everyone!
Fantastic food with excellent , friendly service in a lovely setting. The hardest part is choosing from the huge array of delicious dishes on the menu.
As soon as you walk in your always met with a very friendly greeting,the service as always spot on,even when busy,food excellent,a very nice evening.
This is my favourite Indian and come often. The food is amazing and the staff are friendly and helpful
What a lovely restaurant! Very comfortable sitting area in small bar to givectime for a 1st drink and a look at the excellent menu choices. Choices made then led to our table and away we went! Food was excellent from the papadoms and relish through to a lovely Bhuna Prawn on Purée followed by very flavoursome Chicken Patia and Keena rice with a side of Sag Aloo. With drinks the bill was just over £40 and nothing was left over to bring home!! A must for 1st time curry lovers! For those that are aficionados of this great food, a wonderful find - try it - and go back - we will for sure!!!!
This was our first visit to The Last Days of The Raj and it certainly won`t be our last. All of the staff were very friendly and professional, taking time to communicate and welcome us to the new environment. The food was absolutely superb. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
As a very 'seasoned' curry eater, the Last Days of the Raj is up there with the best from the poppadoms to the enormous nan breads. The words that spring to mind are 'fresh'and 'flavorsom'. Excellent service in a luxurious setting. Don't be fooled by the small village location. This restaurant would not be out of place in high end, big cities. More people need to visit this place, they'll be pleasantly surprised. Ideal if you're visiting the North East, Metro Centre or Newcastle, especially the Airport, as it's only a short drive away.
Excellent restaurant! There are a wide selection of dishes on the menu ranging from what they call the 'British Classics' - Bhuna, Roghan Josh, Dupiaza, etc. - through to several dishes I've not seen before. Unusually, the Tikka dishes were not priced higher than other dishes. All dishes are rated with a number of chilli icons and judging from the dishes we chose, these seemed accurate. Service was fast and attentive (though the only reason for the 5 instead of 6 was that our particular waiter was inexperienced and it did show a little - though we all have to start, somewhere). Overall, very enjoyable and we will be back!!
Our 3rd visit & once again fantastic service & food. We booked our table online & once shown to our table there was no rush to order. We were asked if we were ready for our main course which was nice as it gave plenty of time between our starters. Both starters & main courses were very tasty & fragrant the lamb was so tender as was the chicken. The Last Days of the Raj has a beautiful decor & an ambient atmosphere I would certainly recommend a visit to anyone.
Once again we have had a lovely experience at the last days of the raj in Dinnington Our waiter was very friendly and polite and the restaurant itself has a very relaxed friendly atmosphere The meal was fantastic, probably one of the best curries we have ever had and the mixed kebab starter was delicious. We were so full that we did not order a desert but were served with a complimentary bowl of sweet nibbles and mints, a lovely way to finish our meal