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The Last Days of The Raj

Dinnington · Indian · ££££
156 Reviews

About The Last Days of The Raj

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.

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The Last Days of The Raj
Main Road, Dinnington Village, Dinnington
Dinnington NE13 7JS

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Chef's Choice



Tandoori Chicken

Marinated quarter chicken cooked in the Tandoori oven. (d)

Bhuna Prawn on Puri

Bhuna Prawn on a puri bread (w)

Tandoori Special Kebab

Chicken Tikka, Lamb Tikka & Sheek Kebab. (d)


Goan Coconut Machli

Monkfish in a coconut and tangy tamarind flavoured sauce, with a hint of chilli and tomato (d).

Naram Duck

Marinated duck breast in a mild creamy sauce and spiced honey flavoured sauce. (d)

Lamb Shahi Biryani

Succulent lamb pieces cooked in a spicy sauce and then layered with aromatic rice
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Further Information

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.

156 The Last Days of The Raj Reviews

Mark R.6 days ago · 1 review

Excellent food and brilliant service, couldn't be better I used to go to the restaurant when it was in Low Fell and the food is still just as good as it was then Probably the best curry I have ever had

Mark H.6 days ago · 1 review

Fast friendly service food was lovely four people in our party all had different meals all were fresh and tasty no complaints surroundings and atmosphere nice overall would recommend to anyone

William B.7 days ago · 1 review

The best Indian food in the North. Friendly and helpful staff. My friends came from the Cotswolds just to revisit “the Raj”, it’s that good.

Jeff B.9 days ago · 2 reviews

As with previous visits, we were greeted by friendly staff. The attention to service, could not be faulted. The Meal was of a usually if standard, and well presented.

imgIan D.4 months ago · 2 reviews

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!!!!

ray a.4 months ago · 1 review

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.

Carol M.5 months ago · 1 review

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.

Chris H.4 months ago · 1 review

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!!

Angela H.10 months ago · 1 review

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.

imgIan D.19 days ago · 2 reviews

As Usual a lovely meal, served by smashing staff, in a very nice environment. The food here is always of the best quality and plenty of it! On such a cold night, it was lovely to be in such a warm welcoming restaurant more like a country house. The menu is extensive and if unsure any of the staff are always ready to help decide what to choose. Another lovely meal and we will be back again in the not too distant future!

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