Rajpoot Restaurant

4.1
226 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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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
service
3.7
ambience
3.9
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DevonP
Dorset
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, incredible service, overall a wonderful experience!

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Winstan3549
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The excellent food and quality of service keeps me going back every time I work in Dorchester.

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HannahM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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tarab
Dorset
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SimonS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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CaraH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food.

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DanH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 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.

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KeithS
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 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.

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Nora
Dorset
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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terenceM
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very tasty food..well presented, well seasoned high-end Indian cooking

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MelS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was horrendous from arrival to departure.
We arrived 5 minutes early, our table was booked for 7.45pm, to be told our table had been given to another couple who arrived late for their booking so we had to wait half an hour to be seated. We were finally seated which was near a table of 10 lively lads who were shouting obsceneties, our order was taken for food, we waited an hour and 10 minutes before our food arrived, which may i say, was not up to much. There was no social distancing measures in place within the restaurant, very concerning, service was poor. We didn't even finish our meal and decided to leave. My husband went to pay, whilst doing so he expressed how poor the dining experience was, the response he was given was " it is Saturday night sir". Absolutely disgusted in this establishment, we will never return to the Rajpoot, ever.

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GillianB
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good food, friendly efficient service and very good value

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KatrynJ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an excellent meal with great service and a relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful choice of food on the menu and really reasonable prices.

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Rosd
Dorset
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The starter was superb
Very busy night
Curry main course was bland
Possibly because of restaurant being full

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Upset
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Were 10 minutes late due to traffic and refused entry past two.

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NickW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service was efficient but we were never made to feel welcome, almost to the point of being an inconvenience. The food was hot but disappointingly bland and for a large, almost empty restaurant, some people were seated at tables well under 2 metres apart.

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KerryC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food! Best curry in Dorchester.

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SarahM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was the best Indian we'd ever had. The pakoras (onion bhajis) were something else.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place. We stopped just to break our journey from Sussex to Devon. Very easy to find, free parking (after 6pm) just across the road and a really friendly welcome.

The selection was very good, the portions huge and the naan bread (Peshwari in my case) outstanding - some of the best I’ve tasted.

We will certainly be going back.

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MoiraO
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and gorgeous food. Have been several times before and it's always a pleasure.

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EmilyR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Couple of our dishes were very bland and not to the standard I would have expected.

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Toady
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Fantastic food but we waited well over an hour a restaurant packed

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RaquelD
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was as always outstanding. The service was slow, however I will say this wasn’t necessarily the fault of the restaurant as it was far busier than it usually is because it is participating in the eat out scheme. This obviously had a knock on effect on how quickly the staff are able to serve. The food was all piping hot and fresh so ultimately it was worth the wait. I will say the soft drinks are disappointing though as the Diet Coke is clearly out of a bottle as it is flat and warm when you receive it and the ice added melts so quickly that it adds nothing but water to the drink and given the prices I feel they could do better in the area even if it was just serving canned drinks at least they would be fizzy

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IngeA
Dorset
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

There was not social distancing in there at all it felt unsafe . The tables were close together and not any distance apart . They clearly did not follow the Covid 19 safe rules my husband and I thought the food very good but won’t eat there again as the tables far to close and no room to move

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RebeccaS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Completely recommend. We’d visit every week if we lived closer

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Triviachamp
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Due to Covid-19 we were disappointed that social distancing was not being observed and far too many diners were being seated

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Foodie
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Food good, service not , staff were abrupt and certainly didn't make us feel welcome. Tables were not socially distanced luckily we got there earlier but if we had arrived an hour later would not have stayed.

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LittleMsDorch
Dorset
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very pleasant visit with my daughter. Food was exceptional, service polite and efficient and the care and attention given to social distancing, and other protocols was very reassuring.

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NicW
London
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We are regulars at this restaurant but were disappointed with the food on this occasion.

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MikeB
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. Top quality and well presented. Highly recommended.

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SuzanneG
Northampton
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality food with efficient service. I would recommend.

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Tbaha
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and couldnt fault it, the staff were very polite.
I only have one criticism and that is just to say my partner and I prefer it when the food is brought out in separate dishes so you can choose how much you want on your plate at one time or try out individual bits and pieces, unfortunately the meal comes out already dished up on the plate ...so took the fun out of it, people might prefer that but each to their own, the restaurant itself is really nice and my partner and I will definately go again

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SteveG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic food, great staff who are happy to anything that isn’t necessarily on the menu....

Great Indian restaurant and in my all time too 10!

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NeilB
London
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Slow albeit apologetic service, food was tasty but cold when arrived.

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Dolly
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food, well presented and polite staff. It was noisy on this particular evening with a couple of boisterous tables and if I could have chosen I wouldn't have sat right next to the door as you do tend to get an icy blast every time someone goes in or out.

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TraceyH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was very well presented and tasted lovely. Drinks not too badly priced. Quite noisy when full but liveable as good was so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good even though ver busy standard of food very good as usual

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Craig
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We read the recent reviews and though it was worth a try. Quickly seated and served. Food was of a very good standard and also accommodated our request for items not on the menu. Staff we’re polite and attentive. Overall a very good experience. Would definitely recommend and will be returning.

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 4.1 stars by 226 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.