“a unique dining experience”

01268 794541 or 01268 792141

We are currently only doing takeaway deliveries and collection only until further notice
We are currently only doing takeaway deliveries and collection only until further notice
We are currently only doing takeaway deliveries and collection only until further notice

Welcome to the Maharaja


Join us at The Maharaja this Christmas and enjoy a 4 course hearty festive meal, great company and great laughter! Dine and dance with our resident DJ throughout the festive season! Choose from a delicious 4-Course festive feast or a 4 Course Party Set Menu, available from £15.95 per person.

Click here to view the festive dishes on our special Xmas Eve, Xmas Day and New Year’s menus 

Taking bookingnow. We hope to see you soon…!

Benfleet’s No.1 Indian Restaurant on Tripadvisor, the Maharaja is a Multi Award Winning Indian Restaurant based on Castle Point’s bustling London Road (A13), Essex, offering unique sub-continental dishes in a princely setting.

Specialising in royal Indian Cuisine and lean, low fat dishes with a spicy slant, the popular family friendly food haunt is frequented by groups, celebrating diners, charity organisers, daytrippers and holidaymakers alike.

Voted one of the top ten ‘Best in the South East’ at The Curry Awards several times, the Maharaja is warm and welcoming, offering delicious food in opulent surroundings, with chandeliers dripping from reflective ceilings and an intricately designed private dining room that’s fit for a Queen..or any VIP celebrating a special event!

Perfect for any occasion, the Maharaja is full of atmosphere, with a ‘multi colour dance-floor, a vast buffet bar, group seating, disability access and quieter seating options for couples and those with younger children.

The Maharaja menu is diverse and exotic, offering something for every taste. Mild to hot options, free from artificial flavours, our dishes range from traditional to fusion, with the exclusive ‘Lean Menu’ providing the perfect choice for those watching their waistline. Our skilled chefs can also make your favourite dish if it’s not on the menu or you have a food allergy.



The Maharaja remains one of the trailblazers for restaurant charity events in the UK, having raised over £3 million for various causes. In fact, the reputation of The Maharaja reached Britain’s lawmakers in Westminster and was chosen to cater for the launch of the first nation-wide Bangladesh Festival of Food and Culture in Parliament, the well-known restaurant even received praise during a debate at the House of Commons!



Private functions

At the Maharaja we can cater for all of your special events big or small, whether that is a charity night, a birthday do, a hen party or a romantic dinner for two.

Why not plan your party using the Maharaja menus and dance the night away on our spectacular dance floor.

With 200 seats including a glittering private ‘Maharani’ dining room that seats 10-12, the Maharaja can cater for all functions and dietary requirements. Our chef is happy to create a dish of your choice upon request if it’s not on the menu.

Exclusive hire of the restaurants is available for maximum 200 guests.



We are currently doing takeaway deliveries and collection only until further notice