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Christmas Party Nights!

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!

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Choose from a delicious 4-Course festive feast or a 4 Course Party Set Menu, available from £15.95 per person.

We’ve got more! Click here to view the festive dishes on our special Xmas Eve, Xmas Day and New Year’s menus.

Taking bookings now. We hope to see you soon…!



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Indian Summer Party! Saturday 23rd July

Come and join us in the fun, food and frivolities on Saturday 23rd July, seats are booking fast, so book soon to avoid disappointment! 

Win a dinner for two, simply take a bindi selfie and tag #maharajabenfleet online, good luck!

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Summer Set Lunch Menu

Enjoy the taste of summer with light, summery dishes from our lunch time menu. Choose from 2 Courses £8.95 or 3 Courses £11.95


SET LUNCH MENU (12pm-2pm)
£8.95 2 courses | £11.95 3 courses

Choose 1 from each course

Aloo Mattar Tikki, tamarind & yoghurt chutneys (v)

Spicy Salmon Fishcakes with lemon raita
Cocktail Samosas (Lamb or Chicken)
Tandoori Chicken with cucumber raita

Jalfrezi and choice of rice or naan or bread

Bhuna and choice of rice or naan or bread
Tikka Masala and choice…

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Indian Summer Party – Bollywood is Back!

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Indian Summer Party!

Saturday 23rd July 2016

The party starts from 7pm til late!
First dance 8.00pm
Dance Workshop: 9:00pm

Enjoy the glamour and glorious sunshine of our Annual Indian Summer Bollywood Party!


Free ‘Indian Summer’ Cocktail and Bindi for Every Lady!


Dress up glam and enjoy the fun!


Unlimited 3 course buffet featuring exciting new summer flame grills and exotic salads (Vegetarian and English options too)

Glamorous Bollywood Dancers – They’re back! Watch and learn…

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Celebrate The Grillfather on Father’s Day!


All Day Sunday 19th June

3 Course Killer Curry Buffet, Tasty Grills & a Free Beer for Dad on us!

£17.95 per person
5-10 years £7.95, Children below 5 eat for free (1 child per paying adult)


Eat as much as you like!

Vegetarian, English options and ala Carte also available

APPETISERS (Served at your table)
Popadoms with an assortment of chutney, pickles and sauces

MEAT LOVER’S STARTER PLATTER (Served at your table)
Grilled Lambchops, honey glazed chicken wings, Maharaja aloo tikki, king prawn amritsari, shahi chicken
VEGETARIAN PLATTER (Served at your table)
Vegetable samosa,…

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Celebrate the Queen’s birthday with a sip of Royal Indian Tea


A right royal treat! What better way to celebrate the Queen’s birthday than with a cup of Royal Indian tea? We show you how to make your own cup of chaaaa..Did you know, The credit for creating India’s vast tea empire goes to the British, who wanted to end the reliance on Chinese grown tea.Today, India is one of the world’s largest producers of tea with 13,000 gardens and a workforce of more than 2 million people involved in its production.

Click on the Queen to watch how to make perfect Royal Indian Tea.

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Get Ready for an Indian Summer!


Who doesn’t like the glamour and glorious sunshine of an Indian Summer, and boy oh boy, have we got a great one lined up for you!

We’ll be hosting a series of events full of dances, dishes and drama, from the month of May to August, we promise it’ll be spectacular. That’s not all, we’ll be suprising you with a limited edition special dish for you to enjoy when you opt for our buffet every month!


Launching in May. Every Friday,  Saturday and Sunday…enjoy the refreshingly cool taste of India with our subtly flavoured salads. lightly spiced with tantalising dressings at our exotic salad bar. Regular salad buffet options will be available on weekdays.

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Chance to Win an Indian Cookery Class for Two and Support a Good Cause!

Will and Kate have been supporting some of the poorest people in the world in support of The British Asian Trust, founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2007.

The Trust addresses key challenges in education, livelihoods, anti trafficking and mental health  nurturing excellent grassroots solutions, a catalyst for change, ultimately creating a South Asia that is free of poverty, injustice and inequality.

The British Asian Trust is a UK registered charity (1127366), and the 20th member of The Prince’s Charities.

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Kheer – The Indian Rice Pudding that tastes heaven sent!

Rice pudding is seeing a resurgence as it’s named one of the ‘must-have foods of 2016, but forget bland shop bought versions. Try this heavenly scented indian rice pudding classic. Also known as Kheer. We promise, you’ll be hooked!


If you love pudding and you’re looking for a luscious and unique way to serve it, this indian rice pudding dessert just might do the trick.


Indian Rice Pudding:
1/2 cup basmati rice
1 quart whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon saffron threads

Rosewater Strawberries:
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons rosewater (optional. Some may not like the…

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Curry, Wine and Beers, Cheers!

Britain is a nation of curry lovers.  And a nation of wine lovers.  With the majority of us opting for water or beer to accompany a curry, it’s difficult to choose a wine to complement spicy food without the right knowledge.  Some subtly spiced dishes however, do merit a well chosen wine, so if you’re wondering which wine to pair with curry, don’t fret!




There are three things to bear in mind:

* How hot the curry is. Clearly it’s easier to match wine with a mild curry than a searingly hot one.

* How many other dishes you’re serving and how hot they are. It’s easier, in other words, to think about…

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