from your host


It is with a great smile, I warmly welcome you to British Raj Express, our award-winning takeaway located opposite Royston Railway Station.


British Raj – Royston’s original Indian restaurant – was first opened by my late Grandfather Mr. Nazir Choudhury in 1976 up to his retirement in 2004. My childhood dream has always been to ‘bring back’ the British Raj and to continue our family’s legacy.


When we opened the doors of British Raj Express, our simple goal was to provide Royston with an unparalleled level of the very best Bangladeshi & Indian cuisine.


Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, our team delivered thousands of complimentary meals to NHS staff & other key workers. We were awarded "Hero of Hertfordshire" accolades by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire.


At the end of 2020, British Raj Express won the "Best Takeaway During the Pandemic" category at the prestigious British Curry Awards, regarded as the 'Oscars of the curry industry'.


Our team looks forward to welcoming you to experience one of the nation's best takeaways!

Safwaan Choudhury


Secrets of a Winning Meal

An extract from the original British Raj menu:


Few establishments can boast a loyal clientele spanning several decades, a clutch of awards and a menu which manages to double up as a mini reference book.


Centrally located opposite Royston Railway Station, the British Raj is proud of its reputation. Owner Nazir Choudhury chuckles when asked the secret of his success. The answer is simple: a first class chef, a well thought-out menu and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

The Late Nazir Choudhury (founder of the British Raj)

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😍😍😍 always have the best takeaway with British raj! So friendly on the phone, food always tastes unreal! Always on time and great staff 👌🏼👌🏼! Forever going above and beyond to please customers xx

Bonnie Townsend

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