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Cardamom Black

Empire Buildings | HG1 1DD, Harrogate HG1 1DD, England
01423 31 31 36
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Ranked #125 of 349 Restaurants in Harrogate
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visited Cardamon Black for the second time and again was blown away by the food. Far better than any Indian food I have ever tasted, great service in an extremely individual setting, infact I would actually consider driving to Harrogate and staying over, just for visit to Cardamon Black and that is over 200 miles away, it really is that... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you find yourself in Harrogate a fancy a curry, this is the place to be. Great food and a great atmosphere in an old theatre as a setting. Staff very helpful and good value for money.

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I had heard very good things about this restaurant so was very excited to try it. The decor is amazing and it really does look fabulous inside. I had a trio of samosas to start which was very good and couldn't be faulted. For my main I ordered chicken tikka biriyani. This is one of my favourite dishes. However when... More

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Gomersal, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The restaurant decor is fab. Lovely chairs. The food was excellent. We had a seafood platter to share to start, gorgeous. I'm a bit fussy with Indian food but they made me a curry to my taste. Fabulous. Would go back again, this is my 2nd visit. Can re comment. The service was excellent. And I must admit some reviews... More

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Sonning Common, Berks
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115 reviews 115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The restaurant was recommended and is an interesting visit. The site was a chapel, then a theatre and now a restaurant. Its impossible to fully describe the décor, being part theatre, part restaurant, part place of worship - a huge bull nods to the Hindu faith. Some of the food was very nicely seasoned and presented, some a big miss.... More

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CardamomblackHgt, General Manager at Cardamom Black, responded to this review

Dear SBO1, Thank you for your recent feedback on Cardamom Black. I am very glad you found our decor and venue appealing and interesting. It is is unfortunate that you found the food to be disappointing, I can assure you that we do not use tinned mushrooms, but fresh, quality ingredients that are locally sourced in all our dishes. We... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We ate here on Saturday 16/8/2014 with 2 friends,had a drink in the bar area,then we were shown to our table,nice table at the top of the resturant,we only had one starter which was good, a little wait for the main courses,which were all good,really good value,will definitely be back.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Decor very tacky. Had to wait for almost an hour before our order was taken - even then you had the impression that the staff could not be bothered. Food second-rate - we all felt quite ill the next day - probably due to the amount of ghee on the plates - food was swimming in it. The toilets could... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were booked in on Wednesday evening Aug 6th for 8.00pm and they took our order at 8.45pm. Quite frankly you shouldn't have to wait this length of time particularly when the restaurant wasn't full. I watched some of the staff clearing tables and re-setting tables while we were waiting for our order to be taken. One would have thought... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The immediate cleaning of your table as your plates are taken away is one of several 'attentions to detail' not lost in this restaurant. The food is superb and coupled with the surroundings and service make for a highly recommendable dining experience.

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Harrogate
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Love this place, always great times and good food. We have done out team night out here often. Tonight however the service was poor, simply forgotten and not the only ones!! Shame, read this guys and know you can do better.....see you next time

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