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Cardamom Black

Empire Buildings | HG1 1DD, Harrogate HG1 1DD, England
01423 31 31 36
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Ranked #122 of 346 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
Ware, England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant for the second time in July 2014. Although it was early Wednesday evening the restaurant was agreeably busy. We were welcomed to the restaurant and seated very quickly. The staff were knowledgeable, welcoming and attentive without being overbearing and fussy. The food was served quickly but was freshly cooked. One error with the order was replaced quickly... More

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Nottinghamshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came here on recommendation as had not been impressed by other Indian restaurants in Harrogate. The setting is impressive, very large but was not that full at 9pm on a Saturday. The food did not disappoint. I am a fish fan but rarely feel confident ordering fish curry, but it was excellent. The food is on the pricy side for... More

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linlithgow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What a beautiful setting for an Indian restaurant. Staff could not have been more helpful, food gorgeous and perfectly timed with rests between courses. Cocktails well made. Will def return

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shrops
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Popped in for a drink (as thought place a bar) and decided to stay once we realised it was an Indian restaurant - unfortunately nothing to give it away on the outside. James behind the bar was a star - very polite and lovely. We chose our meals off some tatty looking menus (unfortunate to see in a place as... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Decided to try with a Living Social voucher as we like a good curry. Service was good, wine waiter very helpful with suggestions. We had chicken tikka and lamb starters, not massive portions but sufficient for starter and very well cooked. Mains were also well cooked and tasty, again not big portions so you need a side dish if you... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went here 15 months ago and so easy to give 5 stars as food, service, ambiance all the tops....by pretty much any UK standards. Sadly now all rather tired with service / attitude somewhere between poor and surly and menu / food offering badly in need of refreshing / updating. Maybe decline can be arrested but to do so management... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Good points - pretty good flavour - except mango lassi -- see details below - decor Bad points - service -- slow!!!!!!!!! - price - see details below - portions - too small Details I've eaten there before - So I expected high prices for small portions. What I did NOT expect - £4.20 for one portion of rice! -... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We visited this Indian Restaurant with two other members of our family last weekend. They had visited many times previously and never been disappointed and neither were we. The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated and the washrooms definitely the most luxurious I have ever visited! Staff were very welcoming, courteous but friendly and the service was excellent. Now to the... More

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Oxon
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177 reviews 177 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Do you remember when Chinese food was all the rage? You could not swing a dead cat around without bumping into one in any town. Well now you hardly see any do you as our tastes have matured somewhat? I wonder if Indian will go the same way because to be honest it all tastes the same unless you find... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We took advantage of an offer on Living Social for this restaurant and were delighted. The food was excellent and a little different from a 'run of the mill' Indian eaterie. Two of our party had the Lamb Shank Nehari which was beautifully cooked and so tender that it did not require a knife, two went for more traditional dishes... More

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