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Empire Buildings | HG1 1DD, Harrogate HG1 1DD, England
01423 31 31 36
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 64
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  • 52
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  • 52
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stunning interior and a great dining experience

You cannot help but be knocked-back by the amazing interior of this restaurant, but its impressive décor sets expectations for levels of food quality and service; so, does it deliver? Judging by other reviews, either this restaurant is like Marmite (you either hate it or love it) or their levels... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Preston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Food was ok, service was ok, was over priced for what we received. lots of other places to eat, should have had a look at TripAdvisor before we went. We will not be going back

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North Yorkshire
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I went with a friend for dinner. I would have made a different choice as I did not know this restaurant but he had been before. The decor of the place is very glamorous and not my taste but I did not go there to visit and admire the building so I tried not to have that put me off.... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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360 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A group of 12 of us booked for my sisters hen night. I have mixed feelings about this place. The venue itself is fab and very tastefully decorated - we had a fab table right at the top of the stairs. The bar staff were great and they have a good cocktail list which were well priced and what I... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This was the first time I, or any of our group of 13 had visited this restaurant. I called in some 30mins prior to us turning up to eat to confirm that we would be arriving at around 8.45pm. We arrived at about 8.40, we were shown to our table on the gallery - it was warm but there was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Food was half decent quite bland but the service was appalling! Extremely slow waiters and we had to repeat ourselves several times! So many waiters on the floor but they would not acknowledge is! Will not be visiting again.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Good service and excellent food! Nice ambience. This restaurant was recommended to us by a local person as we were visiting Harrogate. Hope to return soon!

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Derry Hill
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

You cannot help but be knocked-back by the amazing interior of this restaurant, but its impressive décor sets expectations for levels of food quality and service; so, does it deliver? Judging by other reviews, either this restaurant is like Marmite (you either hate it or love it) or their levels of service and food quality are 'variable'. Either way, my... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Went with 5 good mates who were raving about the shell on prawns, we all ordered these and they took an hour to come! It was a Tuesday night and there were at about 5% capacity so you would expect Quick service. The mains were then another 45 minutes to arrive after finishing the starters which all were wrong in... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A vast amount of money has been poured into Cardamom Black: wonderful and exotic surroundings, matched by above average Indian food, and excellent service

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A fantastic setting. It was busy when we visited and the staff worked so hard to make you feel special. Excellent food which was definitely the Michelin star of Indian restaurants.. Pricey but worth it.

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Additional Information about Cardamom Black

Address: Empire Buildings | HG1 1DD, Harrogate HG1 1DD, England
Phone Number: 01423 31 31 36
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Empire Buildings | HG1 1DD, Harrogate HG1 1DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: 01423 31 31 36

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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