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Empire Buildings | HG1 1DD, Harrogate HG1 1DD, England
01423 31 31 36
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 228
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  • 103
    Very good
  • 62
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  • 51
    Poor
  • 48
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food and Staff

Went to this restaurant on a Saturday evening with my wife. We were very impressed by the delicious food and friendly staff!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Alastair W
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South Pole
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Poor service and average food. More words would just be wasting even more time on this establishment.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

After various mistakes made by staff including burnt poppadoms and ignoring several drink orders they finally arrived with the wrong order and missing items. Sort out the service and it would be 5 stars

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaurant on a Saturday evening with my wife. We were very impressed by the delicious food and friendly staff!

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yorkshire
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Have been here several times and it never dissapoints! Delicious food, really friendly staff, good value, would recommend.

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Norwich
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Visited previously about 2 years ago for business and returned with family this time as i loved it then. It is very showy, yes sure, but I love that! It's over the top but classy and novelty all in one. I love the decor and the bathrooms are great! We ate quite early, 6:30/7pm on a Saturday evening and had... More 

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Leeds
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had to chase the drinks order after being approached by 3 different waiters to take our drinks order. Food was ok, however rather bland. The icing on the cake was asking twice to be able to pay and waiting a good 45 minutes. We were throughly bored by this point and paid at the bar. Management were apologetic and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Gorgeous venue, don't think it could be topped within the area. Food and service well below par - chicken was very tough and chewy which was a new experience. This was our second (and last) visit. Both times the service was very slow and both times we were overcharged. Word of warning - check your bill. Visited March 2015.

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Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

If I could give this zero stars I would. Our whole evening was a disaster. We visited here as my family had visited many times over the last couple of years and they had always had good service and good food. In fact one our party stated that this restaurant did the best curry they had ever had and this... More 

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88 reviews 88 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I really can't understand the recent negative reviews. 6 of us landed at 7:30 after booking earlier in the week and after spending the day walking around the Good Food Show so were all very hungry. Service was great, food was excellent and we had a wide selection. The bill was also very reasonable especially considering the volume of wine... More 

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Scotland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Lovely venue, and the food, when it eventually arrived after two hours, WAS good. Dire service, totally disorganised staff who were disinterested in taking orders, delivering food or generally doing anything but interacting with their handheld devices. Wouldn't go back - even for the food. An exasperating experience - after a long day at a trade show absolutely not what... More 

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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
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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