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Empire Buildings | HG1 1DD, Harrogate HG1 1DD, England
01423 31 31 36
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Today
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 222
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  • 59
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  • 45
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  • 42
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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
Most recent review
Quality food

Certainly a 'different' place to dine out in, as far as the decor is concerned - worth a visit just for this. The service was a touch slow, and they made a mistake with our drinks order, but it was soon rectified. The quality of the food was really god - probably the best indian cuisine I have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Peter S
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Certainly a 'different' place to dine out in, as far as the decor is concerned - worth a visit just for this. The service was a touch slow, and they made a mistake with our drinks order, but it was soon rectified. The quality of the food was really god - probably the best indian cuisine I have sampled anywhere.... More 

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Yorkshire, England
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92 reviews 92 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I really like this place - cool, sleek, top-notch food. Been twice in the last two weeks and would come back for sure. But not if I needed a reasonable quick meal - I wouldn't trust it then. I also probably wouldn't want to bring a business contact here either. Although the food is without any doubt some of the... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Not only do i agree with all of the bad comments on here about the service being absolutely shocking but the food isnt even that great either! I have eaten here only once but visited twice - first time i didnt complain and waited well over two hours to eat anything which was totally mediocre! Second time was about a... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We'd booked a table for 8 people at 7pm on a Tuesday night for my father in law's birthday... The decor is gorgeous, the food we were (eventually) served was tasty - although the madras was closer to a vindaloo! - and the atmosphere was nice and relaxing. But everything was thoroughly let down by the poor and slow service... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I agree with other reviewers that the food is very good but the overall service is poor. The place itself (and the toilets!) are very posh. We waited ages for the first and main courses. We got asked 3 times if we wanted any more drinks whilst waiting for the main course. We were not asked for our coats to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The food was absolutely superb.... The service was absolutely shocking. A real shame the front of house staff seemed to be so badly organised. I will revisit the restaurant again, because the food was that good.... but not on a busy Saturday night.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Don't book here, don't go...the food, if you get any is grea. It's just it can take an hour an a half to get a starter,and I'm not kidding. Such a shame, maybe the night we visited was an off night, but the queue of people complaining was a real shame,showed it wasn't just us feeling let down. If the... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Husband and i came here (based on other Tripadvisor reviews) on our first night in Harrogate. We were very impressed with the ambience, the staff were friendly and we asked our waitor to recommend a dish each based on what we normally like but wanted to try something different. His recommendations were spot on and both currys and rice with... More 

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Leeds
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Four of us went to Cardamom Black on a Friday evening just before Valentine's Day. We booked for an early meal, so it was very quiet and got steadily busier. We had noticed other reviews saying the service was very slow but we found it excellent - if anything, the waiters were slightly too attentive and we were asked repeatedly... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to Cardamom Black on a Travel Zoo offer thinking we would try it out at the reduced price and at the price if it wasn't very good then we hadn't lost much, but wow were we impressed. The food was the best Indian food I have ever had and as Indian cuisine is one of my favourite I... 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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