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Empire Buildings | HG1 1DD, Harrogate HG1 1DD, England
01423 31 31 36
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Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 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: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 230
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  • 103
    Very good
  • 62
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  • 51
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  • 49
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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
Exotic Indian wining and dining

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
janinamillar
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Visited on Sunday evening and on first impression thought it had the wow factor ! Appearances can be misleading. We were seated and left ,finally someone took our drinks order then waited for the drinks to arrive around 20 minutes ,then waited around 40 minutes for the sizzling starter which was stuck to the sizzler and cold not even a... More 

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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

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

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

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant 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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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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