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Purple Poppadom

Upper Floor 185A Cowbridge Road East | Canton, Cardiff CF11 9AJ, Wales
+44 29 2022 0026
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Upper Floor 185A Cowbridge Road East | Canton, Cardiff CF11 9AJ, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best indians we have tried! We booked this restaurant eventually after trying the samosa's in Cardiff food festival and we are very glad we did. The samosa's were just like we remembered and are out of this world! The peshwari naan was...More

Thank Joshua H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked Purple Poppadom for my birthday. We were visiting Cardiff and I loved the sound of the tasting menu with gin pairings and wasn't disappointed. The food was delicious and different to a normal Indian and loved the gin pairings rather than the normal...More

Thank Lottiegen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have eaten here at least 5 times clean service great seating and layout spacious Now food chilli chicken “hot” chicken 3 ways excellent chat samosa yum Mains Lamb shank 9/10 big Lamb spinach curry 9/10 Prawn in coconut ginger mango 10/10 naan rice potatoes Dahl...More

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...... needs comparing with a favourite 'bistro/gastro-pub' restaurant not a regular 'after-the-pub/takeaway'. Our dishes were worlds away from the same old 'after-the-pub/takeaway' food and tasted wonderful. Light, non-greasy poppadoms served with three fresh, clearly home-made, interesting chutneys; the most wonderful samosa chaat; perfectly cooked chicken...More

Thank RebeccaM403
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a curry!!! The best I’ve eaten in a long while, food was delicious, a really pleasant atmosphere, will be back for sure. Keep up the good work guys

Thank Wilmer B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As previously reported by most the restaurant is a little expensive but the quality is the reason for it. I work with many Indian colleagues who eat here. That in itself gives it kudos. It can be easily walked to from the Center of Cardiff...More

Thank Kerry D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place it is , food is great , polite service it is bit more expensive that most of Indian restaurants in Cardiff but I highly recommend you to give it a try.

Thank garlewis
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Had wanted to visit this Indian restaurant for some time . Booked an early evening meal . There was an early bird menu at £15 for 2 courses (I had looked online beforehand) although we weren’t offered this & had to ask . Service was...More

1  Thank Litchard
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Interesting twist on Indian cuisine. Quite expensive without a travelzoo voucher. Location 3 Service 4 Food 4 Value 4/5 based on the travelzoo price. 2.75/5 based on full price of £55/head

Thank CardiffCritics2011
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Now been here twice and the food never disappoints. The soft shell crab was a highlight. Very different tastes to your normal Indian food. The waitress was great, really good with recommendations and everything we took was very good. Not sure about the Indian Red...More

Thank Iain C
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December 31, 2017|
Response from Dryws D | Reviewed this property |
Menu is on the website, trip advisor won’t allow me to share a link sorry
September 6, 2017|
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Response from 2persians | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately no lift.
Iona L
August 11, 2016|
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Response from RZE30 | Reviewed this property |
No they don't. I tried to pay with Amex and was declined last night. Visa or MasterCard
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$33 - $59
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper Floor 185A Cowbridge Road East | Canton, Cardiff CF11 9AJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2022 0026
  • E-mail
Purple Poppadom is the latest creation of multi-award-winning Chef Anand George. Since arriving in Cardiff in 2007, with the stated aim of ‘re-defining Indian cuisine’, Chef Anand George has further developed his culinary creations at Purple Poppadom in a style which he has coined as 'Nouvelle Indian Cuisine'. Based closer to Cardiff city centre, ‘PP’ as Anand often calls it, is a concept dear to his heart and amongst the most eagerly anticipated new eateries in the Welsh capital for many years. Pursuing his innovative '5,000 mile culinary journey' Chef continues to extend the boundaries of his cuisine by infusing Anglo-French influences, always based on his traditional heritage. For the menu, Chef has initiated his innovative combination starters, providing two or more main taste experiences on one plate for variety; such as chicken in three styles, similarly cheese or lamb. Main courses dishes include 'deconstructed' presentations such as Chicken Nawabi, which has quickly become
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