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Cardamom Black

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Empire Buildings | HG1 1DD, Harrogate HG1 1DD, England
+44 1423 313136
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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York, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived unannounced but were offered a table quickly. We had ordered drinks while we waited, in the bar, for the table. Restaurant was busy and other diners were being shown to tables every few minutes. Food ordered which included starters and this took approx 25-30 minutes to deliver, as we were catching a train we mentioned this to the... More 

Thank Chris J
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for a midweek meal, it was so so busy! But, we got seated with ease, up on the balcony (typically only for couples). Firstly, the interior, is just stunning! Looks beautiful! So to impress someone for a romantic date, this is the place! The food, is good, very nice, nothing out of this world, but good. What... More 

Thank Jdee95
Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my family (4 of us) arriving about 8.15pm by 9.40pm we'd only had our starters and no sign of the main course. The worst service I have ever had. Lots of other options in Harrogate e.g. The Jinnah - I'd recommend going there and giving this place a wide berth. Awful!

Thank SteveAG1955
York, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited here for dinner on several occasions since Christmas 2016. The staff are attentive and the menu is good with a wide choice of food from the Indian sub-continent. It isn't cheap by any means but the quality is good. The food portions are on the "less is more" side, and thesis more fine dining than a big bowl of... More 

Thank Marktenjag
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to CB twice before and each time the service has been poor and the food has been cold. It is a while since we visited so as we had friends visiting we decided to give it another go on Saturday.....WRONG! yet again, unbelievably, my prawn shami starter was....cold. The waiter was very apologetic and took it away... More 

Thank sparkler
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cardamom black is actually one of my favourite restaurants. The food is really good, curry but with a difference. And you can always taste the freshness of the ingredients. However, it is also becoming legendary (among locals) for its poor service. We were a large group yesterday, around 10 of us. It took two hours for any food to surface.... More 

2 Thank Christos K
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with relatives who are local and regularly eat at Cardomon Black. They were embarrassed by the poor service. Within 5 minutes we were asked by 5 different waiters if we were ready to order. However we had to chase our drinks. Our second bottle of wine was not the same as the first, despite requesting it, and it... More 

1 Thank Nene4dis
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very hard to say anything good about our evening. The service was very ,very slow we were there nearly two hours before we got our main course and that was only because we complained when it did arrive we almost wished they had not bothered it was really not nice . Tried to ask to speak to a manager but... More 

1 Thank s j w
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where to start? Thoroughly looking forward to a curry with the family to celebrate my sister-in-law and mother-in-law's birthday. Table booked for 815 as we were told we could not got an earlier booking, a busy restaurant, must be a good sign... Arrived bang on 815 taken straight to our table to be told that we would have to wait... More 

1 Thank C_L_V123
Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far the worst restaurant experience I have ever had, we had a table booked for 8pm, we were seated at our table at 8:45pm, it took 40 minutes to get a bottle of wine to the table and we eventually got our main course at 10:40pm which was average at a push, to add insult to injury we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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: +44 1423 313136

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Derby, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?