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Cardamom Black

Indian, Asian, Balti
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Empire Buildings | HG1 1DD, Harrogate HG1 1DD, England
01423 31 31 36
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cardamom Black is a stylish Indian restaurant with a modern twist. It was previously a theatre which means it had a slightly unusual layout. The restaurant has a signature cocktail containing chilli. If you like your drinks with a kick then this is for you. As this was a private function the full range of dishes was on offer.... More 

Thank Joby135
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really exceptional setting .very unique, staff were friendly and attentive, Food was outstanding , the sizzling prawn starter was amazingly tasty , the 1/2 roast was enough for 2 , delicious , highly recommended if your in Harrogate, wish they had one in Manchester.

Thank john m
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With only 4 other people in the restaurant we arrived thinking we would be served quickly. Not to be. Had to ask four times for our drinks. Waited 45 minutes for popadoms ordered on entry left after 1 hour 20 minutes with no curry. Spoke numerous times to staff who just kept saying we will ask. Had ordered very basic... More 

Thank jwhite56
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will start by saying the interior is amazing. I had no idea how large it is inside, and the way it looks is beautiful. The staff were very friendly and accommodating also. But the food... wow! So aromatic and lovely, even simple things like the pilau rice tasted spectacular. Definitely the best place for a curry when you're in... More 

Thank Caitlin M
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place, the best Indian restaurant in Harrogate, delicious food and staff so friendly, would recommend.

Thank Happyholidayer8
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Cardamon Black a few times now and have always enjoyed really good food. Our last visit however was a little disappointing. Despite booking we were given a table in the very back corner of the restaurant. When I asked if we could move tables, away from the boxed in space I was told this wasn't possible,... More 

Thank matt-h19
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The address says it all. The Old Empire Theatre. Walking up the stairs from the entrance you get a sense of the space and height of the building. Done up in plush red and black we were seated at a table of 8 in the middle. Great food with lots of choice and some unusual ones. I had monkfish, king... More 

Thank TheAFCWombles
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Cardamom Black last night, after returning from holiday earlier in the day, and craving curry! When we arrived, there were only a few people in, but it filled up very quickly - especially for a Monday evening. The first impression was a bit startling - the vibe is more like a night club than a restaurant, but if... More 

Thank Josephine I
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table on a Tuesday night, when we arrived we were the only two diners in the place so we were a little apprehensive. When our starters arrive we were simply blown away by the food, simply beautiful. The waiters were very friendly came and had a chat with us told us about the history of the building,... More 

Thank Matt N
Canberra, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Sure you can get your stock standard curries, but be a bit adventurous and try something new. We did and were rewarded with a delight to the tastebuds. Service is spot on, the atmosphere and room setting fantastic. Not seen many of the dishes on offer before, but if they are at all anything like the 2 mains we tried,... More 

Thank Craig_Jayne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Indian, Asian, Balti
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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: 01423 31 31 36

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