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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 - 12:00 am
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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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A deceptive building from the exterior, but lovely inside with flavoursome food to compliment the decor --also the service was faultless - great experience

Thank 207mandy
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stumbled upon this by accident. We were given a very pleasant welcome and offered a different table as we appeared to hot without having to ask for it. Drinks order was taken promptly and the drinks were on our table so quickly. The place is worth a visit just for the utter blingness- chandeliers and glitter wallpaper. The food... More 

Thank Foodster71
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this Indian restaurant, the menu has a few different items on it and its always very tasty. Excellent service and beautiful inside.

Thank Catherine Jane B
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and service. Went on a quiet midweek night so it was lacking in atmosphere but I can imagine that at the weekend it would be great. The staff were friendly and helpful. I loved the kahari chicken

Thank Tony G
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was excellent, the decor was very impressive and done to a high standard, very clean. Food was average at the time of our meal there were 3 of us that had different meals and they were all tasted the same when really they shouldn't have been

Thank Chicken1071
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderfully strange mix of an opulent, sparkly restaurant in a refurbished theatre, delicious food and friendly, happy staff. Go.

1 Thank honeybadgerface
Houston, Texas
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late and were treated with a friendly welcome. The décor and atmosphere is impressive although it got fairly quiet around 10 PM. The mixed tikka starter to share was good value and tasty. Main courses of lamb dopiaza and chicken hyderabadi were average and the paneer with peas was undercooked. Service was attentive and good although there was... More 

Thank Pompey666
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Cardamom Black--one of the best Indian restaurants in Harrogate. Service is always friendly, and the food is great (tends to be a bit spicier, but they happily adjust spice levels if needed). They easily accommodate larger groups. I love the decor--it's a bit over the top, but really fun.

Thank nyk-dr

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
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?