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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
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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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Washington, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited early on a Thursday night after a recommendation from our guest house owner and we weren't disappointed. The restaurant was very quiet but meant we had excellent service. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. We had starters, mains and a naan and all were very tasty. Not the cheapest but well worth the money, one of the... More 

Thank AndreaBrown13
Cairo, Egypt
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Would recommend this to all that enjoy a good curry. Food is super and freshly cooked to your liking. The only negative on a weekend service can be slow, due to the restaurant being so busy. So I tend to go Monday to Thursday. Not cheap but good value for money. The decor verges on tacky but it works nicely.

Thank Richard c
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Cardamom Black for my brother's birthday on 3rd September as a party of 7. We were informed on arrival that it was a special event night and there would be some entertainment in the form of dancers. We were shown to our table but there were only 6 chairs so then after some debate between the waiters, shown... More 

Thank LeaveittoB
Ripon, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are an a addict of Asian food like I am you will not get any better in Harrogate than here. Great venue,very helpful staff. Only one problem, they really need to speed up service. Most people would not mind waiting a reasonable time for good fresh food however the edge was taken off our visit due to the... More 

Thank John W
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit here was expecting it to be far better. Evening started well with a drink at the bar and we got seated on time. The starters we had were beautiful and tasty and were very enjoyable. Although my drink was left empty for too long I was impressed so far. Unfortunately after that it went down hill, the curry... More 

Thank James T
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate with friends , service seemed very slow and moved from one waiter to the other. Food was ok, one friends meal was disappointing, Bangladeshi fish dish. I don't think you'll be disappointed but lacked the wow factor. Went a few years, now feels a bit tired.

Thank Tony S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous decor, fabulous food. Booked table for 9pm, didn't order for a good 30 mins Very attentive staff willing to give you time to study the menu and give tips on different dishes. Good portion sizes, very tasty flavorsome dishes, plenty of Cobra to wash it down with and we didn't get a bill shock.

Thank DEB0309
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124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really great night out from the minute we were welcomed through the door. The service was faultless with staff knowing their menu and were sociable and polite. The food was delicious and not your typical Indian/Asian food that I am used too. The fish choices were particularly great if you like fish! The food was made fresh... More 

Thank DeejMonkseaton
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Friday night, ordered a lamb dansak and a chicken dish for the wife. The lamb looked like something that had been scooped out of a Tunisian toilet and dumped in a bowl. The chicken tasted like a sweet and sour dish you'd expect from a Chinese take-away. You can't go wrong with rice but when you pay over £60.00... More 

Thank Solidasalock1
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 

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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
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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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