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Cardamom Black

2 3 Cheltenham Parade | The Old Empire Theatre, Harrogate HG1 1DD, England
+44 1423 313136
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“curry” (75 reviews)
“peshwari naan” (15 reviews)
“lamb chops” (14 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Grill, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 3 Cheltenham Parade | The Old Empire Theatre, Harrogate HG1 1DD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly and fun waiters, prompt service and super grub! Relaxed atmosphere and great cocktails!

Thank JTMoakes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were one of three tables within the restaurant and it took approximately 20 minutes to get served and circa 50 minutes to get our main course. One of our party complained about the service when we received the bill, which then came with 5/6...More

2  Thank Tom S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As my title says this restaurant can be very much a bit hit and miss and I think that’s down to the staff serving. The bling factor is wow but something is missing. The cocktails are to die for and the staff behind the bar...More

1  Thank danny402
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From entering we were made to feel very welcome. The place has a great atmosphere. The staff throughout were very good. The food was amazing with excellent service. We will certainly return when back in Harrogate.

Thank Goth1975
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A dramatically decorated interior welcomes you into the restaurant and the staff were very attentive. The menu is far more interesting than the usual Indian food menu and to suit varied tastes. The giant prawns are amazing and should be chosen in one of the...More

Thank civiljohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a busy Saturday night and received exceptional service from start to finish. I’ve read previous reviews that state the service is slow, however I felt a 15 minute break before each course was perfect. In most Indian restaurants you’re in and out...More

1  Thank Andym1432
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a Stray FM half price voucher and visited on an early mid week. It was sunny outside so quite a shock to come into such a dark restaurant. I don’t like brightly lit dining rooms but this was so dark. The food was...More

Thank theharrogatelady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top class cuisine. I ordered (as a benchmark) good old chicken tikka masala, which turned out to be an original recipe and very delicious; saag paneer (spinach with cheese) which had none of the sweet-sickly creamy quality you often get with this dish, and a...More

Thank PaulHowardCambs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended by the barman at North Bar opposite so decided to give it a go and boy were we delighted with our visit, A beautiful contemporary decor with the most attentive of staff who recommended an amazing curry (by Immy our waiter). After our...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

This was the first night of our honeymoon and we wanted to chose somewhere special to go in Harrogate. Found Caradamom Black and as we love Indian food decided to go there. Well the food is out of this world, simply stunning and not your...More

1  Thank Alan J
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January 26, 2018|
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Response from magnick | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea, I ate vegetarian.
September 5, 2016|
Response from Joby135 | Reviewed this property |
They open until 11.30 on Mondays. I see no reason why children wouldn't be welcome as long as there is something they like on the menu. Regards Joby135
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $79
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 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: 2 3 Cheltenham Parade | The Old Empire Theatre, Harrogate HG1 1DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 313136
  • E-mail
"FUSING TIME-HONOURED TRADITION WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE WEST..." Award-Winning South Asian Street Food & Grill, set in an incredible venue, with World-Class Cocktails, Wines & Craft Beers. Live entertainment| Two Cocktail Bars| Iced Fish Bar| Decadent Desserts Oliver Awards Winner: Best Indian, BIBA Best in Britain - Top 50 Uk Restaurants, Northern Design Awards: Best Bar & Restaurant Design Runners-Up twice, Local Culture & Tourism Award: Favourite Local Restaurant "AN INDIAN LIKE NO OTHER..."
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