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Purple Poppadom

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Upper Floor 185A Cowbridge Road East | Canton, Cardiff CF11 9AJ, Wales
+44 29 2022 0026
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Derby, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fabulous food. Very different from usual curry house. Good quality with many South Indian dishes. Very light and delicate. Relaxed and friendly. A great asset to Cardiff

1 Thank hmhMidlands
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a table for 4 for a birthday meal. We used the online booking system which was quick and easy to do 👍 we arrived and it was very busy which we thought was a good sign! It definitely was!! The food was absolutely amazing, it's the best Indian we have ever eaten. One of our party had food... More 

1 Thank Mel-ody M
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159 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited early on a Wednesday evening in January with my wife and our 8 year old daughter. Very few diners all the time we were there so very little bustle or atmosphere. No children's menu,unfortunately, so our daughter had to choose off the a la carte, at full price. My wife and I had the 7 course Tasting Menu, which... More 

1 Thank paul o
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How overpriced is this place !!!!!! 4 drinks, poppadoms and four mains over £100, food was awful it was like a bowl of soup with three bits of meat in each. Cannot believe how many people rate this place, I suggest if you are thinking about a visit think hard. Never to return.......

Thank Richard V
Newport, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never before experienced an indian meal served with such beauty to the eye and the taste was out of this world. I even bought their cook book signed by the creative chief. A brilliant birthday treat for my granddaughters 16th birthday as it was a treat she had wanted for a long time. It was so wonderful we... More 

1 Thank NormaJulie
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been fortunate enough to visit the Purple Poppadom twice in one month and were blown away both times. The quality of food served is quite extraordinary and the service is excellent. Can't recommend this place enough! Thank You

Thank Jono P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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588 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reserve our visits to the Purple Poppadom for special occasions. The food is very good, but it is a little pricey. The staff are very pleasant and helpful and knowledgeable about the dishes. If you're looking for a typical Indian curry with rice or chips, this isn't the place for you. This is Indian Fine Dining which is reflected... More 

Thank CardiffMaddie
United Kingdom
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate several weeks ago, The food here was probably the tastiest indian food I have ever had. The service was also very good. The food was a little slow to come out after ordering but well worth the wait. Enjoy.

Thank PDE1992
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is amazing and we would encourage everyone to eat at the Purple Poppadom. We had the seven course tasting menu and it was a twist on traditional Indian food. The coconut souo was lovely, the chicken was the most tender I have had, whilst the chocolate poppadom is something special. Despite the portions initially looking small, go... More 

Thank Piankoos
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mustard prawn dish had a delicious taste but very small portion and with only rice and no sauce was dry. And for nearly £20 ridiculously overpriced. Service was actually terrible. When we asked for water for the table it came with a frown and 3 cups despite 5 on table. There was more than one of these Rice and naans... More 

1 Thank Dafyddllewelyn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$56
Indian, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper Floor 185A Cowbridge Road East | Canton, Cardiff CF11 9AJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2022 0026

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Penarth, Wales, 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?