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Purple Poppadom

Certificate of Excellence
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Upper Floor 185A Cowbridge Road East | Canton, Cardiff CF11 9AJ, Wales
+44 29 2022 0026
Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not as good as mint and mustard. the ambiance and attention to service was not as good as anticipated, the food was ok but overall experience was average , sorry!

Thank LilwenLlewellyn
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great find, unusual indian food, really really tasty, good service, i had sea bass as most pics show, it was gorgeous, chicken in three different guises for a starter, great reports from everyone i know who has been, its a must, 👌👍🏻👍🏻

Thank TonyE44
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There really isn't much to say about this place it is absolutely fantastic really recommend this to everyone

Thank Alex J
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us visited on a busy Friday evening. We all chose the taster menu and were completely amazed. Every detail was superb. I have eaten in around 12 Michelin starred restaurants in the UK alone and 3 of those were Indian (London). This restaurant could easily stand up alongside the best of those. The balance of courses, portion size,... More 

Thank ChrisJDav
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There's a reason this restaurant is on the Michelin guide. And it's better than any other restaurant on the Michelin guide I've tried in Cardiff! The flavors are on point. Nothing is over or under seasoned and they have a special taste. You can see that the chef put work into all these dishes. We went for lunch, we had... More 

Thank Ioana B
North Wales, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit the purple poppadom on friday night with a large group, the staff were very welcoming and friendly. Food came and it was sensational, i had the sea bass which was so tasty! Highly recommended this place!

Thank hanakatewd
Kent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked lunch here for a pre-match meal on a rugby international day. Restaurant was quiet when we arrived but quickly filled up and was fully booked by the time we left. The service was great - attentive but not overly so. The food was outstanding - the starter of a mixed "Chef's choice" was easily the best I have eaten... More 

Thank Bat120
England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal here after watching England v Wales at the Principality! Our group of 4 (2 adults, 2 teens) had a wonderful array of dishes and all agreed the restaurant is right up there with the best in London. Warm attentive staff and good wine also. My daughter is at Cardiff Uni so will make this our go... More 

1 Thank GLB103
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lack of choice, awful poppadoms which were out of a packet Meal not authentic Indian dish. Was only given an hour to eat our meal after paying £90 paying for just 3 meals (no starter or dessert) They then had the cheek to ask us to leave the table and finish our drinks by the bar! Not even nice decor.....surprised... More 

1 Thank cheryl j
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding. You must go. Don't waste time reading all the reviews; just go. The food tastes even better than it looks and it looks amazing. The staff are exceptional - happy, caring and passionate. Each dish has an individual taste. Every item on your plate has been crafted to be tasty. Delicious. Every single thing we had was 10/10. I'm... More 

Thank Liz S

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?