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Purple Poppadom

185 a Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff, CF11 9AJ

(((() Indian
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  •  - Cardiff
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Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday : 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 13:00 - 21:00

Wonderful taster menu with drinks, a little pricey but great for an occasion.

Nigel 28 January 2015
from Cardiff

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Namedropped in the prestigious Michelin Guide 2014, Purple Poppadom is a multi-award-winning Indian restaurant. Chef Anand George's menu is creatively reinvented each season. Traditional, yet imaginative, dishes are presented with a unique, artistic flair. Situated above street level, this restaurant is a hidden gem in inner-city Cardiff.

Purple Poppadom

185 a Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff, CF11 9AJ

Contact +44 2920220026

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Customer reviews for Purple Poppadom

4.5 (((() (based on 13 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (10)
  • large parties (6)
  • luxury (5)
  • private dining (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • lunch (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • business (1)
  • value (1)
  • ((((( 13 June 2015 by John from Cardiff

    Surprisingly quiet for a Wednesday night. My wife chose the salmon duo and the Tiffin seabass which was beautiful as always and I had the lamb starter followed by Nadan kozhi chicken curry which had a good kick to it. The speciality bread basket was superb.
    Charming waiters and excellent food and wine.

  • ((((( 11 April 2015 by Robert from Cardiff

    My wife and I took a friend for a celebratory meal at Purple Poppadom, Canton, Cardiff using the Lunch & Early evening (5.30-6.30) 2 courses (starter + main course) £15 per person offer. On this occasion, as on previous ones,100% for taste experience. On the internet we have seen a few people complain that portion sizes at PP and very similar, equally excellent sister restaurant Mint & Mustard (Heath, Cardiff, also Penarth, Weston & Taunton) are too small. Unless you have an appetite like chaser Mark Labett, don't take any notice of this - you won't have a huge amount of room left for one of their equally delicious desserts - especially if you add on the irresistible coconut flavoured Peshwari naan. If your appetite is really enormous, the taster menu is not to be missed, though for most people the quantity is simply too much for the digestion.

  • ((((* 9 February 2015 by Colette from Cardiff

    Excellent food, outstanding, my compliments to the chef. Location disappointing, service - felt rushed, we asked for a glass 3 times and finally got one on the third request. Whilst in the middle of eating our pudding we were asked if we wanted coffee or more drinks, we said not thank you, within 5 mins the bill was placed on our table and we hadn't even finished. That was rude. A party of 25+ men had arrived and were extremely noisy and it looked like they were more important to serve. Such a shame as it spoilt a very nice dining experience

  • ((((( 28 January 2015 by Nigel from Cardiff

    Wonderful taster menu with drinks, a little pricey but great for an occasion.

  • ((((( 15 November 2014 by Amanda from Penarth

    the meal was lovely - we had three courses and everyone of them was full of flavour and hot. the service was excellent. Have ate at the purple poppadom four times now and each time excellent. drinks very expensive.

  • ((((( 6 October 2014 by Ceri from Cardiff


  • (((** 19 August 2014 by Ann from Cardiff

    excellent flavours.....very small portion particular lack of rice. fine for the smaller appetite but not really acceptable for the cost even with two course offer

  • ((((( 16 August 2014 by Rosemary from Newport

    very attentive staff and the meal was great. There was a good choice on the early evening menu,had the cabbage starter which was really unusual.

  • ((((( 9 August 2014 by Gareth from Cardiff

    Excellent meal and very friendly service.

  • ((((* 8 August 2014 by Peter from Cardiff

    very enjoyable experience,music could be more european

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