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USD 34 - USD 62
Indian, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Enter via the glass door between the shop fronts and head up to the smart room with bold purple décor. Classic combinations are cooked in a refined mod...
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have had this take away many times. It really is something else. The best in Cardiff for sure. Highly recommend

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

After strong reccomendations from our friend AJ my husband and I decided to eat here tonight on our three night visit to Cardiff. What a good choice that was! The food is amazing...and so well presented. The restaurant has recently refurbished and is chic, warm...and inviting. We can't recommend this place enough and can't wait to come back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Booked here having wanted to go many times pre Covid so now was our opportunity. Starter of soft shell crab was delicious. Delicate and beautifully spiced. Could have devoured 6 of them! Main was Lamb Rojan Josh and chilli Nan. Delicious gravy and meat was...very tender. Girlfriend had mixed vegetable thali which had lots of choice and flavour. Dessert was caramelised pineapple with coconut icecream. Refreshing and flavoursome. Perhaps more expensive than most Indian restaurants but it is a step up in quality so expected.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, well presented and tasty dishes. Lovely menu and new interior decor. Very pleasant evening. Thank you.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Cardiff for one night and decided to come here after hearing good reviews. We weren’t disappointed! We both had Fresh from the Creamery to start, which was beautiful in terms of both presentation and flavour. We opted for different main courses...and both of us enjoyed the depth of flavour and refined Indian cooking that this restaurant offers. Service was attentive and friendly. Would recommend!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful new surroundings and decor. Very authentic,attractive walk art new seating. New items on menu. Food excellent as always. Good service wonderful front of house. A real treat.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really good restaurant that serves excellent, authentic Indian food. We had the Samosa Chaat & Chicken Connoisseur (Trio of Tikkas) for starter and the Tiffin Seabass & Murgh Lababdar for main with some dahl and a naan. All of the food was...excellent though the sea bass needs special mention as it was absolutely sublime. With a couple of alcoholic drinks and a tip, the final bill came to just over £70 which is good value for what we had. Recommended when in Cardiff which is, by the way, a lovely city!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2021

Recently went to a wedding where the food for the evening party was Street Food provided by The Purple Poppadom. It was delicious - enjoyed by everyone - served with good humour and meeting everyone’s tastes/dietary restrictions.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 30 July 2021

We had a super evening at the Purple Poppadom, Chef Patron Anand came out to see us as we have known him for quite a while. The restaurant has maintained its high standards and the staff were very attentive, such a pleasure to go back....We came all the way from Abergavenny for the experience and the restaurant didnt let us down very much enjoyed it.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 24 July 2021 via mobile

Had received a gift voucher Christmas 2019 for a two person Chefs Taster Menu meal but because of lockdowns etc. was unable to take up until July 14th 2021. Firstly, thank you Adam for honouring a well out of date voucher. Secondly, it was worth...the wait! The quality, creativity and presentation of each of the seven courses was superb. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and both my wife (8st!) and I (16st) were comfortably full at the end. Thank you also for the attentive service by all staff members. And for mask-wearing (Covid) at all times. Faultless. Diolch Adam a’r tîm am noson fendigedig. Balch o gael bwyd o safon mor uchel yn ein prif ddinas.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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8 November 2018|
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Response from Purple_Poppadom | Property representative |
Dear Henry, We had a re-inspection done recently and currently have hygiene rating of 3 we are in a process of sorting out some structural issues pointed out by health authority and will re apply for re-inspection soon.
1 January 2018|
Response from Iolosdad | Reviewed this property |
Menu is on the website, trip advisor won’t allow me to share a link sorry
6 September 2017|
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Response from 2persians | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately no lift.
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Yes, Purple Poppadom offers takeaway services.

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Purple Poppadom is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4