Fusing time-honoured tradition, with the Spirit of the West…

Our Kitchen Wizards & Cocktail Masters have applied the dark art of culinary magic to redefine ‘oral pleasures’ in our iconic venue, since 2011.

Combining the strengths of two generations, highly-skilled Chefs and exquisite ingredients – both in the kitchen and in our bars, Cardamom Black was born from the love and passion of serving great food in a truly unique environment – The Old Empire Theatre, one of Yorkshire’s most iconic venues.

Multi-Award Winners of some of the most coveted titles in Yorkshire and Nationally, including Oliver Award’s Best Indian Restaurant after only our first year, BIBA – Best In Britain Awards, Ten Lifestyle London Best Indian Restaurant, Northern Design Awards, amongst many. We aim to add to the dazzling line-up of fabulous restaurants in Harrogate, one of Britain’s most beautiful Spa towns.

Sit back and allow us to indulge all of your senses…

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Head Chef Dilu and his team of five chefs bring more than a combined 100 years’ experience in the kitchen to Cardamom Black. Whether you opt for our award-winning Curries, Charcoal-Smoked Barbeque Grill, Speciality Seafood Selections, or Sharing Streetfood slated stands, you will be in awe of what we serve.

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Have You Tried Our Brand New Summer Sizzler Specials?

Gin Bar, Craft Beers & Twisted Cocktails

Professional Mixologists will greet you in our dedicated groundfloor Cocktail area at a 200 Spirit bottle Bar where you can discuss & create some amazing bespoke Cocktails. You will discover some unusual Spirits and beers, our small (50 Bottle) Gin Library complete with nine different tonics, and a large list of carefully selected world class Wines and Champagnes from around the World. Refreshing Mocktails, non-alcoholic beers and some unusual Lassi also feature for the more conscientious.

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There is no place in Yorkshire quite like Cardamom Black…

From incredible Gatsby-themed Conferences, Bollywood-extravaganza Charity events for the Lord Mayor, Eyes Wide Shut-style Masquerade parties, to formal P&G conferences and James Bond-themed Black Tie opening event, complete with Casino Tables and Aston Martins for the Harrogate Film festival early 2018, we can host it all!

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Home Delivery Service

Tired from a long hard day at work?

Family & Friends coming over for a gathering or a special occasion?

Can’t find babysitters at short notice?

Don’t Worry!!! Let us take care of you and provide our amazing award-winning food delivered directly to your door.

We also offer bespoke catering services and can do a full set-up within your own home.

Our Location & How to Book

We are ideally situated in the town centre opposite the Harrogate Theatre in what was the former Empire Theatre. We are less than a minute walk from the Train Station, at the top of Cheltenham Parade, two minutes from the International Conference Centre, next to Graveley’s Fish ‘n’ Chips. Parking is available on adjacent streets and Multi-Story car parks closeby.
Please phone the restaurant if you have any issues parking, Valet Parking is available if pre-arranged.

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