Jay Rayner – ‘The Keralan-style Biriyani is a Thing of True Beauty’

We were thrilled to be mentioned in Jay Rayner’s column in the Observer (22/1/17). Under ‘Jay’s news bites’ section, he writes:

‘The location of the Purple Poppadom, chef Anand George’s restaurant in Cardiff, may not be the most promising but the ambitious food is. He likes to riff on ingredients.  So a plate of crab comes as soft shell, a fried crab cake and as a salad of claw meat. The Keralan-style biryani is a thing of true beauty.’  We could not be happier!


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    • By Ayesha Khan – Local Guide  Lovely quality food from here. I would call it fine dining. Chef Anand George is amazing, dishes always come out great! Couldn’t recommend more. Do book before going. They are busy for a reason!

    • Review by Debra M Paignton, tripadvisor Jan 2018 We were visiting Cardiff for the weekend and decided to use trip to choose a place to eat. We are so glad we chose this restaurant as the food was simply fantastic ! We had the 7 course taster menu and enjoyed every course, each course be seasoned fantastically

    • Review by CheshirePugwash tripadvisor Jan 2018 On my first visit to Cardiff cheated a bit and checked out the Waitrose Good Food Guide and spotted the Purple Poppadom (PP). Bit of a walk from the city centre and into bit of a run down area, but shining like a beacon was the PP. Staff first class,

    • Review by Bat120 via Tripadvisor February 2017 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

    • Review by Hanakatewd 15th February  2017 on Tripadvisor Visit the purple poppadom on friday night with a large group, the staff were very welcoming and friendly.