We are very happy to report that Purple Poppadom has been named as one of the runners-up in the Observer Food Monthly Awards Best Restaurant category.

36326_OFM_595x595px-02 RUNNER UP (2)The award featured regional runners-up for the overall title, and Purple Poppadom was one of only four restaurants in Wales, and the only Indian restaurant featured in Wales.

The judging took place around the time of our summer ‘Ocean’ seafood menu, reflected in our entry in the awards listing:

Purple Poppadom

Cardiff Indian that specialises in fish dishes. The ocean tasting menu has a course each from the Pacific and Indian Oceans, with beer pairings for each.
185a Cowbridge Rd E, Canton, Cardiff CF11 9AJ; 029 2022 0026;purplepoppadom.com

Chef Anand George, founder of Purple Poppadom said: “Featuring in the Observer Food Monthly Awards is a great accolade and is the latest in the wonderful national recognition Purple Poppadom is gaining, which is very rewarding to see.

I would like to thank our entire team for their enduring contribution and hard work and of course, our loyal customers for their support for our mission to push forward the boundaries of Indian cuisine.”

Raman Bijalwan, General Manager said: “It has been a very exciting few months for us, being featured in The Good Food Guide, The Michelin Guide, Mail on Sunday, and now The Observer Food Monthly Awards.  This is a great achievement for both our  kitchen and service teams and I would like to congratulate everyone for this success.”


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    • Thomas041152 – Trip Advisor – 22nd Feb 2018   Visited on a Tuesday evening when the restaurant has a 25% discount offer. We ordered Paneer Tikka as a shared starter followed by Rogan Josh and Sea Bass. We also shared a chocolate dessert. All helped down by bottle of wine. All food was delicious with

    • 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