Award-winning Indian Food

Anand George’s unique twists on the real food of India have won Purple Poppadom many awards. We hope you’ll enjoy our cuisine.

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The Magic of Curry

We have been championing our brand of Indian cuisine since 2008! Our aim is to bring you real Indian dishes with their rainbow of colours, spices, and flavours and make this magic accessible to all.

We love combining traditional heritage dishes from Kerala in the south to Kashmir in the north, and all points in between with our very special twists. Join us!

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Learn new cooking skills and gain hands-on experience creating Indian cuisine under the guidance of our chefs in the Purple Poppadom kitchen!

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About Purple Poppadom

Chef Anand George established Purple Poppadom ten years ago having brought his innovative Indian cuisine to Cardiff in 2008. We have won many awards including Best South Asian Restaurant in the UK, Best Restaurant in South Wales, and runner-up in the Observer Food Monthly Awards. Purple Poppadom is listed in The Michelin Guide and in 2021 and 2022 has won the title: ‘Best in Wales’ at the prestigious British Curry Awards!

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Drinks at Purple Poppadom

We have a fully stocked bar and offer a wide range of wines, spirits, beers, cocktails and soft drinks which marry perfectly with our style of cuisine

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What People Say

“I love all curries as it’s as if the angels are dancing on our tongue…”

Sian LloydSian Lloyd, Television Presenter

‘…the Purple Poppadom in Cardiff is a fantastic Indian restaurant’

Ruth JonesRuth Jones, Actor, Screenwriter, Author

@purple_poppadom smashing it out of the park. Best Indian restaurant in #Cardiff no contest

Imran NathooImran Nathoo , @KitchenClonc

One of Cardiff’s best Indian restaurants, the food was really tasty and well presented. We were a large party and everyone enjoyed their meals. Extensive menu with plenty of veggie options. The new contemporary interior brings a nice ambience to the space.

Cardiffgirl_, Local Guide - July 2022

‘Best Indian Food, Look No Further: Went to this restaurant following a good feedback on internet. I must say I found a gem indeed. The food was absolutely delicious. Ordered Malabar Fish Curry, Malabar Prawns Biryani, Garlic Naan, and a desert which was named after Chef Anand I believe. All of the dishes were so amazing, it won’t be wrong to say even better than some of the Michelin star restaurants dishes I have tried. The staff was very friendly. We’re served by Mr. Pradeep and his team who were very attentive and quick. I am in Cardiff on a tour for couple of days and wish to possibly have my every meal in this restaurant until I am here, to that extent I loved it. I am staying in Cardiff city center and it was a 30 min walk to get to the restaurant. The entrance of the restaurant isn’t very impressive but don’t let it stop you from having such a scrumptious food. The ambience is nice though.’

928rupalib, Tripadvisor June 2022

“Takeaway takes our breath away”

We have eaten here a few time and had a few takeaways during lockdown but never left a review. Our latest takeaway was the Valentine’s Day special. It was stunning, every dish was beautifully thought out and wonderfully flavoured, the addition of the chocolate brownie dessert was really lovely too.

The food is always amazing, yo do pay more than a usual takeaway or meal but this is NOT usual, if you haven’t tried it, do it! The winter takeaway deal is of brilliant value and gives a unique taste experience.

julian0467, February 2021

‘We have eaten at Purple Poppadom before and loved it. During the lockdown, they are of course only available to do takeaway which we tried last night and were not disappointed. From the first mouthful it was clear this was not just another Indian takeaway: absolutely delicious food, and with 20% discount for collection, not too expensive.  Very good portion sizes too: lunch today is sorted as well!’

Stephen Roberts, May 2020

‘Trailblazing a path for ‘nouvelle Indian’ cuisine, chef and author Anand George adds his own twist to dishes from all over the subcontinent – from Kashmir to Kerala. Thankfully, the emphasis is on the perfection of tried-and-tested regional delights rather than anything unnecessarily wacky.’

Lonely Planet, May 2020

In his words, the chicken tandoori was ‘next level’! We all loved it. Diolch yn fawr!

Bachgen Bendigedig , April 2021

So I think @Purple_poppadom might just be the best #IndianTakeaway I’ve had!

Daniel Lyddon, August 2021

‘Purple Poppadom is probably already Cardiff’s most acclaimed Indian restaurant before even picking up its latest accolade.’

Wales Online,

‘We recently had a little celebration at Purple Poppadom. The food was delicious. The food was great, full of flavour and well presented. We had no complaints, everything was superb.’

@thefoodboys.cardiff, January 2022

We came in for a meal last week and commented that it was the best curry we have ever had! This is so well deserved (The British Curry Award, Best in Wales) – amazing food, staff, and ambiance. Well done.

Amanda Selway, Twitter, November 2022

Tuesday to Saturday: 5pm – 11pm
Sunday: 1pm – 9pm

Tuesday – Saturday: 5 pm – 11 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 9 pm

We are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Open on New Years Eve and New Years Day

For Reservations please click here

Group Bookings – Special Opening Times  

We accept group bookings for daytimes when the restaurant is closed to the public. For group bookings of 6 or more people we will open especially.

For bigger group events, you may also be able to have exclusive use of the restaurant. People opt for this for events such as charity lunches, business meetings, staff-gatherings, workshops and seminars and of course, Christmas Parties!

To arrange your exclusive use group booking please call us or email us.

Tel: 029 2022 0026

How to Find us

Purple Poppadom is an atmospheric first-floor restaurant, located halfway between the junctions of Wyndham Crescent and Severn Road.

We are a 2-minute drive/10-minute walk from Cardiff City Centre. Located within a 1-minute walk of two pay and display car parks, both offering 2-hours of free parking and free parking after 6pm.

Local Car Parks

Severn Road, Pay and Display Car Park, 104 Cowbridge Rd E, Cardiff CF11 9DX

Wellington Street, Pay and Display Car Park. Cardiff, CF11 9BL


Purple Poppadom,
185a Cowbridge Road East,
CF11 9AJ

Get in touch

If you have any queries please contact us using the form below, or email us directly or telephone us. We are only too pleased to assist. or call us on 029 2022 0026