Review by: Gourmet Gorro
Deep Blue is Anand George’s new summer menu at Purple Poppadom. And it’s a thing of absolute beauty.
With an emphasis on lighter flavours and fish to complement the summer weather, this shift in focus with the change of the season is a serious statement of intent from a restaurant which is a whole lot more than a curry house.
We chose the tasting menu (£39.95 per person without beer and £47.95 with beer) comprising of 5 courses and a number of extras. The amount of food was belt-looseningly generous but not trouser-splittingly so. Having opted for the matched beer option, each savoury course was accompanied by a large wine glass of beer. Notable were the damn fine Brooklyn lager and Wales’s own Cwrw Celt.
We had some excellent poppadoms and chutneys. The date chutney had me licking the bowl clean and the lemon chutney was a mouth-puckering alternative to the ubiquitous lime chutney.
Our meal at Purple Poppadom was quite simply excellent. With fine dining credentials surpassing almost every other restaurant in Cardiff and having recently been pronounced Welsh Curry House of the Year 2012, it’s only a matter of time before Purple Poppadom have more and more awards thrown at them . The spicing of their food is refined, their dishes are delicately plated and the service is jovial and slick. Judging by the fact the restaurant was packed out on the Wednesday evening we visited, a lot of other people in Cardiff seem to agree.