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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    • Review via Tripadvisor by Owen G Richards 24th Oct 2018 We went for the set Sunday menu dishes and I can honestly say it’s probably the best Indian meal I’ve had. The starter of aloo chaat was incredible. The staff were really friendly and the service was great. I am looking forward to going back

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