The Empire Restaurant (Cardiff)

157-159 Albany Road
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Call: +44 29 2048 5959

Indian
Balti
Bangladeshi
Asian
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Updated 2020-02-21
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  • Salad
  • Fish
  • Prawns
  • Lamb
  • Curry

Description

  • Phone number: +44 29 2048 5959
  • Cuisine:
    Bangladeshi
    ,
    Vegan Options
    ,
    Halal
    ,
    Asian
    ,
    Indian
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    Balti
    ,
    Gluten Free Options
    ,
    Vegetarian Friendly
  • Restrictions:
    Gluten Free Options
    ,
    Vegetarian Friendly
    ,
    Vegan Options
    ,
    Halal
  • Meal types:
    After-hours
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    Lunch
    ,
    Dinner
  • Category:
    Sit down


Reviews

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    Buddalar 2020-02-19

    Ordered a take way lamb masala - it was tough as old boots - my missus ended up being sick all night. When we complained the next day the owner was rude and extremely cocky and made some excuse that it depends on which cut of meat was used. My honest option is that it was old meat left over from days before - i would not recommend going to this curry house.

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    Horse850 2020-02-17

    For a change we ate in here on a Sunday evening. Although the restaurant was a lot quieter than it usually is on a friday/saturday, the service was excellent. The food was superb - sensible portion sizes, really well cooked and a good choice for the vegetarian in our party. The prices are very reasonable (£25 per person - drinks, starters and main courses) - still an excellent restaurant. Thank you for another lovely evening

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    Charlotte S 2020-02-15

    Wow!! Such a lovely friendly atmosphere, staff were really attentive and on the ball. The food was fabulous, so full of flavour and moreish. Will definitely be visiting more often. A little gem right on my door step.

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    magdalenabN577LR 2020-02-12

    Lovely restaurant. It's been a while since I have been to a proper Indian restaurant and I couldn't speak highly enough about the quality of food but it's not expensive. Prices are adequate I think. Place is very clean and top service. I highly recommend to everyone. I went with my son who doesn't like too spicy food so we have played it safe.

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    T L 2020-02-10

    Very friendly and accommodating staff with nice food and a great atmosphere too. Good location aswell

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    BexC84 2020-02-09

    Booked restaurant for 8 friends for mid week treat & was not disappointed. The food was so so delicious & reasonably priced, atmosphere & restaurant nice & staff so friendly, excellent service! Will definitely be returning with more friends & family! Big thanks to Mo & his family for their amazing hospitality!

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    ClareL1 2020-02-09

    Always have great food here but haven’t been for a while. Visited again last night with friends and had one of the tastiest curries I’ve ever had! The service is alway impeccable, friendly and welcoming. Clean and comfortable - definitely worth a visit!

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    Sh0pp0 2020-02-07

    We had a fabulous meal this evening at The Empire Restaurant. The Lamb Rogan Josh was excellent, tender meat, beautifully cooked. Tried something different for me, the Bengal Machli Jalfezi. Very light to the palate delicate fish that compliments the wonderful spices and explodes into flavour on you tongue! Just great food. Thanks.

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    tqabc 2020-01-27

    Better than average Indian Restaurant. Very clean and tidy with good decor. Good value for money and the food is very good. wide selection from the menu. The staff are very welcoming and efficient. Does good takeaways too.

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    LeighoLJ 2020-01-26

    Family night out, which overall was thoroughly enjoyable. We are curry lovers and have to say the food was excellent. The Harvali dish I tried was succulent and well spiced, the fish curry starter was spot on and the Naan breads and poppadoms were all fresh and to a very high standard. Prices are very reasonable, the decor is bright and modern, the atmosphere buzzing and staff friendly. Our only concern was the rather slow service. If it wasn't for this (OK it was a busy Saturday night) I would score an easy 5/5. Forgiven as food is excellent. We'll definitely be back!

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    emilykate4 2020-01-26

    Visited this restaurant this month and really enjoyed the experience. The food was really tasty, plenty of choice for both meat eaters and vegetarians. The service was quick. The staff were friendly and polite. I would recommend this restaurant and I would definitely return.

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    Natasha19842013 2020-01-21

    Took my family here for a surprise birthday meal and from the greeting to the customer service and food all was 10/10, absolutely lovely place and would recommend to everybody, (my brother even had a Free birthday gift) #5star

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    EatDrinkRateSo 2020-01-19

    I went here with my family after we read about it being one of the best restaurants in Cardiff and being huge curry fans. For a Saturday night, the atmosphere was great with the place full. It was a while before we could order drinks and then before our drinks came. We ordered our food - 4 out of 6 of us had starters and all of us said they were great. The fish tikka starter in particular looked fantastic. It was then quite a while before the mains arrived. I completely understand it’s a Saturday night but it was a little too long. When my dish arrived it was luke warm. I’m never one to send food back if I’m honest but my table piped up and said it. Fair play they were very apologetic and came out with a new dish in minutes. Everyone loved their main dishes. I recommend the Captain Pathila if you like something a bit hotter.

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    E4614DNdavidp 2020-01-17

    My wife and I used to frequent two curry houses on Albany Road nearly 25 years ago. How wonderful to return with our children now. We had an absolutely stunning meal on my Birthday. It was early Sunday evening and we had a wonderful waiter with whom we chatted throughout our visit. I absolutely love curries and I must say that the meal here was absolutely top notch. This may have been the best ever! I was delighted with the gifts that the waiter kindly gave me.....the clock and mug made my evening very special! This is only our second visit in the last year and we will definitely be back very soon. Stunning food and great value for money.

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    thec376 2020-01-15

    Amazing food as always. Don't think there is a single thing on the menu that doesn't taste great! The staff are also really attentive.

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    Cardiffplasterer 2020-01-13

    We had a great meal at empire! Amazing food and the customer service was top... I would highly recommend empire

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    RacheyPink 2020-01-12

    4 of us ate here on a busy Saturday evening and all of us enjoyed our meal. Staff were friendly and efficient. There was plenty of traditional Indian dishes to choose from, and the food itself was good quality. The onion bahjis in particular were very tasty, huge naan breads, couldn't fault anything. The restaurant is a good size and was clean. The only issue we had was finding somewhere to park as there is no car park. Would definately eat here again.

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    Ndavis_12 2020-01-01

    We hadn’t eaten here before but did so on New Year’s Eve with friends who had been once before. It was rammed when we arrived for our 7pm booking. They couldn’t find our booking because it had been misspelled. We were seated and ordered drinks and poppadoms before looking at the menu. We ordered red and white wine and even after asking twice for a bottle cooler we didn’t get one. Our orders were taken and after about 40 minutes we asked where our food was, we were told it would be a few minutes!!!!!!!! We drank the wine and ordered more and still no food. We asked again asked and same reply. 1 hour 20 minutes later the food arrived. My friend had ordered a chicken korma which shed had on her first visit and I had ordered a chicken passanda my favourite dish. We looked at both of the dishes and they were not the lovely pale creamy colour that they normally are. I tried mine first and it was horrible the chicken was hard and the sauce tasted like the curry sauce you get in a chip shop. My friend said that hers didn’t taste anything like the korma she’d had on her previous visit. The waiter came back with the rest of the food and I told him that I wasn’t going to eat it as it did not taste anything like a passanda. He took it away and came back saying it was the correct dish but if I wanted he would get me another one, obviously I didn’t want another dish because it wasn’t what I would say is passanda, it should be creamy with a coconut flavour, this had no such taste. I wasn’t offered an alternative the waiter said he could get me another passanda in five minutes so I did ask him why we had waited over an hour for the first one. There was no apology the waiter just said I won’t charge you. Clearly they had over stretched themselves that evening with people also there ordering takeaway meals too. Will not be going back the service was poor, waiting time unacceptable and grey hard slices of chicken was not what I ordered or expected. They shouldn’t have rammed so many people in.

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    grahambus 2020-01-01

    It was a very busy New Years eve, when we dined here. despite how busy they were the service was excellent and so was the food. Five of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals and we all agreed that we would definately return here again.

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    SueL196 2019-12-30

    We have enjoyed the delights of the empire for more than 15 years whilst living in Cardiff. We are now in the Cotswolds and still go back to Cardiff on a regular basis, so it was a no brainer when we were thinking where to go to celebrate this significant birthday. 24 family members in all so we needed to choose somewhere that we could be confident in delivering an excellent meal and service. We were not disappointed. Everyone commented on how beautiful their meal was, some even saying it was the best Indian meal they had even eaten. Sami the manager had taken all the meal details before the evening so this made it a bit easier serving 24 people in one sitting. Our fear was that people would be still waiting for thier meal whilst others had finished, Sami promised us that this would not happen, and he was a man of his word. One of the waiters (believe he is training as an accountant) was very attentive to the fine detail of what was needed. When the cake came out with a small table knife he could see it wasn't big enough to cut the cake ( the cake was mahooosive) so offered me a large kitchen knife and asked me to personally hand it back as soon as I had finished cutting the cake. A young man with common sense. At the end of the evening Sami came and gave Dave a gift. A large wall clock which will look great in the kitchen. Thanks Sami if was a wonderful evening of making lasting memories, and your team contributed hugely to that.

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Timetable:

  • Monday 17:30-23:30
  • Tuesday 17:30-23:30
  • Wednesday 17:30-23:30
  • Thursday 17:30-23:30
  • Friday 18:00-00:00
  • Saturday 12:00-14:00,18:00-00:00
  • Sunday 17:30-23:30

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