The Cardamom Club

4.3
102 reviews
£25 and under
Indian
We’d like to introduce to the new decade, newly refurbed and branded The Cardamom Club. Originally established in 2011 as Funky Brownz & Cardamom, we will be serving Stanmore and surrounding areas thirst-quenching Cocktails, sumptuous authentic Indian cuisine, and mouthwatering desserts in our new dessert lounge all topped off with the best music to give you the ultimate experience.
Serving Breakfast , High Chai, Lunch and Dinner.
Favourites : Crispy Corn, Tandoori Brocolli, Soya kebab, Chatpate Sweet Potatao

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5h33nz
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service from the waitresses was outstanding! Very accommodating! However the food definitely was not up to standard. We ordered a bunch of starters and majority of them seemed like it had just been reheated. We ate what we could and asked for the rest to be packed to be taken home as we didnt want to waste that much! Ask for a chicken dish to be sent back as tried one piece and felt like it was not fresh at all. The manager (it seemed like she was) did not seem to like the idea that we wanted to send back the dish saying that she tried it herself in the kitchen but eventually agreed. On the plus side, the drinks and desserts were really nice! I would recommend going here for a few drinks with friends or for a quick little dessert. We ordered a new gulab jamun cheesecake and sizzling brownie. Had to ask for a little bit more sauce on the brownie as it originally tasted a little burnt (due to lack of sauce). Overall I dont think I would visit for dinner again but would for drinks and the desserts!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great menu with loads of vegetarian and vegan options.
Food was delicious. Good value too.
It’s also a club so expect loud music on a Saturday night. Service was slow as the venue was packed. Lots of parties, as one left another arrived. Servers were friendly despite being really busy. Would recommend and will return, probably mid-week when it’s a bit quieter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Heard a lot about the new management and ambience at the restaurant so we wanted to try it. Nothing to say about the food. Starters were salty, smelt of oil and mains were tasteless. My cocktail was too sweet. Service is very good and the host was very accommodative with seats etx.

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SunnyP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Booked a table, had to wait once we were let in we were taken to our table in the garden. We were then wanting to go to the bar and were told no because of the way were dressed! There was no dress code listed and many people were wearing casual clothes and trainers! We were then asked to stand to the side of the bar and every time we moved towards the middle of the bar we were told to go back!

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rrk3001
London
31 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Harsh provided very good service. he was friendly attentive and accommodating.
The food was good, the choice was great. The portions were a little small. This especially considering the cost. The only quip is that the service charge was way too much !

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MandyH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Perfect delightful staff and service. Food was outstanding, simply the best food out we’ve had for a long while. I cannot fault it at all.

But you need to know It’s loud there, all hard surfaces plus loud music makes fellow diners shout over the noise. Best suit a younger group.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average but the price was too high for the portions.

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AlyssaH
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding food + service. I have been to Cardamom Club 3 times now and it’s been outstanding each time! The food and drink is absolutely amazing! The staff are super friendly and overall the venue is just absolutely lovely!

The weekend vibe is really full of life and fun and the staff are extremely accommodating!

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AnilP
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and food. Been here after a long time. Definitely come again.

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Himanshu
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent starter dishes. Definitely recommend it.

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JasonH
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fun place with seriously good food. The street food menu is very good.
Their spin on well known cocktails is a nice touch.

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Zoya
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unorganised and disappointing service. Did not stay to order food.

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Roops
London
16 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Birthday afternoon tea:

- the food is generally very good here, however I wouldn’t recommend the afternoon tea. Sweet dishes were too sweet, the sandwich was a way too cheesey toastie, the dhai puri was dry and the Bhajia also dry. I was expecting a Mumbai sandwich.
- huge let down is having to request tea constantly and having to then wait for it to arrive. A tea pot/ flask would over come this and was also requested but they were unable to provide this.
- service was a let down as we had to keep ordering the tea and also food brought out almost immediately on arrival without checking all guests had arrived.
- over all high chai is not recommended for the food variety
- the initial mojito chai shot was really nice and the venue is also nice
- I would opt for the normal menu if you want to get a real feel for how good their food actually is and this I would highly recommend
- staff did try to help us where possible, but hard to get their attention

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great food.. Great service, went on a Saturday evening so music was loud in the dining area and the lights got dimmed 👀🤷🏾‍♂️

Big menu with lots to try... I'll be back.

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EMPTY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Toilets smelt due to damp mops left to dry. Music real repetitive and loud outside.

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Sina
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Didn't have food so can't rate it. Went for drinks and they were very good for a bar in a suburb. Service was extremely attentive in particular the bar manager Nev, was great! The only thing about our table was that it was under very loud speakers. Left as very happy customers, would come back again!

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Roops
London
16 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Super tasty, highly recommend the Kashmiri Chicken Tikka and Pata Chaat - delicious! Good social distancing in place and staff are very nice. Bar tender gave us a sample taster of a new bubble gum shot he was creating!! Wow - that needs to be on the menu! We will be back for sure.

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JilnaS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Cannot fault at all. Wonderful place to catch up with friends and family. Outdoor area nice and cosy.

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Ritesh
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My partner and I went for an evening meal - shortly after we ordered drinks and starters the manager came over to us and asked what time they think I would be finished - I hadn’t even put any food/drink in my mouth yet!

I asked how long I could have and they informed me I would need to give the table back in about 1.5 hours - something I wish they’d told me when I made the booking - I probably would’ve gone elsewhere.

I said depending on how quickly the food comes out that might be okay but I’m not too happy about now feeling rushed. The food was then brought out in a hurry (resulting in less quality) and I then had to eat in a hurry too (quite frustrated at this point).

The waitress (very friendly and obviously doing what her manager told her to do) then brought the bill to me without me even asking for it.

I paid, upped and left without even a thank you from the managerial team who I walked past near the bar or what looked like the owners who were just sat at their own table next to us having a chat and watching TV. To make matters worse my car was blocked in by their friend who took their time and was in no rush to move it.

Dissatisfied, frustrated, and angry with the whole experience.

I am a fair person so I will acknowledge how the food and drink were up to standard and that the scenery of the place was nice but I won’t be going back.

Solid 3/5 for me. Recommend you go to Venue 5 or Namaste Lounge instead - 5 star experience there.

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PreenaP
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, we ordered a non veg and veg platter which was enough for 4 people. Cocktails were really nice too and service was great!!

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BeenaS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always good here.. But table but small for the food we ordered..

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was ok but it took ages for the food to arrive. The restaurant didn’t even look that busy so not sure why it took so long. Half way through our meal we asked for some onions and chillis which took another 10-15 mins to arrive! In fairness the waitress did try and chase the food from the kitchen but it was clearly out of her control.

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DeenaA
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night out. Tasty food with exceptional service and good value for money. The staff went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and accommodated us when we were running late. The ambiance outside was beautiful. We will be back.

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AmbikaG
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Visited Cardamom club yesterday and we were very impressed with all the cocktails me and my friends had ordered and I will definitely visit again for cocktails but I have an completely opposite review about food:
1. Bhel Puri- Was very soggy and had no taste at all
2. Chicken Tandoori wings- Chicken was well cooked but lacked flavor and taste
3. CHATPATE SAKARKANDI- again lacked flavor and was not well made.
4. Lamb Dum Biryani- Was a pulav not a Dum preparation though the Lamb was well cooked.
5. Dal Makhni- Wasn't a Makhni at all, it was just some lentils put together
6. Garlic Naan- best out of everything we ordered.

We ended up spending £160 and did gave feedback about our experience to the staff. I hope they improve on the food quality.

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Asha
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening eating and drinking under the covered area outside. The food and drinks were lovely and our waiter, Chirag was extremely attentive and ensured we were happy with everything through it our visit.

Due to there being a coeliac amongst our party, I was especially pleased that he was checking all of our food choices with the kitchen before confirming any allergens.


Great ambiance and compliance to social distancing measures. We will definitely be returning.

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Sheena
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, the bartender was amazing on Sunday, make amazing cocktails, had to order extras. Food was good too. Staff were friendly and helpful throughout our time there.

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BrianHarry
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time their, highly recommend it to others to try

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Loopy
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, amazing cocktails, wonderful service, fun ambiance - all in all, a perfect night.

VP
VijayP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience today and the place feels better than before. Dining area is brighter and well designed. Service and food was good. Definitely will go again.

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Rita
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I booked the venue based on how energised the website and Instagram was portraying it to be; turned out to be nothing more than a fancy, well decorated indian pub restaurant.
The service was incredibily poor, had to wait over 30 mins for some tap water and only after asking 3 times. On the third occasion I asked if the tap was in another borough.
The restaurant is busy, not enough staff to keep up with the demands
We ordered drinks, arrived 20 mins later; given we'd only just received our drinks, we put in the next order. Good job we did, it took over 45 mins before that arrived.

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vipGreat
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go, very nice staff and food and drinks are lovely as always

PW
PaulW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable evening, the food was lovely the service was great

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vipPrimal
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Owner had a poor showing at our table - didn’t think we had paid the total amount only to find out the receipts hadn’t been tallied correctly by her team! Didn’t come out to say sorry or offer any compensation. Shambolic behaviour. Spoilt a perfectly decent night.

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BigDaddy
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, service, and overall experience, would highly recommend

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vipMookie
London
17 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Been three times in four weeks says it all, perfect food good ambiance

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sukh
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

When we entered we were left to wait for good few minutes . Eventually led to a table as soon as we were handed the menus. We were informed we had a two hour slot in which we had to leave .
However having ordered the food straight away, considering it was starters mainly . We waited 25minutes .
Only part of the order arrived and a further five minutes for the rest .
There was no apology for the delay , we had to ask for the food .
During whilst we were eating , no one asked how the food is or if we need anything else.
Whilst bringing the food over the waiter had half of his finger in the food , in the way he was holding the plate .
I pointed this out to him and he apologised . I managed to separate that section of the food and didn’t want him to get him into trouble by complaining .
The spring lamb was £10.95. That’s over £2 per piece , the lamb was ok but I’ve had better .

But I find this place is very disorganised and the staff don’t tend to keep their eye out for customer needs .
The managements priority seems to be to get the numbers in .
There’s still a long way to go to provide a good service .
Although the staff are polite , they still need more training . To provide a higher level of service .
But they are still better than management .

AK
AngelikaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience2

Service was super slow, had to really make an effort to have the waiter come up to you

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service us usual! Highly Recommended! Agnieszka

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

good food and drinks just very slow service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One point ….. the food …. Service …. Everything …..

FAQs

The Cardamom Club does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. The Cardamom Club also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8907 6392.

The Cardamom Club is rated 4.3 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.