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Indian Essence

176-178 Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood, BR5 1LG +44 1689326024

(((() Indian
Main course: £12
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Monday: 12:00 - 14:45 & 18:00 - 22:45
Tuesday to Thursday: 12:00 - 14:45 & 18:00 - 22:45
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 14:45 & 17:45 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00 & 18.00 - 22.45

Excellent food and great service have been there loads of time,all dishes are very good and tasty to indian standards
D Patel

dilip 19 April 2017
from South croydon

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Headed by Atul Kochhar of Michelin-starred Benares, Indian Essence offers a polished, modern take on Indian cuisine. The spotless dining room features bold magenta lighting and a chic glowing bar.

Alongside gourmet curries and succulent dishes served straight from the tandoor oven, the Indian Essence menu includes Atul’s favourites, like lobster in coconut sauce, or Goa-style sirloin steak with coriander chips. Classic European desserts are served with a twist at Indian Essence in Petts Wood, like cardamom-infused dark chocolate fondant, or rose & raspberry-scented Calcutta cheesecake.

A range of slick, refreshing cocktail mixes are offset by a bold wine list: perfectly matched to complement the intense flavours of the dishes. Regularly changing vintage bottles are available from the bar at Indian Essence near Bromley, as well as cooling masala iced tea, or passion fruit and chutney martini.

Found in a leafy London suburb, Indian Essence restaurant is a 3-minute walk from Petts Wood Rail Station.

Indian Essence

176-178 Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood, BR5 1LG

Contact +44 1689838700
Reservations +44 1689326024

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Customer reviews for Indian Essence

4.7 (((() (based on 105 reviews)
99% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (88)
  • lunch (50)
  • luxury (41)
  • romantic (35)
  • business (24)
  • private dining (24)
  • large parties (22)
  • value (19)
  • trendy (18)
  • entertainment (16)
  • child friendly (14)
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  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 19 April 2017 by dilip from South croydon

    Excellent food and great service have been there loads of time,all dishes are very good and tasty to indian standards
    D Patel

  • ((((( 13 April 2017 by Angela from Bromley

    Fabulous flavorful food, discreet service to please- highly recommended !

  • ((((( 8 April 2017 by Paul Haylock from London

    Fantastic service and food.

  • ((((( 8 April 2017 by Sophie from Petts Wood

    Pleasant environment, friendly efficient service, delicious food full of distinct flavours, unusual gorgeous cocktails. Tasting menu is amazing although by course no. 6 I was unable to do it justice! Yet somehow managed course no. 7 dessert as it was so light and tasty. Have been here probably 8 or 9 times and it's been consistently excellent. My first-choice restaurant for a treat.

  • ((((( 7 April 2017 by Jane Grundy from Orpington

    Lovely setting, very friendly staff, lots to choose from on the menu and food excellent

  • ((((( 22 March 2017 by Peter Crawford from Keston Kent

    Four of us dined at Indian Essence on 21st March 2017. The restaurant layout and decor is impressive and has the atmosphere you would associate with fine dining. We all chose from the midweek menu which gives four starter and four main course choices. I started with lamb 2 ways which was a lamb chop and a sheep kebab. Both were excellent especially the chop which was subtly spiced and beautifully tender. The others wee equally pleased with their starters. For main I had a seafood medley of a very large king prawn squid and sea bream in a mollee sauce. It was delicious. Again the others were equally impressed by their choices.
    We drank the house wine both white and red and all agreed they were very good indeed
    Although the restaurant was not busy the service was exemplary.
    This restaurant is a cut above your usual 'Indian' and the prices reflect this but it is well worth it.
    We will definitely return soon.

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Theresa Newberry from Kent

    The food and service is always excellent

  • ((((* 11 March 2017 by Praveen Mehra from pettswood

    Excellent food. Good ambience,.

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by Rachel Jameson from Petts Wood

    Excellent food, good service. House red amazing. Set lunch menu very good, also went in January and was same menu so would be an idea to alter it sometimes. However it was so nice I could eat the same thing again easily

  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Nina Stone from Petts Wood

    Wonderful food, wonderful service. Thanks to Jeet and all the staff for a wonderful evening!

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