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Indian Essence

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

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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

As usual high quality food, friendly staff easy dinning

Paul 12 June 2017
from Northamptonshire

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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 119 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (100)
  • lunch (52)
  • luxury (47)
  • romantic (39)
  • private dining (27)
  • business (26)
  • large parties (23)
  • value (21)
  • trendy (20)
  • child friendly (16)
  • entertainment (16)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Mike Ellis from Sevenoaks

    This was a groupbooking for7 people. We had a great time and the food was excellent. A bit expensive but worth it.

  • ((((( 18 June 2017 by Michael Bedworth from Petts wood

    Excellent food and service the chicken tikka pie was my favourite starter ever

  • ((((* 16 June 2017 by Marie Chadney from Pettswood

    It was a lovely evennng with gd ambiance & great food

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by Mike Smith from West Sussex

    Atmosphere, Service, Staff and of course - the food, all First Class. Made my friend's birthday lunch a very special one !

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by Paul from Northamptonshire

    As usual high quality food, friendly staff easy dinning

  • ((((( 11 June 2017 by Jane Mcewen from Orpington

    We had the tasting menu, the staff were very helpful in allowing me to swap the meat options for fish and veggies. Great service.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Julia Wedegaertner from Beckenham

    We go regularly and it was another very good meal with excellent service.

  • ((((( 27 May 2017 by L.M. from Bromley

    Very good experience, the waiters were polite and efficient and food was served in a timely manner.
    We all enjoyed our choices and in particular the calamari starter and the prawn dish which was ordered as the main course were good. The vegetarian main course was excellent. The dishes were slightly pricey but we all felt it was still worth the while.

  • ((*** 16 May 2017 by Pamela Smyth from Orpington

    The food was delicious as usual. However, we were the only diners at lunch time and the staff decided to rearrange the other tables. This was noisy and insensitive even though we were the only guests and it spoiled the experience which, for us, was intended to be a celebration.

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Tracy Williams from Orpington

    Had a lovely evening with my husband at Indian Essence. The food was amazing, I would definitely recommend it to others and look forward to going again soon so I can try something different on the menu as there were so many things I wanted to try, it all looked fabulous.

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