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Indian Essence

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

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Average
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

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.

Tracy Williams 14 May 2017
from Orpington

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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

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Customer reviews for Indian Essence

4.6 (((() (based on 112 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (94)
  • lunch (51)
  • luxury (43)
  • romantic (38)
  • business (25)
  • private dining (25)
  • large parties (22)
  • value (20)
  • trendy (18)
  • entertainment (16)
  • child friendly (14)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 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.

  • ((((( 6 May 2017 by Gordon Halton from Orpington

    Great night excellent service excellent food

  • ((((( 5 May 2017 by Linda Beevers from London Borough of Bromley

    Excellent food & service. This is the first time I have been there for lunch and It was a shame there were only six people including my sister & me in the restaurant. This would probably put me off going again at lunchtime as although the staff didn't rush us we felt a little uneasy as we were the only people left at 3pm.

  • ((*** 2 May 2017 by Franca Mills from Orpington

    Food was amazing as always
    Table booked for 8, we were not seating till 8.30 & left outside with drinks for that time! Chilly evening, no patio heaters
    Restuarant to small, they need to look at the space they have and make the most of the space, no reason why they couldn't put umbrellas
    Up with patio heaters. Bar area too small with a queue waiting for take away, drinks and to be seated. If they got this right, the restuarant would be amazing just like the food. This is our 4th time & always the same complaint, unless the above is addressed can't see us going back!!

  • ((((( 1 May 2017 by Theresa Newberry from Kent

    The food and service is always excellent. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • ((((( 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.

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