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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

Quality of food was amazing, 5*. Unable to fault this place, slightly pricey but as they say you get what you pay for...

Mark H 06 October 2016
from London

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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

4.6 (((() (based on 81 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (66)
  • lunch (37)
  • luxury (34)
  • romantic (27)
  • business (20)
  • private dining (16)
  • trendy (15)
  • large parties (14)
  • value (13)
  • entertainment (12)
  • child friendly (9)
  • al fresco (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( by from Orpington


  • ((((( by from London Borough of Bromley

    Delicious food.

  • ((((( by from London

    Quality of food was amazing, 5*. Unable to fault this place, slightly pricey but as they say you get what you pay for...

  • ((((* by from petts wood

    A lovely meal with excellent food, drinks - great cocktails just a little on the pricey side for outside London. Service could have been better, drinks were never refilled or asked if we needed any more water.

  • ((((( by from Petts wood

    Food outstanding. Atmosphere buzzing and with live background music an overall great place. Service a little haphazard at the beginning but certainly would not deter me from revisiting

  • ((((* by from Bromley

    Lovely..we had the taster menu

  • ((((* by from Bromley

    Excellent dining experience. Good waiting staff, attentive & prompt. Never left waiting for prolonged periods of time. Excellent food though my wife had said that the lamb was a little overdone maybe. Otherwise really tasty, well presented food with a very pleasant atmosphere.

  • ((((( by from Orpington

    Favourite dish tika pie

  • (((** by from Nuneaton

    Food was fine. The only problem was one of the pieces of tandoori chicken was undercooked inside. But this was quickly rectified and e fresh piece bought to the table. Quality of ingredients was good.really liked the lamb.

  • ((((( by from Bexley

    First visit in a year, food absolutely delicious, service spot on...!!!

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