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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

The food is excellent ,so tasty and the flavours are just so nice. Plenty of staff. Really enjoyed it and would definitely return again and again.

Patrick Cleary 15 February 2017
from Petts wood

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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 96 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (79)
  • lunch (45)
  • luxury (38)
  • romantic (34)
  • business (23)
  • private dining (22)
  • large parties (21)
  • trendy (17)
  • value (17)
  • entertainment (15)
  • child friendly (13)
  • al fresco (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Nina Stone from Petts Wood

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

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Patrick Cleary from Petts wood

    The food is excellent ,so tasty and the flavours are just so nice. Plenty of staff. Really enjoyed it and would definitely return again and again.

  • ((((( 12 February 2017 by David Line from London

    Excellent menu

  • ((((( 11 February 2017 by Barbara Carr from Petts wood

    Excellent service, great food and very nice ambience. I will definitely be back.

  • ((((( 5 February 2017 by Cherisse Harris from Bromley

    Ate as a large group and cannot fault the service and cuisine, we ordered the tasting menu which was fantastic! We had two younger guests with us and the team could not be more accommodating for cooking something to suit their palates! Cannot wait to return (again!)

  • ((((( 30 January 2017 by Cherisse Harris from Bromley

    Always a warm welcome at this lovely restaurant, spectacular food!

  • ((((( 29 January 2017 by John Laing from Petts wood

    Food fantastic , especially chicken tikka pie, great service.

  • ((((( 29 January 2017 by Neeti Dawda from Sidcup

    Try the tandoori sabzi starter, the potato curry and the kulfis

  • ((((* 28 January 2017 by Gaynor Dorgan from Bromley

    Myself and my partner visited last night 27th January. This our second time, and we had a lovely meal , however this time it was my partners birthday. And I asked the restaurant to make a bit a fuss for him , but they didn't and I felt very let down . However I cannot fault the food it really was superb and staff were very tentative, just wish they would have made a bit more of an effort to make my partner feel special. I will be going back to the restaurant as the food there is wonderful.

  • ((((( 20 January 2017 by Kevin Corcoran from London

    Excellent service and a great menu to boot.

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