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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 and service is always excellent

Theresa Newberry 13 March 2017
from Kent

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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 100 reviews)
99% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (83)
  • lunch (49)
  • luxury (40)
  • romantic (35)
  • business (24)
  • private dining (23)
  • large parties (21)
  • trendy (18)
  • value (18)
  • entertainment (16)
  • child friendly (14)
  • al fresco (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 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!

  • ((((( 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!

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