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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: £28
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

Wonderful food and service & a bustling buoyant atmosphere

Allan 19 June 2018
from London

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Headed by Atul Kochhar of Michelin-starred Benares, Bib Gourmand winner 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 155 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (130)
  • lunch (69)
  • luxury (62)
  • romantic (51)
  • private dining (39)
  • business (35)
  • large parties (32)
  • value (25)
  • trendy (23)
  • child friendly (18)
  • entertainment (17)
  • al fresco (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • (**** 25 June 2018 by Sandra from Keston

    Was very disappointing

  • ((((( 19 June 2018 by Allan from London

    Wonderful food and service & a bustling buoyant atmosphere

  • ((((( 8 June 2018 by Keith from Orpington

    Amazing food. Great decor. Friendly waiting staff.

  • ((((( 20 May 2018 by Neil from Petts Woo

    Excellent. The food was sublime and fantastic value,

  • ((((( 15 May 2018 by Rebecca from Petts Wood

    Great atmosphere, attentive staff, wonderful food and creative cocktails!

  • ((((( 14 May 2018 by Wayne from Petts Wood

    Indian Essence is one of our favourites; the food is exquisite and a little different to the usual menu found in many other Indian restaurants. We had the curried goat which was exceptionally good. Pricing is slightly higher than other local restaurants but the food reflects this.

  • ((((( 30 April 2018 by Renate from Bromley

    We had a great time. The staff was attentive and friendly. Food was delicious and drinks menu was that little bit different to make it interesting and exciting.

  • ((((* 11 April 2018 by Janet from London

    Lovely food and helpful waiters

  • ((((( 10 April 2018 by Clare from London

    Excellent food and friendly service in a lovely dining room.

  • ((((( 7 April 2018 by Ian from Chislehurst

    Lovely warm welcome, followed by excellent service. The food and house wine were superb andit was rounded off with a birthday treat pudding for my wife. All in all a gastronomic extravaganza - delicious food. A memorable experience.

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