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Indian Essence

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

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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

Amazing Indian food, great service, high quality food - couldn’t fault it.

Ron Huntley 24 October 2017
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

4.7 (((() (based on 132 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (113)
  • lunch (59)
  • luxury (51)
  • romantic (44)
  • private dining (33)
  • business (30)
  • large parties (27)
  • value (24)
  • trendy (23)
  • child friendly (18)
  • entertainment (16)
  • al fresco (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 28 October 2017 by Andrew Whiffen from Pettswood

    Delicous food, waiter pushed for more dishes and we ended up having too much, and adding to the bill 8 persons £380

  • ((((( 24 October 2017 by Ron Huntley from London

    Amazing Indian food, great service, high quality food - couldn’t fault it.

  • ((((( 29 August 2017 by Mimski from Orpington, Kent

    Indian Essence offers a very warm welcome from the moment you walk through the door. All staff are professional, polite and attentive. The food is superb, it is extremely flavourful, plentiful and hot. The mutton main is gorgeous. It has a deep, rich flavour and was very tender. It was a very enjoyable evening.

  • ((((( 29 August 2017 by Ranjana Patel from Beckenham


  • ((((( 21 August 2017 by John O'connell from Pets Wood

    Fantastic food, fantastic service.

  • ((((( 19 August 2017 by Richard Smith from London

    A great evening, excellent food - the only thing which took away our enjoyment slightly was the noise! Perhaps we were just unlucky to be next to a table of 6 who communicated through shouting!!

  • ((((( 12 August 2017 by Neeti Dawda from London

    The food and drinks are very good. Even the non alcoholic drinks are top class. As a vegetarian I would highly recomend the tandoori vegetables starter. Its the best dish for veggies. If you dont mind spice, the chilli pakoras are great to. The mains were decent not on par with the starter. I think they should be a notch higher for a Atul Kocchar restaurants. Deserts were quite good

  • ((((( 3 August 2017 by Ian Reed from Chislehurst

    Very fine food and service. The starters were varied and excellent while mains were sophisticated and delicious.

  • ((((( 26 July 2017 by Julie from Petts Wood

    Great restaurant. Food was full of flavour. Service was good.

  • ((((* 16 July 2017 by Robin O'Donnell from Petts Wood

    Fine Indian cuisine with a buzzing but relaxed ambience. From the signature cocktail it was delicious.

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