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Indian Essence by Atul Kochhar

176-178 Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood, BR5 1LG

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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

Delightful cuisine. Friendly staff. Relaxed atmosphere.
Drinks are rather expensive

Noel 27 July 2019
from Sidcup

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Headed by twice Michelin starred chef 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 many of Atul’s favourites, including Kori Gassi and Railway Lamb Curry. 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 by Atul Kochhar is a 3-minute walk from Petts Wood Rail Station.

Indian Essence by Atul Kochhar

176-178 Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood, BR5 1LG

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Customer reviews for Indian Essence by Atul Kochhar

4.6 (((() (based on 184 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (154)
  • lunch (84)
  • luxury (71)
  • romantic (58)
  • business (45)
  • private dining (45)
  • large parties (40)
  • value (30)
  • trendy (25)
  • child friendly (21)
  • entertainment (19)
  • al fresco (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 20 August 2019 by John from Bromley

    Food and service excellent as usual. Only slight issue was that the restaurant card machine was not working some had to go to as nearby cash machine in order to pay for the meal in cash. No advance warning of this but luckily had my debit card to hand - not sure what we could have done if I hadn't!

  • ((((( 27 July 2019 by Noel from Sidcup

    Delightful cuisine. Friendly staff. Relaxed atmosphere.
    Drinks are rather expensive

  • (((** 4 June 2019 by P from Chislehurst

    Yes we had a good meal. The menu is rather static and found the choice rather uninteresting.

  • ((((( 14 May 2019 by John from Bromley

    Excellent food from an Indian restaurant menu with different twist

  • ((((* 6 May 2019 by Eddie from Hartley

    Very busy, great food though even though the service was slower than normal

  • ((((( 6 May 2019 by Bernice from Bromley

    Excellent food , particularly the monkfish . Would highly recommend it

  • ((((( 10 April 2019 by Frank from Orpington

    food excellent

  • ((((( 8 April 2019 by Tara from Bromley

    Food very good, great service

  • ((((( 5 April 2019 by Ian from Chislehurst

    It was my wife's birthday and so we were treated very well. The food was excellent (we chose the weekday menu) including a s'amuse bouche with lovely house wine especially selected by Mr Kutcher. It is a real treat to attend a restaurant where every dish of every course is deliciously vibrant. We love it here!

  • ((((( 1 March 2019 by Nick from Orpington

    Food was excellent and my favourite was the lamb chop and the salmon on the kebab platter

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