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Indian Essence

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

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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

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

Nick 01 March 2019
from Orpington

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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

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Customer reviews for Indian Essence

4.6 (((() (based on 175 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (146)
  • lunch (81)
  • luxury (71)
  • romantic (57)
  • business (43)
  • private dining (43)
  • large parties (40)
  • value (29)
  • trendy (25)
  • child friendly (21)
  • entertainment (19)
  • al fresco (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 1 March 2019 by Nick from Orpington

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

  • ((((( 19 February 2019 by Sarah from Petts Wood

    Great as always. Never disappoints.

  • ((((* 16 February 2019 by Hasu from Blackheath

    Lovely food and attentive waiters , only one small thing I would say is being Indian it’s not for sharing so I think they should do that

  • ((((( 8 January 2019 by Marie from Bromley

    Very imaginative dishes, beautifully presented, and great atmosphere.

  • (((** 29 December 2018 by Caroline from London

    Nice fixed Boxing Day menu; good service, nice ambience good tasty but very spicy (for me)

  • ((((( 15 December 2018 by John from Bromley

    Excellent food, well presented, delicious flavours.
    Good choices for a set lunch menu. Affordable price.
    Very good service with right level of attentiveness.
    Surprisingly few diners for Xmas lunch season but good for us nonetheless.

  • ((*** 12 December 2018 by Ann from Kent

    Staff very attentive and service very good. We liked the food very much but was rather on the expensive side. Considering we had no starter or dessert I feel what we paid was too much. Would recommend but probably wouldn’t return again.Sorry.

  • ((((* 4 December 2018 by Ken from Farningham

    We enjoyed a very pleasant evening. The food was well cooked and flavoursome and the service was excellent. The sea bass starter was particularly good and had a very tasty coating. The meat in the goat curry was tender, though I would have liked a bit more flavour in the sauce. All in all a good dining experience.

  • ((((* 30 November 2018 by Andrew from London

    Third time visiting, this time we had the Tasting Menu. Everything was exceptionally cooked. The salmon superb, as was the lamb. The cooking and flavours of the meat and fish all first class. I felt that the beetroot course was disappointing though and a bit odd and was really looking forward to it. Reccomended for a special occasion.

  • ((((* 30 November 2018 by Steve from Bromley

    Great meal as usual.

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