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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: £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

I have been to Indian Essence on several occasions and the standard of the food is excellent as is the service. If you haven't been to this restaurant before, it is definitely well worth a visit to dine.

Marian Smith 08 July 2017
from Petts Wood, 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 123 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (104)
  • lunch (54)
  • luxury (50)
  • romantic (41)
  • business (28)
  • private dining (28)
  • large parties (25)
  • trendy (23)
  • value (22)
  • child friendly (18)
  • entertainment (16)
  • al fresco (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 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.

  • ((((( 8 July 2017 by Marian Smith from Petts Wood, Kent

    I have been to Indian Essence on several occasions and the standard of the food is excellent as is the service. If you haven't been to this restaurant before, it is definitely well worth a visit to dine.

  • ((((( 3 July 2017 by Emma Higgins from Kent

    Had a wonderful meal. The food, drinks and service were all excellent. I would highly recommend visiting this restaurant especially for a special occasion as it is a bit expensive but so worth it.

  • ((((* 25 June 2017 by Supriyo Roy from Sidcup

    Stylish decor, comfortable chairs, excellent customer service. The manager and the staff here really make an effort to please you especially the elegant blonde lady who guided us to our table. We sat at the back. Our waiter was very smart, polite and attentive. The Kashmiri lamb rogan josh tasted incredible with pulao rice. My wife had huge king prawns and loved her meal as well. If it wasn't for the noisy birthday party table this would have been perfect. Certainly one of the best Indian restaurants in London and luckily for us not too far away!

  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Mike Ellis from Sevenoaks

    This was a groupbooking for7 people. We had a great time and the food was excellent. A bit expensive but worth it.

  • ((((( 18 June 2017 by Michael Bedworth from Petts wood

    Excellent food and service the chicken tikka pie was my favourite starter ever

  • ((((* 16 June 2017 by Marie Chadney from Pettswood

    It was a lovely evennng with gd ambiance & great food

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by Mike Smith from West Sussex

    Atmosphere, Service, Staff and of course - the food, all First Class. Made my friend's birthday lunch a very special one !

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by Paul from Northamptonshire

    As usual high quality food, friendly staff easy dinning

  • ((((( 11 June 2017 by Jane Mcewen from Orpington

    We had the tasting menu, the staff were very helpful in allowing me to swap the meat options for fish and veggies. Great service.

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