Reviews of Indian Essence by Atul Kochhar

(based on 191 reviews)
176-178 Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood, Kent, BR5 1LG
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  • By John G from Greenhithe
    1 February 2020

    DISAPPOINTING I have eaten in some high end Indian restaurants such Mint Leaf & even Tamarind, which Atul was a part of once but this was a sadly a disappointment. I was dining with a party of 4 and as my starter arrived, which was the scallops it was clearly a small portion as compared with all my other diners meals. For a Michelin starred chef restaurant I would have expected King Scallops at least. My seafood main dish followed with the same disappointment. Just 3 muscles that were inedible as they had basically disintegrated in the shell, and a very small langostine not even de-schelled. The langostine was also fairly over cooked inside and was just a pile of mush. Alas I didnt bother with dessert and left paying a large amount of money for a meal I would frustratingly get from my local takeaway. Did I complain on the night? No Frankly I didnt want to disrespect the staff or my dining party and bring the mood down. Also, it should not have been able to get past the hot plate pass and get to me like that. A shame from a respected and established Chef in the industry.

  • By Munish K from London
    24 November 2019

    Fantastic experience!

  • By Karen B from Petts Wood
    13 November 2019

    Delicious food

  • By Amanda C from Offham kent
    1 November 2019

    Yet again fabulous evening at Indian Essence. Not your average Indian, Indian dining at its finest.

  • By Andy J from Petts Wood
    5 October 2019

    Lovely food let down by poor service

  • By Neil A from Petts Wood
    2 October 2019

    The food was OUTSTANDING. Sadly the beers on their beer list did not match those available!

  • By Vicky G from Petts Wood
    21 September 2019

    Food was great and amazing service.

  • By John P from Bromley
    18 August 2019

    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!

  • By Noel L from Sidcup
    24 July 2019

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

  • By P D R from Chislehurst
    3 June 2019

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