On Petts Wood Road, Indian Essence shines as one of the area’s best locations for a sophisticated dinner. Led by Atul Kocchar of Mayfair’s Benares and fellow restaurateur Jitindar Singh, this restaurant is a trailblazer with their upscale take on classic Indian cuisine. Awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2015 and 2016, Indian Essence is in a league of its own and is set to continue their winning streak in the years to come. In addition to serving up fresh South Asian cuisine, Indian Essence offers live entertainment on Thursdays as well as the opportunity for locals to take part in their exclusive master classes. As one of the leading restaurants in Greater London, it’s without any wonder that reservations are highly recommended at this popular Petts Wood restaurant!
I have always enjoyed coming to Indian Essence, and always leave with a mouth still full of wonderful flavours. The menu is quite exciting, and I look forward to trying something different on each visit. I brought a couple of friends who had not been before, and they were very pleased to be there, and said they would certainly be back,
Excellent food, service and ambiance. Have been before and will definitely be returning. A most enjoyable evening with first class food, service and unexpected entertainment.
Excellent as always. Been there three times now, gets better all the time. A bit on the expensive side but the quality is worth it.
We had a really lovely meal and service. The food was excellent and we were not rushed to vacate our table even though we were the last customers in the restaurant. Thank you, we will return.
Food was fantastic but, it my be Indian a la cart rest. but you can still over order and stuff yourself full. However if you do order too much, they will happily bag it up to take home which we thought was great! A few little details surprised us - greasy finger marks on my wife's wine glass, and table flowers were passed their sell by date. However that became minor as we tasted the food. Highly recommended by us. We will go back!
Very good with good service. The waiters and staff were attentive to the special dietary needs of our two daughters. The food is excellent. Note: The rating system below I don't feel reflects necessarily what people may be looking for - specifically on the qualify/price and noise lines.
Really enjoyed the evening. Nice atmosphere. Food really lovely and very different from other standard Indian restaurants. Initially found it difficult to choose what to have. Chose th echicken and it was really good. Would definitely go back but not somewhere I would go to on a regular basis - more likely to go for a change. It's also more expensive than the normal Indian meal but still worth it.
Excellent in every respect. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that would like a good, top end, alternative to just having a High Street curry. This place is in a different class.
Food excellent, staff very good, ambiance muted just how we like it. 10 out of 10 we will return very soon also parking was not a problem, but it was lunch time
My starter was a little chewy. I had ordered squid rings so wouldn't have them again. The trout and my chocolate fondant desert were delicious. Very good service. Yes, I would return but would choose another starter.