Indian Essence by Atul Kochhar
We had the tasting menu and paired wines. This is Indian food with a difference: not a 'curry house', but wonderfully prepared and presented delicacies.
The staff were attentive but not intrusive - the manager (owner?) also taking time to check with us and talk about the food.
This was the last evening before Second Lockdown so there was a party atmosphere - almost like a New Year's Eve gathering.
Our first time at the restaurant: will not be our last.
As always gorgeous food, lovey staff and delicious cocktails- our last hurrah before lockdown 2.0- thank you!
Best indian restaurant around.
Will definitely be returning.
Excellent pre lockdown occasion with cocktails, nice wine and delicious food
This has to be one of the best value for money coupled with quality food anywhere
Excellent food with authentic taste and wonderful ambience.
The food and service is always exceptional here. I used to come here before the first lockdown and post lockdown. I will continue to support them via takeaways too, however, the best experience is to dine in so you can truly enjoy the cuisine, ambience and the service.
We wanted to splash out before going into Lockdown 2.0 and was utterly spoilt. Amazing food, wonderful service and, yes the food was pricey, it was well worth it. Can’t wait until we’re out of lockdown so we can visit once more
Food is excellent huge variety wonderfully cooked and so much flavour.Service first class everyone so friendly Can’t wait to go back yet again
Fabulous food and service, will definitely be back
Absolutely an amazing meal, not cheap but worth every penny
Top class as always from Mr Singh and his team.
This restaurant wouldn’t be out of place in Mayfair London.
For the quality of food, service and ambiance.
The locals of Petts Wood and surrounding areas are very lucky to
have this sort of establishment on their doorstep.
We regularly travel from Essex to dine here.
Looking forward to our next visit , hopefully in December.
Great service and food! Highly recommend it!!!
Great selection of wine and cocktails
The set menu over the weekend is amazing value. There are multiple choices per course so you can make several trips without repeating yourself. Portion sizes are good and the drinks/wine list is very reasonably priced. If you want to try high class Indian food locally this is the only choice for you.
as always the food is amazing. not your standard curry for those that dont know. Just amazing tasty spiced food.
Always great food, atmosphere and service. We can rely on Indian Essence! I recommend and will come back again in future.
Always a pleasure dining here. Great food, polite, knowledgable and friendly staff. This is our favourite local Indian restaurant by a mile!
Excellent service and fantastic food. Always enjoy Indian Essence. A step up from your regular restautant.
Excellent from start to finish. So glad to get this in before LD2.0
Lovely food, service was fantastic!
Excellent meal and service. Lovely way to celebrate any occasion
The place blows me away every time! Love the food and they made such a fuss of our anniversary. I’ll be back! ... again and again!
The food is absolutely outstanding! Delicious and authentic. I can’t believe it has taken us this long to go. It is quiet expensive but it is worth it! Can’t wait to go again!
Food was great . We had the tasting menu with wine. The singer was excellent providing atmospheric background music but still allowing you to converse.
I will be booking again very soon, the food and service was on another level. I couldn't recommend this restuarant enough if i could give 10 stars i would !!
Very well organised we were seated without any delay and turned up a little bit early the wine is very affordable.
The selections for starters is fabulous I had the rabbit delicious , also a great choice of meat and fish plus veggie dishes great flavours , give it a go I don’t think you will be disappointed and it is easy to park in the evening!!!
Sublime food and service!!! Can’t wait to go back!
An absolutely amazing experience! Food was great value and delicious.
Amazing food on the tasting menu. The only downside was having to bolt down dessert, not served until 9.55, and no wine served with it, despite having paid for the wine flight. Otherwise, everything was great.
Excellent as always, cocktails, sauces, pickles breads and mains all outstanding.
Always consistently great food and service and I have been going for years now
The food was amazing and really authentic. The goat curry as well as the aubergine dish were outstanding!
We were 4 adults and 2 babies out for lunch, our first experience of taking the babies to a nice restaurant, and the staff at Indian Essence couldn't have been more accommodating. On top of that the food was sublime. I am on a restricted diet at the moment and they were able to advise on which dishes were or could be suitable for me to eat. It was the first really good meal I've had in months! COVID permitting we have already booked to go back.
As expected a fabulous meal. Good range of choices from the set menu. Salmon starter was perfectly cooked, followed by a really tender lamb curry. Accompanied naan, rice and spinach were all really tasteful. Beautifully presented. Restaurant busy and lively considering it was a Monday.
Would go again.
Would have enjoyed the evening 100% more had I not had to shout to be heard over the live musician.
Service slow at the beginning.
Biriyani plentiful and flavourful.
Dhal disappointing and small.
Overall 7 out of ten.
About 20% overpriced.
Take home surplus nicely handled.
Food was delicious but not overly welcoming by waiting staff. Also was over charged for drinks despite advising the waiter that we were driving and he did not apologise, and it felt like we were being taken advantage of as two female friends out having dinner! But nice touch as remember it was a special occasion but plate put on the table in a blank way no happy birthday. Manager did come over and say happy birthday! Not much atmosphere they need to sort that out to improve the overall experience!
All round fantastic meal. Perfect service. And a real treat for my wife to have Atul personally wish her Happy Birthday. Will recommend and return
Delicious food as always and a lovely update to the cocktail list. Would be nice to see a vegetarian tasting menu advertised.
Very friendly she helpful staff voice of menu outstanding and the food was beautifully presented and most importantly delicious.We cannot wait to go back
They coped with the 10pm curfew brilliantly.
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