About Indian Essence

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!

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Indian Essence
176-178 Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood
London BR5 1LG

Menu Highlights



Makali Fry

Malai Tikka

Lamb Seekh Kebab

20 Indian Essence Reviews

20 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
Patricia W.2 months ago · 1 review

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,

Rod B.5 months ago · 1 review

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.

William P.10 months ago · 1 review

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.