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Essence by Atul Kochhar

62 - 64 The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells
01892 614411

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Reviews for Essence by Atul Kochhar

Strolled in on a damp Tuesday in May and we left, with spirits lifted and taste buds satisfied! Great vibe, stylish decor, decent lighting set the scene. Service was warm and mostly attentive. Highlight of course is the food, and it was delicious. Popadoms were mixed, with tasty sauces. We had two mains (Kosha lamb and tandoori king prawn, both excellent with decent but not over the top spice), two veg (saag and daal, the latter of which is on the rich side) and two roti. When...read full review
We went as a group of 4 and all decided to have the tasting menu. Struggling to find words to describe how good it was! Every course was pretty much perfect, with all the meats as tender as we've ever had, and the balance of flavours was excellent. (The side ordered Peschwari Naan was incredible!) One of us also had the wine pairing, which went down very well! One of the group in particular is quite difficult to please, and said it was the best meal out they'd ever had. Not cheap,...read full review
We had fairly high expectations but were rather underwhelmed by the experience. The staff were excellent and attentive so well done on their part. The starter of shish kebab was good but the mains ( chicken tikka masala and monkfish ) were very average. The chicken tikka masala was too sweet and lacked that spicy aromatic taste. The monkfish was average and nothing memorable. The lemon rice was quite bland and the tandoori nan was dry and didn’t very fresh. The chocolate fondant...read full review

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Opening times

Monday 12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
Friday 12:00 - 22:00
Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 22:00