London is filled with great Indian restaurants and the area of Brockley in south east London is no exception. The lovely Essence of India restaurant is a classic curry house, keeping the local residents more than happy with its menu of authentic Indian cuisine. A great little local restaurant in which to indulge in some tasty Indian food, Essence of India offers a warm and friendly hospitality and an extensive menu of regional Indian food.
There are countless classic Indian dishes to keep the traditional curry-fan happy at Essence of India, including all of the favourite curry sauces from korma to tikka masala and madras to vindaloo. The menu boasts a fine “Chef’s Specials” section too with a good few dishes well worth the bother. The tender slow cooked lamb shank with a sweet chilli sauce, mushrooms and spices is a great dish as is the rich and spicy chicken Muglai which is topped with a minced meat. Butter chicken with its creamy, almond sauce is always a winning dish whilst the salmon fillet with sweet chilli, onions, peppers and tomatoes is another top choice. Vegetarians are always treated to a wealth of choice in Indian restaurants and the egg curry with ginger and fresh cream is a real treat.
A simple dining room of neutral colours and fresh white linens leaves the way for the food to take centre stage. Service is also of an excellent standard, making Essence of India a great choice for a meal out any day of the week.
Please note: The discount is not available on bank holidays or celebration days - including Valentines day, Mothering Sunday, Father's day, Christmas eve and Christmas day. The discount is also unavailable throughout December. You must book in advance and mention the tastecard to be entitled to the discount.