• Essence by Atul Kochhar Restaurant Tunbridge Wells
Restaurant Tunbridge Wells

Indian Restaurant Tunbridge Wells

Chef Atul Kochhar has been at the forefront of fine Indian dining in the UK for the past thirty years, becoming the recognisable and popular face of modern Indian cuisine as a celebrated restaurateur, television personality and cookery book author.
Chef Atul Kochhar has been at the forefront of fine Indian dining in the UK for the past thirty years, becoming the recognisable and popular face of modern Indian cuisine as a celebrated restaurateur, television personality and cookery book author.

His newest venture, Essence at The Pantiles, is located in the historic colonnades of Tunbridge Wells, Kent. A two-story Grade II listed space, Essence at The Pantiles by Atul Kochhar will be the second venue in Kent to open under his partnership with restaurateur, Jitindar Singh, the first being the popular award-winning  Indian Essence by Atul Kochhar in Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent..

Essence at The Pantiles opens 7th February 2024 bringing a touch of the East to the city’s main Promenade. The Pantiles were originally created 400 years back to tap into the medicinal properties of a nearby spring, becoming wildly popular in the eighteenth century as a spa destination under trendsetter and bon viveur Beau Nash. Today, this welcoming area has a distinctly continental outdoor feel and is better known as an elegant, upscale restaurant and shopping destination, just an hour’s distance from London and 40 minutes from Gatwick Airport.

Atul Kochhar


Gastronomical Creations at Indian Restaurant Tunbridge Wells.

At the forefront of the culinary industry for over 25 years, Atul is a television personality, book author and charity ambassador as well as an admired restaurateur.

Atul Kochhar’s gastronomical creations are showcased in many brilliant recipe books. These are some of Chef’s signature dishes that use the best of British produce in a modern Indian style.

Best Indian Restaurant near me Tunbridge Wells Kent Atul Kochhar

Atul Kochhar Restaurant Group


Restaurant Tunbridge Wells.

In addition to Essence in Tunbridge Wells, Atul Kochhar Restaurant Group operates Sindhu at The Compleat Angler, Essence in Tunbridge Wells and Vaasu on Chapel St, both in Marlow, along with Hawkyns at The Crown Inn in Amersham.

Essence Indian restaurant Tunbridge Wells Kent Spiced Lamb

Catering Services


Special Occasions Restaurant Tunbridge Wells.

Whether you are hosting a party at home or at an alternative venue, we offer a variety of top quality packages, individually designed to suit your specific needs. This includes canapé and large scale catering, drinks receptions and more. For an extra special occasion, add a touch of luxury with our exclusive premium services and have one of our talented in-house chefs create an authentic and unique meal right there in the comfort of your own home.

Best Indian Restaurant near me Tunbridge Wells Kent Atul Kochhar Celebrate Private Dining Events

Gift Vouchers


Gift Vouchers at Restaurant Essence Tunbridge Wells.

Buy a Gift Card to use towards a meal, takeaway, book or masterclass and invite friends or family to make their own gastronomical discovery at Essence by Atul Kochhar.

Best Indian Restaurant near me Tunbridge Wells Kent Atul Kochhar Celebrate Private Dining Events

Cookery at Home


Indian Restaurant Tunbridge Wells.

Curry is the nation’s favourite dish, but too often it can seem daunting to attempt at home. In his latest book 30 Minute Curries, twice Michelin-starred chef and BBC Saturday Kitchen and ITV James Martin Saturday Morning favourite, Atul Kochhar shows readers how to create simple curries in their own homes in just 30 minutes, transforming boring weeknight dinners.

Dishes included showcase Atul’s trademark mix of using the best and freshest British produce and his modern Indian style, and ensure that this book is one you will cook from time and time again.

Further Cookery books available include, Simple Indian, Curries of the World and Fish Indian Style.

Chef Atul's Curry Everyday Cook Book
HOURS

Open seven days per week
Lunch: 12noon to 2.45pm
Dinner: 5pm – 10:30pm (9.30pm on Sundays)

CONTACT

01892 614 411
info@essencerestaurants.co.uk

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