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Indian Essence

€€ - €€€Indian, Asian,
150-152 Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2JF, England
+44 191 496 7777
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible17%
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“chicken” (5 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
150-152 Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2JF, England
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with my few friends they give us lovely selection of food for our friends the food is very tasty and full of flavour the staff are very friendly we highly recommend this restaurant you must try

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 24 February 2018

dropped by one very quiet Friday evening in Feb. Like half the Indian restaurants on South Shields the place was virtually empty, but this allows personal service. The food was good, hot, tasty and plentiful. Could not fault the curry...King Prawn for £8...would cost 50%...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We hadn't booked a table at our regular restaurant, and it was fully booked so. Gave the Indian Essence a try. But regretted that decision, as soon as we walked through the door there was an overwhelming smell of damp. We both had the special...More

Thank kitkat080
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Second time here for a tandoori mixed grill. Husband had the tandoori cocktail and I had the essence special mixed grill..both had a huge portion of tandoori chicken, which was more like half a chicken, five pieces of chicken tikka and the same again of...More

Thank laura w
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Always used indian essence for a take away curry with little trouble over the years however, two weeks ago we had a takeaway delivered with mint sauce that was well past its best. The sauce was poured over the starters before we realised it was...More

Thank paulanderson22
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Although lacking the glitz of some of its larger, nearby neighbours, if it is quality and choice of food you are after, this is the best in the area. The management will suggest particular choices and then adjust them to suit your palate. The food...More

Thank 83johnf83
Reviewed 18 December 2016

first time here and it wont be the last , nice and friendly staff made you feel very welcome , service was spot on our meals were served nice and hot , starter was excellent garlic chicken on puree then i had chicken vindaloo on...More

1  Thank graeme2015bell
Reviewed 17 December 2016

fantastic food. went on Saturday night, we chose the Christmas fayre menu for 9.95. great choice of starters, main course and rice dishes. food was piping hot and very very tasty. naan bread was one of the best we've tasted, papadoms were great too, nice...More

Thank bellabong
Reviewed 30 September 2016

considering i'm approaching my 60th year and having been hooked on indian cuisine for the past 40yrs i like to consider myself a bit of a connoisseur so i have no qualms in recommending "indian essence" .the food is outstanding in both quality and quantity...More

1  Thank joonyw
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Came here tonight for the second time this year after a night at the pictures and once again we were not disappointed. The staff are so friendly and make you feel welcome. The food is so tasty and colourful and of a very nice quality....More

Thank Lynsey R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150-152 Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  South Shields
  • Phone Number: +44 191 496 7777
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