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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“naan bread” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
“ocean road” (14 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
€€ - €€€
150-152 Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2JF, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We had the two course set lunch, which was excellent value for money. The food was of course hot, delicious and substantial. Waiter service was friendly, polite and efficient. There was no background music but that was a bonus. I would certainly return for lunch...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Food is always amazing and service is very attentive by lovely friendly staff. Will definitely be back!

Thank amynicholls96
Reviewed 21 June 2016

have popped in a few times now late night during the week. you sometimes get a frosty welcome at some on ocean road (radhuni & zeera) but in here they always have a smile on their faces even @ 11 at night! food was spot...More

Thank boxUk
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with friends, our starters were OK but the mains were very bland. One waiter was quite rude when he brought out the wrong main meal. He told me that I had definitely ordered it, to which I replied I definitely did not....More

Thank Rozzii40
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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