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Essence of Bengal

££ - £££Indian, Asian,
1B Birchfield Road | Headless Cross, Redditch B97 4LB, England
+44 1527 404043
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (27 reviews)
“pickle tray” (3 reviews)
“murgh” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1B Birchfield Road | Headless Cross, Redditch B97 4LB, England
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1 - 10 of 236 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the best indian meal i have had to date . The staff were really freindly and welcoming i would highly recommend this restaurant if you are ever in the area and would likd a lovely meal . Thanks againMore

Thank chrispallister
Ahad S, Guest Relations Manager at Essence of Bengal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Guest Thank you so much for the amazing review. We are so glad that you had a terrific dining experience with us and we do hope that our food and services went beyond satisfactory. We look forward to having the family dine with us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really brilliant Indian Restaurant. I don't know why it never seems to be too busy. Take the time to try it out - I'm sure you won't be dissapointedMore

Thank IainBalf
Ahad S, Guest Relations Manager at Essence of Bengal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the great review and rating. We appreciate the time taken to share your recent dining experience with us. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are so glad to hear that you have thoroughly enjoyed our food and services, it is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and friendly staff. Pickle tray for poppadoms was best I've seen! I had a garlic chili chicken balti which was superb. They also did a kids menu which is very thoughtful and well received. Kids loved it too!More

Thank Gb59536
Ahad S, Guest Relations Manager at Essence of Bengal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear guest Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review and rating to match. We are pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the Garlic Chicken Balti also the other accompaniments that came with. We try our best to cater to everyone's needs...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This is how Indian food should be made! You can taste every fresh flavour, the quality is outstanding and the choice is amazing. Easily the best Indian restaurant in the district! Will be ordering delivery next! You MUST try the Special Thali, it’s like tapas-...More

Thank maria c
Ahad S, Guest Relations Manager at Essence of Bengal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Maria Thanks so much for your excellent review and recommendation. Its always great to hear from another satisfied customer. We strive to deliver the best quality Indian Cuisine and give as much choice to our guests as possible glad to hear you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Prices have gone up. Portions have gone down. Service slow. Shame, was the best in the area. Go elsewhere. Reccomend zinga in bromsgrove.More

Thank Anthony E
Ahad S, Guest Relations Manager at Essence of Bengal, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your review and rating, your feedback is much appreciated. We want to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. We do our best to price our food fairly inline with the economy and strive to use only the best quality. Again...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This is where we always come! We love the food.... first class. Full of flavours! We love the ambience with the Essence team! Phone when you land at Manchester airport...... when you get home very late.... your takeaway is waiting! Amin, the owner, attention to...More

Thank Sarah J
Ahad S, Guest Relations Manager at Essence of Bengal, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for the wonderful review and rating! We thank you for taking time out and sharing your dining experience with us. We are so happy to hear from our frequent diners. We do hope that you enjoy our food and...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018

We were a large party (35) and the service was slow as they were full and not enough staff on serving. The food was good, well cooked and served and good flavors. What I was really not happy about was the charges. I was asked...More

Thank RogerVanstone
Md Amin I, General Manager at Essence of Bengal, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hello and thank you for your brilliant review am so glad to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the food. we do appologies for the slower service as you are aware you was a group off 40 an there was another two groups...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We used to visit this restaurant regularly. Largely because we lived within 100 yards!!! It was great to go back and be welcomed like old friends. The food was as fantastic as we remembered too!! Thank youMore

Thank Neil A
Ahad S, Guest Relations Manager at Essence of Bengal, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Neil, Thank you so much for sharing your most recent dining experience and we are so glad to have you back! We are so glad to know that you have enjoyed our food and services once again. We are already looking forward to the...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

It was as always a busy Saturday night. However, still the food and service was excellent. Overall a great experience; would love to visit again.More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ahad S, Guest Relations Manager at Essence of Bengal, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear Customer, Thank you so much for the raving review and rating! We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful Saturday evening with us, we do hope that we have delivered quality food and services to your satisfaction. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Booked a table for four at short notice, and were kindly accommodated by a very friendly restaurant manager. The dining room is very smart, and was starting to fill up at 19.30. Really friendly and efficient staff. All food and drink was exceptionally good and...More

Thank Michael W
Ahad S, Guest Relations Manager at Essence of Bengal, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear Michael, Thank you so much for the lovely review and rating, your time taken to share your recent dining experience with us is much appreciated. We are so glad to hear that you and your party had a wonderful evening, and that you had...More

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eastroadbaggie
25 May 2015|
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Response from Md Amin I | Property representative |
Sorry we have fully licensed Bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1B Birchfield Road | Headless Cross, Redditch B97 4LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Worcestershire  >  Redditch
  • Phone Number: +44 1527 404043
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