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Essence of India

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Coventry Road, Marton, Rugby CV23 9RH, England (Formerly The Black Bull)
+44 1926 632766
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17:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 12:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was one of a party of 11 who visited here on 09/02/17. The service was outstanding, genuinely nice people. The food was excellent, we look forward to visiting again in a couple of weeks.

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Thank Assassin54
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Originally from up north I have visited my fair share of great Indian restaurants in Bradford Manchester & Lancashire & I have got to say the Essence of India in Marton is my favourite. The staff, food, atmosphere & attentiveness is fantastic. A bar area, a pool table & a lovely separate dining area. Well done Mudj & the team!... More 

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2 Thank RobHunningham
Coventry, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted my wife to have a special meal for her special birthday celebration. Picked up and dropped off from home so that we could both have a drink.Service good and staff very friendly so I have no complaints. The food recommended were excellent choices and we went home very full and very happy. Would definitely be visiting here again.

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Thank edwingreaves
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed it here.Excellent food, great staff. Menu has a lot of options, as good as any I've been too, including Manchester's Curry mile in Rusholme.

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Thank EddGillatt
Ryton-On-Dunsmore
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

A recent visit to this establishment was disappointing. The toilet facilities were not very nice, due to water being on the gents floor and the hand dryers were ineffectual, it would of been better to run around in the carpark to dry my hands. The staff seemed rushed due to a large party who had not arrived on time. Poppadum's... More 

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Thank Phillip B
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I live very near this restaurant and thought I would try it out after its latest renovation and was pleasantly surprised. The food is great and authentic and the staff are so lovely and treat you specially as individuals.

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Thank Katrina H
Rugby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Nice friendly atmosphere. Really nice food -best Indian around with very friendly staff. Their chicken tikka masala is amazing!!

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1 Thank K80Katie
Coventry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

These guys are attentive and friendly. Good to very good Indian food although still catering for the western market a bit too much.

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Thank Bobetta12
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Just moved to the area and due to renovation work we are having to eat out. Thought we give this place a try despite some mixed reviews. What a pleasant surprise, from the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. A very relaxed atmosphere with really helpful, friendly staff. We all enjoyed our meals and will definitely be... More 

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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We decided to take our relatives her as they love a good curry. Still as good as ever. We always order the chicken naga and the chilli chicken masala which were so tasty. Staff are so polite and friendly. Our relatives were really impressed with the food. We will certainly be visiting again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 31
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 12:00
Monday
17:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 12:00
Thursday
17:00 - 12:00
Friday
17:00 - 12:00
Saturday
17:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coventry Road, Marton, Rugby CV23 9RH, England (Formerly The Black Bull)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Rugby  >  Marton
  • Phone Number: +44 1926 632766
Description
Fine dinning ,casual dinning and family friendly

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?