welcome to PAKWAAN Restaurant

Pakwaan is a leading award-winning restaurant specialising in Indian punjabi cuisine, based in Chelmsford, United Kingdom. We specialise in exclusive fine dining experience, corporate events, sporting dinners, boardroom lunches, cocktail parties as well as other bespoke dining experiences.

Pakwaan Restaurant was started by Rajesh Chouhan, who established the company out of sheer passion for providing a combination of authentic Indian cuisine, top class hospitality, professionally orchestrated events & sophisticated entertainment. Rajesh has an impeccable taste and meticulous eye for detail. Since its inception, the company has built an enviable reputation as one of the leading specialist Indian fine dining restaurants in Essex.

Pakwaan Restaurant has a professional and extremely dedicated team of qualified chefs, managed by an experienced team of event specialists. We combine a high level of service, with imagination and innovation, when putting together your perfect event, whether in-house or outdoors.

For more information, speak to one of our experienced coordinators, call us on 01245 422 891-07768204353

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  • great food

    first time at this restaurant and will definately be returning. a different type of menu than what we're used to but the staff were very friendly and helpful. quite expensive but the food quality was definately worth it.

    Suzanne W

  • Food ecellent

    The food is particularly good in this restaurant not your normal dish it up that you get from your regular Indian. The service is top drawer and the bar area to have a couple of cocktails prior to dinner is excellent. The proprietor Rajesh made us feel welcome and was very attentive as were all the staff. GREAT PLACE for an evening out.


  • Stunning menu and food to match!

    We visited Pakwaan for the first time with friends for dinner last night and were so pleasantly surprised by the amazingly expansive menu and faultless food that was served. This is not a standard Indian restaurant menu, there are a huge array of options including veggie & vegan. We had a lovely evening, the food was divine and the service was impeccable. Staff are friendly, nothing is too much trouble and they genuinely seem to love working there which makes for a great experience as a customer. The owner was very attentive all evening making sure we err okay and enjoying our evening.


  • Best Indian in Chelmsford area

    Great ambience, very good pappadums and dips. Great starters: cheese and naans. The best thing is the Punjabi lamb: amazing! Very customer friendly staff and very good desserts as well!


  • Real Taste of Indian food with excellent service

    Last Saturday, I had together with my family & friends at Pakwaan. The food was delicious with real taste of authentic Indian food. The owner was very accommodating and ensured excellent service. Truly great experience. We will definitely go back again.

    Indy V

  • Finally Essex gets a top notch Indian

    Went here on a Saturday night took the mother in law for a treat. The food was very good. Tandoori Prawn starter prawns were biggest I’ve had in any Essex restaurant and I’ve been to many they were delicious. Had the Chicken Bhuna Masala for main very tasty. The restaurant itself was loud with live entertainment and a party atmosphere so if you want quiet romantic pick a different night but certainly don’t miss out on going. Will defo be going back


  • Perfect authentic Indian food

    Went to Pakwaan with Family for a birthday. Food is absolutely delicious. It’s so friendly and the service is very good. The food is very authentic. No ghastly bright coloured sauces. Very well cooked and reasonably priced. Will definitely go back again.


  • Stunning addition to Chelmsford

    No doubt the best Indian restaurant by far. Delicious food beautifully presented. Attentive and knowledgeable staff. Prices reasonable.


  • A wet Wednesday evening but a warm welcome.

    A wet Wednesday evening but a warm welcome. The staff are all marvellous and the Punjabi food is first class. It is different to the usual Indian UK restaurant so don’t expect the usual Indian dishes. Service prompt and polite and very attentive. A first class evening out.


  • This is the best Indian restaurant

    This place is amazing day or night and great to bring all the family. The staff are all lovely and the food is so good that you have to take a curry home with you. I highly recommend this restaurant to any one that loves Indian or even if you just want a drink

    Kaylea W

  • Lovely food and A* customer service

    My friend took me to her local Indian restaurant and being a curry lover was very impressed with the food quality and overal atmosphere of Pakwaan. The salmon was lovely and although it is a bit out of the way to where I live I will definitely be bringing my partner back to try.
    Would definitely recommend if you like good Indian food



    We had the most amazing meal at pakwaan, cannot recommend this place enough for the best authentic Indian food! Peter and his staff were so accommodating, so polite and friendly. Never tasted Indian food like it!

    Georgie N

  • Definitely recommend

    Very friendly and helpful service, food was delicious and came so quickly! Lovely setting with live music too


  • Finally !!

    How nice to finally have an Indian/Punjab restaurant that is of London standards ( without the prices ) and not your typical takeaway. The presentation and taste of the food was excellent. The prawn biriani had the spices at the right level for me as I don’t like too spicy. It arrived in a small pot that seemed bottomless.
    The waiters are very knowledgeable and attentive. Looking forward to returning.


  • Imaginative, fine food.

    Really enjoyed our meal - different from other Indian restaurants - the food was delicious and finely cooked with several original dishes. Attentive, charming service. Will definitely be going back. Now one of our favourite restaurants.

    Helen M