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12 a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BS 0203 641 7605

(((() Indian
Main course: £24
Food spend: £50
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 18:00 - 22:00

Food was fantastic, ambience was perfect!!!

Ola Davies 20 November 2015
from London

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Awarded a Michelin star, Benares brings the excitement and vibrancy of Indian cuisine to a chic, elegant setting in Mayfair, central London. The menu of bold spices and superb textures at Benares is designed by Atul Kochhar, and has won widespread acclaim from the Evening Standard and BBC Good Food Magazine.

The Indian subcontinent is fully explored in the Benares menu. All lamb and chicken is Halal, and many complementing exotic ingredients are encompassed, ranging from spice rubbed Romney Marsh lamb cannon with white aubergine purée and artichoke Fritters, to hearty vegetarian options like pea and lentil cakes with warm cauliflower purée and asparagus stir-fry. A number of dining options are available at this Atul Kochhar restaurant, from the a la carte menu, to Benares sharing platters and pre-theatre set menus.

A cooling but bold dessert menu is served at Benares restaurant, with rose bhapa doi, hibiscus sorbet and fresh raspberries a popular choice. An extensive wine list is also available, with expert recommendations by a sommelier to accompany key dishes. An inventive, tantalising cocktail menu is showcased at Benares in London, with options like the trademark zingy passion fruit chutney martini.

Combining vibrancy and elegant restraint, Benares in Mayfair offers diners Chef’s Table seating with full views of the kitchen. Private dining is also available with seating for up to 34 people. Green Park Tube Station is a 5-minute walk from Benares.


12 a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BS

Contact +44 2076298886
Reservations 0203 641 7605

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Customer reviews for Benares

4.5 (((() (based on 346 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (240)
  • luxury (183)
  • romantic (162)
  • lunch (147)
  • business (140)
  • private dining (91)
  • large parties (69)
  • trendy (61)
  • entertainment (50)
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  • child friendly (17)
  • breakfast (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • views (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • ((((( by from Staplehurst

    Cocktails to start were great and the staff helpful . The food wonderfull from the starters to pud .The poussin was exceptional .Overall a great experience

  • ((((( by from London

    A wonderful meal in great surroundings with incredible staff. The chai brûlée was a work of art!!

  • (((** by from London

    Lovely restaurant with very tentative staff but its catered for European market, or those who don't like spice, traditional Indian food isn't so bland. Whilst I appreciate they've put a modern twist on the traditional dishes, they've compromised in my opinion on the flavours and spices. There are much better Indian restaurants if you want more richer flavours. The lamb chops as starters were divine - it's the only dish I liked. Everything else was tasteless. I've grown up eating curries coming from an Asian family so from that perspective it didn't do it for me.

  • (((** by from London

    Starters and main course disappointing for the price but dessert was lovely- ambience nice, attentive staff and a stylish restaurant

  • ((((* by from London

    Food was delish. throughly enjoyed it. had the poussin starter, absoloutly divine, lovely fresh salad on the side really complimented the beautiful meat. and had a haddock curry for main. Really good kick of spice from the curry, very nice indeed.

    Also had a delicious bottle of white wine, an albarino. Went nicely with all courses.

    Service was ok but wouldnt write home about it. They were very slow to take our order and we were starving. But they were nice and plesant.

    Would visit again!

  • ((((( by from Croydon

    amazing food and service. 3 hours passed and we didn't even realise it. Can't wait to go back!

  • (**** by from Fleet

    Poor food compared to previous experience

  • ((((( by from Carshalton

    All staff were courteous and welcoming and the food absolutely delicious - we had a wonderful evening.

  • ((((( by from London

    Food was fantastic, ambience was perfect!!!

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent reception service and precision spicing in a superbly cooked and delicious menu

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