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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 - 22:30
Sunday: 18:00 - 21:45

Fantastic food and service! highly recommend - we will visit again

Cath Savill 18 August 2016
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

4.6 (((() (based on 560 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (412)
  • luxury (287)
  • lunch (259)
  • romantic (248)
  • business (194)
  • private dining (158)
  • trendy (116)
  • large parties (108)
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  • child friendly (26)
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  • ((((( by from Cheshire

    Comfortable and stylish lounge and dining areas. Very attentive staff (but never intrusive or overbearing), nothing was too much trouble. Delectable food beautifully presented.

  • ((((( by from London

    Amazing experience, wonderful food and excellent service

  • ((((( by from London

    The food was absolutely stunning, flavours galore and was absolute stuffed full by the end of it. The wine guy helped us to choose one of the nicest reds we have ever had to compliment our delightful dishes. We went with the normal menu which is pricey ! but hopefully one day we will be able to go up when one of the book a table deals are on :)

  • ((((( by from Tonbridge

    Excellent in every respect

  • (((** by from London

    We were disappointed with the food to be fair as we were expecting more given the "Michelin star" and our love of curry, little things like soggy naan bread and limp sheekh kebab was not top billings. Both starters had an accompanying sauce that was extremely spicy, this overpowered the flavours of the other dishes and left the palate numb for the evening. Good wine menu and good service except it was hard to hear the waiters as the restaurant is very loud. And not worth the astronomic bill for sure.

  • ((((( by from London

    A delicious meal, full of surprises. Service was slick and attentive. The informative sommelier gave us wine paired with our meal. A very positive experience. So glad I watched the Celebrity Masterchef final.

  • ((((( by from London

    Fantastic food and service! highly recommend - we will visit again

  • ((((( by from London

    Amazing food and fantastic friendly service. Could not recommend Benares enough. Great atmosphere and setting, went above and beyond for their customers!

  • ((((( by from Porthcawl

    Had a fantastic anniversary lunch at Benares. Took up the free flowing champagne cocktails offer for the special occasion. The three courses were all amazing and so unusual. The service was fabulous - thank you Parvez and the assistant manageress! Would highly recommend this restaurant to everybody. Great food, great service, great location. We will be back.

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