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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

Outstanding in every way

Sundeep Dev 16 July 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

4.5 (((() (based on 521 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (382)
  • luxury (267)
  • lunch (234)
  • romantic (233)
  • business (186)
  • private dining (144)
  • trendy (105)
  • large parties (103)
  • value (68)
  • entertainment (63)
  • child friendly (25)
  • breakfast (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • views (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • ((((( by from Worthing

    Beautiful restaurant, very attentive staff and great food

  • ((((( by from London

    Delicious food, great service and experience. Worth it

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  • ((((( by from London

    Great ambience, tasty food and great service.

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent food and service.

  • ((((( by from London

    Outstanding in every way

  • ((((( by from London

    From the moment one walks through the door everything is taken care of and you are at ease immediately. I required gluten free food and there was no need to remind anyone which is rare to find. The food was exquisite and everything timed to a 'T'. We could not falter our experience at Benares and will definitely be returning, thank you to all who served us.

  • ((((* by from Fleet

    Was a very nice experience. Not to stuffy. Was a little dirty for an establishment of its reported standard. Food was tasty and looked good. Set menu was good value. My girlfriend ate a la Carte, the lamb cutlets were delicious if a little fatty. Wine waiter was very good and recommended a very tasty and reasonably priced wine. A little bit difficult to understand what the waiters were saying when explaining the dishes, they needed to speak a little louder and clearer

  • ((((* by from London

    Food was lovely as was the wine. Service was very slow and didn't seem at all focuses though.

  • ((((* by from London

    Beautiful dining room.
    Delicious and mouthwatering dishes.
    Good menu choice.

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