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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

Relaxed atmosphere, knowledgeable and friendly staff. we were not hurried to finish our meal.

Graham Godfrey 20 April 2017
from Marlow

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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 717 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (531)
  • luxury (362)
  • lunch (327)
  • romantic (295)
  • business (237)
  • private dining (208)
  • trendy (148)
  • large parties (131)
  • value (93)
  • entertainment (78)
  • child friendly (30)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (5)
  • views (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • (((** 28 April 2017 by Satvir Rooprai from London

    Staff were fantastic and very attentive. We had the 3 course set menu. The starter was lovely but the main not as much, that was a preference of taste. Not sure if it was the oil or the cream which we were not keen on. Dessert was lovely if a little on the small side.

    Having and extra vegetarian option might be nice.

  • ((((( 28 April 2017 by Mark Woodman from Wendover

    Excellent 'Street' food menu of 5 gorgeous course with impeccable service. A real treat for a Thursday lunchtime.

  • ((((* 28 April 2017 by Lynette from Peterborough

    Wonderful tasting experience, great cocktails.

  • ((((* 27 April 2017 by Jacquelyn from South Nutfield

    We have been to Benares several times and always enjoyed it. This time we had the tasting menu, which was expensive but on the whole enjoyable. Our favourite dish was the chicken tikka pie. We were seated in a semi private dining area, which seemed to be for couples, the restaurant was very busy and this area offered a bit more privacy.

  • ((((( 26 April 2017 by Robert Penny from Colchester

    Very enjoyable experience. Good atmosphere service, quality and range of food.

  • ((((( 26 April 2017 by Debbie Hunter from London

    As always the restaurant delivered above and beyond expectation. I have an intolerance to certain ingredients (one of which is a main component of many dishes) yet with no fuss the chef kindly produced individual versions of two of the courses that were absolutely delicious. Definitely a gourmet dining experience in a fabulous setting with great staff service. Thank you.

  • ((((* 26 April 2017 by Nishi Nangia from London

    The service was impeccable, as you would expect from a Michelin restaurant. The fixed menu had good options but the food overall was a 3/5 for me.

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Maurice Kleber from Greppen

    Excellent in all aspects

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Shiela Thorogood from Dorking

    A wonderful experience, food was excellent as was the service. Highly recommend a visit.

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Aatish Patel from London


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