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Benares

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

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

Awesome experience, food outstanding and service sensational

Steve Locker 28 April 2015
from Derby

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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.

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 256 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • luxury (147)
  • romantic (131)
  • business (120)
  • lunch (101)
  • private dining (70)
  • large parties (58)
  • trendy (47)
  • entertainment (41)
  • value (38)
  • child friendly (16)
  • breakfast (5)
  • views (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • ((((* by from London

    Good food and service. However I think we had a better meal last time.

  • ((((( by from Glasgow

    From the moment we arrived until we left it was a fabulous evening. We had the tasting menu with the 'prestigious ' wines - expensive but worth every penny ! Every course was absolutely gorgeous. The waiters explained every course and the wine waiter described and explained why each wine complimented the food. Even watching what other people were having seemed to enhance the whole experience Chef Kucher even came up from the kitchen to speak with his friend Chef Kaimes ! I wish I was going back this evening

  • ((((( by from Derby

    Awesome experience, food outstanding and service sensational

  • ((((( by from Broxbourne

    Fantastic meal with amazing staff. Been here twice now and it was been a lovely meal each time.

    Would definately recommend.

    Carly

  • ((((( by from Maidstone

    We visited Benares to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were delighted with the experience. The food and service were fantastic and we will definitely be returning.

  • (((** by from London

    Very fantastic service. Very good staff who made me a nice birthday desert'

  • ((((* by from Cambridge

    Food service and ambiance wonderful

  • ((((( by from London

    Brilliant service, authentic Indian food without over-spicing the pallet & terrific ambiance. Definitely going again some time soon!

  • ((((( by from London

    v good!

  • ((((( by from London

    Fantastic food & service, not my first time here & certainly not my last!

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