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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.

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

Rey Cheung 01 December 2014
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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4.5 (((() (based on 247 reviews)
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  • ((((( by from London

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

  • ((((( by from Surrey

    We had a lovely evening . The food was exceptional and service excellent. It's our favorite place to eat in London and we will definitely go back . Thank you

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  • ((((* by from Monaco

    Great food

  • ((((( by from Chorleywood

    A fabulous meal & evening - attentive and informative staff, perfect food and superb Passion Fruit Cocktail on arrival (superb thanks to our request to omit the sugar syrup!). Very pleasant dining room and our corner banquette table was a treat. Unbelievably good value on the Bookatable offer, along with Atul's recipe book

  • ((((( by from London

    Value for money. Worth visiting

  • ((((( by from Wallington

    We had a wonder meal the staff were very friendly the decor very modern and clean, asked to take a picture of the chefs from the chefs table location and they all can to the glass area and gave us a wave a great big smile, would highly recommend.

  • ((((( by from London Borough of Ealing

    Excellent meal. Very good service-staff were lovely

  • ((((( by from London

    Attentive service at just the right level. Taste and presentation of the food was excellent. Second visit and will most definitely return. Well deserving of it's awards.

  • (((** by from Luton

    The restaurant is very modern and clean, in black and splashes of red. The décor is perfect, with the added touch of the floating candles, and black pebbles by the entrance of the restaurant. The service is attentive, and portions are just right. I went to the restaurant on a special deal, and solely based on the food, I wouldn’t have paid the normal price. I may consider going again, if I was passing by.

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