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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

The whole experience was brilliant could not fault the staff, food or atmosphere .

Sue Staines 18 March 2017
from Chelmsford

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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 677 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (504)
  • luxury (343)
  • lunch (310)
  • romantic (289)
  • business (228)
  • private dining (199)
  • trendy (142)
  • large parties (124)
  • value (87)
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  • child friendly (28)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (5)
  • views (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Miriam Taylor from London

    Brilliant! All dishes and service, excellent!

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Gita Patel from London

    I visited Benares with my two friends and we had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The food was lovely, the service was attentive and the atmosphere was great.

  • ((((( 18 March 2017 by Sue Staines from Chelmsford

    The whole experience was brilliant could not fault the staff, food or atmosphere .

  • ((((( 16 March 2017 by Sue Kirby from London

    A fabulous dining experience. Lovely ambience, and attentive but unobtrusive service plus excellent food.

  • ((((( 16 March 2017 by Darren King from Hampshire

    Easily the best Indian restaurant I've ever had the pleasure to visit. The service was top notch and there were little surprises along the way of little tasters on top of the 2 course set menu that we chose. Ambience of the restaurant was fantastic and the culinary experience was definitely Michelin star standard.

  • ((((( 15 March 2017 by Peter Blair from London Borough of Bromley

    Exceptionally friendly and helpful service, wonderful food will definitely be returning.

  • ((((( 15 March 2017 by Saira Hussain from London

    Excellent service and food is of exceptional quality, never disappoints

  • ((((( 15 March 2017 by Livy Jenkins from London

    Phenomenal food, brilliant waiter and generally brilliant experience. The lamb pasanda starter was melt in the mouth and just delicious. Have recommended it to everyone I've spoken to since!

  • ((((( 14 March 2017 by Charles Hoad from Guildford

    This restaurant does not need my input - the food is superb and sells itself - the service is very attentive and each course was explained down to how the sauces were created. A wonderful dining experience.

  • (((** 14 March 2017 by Ulf Axman from London Mayfair

    Service was good, the food was overall good but maybe not up to gourmet standards - given the pricing and reputation - my expectations were very high

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