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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
Sunday: 18:00 - 22:00

Food was fantastic, ambience was perfect!!!

Ola Davies 20 November 2015
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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  • ((((* by from London

    Food was delish. throughly enjoyed it. had the poussin starter, absoloutly divine, lovely fresh salad on the side really complimented the beautiful meat. and had a haddock curry for main. Really good kick of spice from the curry, very nice indeed.

    Also had a delicious bottle of white wine, an albarino. Went nicely with all courses.

    Service was ok but wouldnt write home about it. They were very slow to take our order and we were starving. But they were nice and plesant.

    Would visit again!

  • ((((( by from Croydon

    amazing food and service. 3 hours passed and we didn't even realise it. Can't wait to go back!

  • (**** by from Fleet

    Poor food compared to previous experience

  • ((((( by from Carshalton

    All staff were courteous and welcoming and the food absolutely delicious - we had a wonderful evening.

  • ((((( by from London

    Food was fantastic, ambience was perfect!!!

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent reception service and precision spicing in a superbly cooked and delicious menu

  • ((((( by from Edenbridge

    We enjoyed an excellent lunch, thank you

  • ((((* by from Essex

    3 of us had the £35 lunch menu with the pairing wines a received a signed copy of Atul's latest book. Very busy and modern venue. One of the party is deaf and found it hard to hear the waiting staff particularly the descriptions of the wine pairings because of the loudness. The pairing wines were excellent from my part who had the chicken followed by a fish main, although it was felt the red wine wasn't well matched with the lamb main course. That aside, service was good, food was excellent, extremely well presented and flavours truly outstanding. Will hopefully return for the tasting menu next time. The cookbook is a good read and added bonus.

  • ((((( by from Birming

    Fantastic food, lovely waiters, made is very welcome

  • ((((( by from S

    This was my second visit here and the food and service was exceptional. Would recommend to a friend and definitely go again.

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