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Benares

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

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Average
Main course: £24
Food spend: £50
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 22:30
Sunday: 18:00 - 21:45

Fabulous venue, excellent service and the most delicious Indian food I've ever had. I will definitely go again.

Denise Walker 19 May 2016
from Wokingham

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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 479 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (346)
  • luxury (248)
  • romantic (223)
  • lunch (220)
  • business (176)
  • private dining (133)
  • large parties (97)
  • trendy (91)
  • value (64)
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  • child friendly (24)
  • breakfast (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • views (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • ((((( by from Doncaster

    This was by far the best Indian food I have had. Every morsel was an exciting combination of flavours and I would highly recommend the restaurant. The service was excellent, knowledgeable when questioned about ingredients and how dishes were cooked.
    I didn't choose to have a cocktail but saw them around me and they looked special, a must for next time!

  • ((((( by from London

    We had the set meal and it had great choices so we decided to share our starters and main course. The staff were brilliant and put all the dishes between us giving us extra plates so we could share easily. The lamb starter was divine but all of the food was good. The red house wine that came with the meal was exceptionally good so we ordered it by the bottle which was reasonably priced. The service was excellent and when we asked to move from the table to the bar to finish our bottle of wine they were happy to oblige and didn't request payment before we left the table. A fabulous evening, a restaurant I would happily recommend and one I will definitely be returning to!

  • ((((( by from Reading

    The best Indian food I've ever eaten. The "elephant" cocktail is excellent.

  • ((((( by from London

    The food was delicious and the service exemplary. My mother, who's birthday we were celebrating received a complementary dessert. My father, who had broken his leg since I made the decision z
    booking, was treated very well and the staff kindly provided a stool for him to rest his leg. My parents haven't stopped talking about their meal!

  • (((** by from Istanbul

    Overall nice but way too overpriced for what it had to offer. Service quality below average.

  • ((((( by from London

    We had the set menu as it had all our favourite Benares dishes. It was a memorable, delicious meal, the best of our packed weekend.

  • ((((( by from London

    We had lunch here and it was lovely,the food was amazing!The staff are very attentive,professional and friendly.
    Highly recommend a visit!

  • ((((* by from London

    Great resturant after some confusion about the time for our booking we had the star deal which was good value for money and very tasty. Good service and reasonably priced wine menu. So something for everyone out on a special occasion as we paid over £100 with the star deal and wine but was worth it for the ambience and the food which was delicious.

  • ((((( by from Cheshunt

    Came here for lunch as a family, throughly enjoyable experience, aromatic crab bisque & tandoori chicken flavours were brilliant.

  • ((((( by from Chertsey

    FABULOUS! We had the 3 course early evening tasting menu with wine pairing, which worked out at £57/head. Amazing value for money, I've already booked again. The lamb starter simply melted in my mouth. This is Michelin dinning at an affordable price, you have to eat at 5.30 but we were not rushed and didn't leave till 7.30.

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