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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

Relaxed atmosphere, knowledgeable and friendly staff. we were not hurried to finish our meal.

Graham Godfrey 20 April 2017
from Marlow

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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 710 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (526)
  • luxury (356)
  • lunch (324)
  • romantic (294)
  • business (233)
  • private dining (208)
  • trendy (146)
  • large parties (130)
  • value (91)
  • entertainment (77)
  • child friendly (30)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (5)
  • views (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Maurice Kleber from Greppen

    Excellent in all aspects

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Shiela Thorogood from Dorking

    A wonderful experience, food was excellent as was the service. Highly recommend a visit.

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Aatish Patel from London


  • ((((* 23 April 2017 by Guillaume Hemery from London

    Excellent tasting menu offering good value for the price; however, you have to know that you are sitting in the bar area and eating on a coffee table which is a bit awkward

  • ((((* 23 April 2017 by Martin Duke from Maldon

    This was our 4th visit and the first for several years. Food was enjoyed by all of us and was good. We felt the service was not as attentive as previous visits. Had to ask for the cookbook that was promised when we booked.

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Sheena Patel from London

    Excellent , tasty food , excellent service great menu a real thumbs up ????

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Julia Burton from Eastleigh

    Absolutely first class. Superb dining experience - amazing food, excellent attentive service and a lovely environment.

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Arun from London

    Brilliant. Food was excellent. Service friendly and attentive.

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Graham Godfrey from Marlow

    Relaxed atmosphere, knowledgeable and friendly staff. we were not hurried to finish our meal.

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Jennifer Outhwaite from Epsom and Ewell

    We were welcomed warmly and taken to our table. We had a lovely waitress and the attention to every detail of our meal and all the little extras was wonderful. At the end of our meal I was presented with a cookery book which was a lovely complete surprise . A truly wonderful experience matching the one we had several years ago when I brought my family for a celebration meal ,

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