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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

Great service and amazing food

Yasin Sheikh 18 February 2017
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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Customer reviews for Benares

4.5 (((() (based on 643 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (475)
  • luxury (323)
  • lunch (292)
  • romantic (273)
  • business (214)
  • private dining (187)
  • trendy (131)
  • large parties (119)
  • value (84)
  • entertainment (74)
  • child friendly (28)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (5)
  • views (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Stephen Jacques from Woburn Sands

    We did the fixed price lunch deal, to experience Michelin * Indian on a budget and were not at all disappointed. Subtle spicing, superbly cooked lamb pasanda starter...excellent mains. Nicely matched but pricey wines as is normal at this level...Cool vibe and sophisticated bar area made us want to go back for an evening visit and kick off with cocktails..!! It will be done.! Excellent service and nice conversation with Guest Relations Manager Ana before leaving....( thank you for the Lisbon restaurant recommendations..!!!) altogether a very pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon..!!!

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Andy Hawkes from Rainham

    Wonderful food, especially the lamb starter and a very high standard of service, definitely the best Indian food I have ever had ,can't wait to go back

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Nikki How from London Borough of Bromley

    Delicious food and excellent service - looking forward to trying out the recipes in the cookbook that was a part of the offer.

  • ((((* 19 February 2017 by Esther Horne from London (Enfield)

    A nice lunch from the "deal" with matching wine which worked well.
    We needed to wait for our table a short while at the bar. At this short time 3 waiters asked if we wanted a drink which I thought a little too eager sell.
    The food was good and the wine that they matched was good.

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Sylvia Page from London

    If you enjoy Indian food you must visit this restaurant. I loved everything about it. We matched the wine to the food choices and it was fantastic. We'll definitely be going again.

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Martin Turner from London

    Fantastic food.....unhurried setting...

  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by Yasin Sheikh from London

    Great service and amazing food

  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by Leena Shah from London


  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Kevin Crehan from London

    Excellent food, service was top notch and the atmosphere in the restaurant was great.
    The 6 course taster menu was delicious and couldn't fault a thing with it.
    Would definitely recommend Benares for a special occasions visit.

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by Lima Bravo from London

    Excellent service, delicious food. We took our small baby and the restaurant were very accommodating. We ate in the wine "cellar" which was quite atmospheric if a touch cold. We had a three course menu and a tasting menu which were both delicious. A couple of restaurant bloggers were in the same area and didn't quite know the volume of their voices for such an intimate room but it was quite funny watching them take photos of the food. Overall definitely worth a visit and I'd like to go again.

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