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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

We went here for a small celebration, the staff were very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food and atmosphere was very good and we would definitely recommend Benares.

Chirag Shah 13 April 2016
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 456 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (325)
  • luxury (239)
  • romantic (213)
  • lunch (207)
  • business (172)
  • private dining (119)
  • large parties (91)
  • trendy (85)
  • value (60)
  • entertainment (58)
  • child friendly (21)
  • breakfast (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • views (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • (((** by from zurich

    great food, great service but disapponting decor, outdated style, a bit stiff and too dark, we we were placed in a separate part of the restaurant, felt more like a proson cell...wouldn't go again, mp

  • ((((* by from London

    Overall we really enjoyed our meal here. However, we did feel the portion sizes were disappointing - hence giving 4 stars.

    The actual dishes were very tasty and enjoyable to eat but if you have a big appetite I doubt very much you'll leave here feeling full.

    Even with the bookatable offer I felt the price was expensive for what you got.

    The ambience of the restaurant is very relaxing - with low lighting and dark wood. A good choice for a date night.

    As said before a lovely restaurant and good food could just do with more.

  • ((((( by from London

    Service was great and the food was the best i ever had

  • ((((( by from London

    Delicious food, great friendly atmosphere, good service, fantastic value lunchtime deal

  • ((((* by from London

    Wonderful evening, lovely ambiance and great food

  • ((((* by from Bishop's Stortford

    The starter was a total explosion of flavours on your tongue and was my favourite course. The service was excellent, with fantastic attention to detail. We chose a set menu with free flowing champagne cocktails which worked out as very good value. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • ((((( by from Letchworth Garden City

    My wife and I came to Benares to celebrate her birthday . On arrival we received a warm welcome and enjoyed cocktails at the bar , before being shown to our table . The food was delicious and service attentive without being intrusive . After we enjoyed desert , the waiter was chatting to us , we mentioned we were celebrating a birthday . Shortly afterwards they surprised my wife with a birthday messaged desert . All in all a very enjoyable evening , we will return .

  • ((((( by from West Sussex

    Was made to feel extremely welcome on arrival. Service was friendly and very attentive and the food was amazing, my favourite was the corn samosa to start with. Champagne cocktails were also lovely and refreshing.

  • ((((( by from London

    We went here for a small celebration, the staff were very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food and atmosphere was very good and we would definitely recommend Benares.

  • ((((( by from Ashtead

    Beautifully furnished. Calm and relaxing. Attentive staff.

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