12 a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BS 0203 641 7605
- Main course: £24
- Food spend: £50
- Opening hours
- Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 22:30 Sunday: 18:00 - 21:45
Excellent food and first class service
09 September 2016
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
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Customer reviews for Benares
((((* 21 September 2016 by Karen Taylor from Barking
Great restaurant, great food. Only let down by the amount of time we waited on the table. Booked for 12pm. Didn't sit till 12.30 and lunch didn't come till 1pm. I was on a tight deadline with meetings at work so I felt I had to rush my lunch when it finally came. Would have liked to savour the food a bit more. Will go back though for dinner next time.
((((* 19 September 2016 by David from Stamford
Was a lot noisier than we expected. Service has good. On the whole the food was very good, although it didn't blow us away. Disliked service charge being automatically added.
((((( 19 September 2016 by Freddie Joyce from Easex
Benares is amazing without doubt the best Indian I have ever had in fact it's probably the best food I've ever had and me and my wife have been to some incredible restaurants, but Benares without doubt tops the lot. The whole chicken tikka sharer is incredible the texture of the chicken was so soft and juicy with side dishes of puree spinach masala new potatoes and a delicious sauce it truly is fine dining at its best! It was our 1st time there and will certainly be going back! Prices are what you expect from the west end but you pay for what you get and we certainly got our moneys worth!!!
((((* 17 September 2016 by William Podlich from Los Angeles
((((* 12 September 2016 by Lesley Ashby from Norwich
Interesting long cocktail- very enjoyable. Very attentive staff- sometimes a little OTT. During our starter we had four different people coming to check that everythng was ok!
Starter soft shelled crab. Lovely spices etc but I couldnt taste the crab at all as the flavour was lost under the spicing. My partne had scallops , which he said were very good.
We had tandoori chicken for main. Lovely deep , smoky taste and sauce accompanying also very good. Extremely large portion so cou,dnt finish mine.
((((* 12 September 2016 by Adrienne Coomer from Poole
We had the taster menu all courses were nice the fish course and lamb dish was exceptional.
((((* 10 September 2016 by Marisa King from Essex
Food was excellent very enjoyable meal.
Only one fault I had was the ladies toilets was not up to a clean standard.
((((( 9 September 2016 by Raymond Owens from Grimsby
Excellent food and first class service
(((** 5 September 2016 by Barbara Vandercruyssen from Belfast
Pleasant surroundings but meal over spiced for my tastes
((((( 4 September 2016 by Austen Chambers from Horncastle
Fantastic experience, food was incredible, and equally as good was the service. We chose the tasting menu, and was not disappointed, with each course full of flavour, extremely delicious.
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