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

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

Friendly and very attentive staff.. food was delicious

Angela Lee 17 November 2017
from City

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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 826 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (614)
  • luxury (410)
  • lunch (371)
  • romantic (338)
  • business (263)
  • private dining (246)
  • trendy (171)
  • large parties (142)
  • value (107)
  • entertainment (84)
  • child friendly (31)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • breakfast (5)
  • al fresco (4)
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  • ((((( 20 November 2017 by Rob Sayer from Leigh-on-Sea

    We went here for my Fiancee's birthday and we can definitely say wee were not disappointed. The service was fantastic; very friendly and warm. The food was the best Indian cuisine we've ever had. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

  • ((((( 20 November 2017 by Katherine Dunne from London

    Dinner was excellent mackerel starter, aubergine side dish, lamb chops main dish

  • ((((( 17 November 2017 by Angela Lee from City

    Friendly and very attentive staff.. food was delicious

  • ((((* 16 November 2017 by Diane Eveleigh from Bromley

    Lovely food with impeccable service but the drinks were hugely overpriced

  • ((((( 13 November 2017 by Sam Woods from London

    Food, flavors, service, venue. It was the best meal I have enjoyed in years, flawless. Can't wait to return

  • ((((( 12 November 2017 by Rajesh Chopra from London

    Amazing flavors and relaxed service

  • ((((( 12 November 2017 by Patrick Burke from london

    Went for the 3 course lunch which was very good value for money. Tables were nicely spread out. We started with a nice cocktail followed guinea fowl, octopus, chicken and chocolate fondant. Sauces excellent.

  • ((((( 9 November 2017 by Savi Wijay from London

    Pre theatre dinner. Excellent food. Slick service. Great value. Highly recommend.

  • ((*** 6 November 2017 by Eva from London

    Food was delicious. Staff very poor.
    We have order a bottle of wine, after having a taste we didn't like it. We have order different one and we were told "please this time be sure as I will not be opening another bottle for nothing" ( excuse me ?)
    We have asked the receptionist downstairs to order a taxi or give as some taxi number which she replied to "go outside and catch some on street"
    So standards are very low for the staff and fake smiles really are making you very uncomfortable.

  • ((((( 4 November 2017 by Steven Marley from London

    We had a wonderful experience with superb old, drink and service. Absolutely outstanding.

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