Guide MICHELIN 2020

Benares

(997 Reviews)
12 a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BS
Indian, Gourmet, Halal
A la carte menu

Top offer

Star Deal - Street Food Sharing Menu & Green Spice Martini £25 per person

Available lunch Mon-Sat & dinner Mon-Sun (dinner Fri-Sat 20:30-22:00, Sun 18:00-21:30) until 29th December 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Average

Main course: £24
Food spend: £50

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 22:30
Sunday: 18:00 - 21:30.

Restaurant description

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 evokes the true essence of Indian cooking, 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, 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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Benares
4.5
(based on 997 reviews)

92%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (7)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (5)
  • business (308)
  • child friendly (38)
  • dinner (740)
  • entertainment (93)
  • large parties (160)
  • lunch (446)
  • luxury (474)
  • private dining (298)
  • romantic (396)
  • trendy (205)
  • value (132)
  • views (4)
  • By Sangeeta P from London
    5 November 2019

    Excellent service! Couldn’t be happier with that. Fig kulfi was disappointing, it was just plain ice cream with 2 pieces of fig added Otherwise all great Thank you

  • By Sue K from Colchester
    1 November 2019

    Always an excellent meal and great service

  • By Graham T from London
    30 October 2019

    Brilliant food and exceptional service. Great value for money on the special 5 course street food tasting deal.

  • By Giles H from London
    26 October 2019

    Very enjoyable

  • By Chris F from Cambridge
    18 October 2019

    Delicious and attentive

  • By Joanne S from London
    17 October 2019

    Nice experience great food

  • By Daksha S from London
    12 October 2019

    Unprofessional by the restaurant manger. The person who served us was brilliant though.

  • By Rebecca J from London
    11 October 2019

    Wonderful food and excellent, attentive staff. Brilliant experience, thank you!

  • By Vanessa K from London
    11 October 2019

    Service a little slow at times but loved the food, especially the dark chocolate samosa with saffron custard.

  • By LF F from London
    7 October 2019

    Excellent service, extremely attentive. Great food.

Restaurant Location Map
Benares
12 a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BS

Available offers

  • Star Deal - Street Food Sharing Menu & Green Spice Martini £25 per person
  • Star Deal - 3 courses, duo of paired wines with starters & mains, & a champagne cocktail £52 per person
  • 6-course tasting menu with paired wines, a glass of champagne & a gift to take home £195 per person
  • 3 Course Set Menu - £35 PP with champagne cocktail
  • 5 COURSE STREET FOOD SHARING MENU WITH SPICE MARTINI @£50
  • 5 COURSE STREET FOOD SHARING MENU WITH SPICE MARTINI @£50 (Party size of 5+)
  • Benares 6 course Tasting menu with Champ Cocktail @£98 per person
  • Benares 6 course Tasting menu with Champ Cocktail @£98 per person (Party size of 5+)
  • Free Glass of Bubbles with A la Carte
  • POST THEATRE 3 courses including Amuse bouche and Petit Fours @£48 per person
  • POST THEATRE 3 courses including Amuse bouche and Petit Fours @£48 per person (Party size of 5+)
  • Thali - Light, Quick, Delicious Lunch with beer £33 per person
  • Two Course Set Menu with a cocktail £29 per person

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