Guide MICHELIN 2021

Benares

(1012 Reviews)
12 a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, London, W1J 6BS
Indian, Gourmet, Halal
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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 1012 reviews)

92%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (7)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (5)
  • business (309)
  • child friendly (38)
  • dinner (747)
  • entertainment (94)
  • large parties (160)
  • lunch (450)
  • luxury (476)
  • private dining (298)
  • romantic (399)
  • trendy (208)
  • value (133)
  • views (4)
  • By jeany from cumbria
    22 December 2010

    lunch light and tasty people on the next table were having the fixed meal like us but they were gven an extra stater They remembered my husbands birthday well done!

  • By Bassman from Kenn near Exeter
    17 December 2010

    We were in London for a few days and wanted a restaurant where we could rely on a quality service as we didn't have time to look around. Having visited Benares before, we knew we were going to enjoy the experience and we were not disappointed.

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

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