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

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3 courses & a champagne cocktail £35 per person

Available lunch & dinner Mon-Sat (Mon-Thu 17:30-18:30 & Fri-Sat 17:30-18:00) until 13 April 2018, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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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

Modern restaurant, nice smaller private room where you can talk privately. Very good service and food. We got the set menu 3-course including a champagne cocktail. It was all very tasty.

Cla 13 January 2018
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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

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  • (**** 15 January 2018 by Hazel Lindsey from London

    Very poor indeed. The 'tasting menu' was not a tasting menu. We were served a series of very similar deep fried snacks which in no way constituted a full meal. The service was patchy and we were in a odd side room behind a sliding partition, not in the bar as promised. The sparkling water we ordered was poor - and didn't come in any recognisable branded bottle. Absolutely not worth the £3.95 paid for it. I felt like we wasted our Friday night at Benares and would not recommend it to anyone.

  • ((((( 13 January 2018 by Cla from London

    Modern restaurant, nice smaller private room where you can talk privately. Very good service and food. We got the set menu 3-course including a champagne cocktail. It was all very tasty.

  • ((*** 11 January 2018 by AB from London

    Not bad for 20£ value and the staff were lovely. Food was ordinary Indian and really miniscule portions. A let down .

  • ((((( 9 January 2018 by Sharon from London

    Although we will soon be dining in the restaurant at Benares. on Saturday evening we thought we would just go for drinks and nibbles in the bar area and see what the street food and cocktails were like before we experienced 'the real thing" - we were not disappointed, both the street food nibbles and the cocktails were amazing, the staff were friendly and attentive and we couldn't have asked for any more to be honest. We are really looking forward to dining in the restaurant now - we couldn't really see from the bar area what the restaurant looked like as the dining rooms appeared to be hidden away behind screens (which is nice for diners having privacy from the bar area). Very impressed so far.

  • ((((* 7 January 2018 by Keithley Miller from London

    Overall our experience was wonderful. The tandoori chicken delicious, service great. Our only mistake was the mackerel appetizer recommended by our server. Very fishy

  • ((((( 3 January 2018 by Kay Cheng from London

    We had a lovely New Years Eve meal here, the food was very good, I will definitely return!

  • ((((( 3 January 2018 by Paola Valerio from Brescia

    Enjoyed every moment: we were well looked after, the food was up to our expectations, the location very elegant. Only note: we were expecting it to be just slightly more "Indian"

  • ((((( 1 January 2018 by Partha Kumar from London

    Great food and great service. We were in a hurry to attend a show after Dinner. The items were served just on time and in right order. We will be back soon with more time in hand to explore the exquisite cuisine.

  • ((((( 25 December 2017 by Andrew Mynett from Doncaster

    Absolutely outstanding experience - thoroughly loved it.
    We were especially impressed with our waiter who made us both feel extremely at ease. Sadly we can’t remember his name but we do know that he was a fellow ‘Northerner’ (from Stockport).
    The King Prawn as part of our starter, the tandoori lamb cutlets and the chocolate-flavoured curry were particular highlights - as well as the cocktails!

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Mark Kelsall from Mickleton

    We've visited Benares many times and it never disappoints, we always choose it to celebrate our birthdays in the run up to Christmas.
    The food is amazing and the staff to attentive and friendly

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