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Benares

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 only) until 30 November 2018, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service. Up to 6 guests per booking. Please be advised of the return times for dinner: parties of 2-4 guests, 2-hour return time. Parties of 5-6 guests, 3-hour return time

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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 - 21:45

Unfortunately I am not the sort of person to clutter up my brain with "every little detail". The overall experience was excellent as I expect it to be.

Ian 03 July 2018
from Farnham

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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 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.

Benares

12 a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BS

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Reservations 0203 641 7605
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4.5 (((() (based on 902 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (361)
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  • ((((* 19 July 2018 by Doula from London

    Chicken dish was very good.

  • ((((( 3 July 2018 by Ian from Farnham

    Unfortunately I am not the sort of person to clutter up my brain with "every little detail". The overall experience was excellent as I expect it to be.

  • ((((( 2 July 2018 by Anssi from Turku

    It was as good as we knew it’d be.

  • ((((( 2 July 2018 by Rajesh from London

    It was a great dining experience. from the wonderful cocktails, to the delicious food to the very friendly service.

  • ((*** 25 June 2018 by Patricia from London

    The food was good but I was very disappointed with the table or room that was reserved for us. We were on a date and we sat next to a family with a crying and annoying child which spoiled the whole experience for us. The room was also very dark and we could barely read the menu. I did not enjoy this experience.

  • ((((* 25 June 2018 by Paul from London

    We were pleased with our visit for dinner, though the dishes were highly variable. Had Lobster Biryani (outstanding), and the crab and scallop starters (both excellent). Had some vegetable sides which were unimpressive and the vegetable kofta main which was disappointing. Staff and service were excellent. Would recommend the restaurant but as mentioned, we found the dishes ranged in quality.

  • ((((( 18 June 2018 by Dr from middlesex

    Outstanding experience in every way!
    The way we were greeted, the drinks, the food .
    The attention to detail .The chef noticed that one of the starters on the street food menu was the same as that on the set menu and he offered to change it.
    Amazing experience. Highly recommend it.

  • ((((( 6 June 2018 by Kevin from Parson Drove

    The food, service and ambience were all perfect - I would have no hesitation recommending Benares to family and friends and have already started doing so.

  • ((((( 11 May 2018 by Mandy from Lancashire

    Just amazing. We loved our evening here, the food was outstanding and the Passion Fruit Chutney martini out of this world

  • ((((( 7 May 2018 by Tim from London

    Wife's birthday. Went for the street food taster menu with a stunning cocktail! The baby squid and the lamb were the stand out courses,but superb. Lovely touch of a surprise birthday dessert.

    Service was friendly & efficient, without being too intrusive.

    Will definitely return but this time to the main restaurant.

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