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

Top offer

Star Deal - 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 28 February 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Offer not available during December. 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.



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

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.

Customer reviews for Benares
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  • large parties (153)
  • By Victoria L from Hertford
    17 November 2018

    A special place

  • By Helen H from London
    16 November 2018

    this was our second visit and we were not disappointed! The food was excellent and i would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone. I cant wait for our next visit. I had quails egg with quail & biryani and it was fab!

  • By Carole S from Dorset
    10 November 2018

    Excellent food and service will look forward to dining there again on a next visit to London . This was a treat for my daughters 40th birthday she also loved it and the chocolate brownie presented with a candle wishing her a happy birthday was just perfect thank you again benares??????

  • By Catarina F from London
    3 November 2018

    Fantastic meny and service was amazing!

  • By Umar A from London
    27 October 2018

    Service and restaurant experience was excellent. Food was very very nice.

  • By Anne U from Worthing
    17 October 2018

    A lacklustre experience. Music too loud in bar area and food lacking excitement. Our waiter was inexperienced although very eager to assist. Not as it used to be.

  • By Cassie M from London
    13 October 2018

    Amazing, everybody loved their food.

  • By Kuldeep K from Windsor
    10 October 2018


  • By Giles B from Wallington
    3 October 2018

    As usual, the evening and everything about it was faultless in virtually every way. The only niggle was the waiter forgot to get our bill when we first asked for it so were delayed a few minutes, but that is a small issue compared to the overall brilliance of the evening.

  • By Joanna F from London
    3 October 2018

    A very good dining experience. We went for lunch and had the set lunch menu. This was good value and although the choice was limited we both still found something to eat . I thought the food was excellent. Full of flavour with lots of different ingredients in each dish.

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

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