12 a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BS
Indian, Halal
A la carte menu

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 30 March 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.

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

Customer reviews for Benares
(based on 943 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • breakfast (5)
  • value (127)
  • trendy (197)
  • views (4)
  • al fresco (4)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • child friendly (36)
  • romantic (380)
  • lunch (423)
  • private dining (286)
  • large parties (155)
  • entertainment (92)
  • dinner (705)
  • business (297)
  • luxury (459)
  • By Uzma M from London
    11 February 2019

    Lovely food and great

  • By Diane B B from Gainsborough
    7 February 2019

    Fantastic experience

  • By Andrew P from Harrow
    26 January 2019

    Good lunch , vegetarian options were well received. The wine list is a little restricted at the affordable end. The space is comfortable and the service pleasant. Will go again.

  • By Elaine B from London
    25 January 2019

    Fantastic dining experience a really enjoyable evening and can’t wait to go back

  • By Andie H from Guildford
    24 January 2019

    Wonderful evening - divine food, excellent service, elegant surroundings. My first visit - I’ll definitely be back!

  • By Judith K from London
    12 January 2019

    Delicious food Great value deal We will go back

  • By MK K from London
    12 January 2019

    Food was delicious

  • By Kate H from London
    12 January 2019

    food was amazing, ambience was good, service was prompt and friendly we love Benares!

  • By Aaron C from london
    11 January 2019

    Beautiful restaurant, great food, excellent service. Will be back.

  • By Sundeep D from Minneapolis
    3 January 2019


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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 3 courses & a champagne cocktail £35 per person
  • 2 Course set menu with a complimentary Glass of Champagne cocktail £29 per person
  • 6 course tasting menu & a complimentary glass of champagne £98 per person
  • Free glass of champagne

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