Guide MICHELIN 2019

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

Top offer

Star Deal - Street Food Sharing Menu & Green Spice Martini £25 per person

Available lunch Mon-Sat & dinner Mon-Sun (dinner Fri-Sat 20:30-22:00, Sun 18:00-21:30) until 15 November 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service. Minimum 2 guests, maximum 6.


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
(based on 980 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (7)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (5)
  • business (304)
  • child friendly (38)
  • dinner (730)
  • entertainment (93)
  • large parties (159)
  • lunch (439)
  • luxury (469)
  • private dining (293)
  • romantic (392)
  • trendy (203)
  • value (132)
  • views (4)
  • By Maria J J from Margate
    10 September 2019

    Service was amazing.

  • By Qasim K from London
    9 September 2019

    Amazing experience, staff were very friendly an the food was was delicious!

  • By Natalie D from London
    7 September 2019

    Beautiful food and the paired wines were lovely! Service excellent as well.

  • By Mark S from London
    7 September 2019

    Absolutely amazing I would give it 3 Michelin star if I could! Brought out a plate saying happy anniversary for desert with chocolates even though we didn’t ask which was a lovely gesture.

  • By Sarah C from Glasgow
    5 September 2019

    Loved it! The food was tremendous and the staff were excellent too!

  • By Kathy G from London
    5 September 2019

    Excellent service and food.

  • By Kholoud A from London
    24 August 2019

    It was amazing experience with amazing food and atmosphere

  • By David T from Woolwich
    21 August 2019

    Food was exelent particular the starter and main course.. a real treat My only observation is the lighting is poor and makes it difficult to read the menus Also poor lighting in the toilets I always look forward to comming back and sharing it with friends

  • By Flex W from London
    18 August 2019


  • By Samiksha G from Epsom
    10 August 2019

    Amazing food and amazing experience!

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

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