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

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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

All good - will return

Edward Strange 14 April 2018
from London

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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

Contact +44 2076298886
Reservations 0203 641 7605

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4.5 (((() (based on 889 reviews)
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  • ((*** 20 April 2018 by Loreta Liutkute from Brussels

    We had an awful experience at Benares. I had to double check if it is really 1 Michelin star restaurant. I never write the comments about the restaurants, but this time I decided to express my view, which is largely shared with my friends as we were 5 persons dinning that nigh at Benares. Our table "manager" made our dinner "bitter". Rude and aggressive attitude from the beginning of the dinner ( almost shouting at us, that we were 10min late) - I was feeling like I was a 10 years girl that did something wrong! Quite incredible for a such a type of restaurant. And that was only the beginning! During the dinner, my friend's fish was obviously overcooked and actually burned, so she asked to replace it - the manager refused to do it and argued with her! In addition, my other friend was eating her fish a bit slower that others and the manager came to her and started interrogate her if she also does not like her fish - so unpleasant! This dinner was one of the worst experience we ever had. the positive side is that it was so bad, that it made us laugh! It is pity, because food in general was good and other personnel was very friendly and very attentive. We strongly recommend to review the way how certain clients are considered and served in this restaurant.

  • ((((( 16 April 2018 by Jane Vora from Loughborough

    Great experience - excellent food and service. We had the set menu at £35 per head with a champagne cocktail and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. A definite must do!

  • ((((( 14 April 2018 by Edward Strange from London

    All good - will return

  • ((((( 11 April 2018 by Sue Ballard from Surrey

    The food, the restaurant and the staff were amazing, from the delicious poppadums and chutney to the exquisite dessert course. Such delicate but clever spices and chilli heat that leave an incredible sensation in the mouth but never a lingering aftertaste to spoil the next course. We always enjoy dining at Benares and look forward to making our return in the not too distant future.

  • ((((( 9 April 2018 by Sue Staines from Chelmsford

    Really lovely lunch, loved everything.

  • ((((( 9 April 2018 by Amanda Wood from London

    We had the tasting menu for my son's 21st which was just as fantastic as last time, so thank you for making it a memorable night.

  • ((((( 8 April 2018 by John Brennan from London

    Food was innovative and amazing. Amuse bouche and poppadoms included too but not listed in the deal. Nice peach bellini. 3 choices per course. Amazing Goat curry! Service and staff exceptional.

  • ((((( 2 April 2018 by Jane Walker from Coventry

    Splendid restaurant with excellent service.The set menu with the wine pairing was amazing. Fabulous value for money.

  • ((((( 2 April 2018 by Eddie Mcdermott from Horsham

    Had lunch here with 3 friends. Not our first visit and yet it still impresses Atmosphere Service Food all Excellent.

  • ((((* 29 March 2018 by Sunila Cook from London

    Lovely set menu at the bar with tasty cocktails.

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