Available lunch & dinner Mon-Sat (Mon-Thu 17:30-18:30, Fri-Sat 17:30 only) until 30 April 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.
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.
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9 March 2019
Terrible service, food was nice enough but probably not justified for the price or experience Mocktails at £10 a pop is ridiculous since it’s no diff to others
8 March 2019
liked the guinea fowl and sea bream especially
1 March 2019
Service wasn’t great, nobody came to top up our wine or pour our water
27 February 2019
Excellent service and ambience. Food was good but nothing exceptional to my taste.
25 February 2019
A good experience of celebrating son’s birthday
16 February 2019
Loved the welcome, atmosphere and delicious starters and fish and rabbit mains. As a first timer I wasn't sure about the portions so ordered too much food and therefore wasted some of it. This also meant I overspent unnecessarily A little advice from the waiter could have helped by suggesting I was potentially ordering a second main meal.
11 February 2019
Lovely food and great
7 February 2019
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.
25 January 2019
Fantastic dining experience a really enjoyable evening and can’t wait to go back