Benares

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.

Menu

Average

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
4.5
(based on 932 reviews)

93%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • trendy (194)
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  • business (294)
  • lunch (418)
  • luxury (453)
  • romantic (377)
  • child friendly (35)
  • breakfast (5)
  • private dining (284)
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  • By Carol K from London
    5 December 2018

    Fabulous Christmas Lunch menu. Yet another delightful meal at Benares

  • By Lister F from Langton Green
    30 November 2018

    We thought the food was nice but it was expensive and not really worth the money

  • By Shaily T from MAYFAIR LONDON
    30 November 2018

    Exceptional culinary experience! Attentive staff and beautiful ambience! we would definitely go back to Benaras!

  • By Jibran K from London
    27 November 2018

    Exceptional service, great atmosphere, great experience, excellent food. Highly recommended!

  • By Soren B from Copenhagen
    23 November 2018

    Fantastic atmosphere and very service minded staff. Food was excellent and we tried the tasting menu, and it was worth every penny. The recommended wine was exellent

  • By SM M from London
    21 November 2018

    Excellent food. The prawns were beautifully cooked and so tender. The only dish I felt could have been better was the cod surrounded by tomato sauce and 2 mussels. I wasn't sure what the mussels added but apart from that a wonderful meal. Also there were a few outdated gender based things that if you are a feminist you may disapprove of, like the bill being given to the man automatically, which annoyed us, and scarfs for the women only, but very few restaurants are without some kind of sexism, and no doubt if they stopped doing that people would not be happy anyway. Service was very good too with very solicitous waiters tending to your needs. Overall a great experience and I will be going back there again and again! (Just please stop passing the bill to the man and do not exclude people from gifts).

  • 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 Mohini G from London
    16 November 2018

    The service and presentation was amazing, could not ask for better. The food was not the best, I’ve had better in standard restaurants

  • 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??????

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

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