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) 1 May to 31st July 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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 950 reviews)

93%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
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Recommended for

  • large parties (155)
  • al fresco (4)
  • dinner (706)
  • business (298)
  • entertainment (92)
  • private dining (286)
  • lunch (425)
  • value (127)
  • views (4)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • luxury (460)
  • trendy (197)
  • breakfast (5)
  • child friendly (36)
  • romantic (381)
  • By Sol M from London
    13 April 2019

    Great service and food.

  • By Selena J from London
    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

  • By Patrick B from London
    8 March 2019

    liked the guinea fowl and sea bream especially

  • By AJB B from London
    1 March 2019

    Service wasn’t great, nobody came to top up our wine or pour our water

  • By Rachit A from London
    27 February 2019

    Excellent service and ambience. Food was good but nothing exceptional to my taste.

  • By K D from Beaconsfield
    25 February 2019

    A good experience of celebrating son’s birthday

  • By Ritu S from London
    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.

  • 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.

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

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