Benares

Guide MICHELIN 2019

(955 Reviews)
12 a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BS
Indian, Halal
A la carte menu

Top offer

Thali - Light, Quick, Delicious Lunch with beer £33 per person

Thali Lunch Menu for those short on time. Arrive, sit, eat and enjoy in 45 minutes wonderful dishes such as Tandoori Seabass, Murg Makhani, Paneer Rogan Josh, Quinoa Salad, Bhapa Doi and many more. Vegetarian Menu available!

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Benares
4.5
(based on 955 reviews)

93%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (7)
  • al fresco (4)
  • breakfast (5)
  • business (299)
  • child friendly (36)
  • dinner (710)
  • entertainment (92)
  • large parties (155)
  • lunch (427)
  • luxury (461)
  • private dining (286)
  • romantic (383)
  • trendy (197)
  • value (127)
  • views (4)
  • By RJ J from London
    11 May 2019

    Excellent food and service. Very pleasant staff.

  • By Marjorie L from Buckinghamshire
    11 May 2019

    Fabulous food, fabulous service, fabulous surroundings; what’s not to like?

  • By Clare S from London
    4 May 2019

    Had a fab waiter looking after us. We had a great meal not sure it was value for money. Our waiter helped make our night enjoyable and made good recommendations. Resturant decor could so with TLC

  • By Vineeta M from London
    29 April 2019

    Really lovely lunch. Service was amazing - they looked after us very well. Everything we ate was delicious. Excellent attention to detail with food intolerances - I was dining with someone who needed everything to be gluten free. They took a lot of care to make sure this was catered for. Will definitely be returning.

  • By FK K from London
    27 April 2019

    Great food, atmosphere and service!

  • 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.

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

Available offers

  • Thali - Light, Quick, Delicious Lunch with beer £33 per person
  • Two Course Set Menu with a cocktail £29 per person
  • Tasting Menu with a cocktail £98 per person

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