Benares

12 a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BS +44 2036417605

(4.5)
Indian, Halal
Average
Main Course £24
Food Spend £50
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 23:00.

I have never experienced a food journey like this.
The quality of the presentation was incredible.
The taste of the food was out of this world.
The service was exemplary.
The experience was amazing!! Simple as!!!

Paul Elliott 14 August 2014
From Kinver

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More about Benares

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.

Customer Reviews for Benares

4.5

(based on 195 reviews)

91% of diners at this restaurant would recommend it to another person.
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  • dinner (129)
  • luxury (119)
  • romantic (108)
  • business (96)
  • lunch (64)
  • large parties (44)
  • private dining (43)
  • trendy (39)
  • entertainment (35)
  • value (22)
  • child friendly (16)
  • views (4)
  • breakfast (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
(5)
22 August 2014 by J K from London
Lovely food - AMAZING cocktails - couldnt get enough!! Went with a friend and the food was so good we decided to share everything!
Staff were great and the restaurant is lovely.

This deal is well worth taking advantage of!
(2)
21 August 2014 by Aarti Shah from London
Restaurant is beautiful, staff very attentive - but I personally was disappointed with the food - there was no wow factor - which I expected.
(5)
21 August 2014 by Cathy Morrissey from Southport
Service was excellent especially as sadly we had to rush given theatre time change. Staff very accommodating despite the rush we managed to fit in three courses. It would of been nice to of eaten at a more leisurely pace as the food was excellent. The meal deal with a lovely cocktail was good value and would encourage me to return to try a la carte menu. The starters and sea bream main were delicious with wonderful delicate spices. I would definitely recommend visiting this restaurant.
(4)
19 August 2014 by Spencer Taffurelli from London
Very attentive staff and the food was amazing. Great dining experience.
(5)
19 August 2014 by Amanda Cherry from Braintree
Restaurant is very modern, seating and bar all upstairs. Plenty of space in bar area and restaurant. Lots of friendly helpful staff, good welcome. Food was amazing and very interesting not your usual Indian restaurant experience. Fantastic flavours and contrasts small well presented portions. We had the £35 meal deal with signed cookery book, great value for a meal in London. Plan to go again very soon to experience more of the food.
(5)
19 August 2014 by Yvette Pearson from London
Superb
(4)
14 August 2014 by Zebina Ratansi from London Borough of Lewisham
nice and calm ambience, good service and good food.
(5)
14 August 2014 by Paul Elliott from Kinver
I have never experienced a food journey like this.
The quality of the presentation was incredible.
The taste of the food was out of this world.
The service was exemplary.
The experience was amazing!! Simple as!!!
(4)
14 August 2014 by Paul Newman from London
Great food. Service good but could be better
(2)
13 August 2014 by Andy Fisher from London
Really bland food. Dessert saved the day and the little sweets. Staff quite oush with the upselling also. Never really left to relax.

Benares

12 a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BS

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Reservations: +44 2036417605

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