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

Indian, Halal
Main Course £24
Food Spend £50
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 22:30
Sunday: 18:00 - 21:45

Great service and amazing food

Yasin Sheikh 18 February 2017
From London

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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


(based on 636 reviews)

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18 February 2017 by Yasin Sheikh from London
Great service and amazing food
17 February 2017 by Leena Shah from London
16 February 2017 by Kevin Crehan from London
Excellent food, service was top notch and the atmosphere in the restaurant was great.
The 6 course taster menu was delicious and couldn't fault a thing with it.
Would definitely recommend Benares for a special occasions visit.
13 February 2017 by Lima Bravo from London
Excellent service, delicious food. We took our small baby and the restaurant were very accommodating. We ate in the wine "cellar" which was quite atmospheric if a touch cold. We had a three course menu and a tasting menu which were both delicious. A couple of restaurant bloggers were in the same area and didn't quite know the volume of their voices for such an intimate room but it was quite funny watching them take photos of the food. Overall definitely worth a visit and I'd like to go again.
13 February 2017 by Darren Edwards from Oxted
Excellent meal at Benares on Saturday night. Had tasting menu with wine flight and flavours were exceptional. Efficient and discrete service.
12 February 2017 by Steven Grove from Epping
It was one of those rare restaurants where you could taste all of the ingredients and it tasted fantastic, the staff where great too!
12 February 2017 by Faheem Malik from Essex
I attended Benares with my wife for our 8th year annivesary. It was our very first time experiencing fine dining and it was amazing. The service was amazing. We were made to feel very welcomed in the restaurant. Everyone was so very polite. This all started from entering the restaurant to when we finished and left. The food was amazing. All our dishes looked and tasted lovely. Every dish was explained which was very nice. To top it all off we were given a surprise Happy Aniversary desert which we didnt expect and was lovely. Me and my wife really had a great time and what made it more special and memorable is that it was our first ever time and every member of staff at the restaurant made it so comfortable and enjoyable.
12 February 2017 by Nafisa Yousaf from London
Amazing food, amazing service, amazing experience!!
12 February 2017 by Janice Omar from Milton Keynes
I was celebrating my Birthday on Saturday and decided to have a meal out with my son.
I was pleasantly surprised with the food and the service. Very pleasant surroundings with friendly and helpful staff. We both enjoyed our meal. I would definitely go back as well as recommend this restaurant to family & friends.
Excellent experience,
11 February 2017 by Eric Rachar from London
Service goog ...Indian with a twist


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

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