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

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

Even better than expected!

Nicolas Vergnes 25 September 2014
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 238 reviews)

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  • dinner (165)
  • luxury (139)
  • romantic (124)
  • business (115)
  • lunch (92)
  • private dining (61)
  • large parties (54)
  • trendy (43)
  • entertainment (38)
  • value (34)
  • child friendly (16)
  • breakfast (5)
  • views (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (2)
1 October 2014 by Amirun Khanom from Luton
The restaurant is very modern and clean, in black and splashes of red. The décor is perfect, with the added touch of the floating candles, and black pebbles by the entrance of the restaurant. The service is attentive, and portions are just right. I went to the restaurant on a special deal, and solely based on the food, I wouldn’t have paid the normal price. I may consider going again, if I was passing by.
30 September 2014 by Daniel Bleach from London
Entire experience was good. Complimentary drink was good, nicely spiced. Ambience wasn't at its best, purely because we were dining quite early. As a result service was excellent however, very attentive and not overly pushy. Food was great on the whole, my quail and mushroom biryani in particular was excellent. The lentils had a little too much asafoetida for me though. Pretty good value for money in my opinion.
30 September 2014 by Jessica Armitage from London
Great atmosphere in the restaurant and plenty of efficient and friendly staff. We done on the offer menu and have to say though that I found my food to be only average. My friend did enjoy hers more, but neither of us were blown away. Shame. I shall not return.
29 September 2014 by Robert Gooch from Oulton Broad
Friendly, attentive service, excellent food, excellent venue.
From the moment we entered to the time we left everyone was genuinely friendly happy helpful and caring. Everything was perfect and a little bit special.
Can't wait to go again, so bearing in mind that it's a 250 mile round trip for me it must be good.
28 September 2014 by Carol Bell from Great Dunmow
My second visit here. Food is amazing, service first class. Even Atul came out when we asked to meet him. An unusual and innovative array of delicious cocktails. Can recommebd the passion fruit chutney martini. Restaurant has a pleasant ambience perfect for a relaxed, quiet evening meal.
25 September 2014 by Natalie Harris from Chichester
Fantastic service and atmosphere from the moment you walk in the door , and superb food !
25 September 2014 by Nicolas Vergnes from London
Even better than expected!
23 September 2014 by Annette Robbshaw from Brentwood
From the moment you walk in everyone is very attentive, the food is amazing, I'm not a vegetarian but the veggie options on the menu are to die for!!! This is my second visit and will certainly go back again
23 September 2014 by Helen Hunt from London
The food and service could not be faulted.
21 September 2014 by Brian Holt from Aylesbury
I have dined here several times, more than once on 'The Star Deal' and the quality of the food and the attentiveness and knowledge of the staff never faulters.
A most memorable and enjoyable dining experience. I can't wait for my next visit.


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

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