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

The whole experience was brilliant could not fault the staff, food or atmosphere .

Sue Staines 18 March 2017
From Chelmsford

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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 678 reviews)

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23 March 2017 by Dennis Snelgar from Southampton
I have been to this restauran ttwice before (as I live near Southampton it is difficult to go to london often enough) as I was a regular at the Vatika restaurant which was Atul Kochhar's restaurant near Southampton which gave us a taste of the standard and type of cuisine assocaited with Atul. Our visit yesterday was to introduce two good friends to Benares we were not let done it was excellant and as I told the head waiter when I left there last night. I can honestly say that the standard far surpassed what I and my wife have experienced at Benares or Vatika in our previous visits. I also need to comment on the attention from the staff this was really excellant and the description of the meal we were being served was a good touch.
22 March 2017 by Ann Lipman from London
This was my first Indian meal and it was excellent. Food and service were first class. It was absolutely buzzing for a Tuesday night and I can understand why as everything was amazing. Definitely worth a visit as nothing negative to say.
19 March 2017 by Miriam Taylor from London
Brilliant! All dishes and service, excellent!
19 March 2017 by Gita Patel from London
I visited Benares with my two friends and we had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The food was lovely, the service was attentive and the atmosphere was great.
18 March 2017 by Sue Staines from Chelmsford
The whole experience was brilliant could not fault the staff, food or atmosphere .
16 March 2017 by Sue Kirby from London
A fabulous dining experience. Lovely ambience, and attentive but unobtrusive service plus excellent food.
16 March 2017 by Darren King from Hampshire
Easily the best Indian restaurant I've ever had the pleasure to visit. The service was top notch and there were little surprises along the way of little tasters on top of the 2 course set menu that we chose. Ambience of the restaurant was fantastic and the culinary experience was definitely Michelin star standard.
15 March 2017 by Peter Blair from London Borough of Bromley
Exceptionally friendly and helpful service, wonderful food will definitely be returning.
15 March 2017 by Saira Hussain from London
Excellent service and food is of exceptional quality, never disappoints
15 March 2017 by Livy Jenkins from London
Phenomenal food, brilliant waiter and generally brilliant experience. The lamb pasanda starter was melt in the mouth and just delicious. Have recommended it to everyone I've spoken to since!


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

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