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.

What a great meal and excellent service thoroughly enjoyed our day out and will definitely be returning.

Iris Hanshaw 19 September 2014
From Hornchurch

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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 229 reviews)

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  • large parties (53)
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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.
21 September 2014 by Sylvia Bagnall from London
We had a very enjoyable evening. The staff were lovely, the food excellent and the decor exceptional. We will certainly recommend your restaurant to friends.
19 September 2014 by Iris Hanshaw from Hornchurch
What a great meal and excellent service thoroughly enjoyed our day out and will definitely be returning.
19 September 2014 by John Elliott from Northampton
19 September 2014 by Mary Douglas from London
Excellent food. Excellent service. The Saturday lunch at midday was terrific. The menu was different to what had been advertised on bookatable and although we were disappointed about the choices available, we were pleasantly surprised by the dishes we chose in absence of others. The food was beautifully presented and each dish was bursting with flavour and the portion sizes were perfect. The beetroot salmon starter was particularly good as was the seafood main course. The cocktail that was given as part of the deal was wonderful. The only disappointment was the cocktail long drink that I ordered..., the only reason it was long is that it was full of crushed ice, which killed the flavours.
The ambience was perfect and the location ideal for visiting a lovely part of London that I do not often visit.
18 September 2014 by Rachel Leahy from London
The whole evening was superb. The service was attentive yet not overbearing, the food well presented and delicious. We went for the wine pairing which was excellent. It was my husband's birthday and they presented our after dinner petit fours on a plate with a candle and happy birthday written in chocolate, a very discreet acknowledgement and no prompting from me. We were both very impressed and will definitely return and recommend to friends.
18 September 2014 by Susan Sinclair from London
I had a very pleasant lunch with friends. We all enjoyed our selections- the quail was particularly good.( not sure the pineapple raitha really worked, bit too sweet for us) Service was excellent and attentive without feeling oppressive. Starters and deserts highly commendable.
Would certainly return
18 September 2014 by Carol Moran from Northwood
I have been to Benares before, I took my husband there to celebrate his sixtieth birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. When I saw the Bookatable offer, I wanted to return, so we took our daughter.
On arriving the staff are so smart and elegant, the evening just kept getting better, the waiters so unobtrusive, the food delicious and memorable.
I would recommend the restaurant anytime, for us, a special occassion only as quite expensive, but oh so worth it!
Thank you for another lovely evening.
16 September 2014 by Linda Paterson from Orpington
The whole experience was excellent (ambiance,food and lovely staff)
16 September 2014 by Navin Popat from London
Limited choice and food Luke warm. A lot of fried items and lacked vegetable side dishes. Dhal was reheated but still slightly warm and lacked flavour and did not complement the dishes. Nor sure what was in the seafood kofta and was very dry and rubbery. Very expensive for what you get.


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

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