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

Indian, Halal

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

We had a wonderful experience, the meal was fine and surrounding very relaxing. A good evening all round.

Maxwell St. louis 9 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 221 reviews)

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  • dinner (151)
  • luxury (133)
  • romantic (120)
  • business (109)
  • lunch (82)
  • private dining (55)
  • large parties (51)
  • trendy (42)
  • entertainment (37)
  • value (28)
  • child friendly (16)
  • breakfast (5)
  • views (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
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.
15 September 2014 by Sharon Vroom from Vancouver
The service was excellent and the Passion Fruit Martini was one of the best drinks ever.
14 September 2014 by Ruwanmali De silva from Chatham
Absolutely loved the food and the flavours. Staff were very attentive.
9 September 2014 by Maxwell St. louis from London
We had a wonderful experience, the meal was fine and surrounding very relaxing. A good evening all round.
9 September 2014 by Helen Dacey from Sevenoaks
Service was excellent, so was the was delicate and beautifully presented. We enjoyed every dish.
8 September 2014 by Alex from London
Service of the very highest quality ensured that every course of delightful food was presented in the ebst way possible, even though the food would stand up for itself anywhere as being up with the very best in the city.
7 September 2014 by MT from London
We went for the set menu including a cocktail drink and a signed cookbook.overall it was good value considering it included these.However the portions were very small.the taste was nice but not amazing. However the food from a la carte looked much better and thd portions were much bigger as well.No wonder the set menu was priced at £35!
6 September 2014 by Sally Ellis from Brighton
Had a fabulous time, food and service were exceptional, would highly recommend
5 September 2014 by Brian Holt from Aylesbury
Service was impeccable, as you might expect, food was exquisite, as you might expect and meeting Atul Kutcher was the icing on the cake! Wonderful.


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

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