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.

Value for money. Worth visiting

Rochelle Skipper 7 October 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 244 reviews)

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  • dinner (169)
  • luxury (141)
  • romantic (126)
  • business (118)
  • lunch (96)
  • private dining (65)
  • large parties (56)
  • trendy (44)
  • entertainment (38)
  • value (36)
  • child friendly (16)
  • breakfast (5)
  • views (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (2)
16 October 2014 by Irma Visser from Monaco
Great food
7 October 2014 by John Meyrick-thomas from Chorleywood
A fabulous meal & evening - attentive and informative staff, perfect food and superb Passion Fruit Cocktail on arrival (superb thanks to our request to omit the sugar syrup!). Very pleasant dining room and our corner banquette table was a treat. Unbelievably good value on the Bookatable offer, along with Atul's recipe book
7 October 2014 by Rochelle Skipper from London
Value for money. Worth visiting
4 October 2014 by Jacqui Fordham from Wallington
We had a wonder meal the staff were very friendly the decor very modern and clean, asked to take a picture of the chefs from the chefs table location and they all can to the glass area and gave us a wave a great big smile, would highly recommend.
3 October 2014 by Sue Sampson from London Borough of Ealing
Excellent meal. Very good service-staff were lovely
2 October 2014 by Jan Wright from London
Attentive service at just the right level. Taste and presentation of the food was excellent. Second visit and will most definitely return. Well deserving of it's awards.
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.


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

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