Cuando uno franquea la puerta de Benares, abandona todas sus idesa preconcebidas sobre lo que debe ser un restaurante indio. Aquí no hay abigarramiento y jaleo, sino una sala lujosa con un servicio atentísimo. La decoración es suntuosa, con toques dorados, mobiliario en materiales naturales y lámparas metálicas: el marco ideal para la alta cocina india del chef Atul Kochhar. Lo que ofrece Kochhar es una versión de autor de la cocina del país asiático, con guiños a los paladares españoles.

Las legumbres ocupan un lugar destacado en la oferta de Benares. Entre los entrantes figuran los buñuelos del chef, rellenos de hummus de garbanzos. Otras veces se introducen como guarniciones: es el caso de las imprescindibles lentejas Dal negras o amarillas, una de las especialidades de la casa. Entre los platos más conocidas del cocinero, su guiso de cordero tierno de Cachemira al aroma de azafrán e hinojo. Además de en el comedor, es posible tomar en el bar recetas más sencillas como las albóndigas de cordero al cardamomo verde o los snacks de plátano crujiente. El maridaje ideal lo proporciona la carta de cócteles, con mixes elaboradísimos como el Mumbai Martini o el Old Delhi.

INSIDER tip

Benares también ofrece reinterpretaciones sui generis de platos tan españoles como el bocata de calamares o las bravas.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€60.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Benares Madrid

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Metro Alonso Martínez (4, 5, 10) y autobuses Alonso Martínez (21, 37, N23)
  • Specific directions to get there
    El restaurante dispone de espacio muy limitado para carritos de bebé. Por favor, avísenos en caso de venir con algún tipo de carro infantil para poder informarle de disponibilidad de espacio.

Opening time

Comida: de 13:00 a 16:00 (todos los días)
Cena: de 20:30 a 00:00 (de lunes a jueves) - de 20:30 a 00:30 viernes y sábado - domingo noche cerrado

Bar: de 13:00 a 1:00 de lunes a sábado - de 13:00 a 16:00 domingo

Services

  • American Express , Credit Card , Luncheon voucher , Mastercard , Visa
  • Privatisable (80 maximum number of guests.)
  • Air-conditioning , Bar , Can be privatized , English spoken , French spoken , Valet parking , Wifi
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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16/355 reviews
Ali A.
Foodie
(18 reviews)
Average Rating
7 /10
Food
10
Service
4
Setting
4
  • Meal date : 5 Jun 2017
The food was great as usual but the service was not really good.
For example we had to wait around 20 mins or more for the main menu and the desert menu as well..
This is our third visit, but the service was much better during the previous visit.
NATHALIE R.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
10
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 5 May 2017
Muy lento el servicio
Marcos I.
Conqueror
(7 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 7 Apr 2017
Mi nuevo restaurante favorito en madrid
Keith M.
Foodie
(33 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 3 Apr 2017
Great restaurant
Great food
Great wine list
Great service
Great ambience
HEIDI W.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 Jan 2017
2nd time we've visited Benares, first time was May 2016 and neither time has disappointed. The whole experience is amazing, from the cocktails to the restaurant and of course the food. Unfortunately we live 5hrs away from Madrid otherwise we would visit Benares more often. Can't wait to go back when we're next in Madrid
Ramon N.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 29 Oct 2016
High level, they deserve a michelin star like their London Original one
Judith P.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Sep 2016
A little paradise in the middle of Mdrid. This was a twentieth anniversary meal and did not disappoint. The decor is beautiful, with pool, candles and projections making a calm and romantic scene. The food was of the high calibre we had anticipated, but was equal led by immaculate but friendly staff. Gorgeous.
Will M.
Foodie
(11 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 27 Aug 2016
Lovely people, attentive and a good service. The tasting menu was perfect accompanied by the recommended wines per course. The sommelier was informative and engaging. This is a wonderful experience and a great opportunity to sample Atul's famous cuisine without London prices. It maybe called a tasting menu but it is substancial so be hungry! Highly recommended.
Victor G.
Conqueror
(7 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Jul 2016
Nice food, amazing service and ambiance! Really enjoy it!
Shivani J.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Jun 2016
Very good Indian food
Johanna C.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 21 May 2016
Magnifico !
Al Bandari A.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 25 Apr 2016
To be honest one of the finisest restaurants I have ever tried.

Great atmosphere, exceptional service and food that will take you to India !
Olaf C.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 19 Dec 2015
Lovely food - great service and staff and a great place for a meal. Price to match but worth it.
John W.
Foodie
(11 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 26 Nov 2015
Excellent meal again but this has changed since we went in Oct. Not quite so sleek and portion sizes seem to have been increased so that one feels a starter, main and desert is way too much. However, this will not stop us going back. Fantastic sommelier.
Guillermo C.
Foodie
(24 reviews)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
4
Service
6
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Nov 2015
En general salí decepcionado
Andres B.
Foodie
(11 reviews)
Average Rating
5,5 /10
Food
6
Service
4
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 1 Oct 2015
We had very high expectations, finally we are up with a double the price and comparable quality of some of the top Indian restaurants in Madrid. Service still chaotic. Unlikely to return. I believe the London bar is way lower than the Madrid one. It is unfortunate
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