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Benares, London

Indian Good for families

Benares

8.7/10
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12 a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, W1J 6BS LondonSee map

Average price £85

Valentine's Day Vegetarian Menu @139 pp £139

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Valentine's Day Vegetarian Menu @139 pp £139

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée + Dessert
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Valentine's Day Menu @149 pp £149

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée + Dessert
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THALI VEGETARIAN LUNCH & DRINKS ONLY BOTTOMLES@£54 PP £54

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée and drinks.
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THALI LUNCH & DRINKS ONLY BOTTOMLESS @£59 PP £59

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée and drinks.
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THALI VEGETARIAN LUNCH @£39 PP £39

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée
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THALI LUNCH @£44 PP £44

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée
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VEG TASTING MENU & GLASS OF CHAMP COCKTAIL @£117 PP £117

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée + Dessert and drinks.
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TASTING MENU & A GLASS OF CHAMP COCKTAIL@128 PP £128

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée + Dessert and drinks.
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LUNCH VEG TASTING MENU @£67 PP £67

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée + Dessert
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LUNCH TASTING MENU@£73 PP £73

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée + Dessert
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2 Course Set Menu & A Glass of Champ Cocktail £35

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Appetizer + Dessert + Sides and drinks.
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3 Course Set Menu & A Glass of Champ Cocktail £42

This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Appetizer + Dessert + Sides and drinks.

MICHELIN Guide selection

  • One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

Named after India’s spiritual capital, Benares marries tradition with daring modernity. You’re greeted at the foot of the stairs, then escorted up ...

Read more on the MICHELIN Guide's website

Restaurant menu

Last update: September 2022
Chef Chef Sameer Tameja
Average price £85
Lucknowi Style Scottish Lobster Yakhni Pulao
£59
Basmati Rice and Scottish Lobster Cooked in Aromatic Stock, Dill and Pink Pepper Corn Raita Onion Salad
Tandoori Chaapein Aur Saag Aloo
£45
Smoked Chilli Marinated Tandoori Lamb Cutlets, Aloo Tikki, Spiced Spinach Purée (Chef Recommends with Crisp Anchovies)
Meen Dakshini
£39
Tawa Masala Wild Halibut, Portsmouth Clam Moilee, Curry Leaf Rogan
Valentine's Day Menu @149 pp £149
This preset menu includes: Appetizer + Entrée + Dessert

Dietary options

Halal

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Reviews

8.7/10
Fabulous169 reviews
8.8/10

Food

8.9/10

Service

8.2/10

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  • Christopher H.
    Christopher H.

    December 10, 202223 reviews

    9.5/10

    It deserves the Michelin star. Excellent combinations, sauces, wines and meats. Awesome wine list too. Expensive but worth it.

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  • Anabel Z.
    Anabel Z.

    October 28, 20222 reviews

    8/10

    Excellent Indian, portions slightly smaller than before for set menu. Good service

  • Emma E.
    Emma E.

    October 22, 20222 reviews

    7/10

    The food here was average. The service was excellent.

  • Shane L.
    Shane L.

    October 8, 20221 review

    8/10

    We were there as part of my wife’s 65th birthday celebration weekend. My wife and I were slightly underwhelmed with Benares, we had the three course set menu. The food was well presented and tasty, although sparse, which is probably expected in this class of restaurant. The staff were attentive but we did feel a little rushed. The decoration of the room was quite plain and had little ambiance. I do wonder if we had the al a crate or tasting menu it would be better, as you would be paying premium.

  • Nat R.
    Nat R.

    October 8, 20224 reviews

    7.5/10

    Starters were excellent; mains and dessert very good. Decor and ambience was a little dated.

  • Philippe M.
    Philippe M.

    September 24, 20222 reviews

    9/10

    Excellent food. Service was confusing with so many different people waiting on the table - didn’t know who was our waiter, but everyone was helpful and responsive. Surprising to see people very underdressed.

  • Ozgur K.
    Ozgur K.

    September 14, 202213 reviews

    6.5/10

    Went for lunch tasting menu. Food was generally ok, but lacked the creativity and explosion of tastes one would expect from a typical 1-Michelin star restaurant. Service was attentive. All-in-all I can’t say it was a bad experience by any means, but I would not go back either.

  • Anthony Y.
    Anthony Y.

    September 7, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    The food was good, service was very good, and even a cheap wine was really good. Will go again

  • Rosalind D.
    Rosalind D.

    August 13, 20221 review

    7.5/10

    welcome excellent ambience nothing special. Indian staff were mumblers, slow, rude and fat (as a doctor I would recommend that they take care of themselves, they are genetically at risk of diabetes and heart disease and their paunches meant they were already on the road to perdition). The Pakistani server and the Argentininian order taker Luciana were lovely

  • Raphaël A.
    Raphaël A.

    June 13, 20221 review

    4/10

    Very noisy, service far from what you would expect… food is good, nothing exceptional although very expensive

  • CHI YIN NATHAN SO
    CHI YIN NATHAN SO

    June 9, 20223 reviews

    9/10

    Food was good, very interesting flavour profile

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  • Adrian S.
    Adrian S.

    June 8, 20221 review

    10/10

    Excellent food, with terrific attentive service.

  • Nicolas B.
    Nicolas B.

    May 14, 20221 review

    7.5/10

    Good but not stellar

  • Brian T.

    April 23, 20221 review

    10/10

    The food was amazing and the serving staff were excellent. The problem was they couldn't find our reservation which was made via the Fork - which I confirmed by phone 1 week prior to the booking. There seems to be some diconnect between the App and the restaurant reservation system.

  • Augustin J.

    April 8, 202228 reviews

    9/10

    Exceptional food.

  • Tracy W.

    February 19, 20221 review

    6.5/10

    I have eaten at Benares twice before and the food was superb. On this occasion, I was a left disappointed. We booked the early set menu - 2 courses and a champagne cocktail, which was excellent value at £32pp. The sweet and sour scallop starter was tasty but tiny, but my main - butter chicken, exchanged for the masala vegetables with bread roll, was disappointing and I have had much better versions of this dish elsewhere. The roll also became very hard quickly and I think it had been microwaved, although this was denied by the serving staff member and I was not offered an alternative nan or bread product. The rice portion was very small, despite being recommend it would be enough for two. We felt somewhat rushed at the end of the evening but were offered accommodation in the bar area. The restaurant did provide a 'Happy Birthday' dessert for my friend though, which was much appreciated. The champagne cocktail was probably the best part of the special deal. I would recommend ordering a la carte for the better quality food experience.

  • Jeff B.

    February 17, 20221 review

    10/10

    A very enjoyable lunch experience. All the staff were friendly and prepared to spend time at the table explaining food and drink. The sommelier was especially helpful and the wine matches were superb. Three courses and a cocktail £38 - excellent.

  • Ihsun L.
    Ihsun L.

    January 29, 20223 reviews

    9/10

    Everything is good, just the front desk said my booking had been cancelled and took some time.

  • Peter T.

    January 22, 20221 review

    10/10

    Special evening with my family. Food and service was perfect. Thank you.

  • Hibbert K.

    January 7, 20222 reviews

    9.5/10

    There was a lovely atmosphere, and the food was excellent, really unusual. We were on the special offer £38 for three courses plus champagne cocktail, which was very good value. This offer was restricted to before 6.30, but because a glitch in their system meant that I booked it for 7.30. Benares were fine about this. The service was perfect - attentive but not fussy. I would recommend this restaurant and The Fork as a good way of booking.

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
05:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
05:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 02:30 PM
05:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
05:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
05:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
05:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
Closed

Closing time

26th December ,27th December

How to get to the restaurant

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

Public transport

Green Park, Bond Street

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