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Benares, London,
Award-winning

Benares

4.5
4.5
5888 Reviews
£41 and over
Indian
  • Good for special occasions
  • Fancy
  • Vegetarian-friendly
Indian Fine Dining Restaurant with British Flair in the Heart of Mayfair.

Benares Restaurant and Bar since its opening in 2003 has been considered one of the finest Indian Restaurants in the city.

Guests enter an elegant lounge with hand-crafted India inspired furniture and is complemented by a beautiful pond decorated with fresh flowers, creating a luxurious aesthetic.

Benares has 4 private dining rooms, three of which are around the lounge: the Berkeley Room which seats up to 16 guests, the Sommeliers Table which seats up to 10 guests and a Chefs Table overlooking the kitchen which seats up to 8 guests. The lounge area leads into the main dining room which can accommodate up to 80 guests. Our largest private dining area, the Dover room seating up to 36 guests is on the other side of the main dining room.

Benares can be hired for exclusive events accommodating 100 guests for a sit-down dinner and 250 guests for a standing reception.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

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Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Mon–Sat 17:30–22:30 Sun 18:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 7629 8886
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Sameer Taneja
  • Catering
    Benares is available for exclusive hire for lunch and dinner, as well as drinks and canapé reception.<br />The main restaurant can accommodate up to 150 guests (seated) and can hold up to 300 guests (standing), using the Lounge, The Berkeley and The Dover rooms.
  • Private party facilities
    Discover the world of Michelin private dining in the heart of Mayfair.Situated in Berkeley Square, Benares is a modern Indian fine dining restaurant, where innovation marries tradition.Our private rooms are perfectly suited for a variety of events,
  • Private party contact
    our team: 020 7629 8886 x2
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
  • Area
    Mayfair
  • Parking Details
    Paid public parking is located in the surrounding area of Berkeley Square and Davies Street. Parking is free on Sundays
  • Public Transit
    Green Park station is located within a five minute walk from Benares. Furthermore, Bond Street Station is located within a 7 minute walk from Benares.
  • Entertainment
    We do not offer daily entertainment but for private dining events please contact our events manager at events@benaresrestaurant.co.uk and we will happily attend to your requests.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Tasting Menu & A Sparkling Cocktail @£129 pp

    £129.00 per person

    2 Jan - 30 Nov 2024
    Tasting Menu & A Glass of Sparkling Cocktail @£129 pp
    Tasting Menu & A Sparkling Cocktail @£129 pp photo
  • Veg Tasting Menu & A Sparkling Cocktail@£119pp

    £119.00 per person

    2 Jan - 30 Nov 2024
    Veg Tasting Menu & A Sparkling Cocktail @£119pp
    Veg Tasting Menu & A Sparkling Cocktail@£119pp photo
  • 2 Course Set Menu & A Sparkling Cocktail @£43pp

    £43.00 per person

    25 Mar - 30 Nov 2024
    2 Course Set Menu & A Sparkling Cocktail @£43pp
    2 Course Set Menu & A Sparkling Cocktail @£43pp photo

What 5,888 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • West End London

    Indian

5,997 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply amazing staff and very tasty dishes. Highly recommend. Great dining experience.

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  2. Adrian

    London

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another beautifully flavourful lunch. Service was truly excellent

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  3. CatherineD

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful—and I mean wonderful—food. The service felt a bit rushed / abrupt / indifferent or something—but overall good. I will definitely return for another dinner whenever I’m back in London!

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  4. ArminS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service . Always good here! Drinks were amazing , especially the Jasmina!
    BenaresResponded 4 days ago
    Dear valued guest, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear you always enjoy our food and service. We're also glad you found the drinks amazing. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Benares Team

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  5. Customer

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best high end Indian meals I’ve ever had. Yes it costs a lot but wow is it worth it. Such an experience
    BenaresResponded 4 days ago
    Dear valued guest, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you consider your meal at Benares one of the best high-end Indian dining experiences you've had. We're delighted that you found it worth the cost and enjoyed the experience. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable meal. Warm regards, Benares Team

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First things first, Benares happens to be one of the very few Michelins who allow a toddler/baby in restricted times and this time for us it was a 4 +1 so we were really delighted to visit. Food and ambience is really great, the service is top notch. Drinks are superb. We got on the 3 course set menu and the starters and dessert are all a thumbs up, all options. In the mains, jackfruit biryani will always take a special mention so will be the case with samosa chat in starters. Overall, it is really double thumbs for the price you pay as compared to a lot of michelins. For young parents, best would be to take the last lunch table and enjoy the meal.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Loved the food. There were multiple tables watching football at the restaurant on mobile devices. It ruined a part of the experience for us. I’d recommend they ask these guests to go to the pub next time. Other than this, it was a fantastic experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was terrible. We asked for matching wines but they were served midway through our meal so not very matching. Food was nice and the wine too when it was finally served to us. Plates were not collected in a timely manner, had to wait for the bill. Overall, not as good and experience as we’d hoped.
    BenaresResponded 4 days ago
    Dear valued guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We apologise for the delays in wine service and the issues with plate collection and billing. Your comments are important to us, and we will address these areas to improve our service. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the food and wine when they were served. Warm regards, Benares Team

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overpriced!! Everything was great but very expensive!
    BenaresResponded 4 days ago
    Dear valued guest, Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your experience, although we understand your concerns about the pricing. We strive to offer the highest quality in both food and service, and your comments will help us ensure we provide value that meets our guests' expectations. Warm regards, Benares Team

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  10. ADG41

    Kent

    159 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a very pleasant meal at Benares. The food is very good, and we were very full afterwards! I would say that it doesn’t have quite the same “wow factor” as some of the other top Indian restaurants in London, but is still very good. The service is excellent!
    BenaresResponded 4 days ago
    Dear valued guest, Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to hear you had a pleasant meal and enjoyed the excellent service. Your comments are valuable to us as we strive to continually improve our offerings. We look forward to welcoming you back for another satisfying dining experience. Warm regards, Benares Team

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FAQs

Benares does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Benares is rated 4.5 stars by 5888 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Benares

12a Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BS

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
  • Area
    Mayfair
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Mon–Sat 17:30–22:30 Sun 18:00–22:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Paid public parking is located in the surrounding area of Berkeley Square and Davies Street. Parking is free on Sundays
  • Public Transit
    Green Park station is located within a five minute walk from Benares. Furthermore, Bond Street Station is located within a 7 minute walk from Benares.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sameer Taneja
  • Entertainment
    We do not offer daily entertainment but for private dining events please contact our events manager at events@benaresrestaurant.co.uk and we will happily attend to your requests.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7629 8886
  • Catering
    Benares is available for exclusive hire for lunch and dinner, as well as drinks and canapé reception.<br />The main restaurant can accommodate up to 150 guests (seated) and can hold up to 300 guests (standing), using the Lounge, The Berkeley and The Dover rooms.
  • Private party facilities
    Discover the world of Michelin private dining in the heart of Mayfair.Situated in Berkeley Square, Benares is a modern Indian fine dining restaurant, where innovation marries tradition.Our private rooms are perfectly suited for a variety of events,
  • Private party contact
    our team: 020 7629 8886 x2
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