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Benares, London,
Award-winning

Benares

4.5
4.5
5847 Reviews
£41 and over
Indian
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 32 times today
Experiences are available.

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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

  • 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
  • 3 Course Set Menu & A Sparkling Cocktail @£49pp

    £49.00 per person

    25 Mar - 30 Nov 2024
    3 Course Set Menu & A Sparkling Cocktail @£49pp
    3 Course Set Menu & A Sparkling Cocktail @£49pp photo
  • Lunch Tasting Menu @85 pp

    £85.00 per person

    3 Jan - 30 Nov 2024
    Lunch Tasting Menu @85 pp
    Lunch Tasting Menu @85 pp photo

What 5,847 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

5,956 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Samosa is everything!!! Definitely will come back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful tasting experience, both well presented and delicious along with well detailed yet not overbearing service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. The Ceviche Chaat is to die for. Great service.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and tasty food. Really well spiced

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  5. TazK

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, gorgeous restaurant, and amazing service. Completely deserves its 1 Michelin Star!
    BenaresResponded 2 days ago
    Dear valued guest, Thank you, for your kind words! We're thrilled you enjoyed your meal. We sincerely hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Benares Team

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Disengaged staff. No value for Money Michelin Award must be a mistake
    BenaresResponded 5 days ago
    Dear valued guest, We are sorry to hear about your experience at the restaurant. Customer service is of utmost importance to us, and we are disheartened to learn that you feel our staff were disengaged. Please be assured that we take your feedback seriously and will use it as an opportunity to improve our service standards. We hope you will give us another chance to provide you with an exceptional dining experience that reflects our commitment to quality food and exceptional service. Warm regards, The Benares Team

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  7. Bingmeister

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love their Tasting Menu, as get to sample many dishes, which are all delicious and good portions, perfect for a lovely night out.

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  8. Nick

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening, delicioso food, great wine, friendly efficient service and a really good atmosphere. Well done to the whole team.
    BenaresResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Nick, Thank you so much! We're honoured by your high praise and thrilled you had an unforgettable experience. Looking forward to your next visit! Warm regards, Benares Team

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic experience. We had the tasting menu - every course was absolutely superb! Highly recommend - we had left it too long between visits - will not make that mistake again. Thank you Singh for looking after us so well.
    BenaresResponded 2 days ago
    Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we truly appreciate it! We continuously work to create great experiences for our customers and your feedback is always valuable. We look forward to your next visit! Warm regards, Benares Team

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  10. NigelA

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited for 10 minutes with an empty wine glass! When I went to the rest rooms my napkin wasn’t folded on my return. When you spend that much on a meal you expect Michelin star service and we didn’t get it.

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FAQs

Benares does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Benares is rated 4.5 stars by 5847 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 32 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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