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Benares, London,
Award-winning

Benares

4.5
4.5
5893 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 32 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 pm–2:30 pm Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • 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 5,893 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

Diners' Choice Awards

  • West End London

    Indian

6,002 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a nice evening, thanks to the Benares for the service :-)

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was outstanding and I highly recommend this
    BenaresResponded 4 days ago
    Dear valued guest, Thank you for your glowing recommendation! We're thrilled to hear you had an outstanding experience with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Benares Team

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the tasting menu, by far the best meal we’ve had. Amazing service, outstanding quality of food and a lovely atmosphere.
    BenaresResponded 4 days ago
    Dear valued guest, Thank you for the wonderful review! We're thrilled you enjoyed our tasting menu and experienced outstanding service in a lovely atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm regards, Benares Team

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  4. MrsA

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food in the excellent tasting menu. Staff attentive at all times. Highly recommended.
    BenaresResponded 4 days ago
    Dear valued guest, Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our tasting menu and that our staff provided attentive service throughout your visit. Recommendations like yours mean a lot to us, and we truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional dining experience soon! Warm regards, Benares Team

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff, good food and very good value for money. Highly recommend one of the best restaurants we have been to
    BenaresResponded 4 days ago
    Dear valued guest, Thank you for your kind words and recommendation! We're delighted that you enjoyed our lovely staff, good food, and found our restaurant to be great value for money. We hope to see you again soon! Warm regards, Benares Team

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 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.
    BenaresResponded 4 days ago
    Dear valued guest, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our tasty dishes and found our staff amazing. Your recommendation means a lot to us. We look forward to providing you with another great dining experience soon. Warm regards, Benares Team

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  7. Adrian

    London

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another beautifully flavourful lunch. Service was truly excellent
    BenaresResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Adrian, Thank you for your lovely review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed another beautifully flavourful lunch and that the service was truly excellent. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Benares Team

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  8. CatherineD

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2024

    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!
    BenaresResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Catherine, Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are delighted that you found our food to be wonderful. We apologize if the service did not meet your expectations and appreciate your feedback. We strive to provide impeccable service and will use your comments to improve. We look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional dining experience when you're next in London. Warm regards, Benares Team

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  9. ArminS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2024

    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 on 10 July 2024
    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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  10. Customer

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2024

    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 on 10 July 2024
    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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FAQs

Benares does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Benares is rated 4.5 stars by 5893 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 pm–2:30 pm Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • 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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