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About the restaurant
Benares in Mayfair is one of the most illustrious and exciting Indian restaurants in London. This beautiful restaurant is located in the picturesque Berkeley Square, where it serves modern Indian dishes cooked with a unique and contemporary British twist. Focused on transforming the preconceived notions of what Indian dining is all about, this stellar restaurant and bar does not disappoint. You’ll be met with a carefully curated cocktail and wine list, as well as the choice to dine a la carte or from one of the set menus. Whether you’re dining with friends, family or treating your special someone to a marvellous evening, you’ll be delighted by the range of choice, the service and the atmosphere. It really is unlike any other Indian restaurant in London. Reservations at Benares London are essential as this place is a favourite for very good reason.
As we said before, Benares London is perfect for any occasion. With four separate dining rooms, you can select from the chef’s table, sommelier’s table, the Berkeley room and the Dover room. The chef’s table room is designed for private dining experiences and offers guests the chance to overlook the kitchen and meet the team. You can select from the a la carte or tasting menus, with matched wines available as well. If wine is your passion though, then the sommelier’s table is for you. An intimate space for ten, dishes are carefully matched here to exquisite wines. The room is enclosed within the cellar and you’ll have your own personal Benares Mayfair sommelier to guide you through each drop. Perfection, wouldn’t you say?
The last two rooms are designed for larger groups, and both are beautifully decorated to create a truly unforgettable dining experience. The restaurant's lounge is also ideal for relaxing in with a cocktail before or after your meal. Now of course, it’s time to take a gander at the dishes from Benares London. We recommend starting your culinary journey with starters such as the jal tarang pan-seared scallops with spiced sesame butter; karara kekda crispy soft shell crab with green papaya relish and a turmeric and mango dressing; and the khargosh guntur masala of chargrilled rabbit in Andhra spices with pickled baby carrot and confit plums.
For the main event, you don’t want to miss the lobster biryani with samphire, pink peppercorns and fennel raita; the duck varuval made with roasted Barbary duck, spelt pulao, spiced jus and fermented spring vegetables; or the mouth-watering changezi chaapein smoked tandoori lamb cutlets served with sauteed mangetouts and a rogan sauce. Located on Berkeley Square in Mayfair, Benares London is an Indian dining experience that’s not to be missed. Book now!