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.
2 course set menu champagne Cocktail or Mocktail @ £29
May 21 - Nov 30, 20212 course set menu champagne Cocktail or Mocktail @ £29
2 Course menu with Champ Cocktail/mocktail @£29 pp£29.00 per person
May 21 - Nov 30, 20212 Course set menu
3 Course menu with Champ Cocktail/ Mocktail @£35pp
May 21 - Nov 30, 2021From a set menu.
3 Course Menu with Champ Cocktail/Mocktail @£35pp£35.00 per person
May 21 - Nov 30, 2021From a set menu
8 Course Tasting Menu with Champ Cocktail @£109 pp£109.00 per person
Multiple dates available6 Course Tasting Menu with Champ Cocktail @£109 pp
8 Crse Veg Tasting & Glass of Champ Cocktail@£98pp£98.00 per person
Jul 1 - Nov 30, 20216 Crse Veg Tasting & Glass of Champ Cocktail@£98pp from a set menu
CHRISTMAS LUNCH 8 COURSE TASTING MENU£125.00 per person
Dec 25, 2021 onlyCHRISTMAS DAY 8 COURSE TASTING MENU
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Crispy Wild Fish Kempu, Podi
Old Delhi Butter Chicken
Cornfed Chicken Tikka, Simmered in Buttered Tomato and Fenugreek Gravy
Benares Signature Black Lentil
Little disappointed that the bar area was not open however that quickly passed when entering the restaurant which was so wonderful. The restaurant supervisor was very helpful when we were ordering our food, as this was our first visit, so we were grateful of her advice. A nice little touch at the end of our lunch was the chocolate brownie happy birthday to me. The food was outstanding and we cannot wait to return.
Lovely set lunch, with a very different champagne cocktail.
Can highly recommend the food.
Excellent value, and now tempted to return for a full tasting experience.
Superb high end Indian food. The venison kebab starter is particularly superb
Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch experience…friendly and attentive staff, great looking and tasting food and wonderful champagne cocktails!
Dear AlisonM, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your last visit at Benares. We are glad you've enjoyed the experience and that our cuisine and service have met your expectations. We are looking forward to seeing you in our restaurant soon. Best wishes, The team
Unusual cuisine which may be specific to this type of restaurant. Lovely tasting food.
Dear MichaelM, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you've enjoyed your experience at Benares. Looking forward to welcoming you back in our restaurant. Best wishes, The team
Very nice food and excellent service. Set menu was great value
Dear CarlaB, Thanks for your review. We are glad our food and service have met your expectations and we hope to see you soon at Benares. Best wishes, The team
Good flavoursome food, beautifully presented. Efficient and attentive staff.
Dear DiReed, Thank you for your review. We are glad that our cuisine and service had met your expectations. Please, come back soon! Best wishes, the team
Set menu was very good value and great care was taken with the food. It was absolutely delicious and the service impeccable. We felt very looked after, but not overbearing. We can’t wait to go back.
Dear HelenP, Thanks a lot for your review. We are glad you've enjoyed the experience at Benares and hope to see you soon! Best wishes, The team
Amazing staff had a great night!
The food was phenomenal. Enjoyed the time there.
Dear GS19, thank you so much for taking the time and write about your last visit at Benares. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and that our cuisine and service met your expectations. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, The team
Excellent ambience and lighting.
Service was good with very prompt attention and food was on the table remarkably quickly for a busy restaurant.
The quality of the food particularly the Mains was at best mediocre. Expected a bit better on the flavours....
The Starters were good and innovative
Dear SumB, We appreciate you have taken the time to share your last experience at Benares. Please, do get in touch with our marketing team at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your thoughts of your food expectations. It is really helpful for us examine your feedback in order for our team to improve our standards and guest satisfaction during a guests dining experience. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, The team
Excellent food and service. Knowledgeable waiter and great choice on menus.
Dear AlishaJ, thank you so much for taking the time to write about your last visit at Benares. Please, do come back soon! Best wishes, the team
Well what can we see, we were visiting London to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. So it was a special occasion and the staff made it very special indeed.. it’s worth having a cocktail before your meal as they are fabulous..
the food is second to none we had the tasting menu paired with the wine. Great wine waiter Philip very knowledgeable
When we are in London again we will return
Dear DavidC, Firstly, many congratulations on your 40th wedding anniversary! We appreciate you taking the time to write about your visit at Benares, and we are glad to hear you've enjoyed your special evening. Glad to hear our food and service met your expectations, and will definitely pass your compliment on to our Head Sommelier Filip and the rest of the team. Hope to see you soon! Best wishes, The Team
Authentic Indian food with richness in taste. Suggestion to add more variety in set menu.
Dear Piyush, Thank you very much for your review. Your suggestion has been taken to our Management team. We are looking forward to welcoming you back at Benares. Best wishes, The Team
A little bit pricey but really worth it as the food tasted amazing the service was amazing overall we had an amazing time. I would definitely come back here again and already recommended it to my friends.
Dear Reema, We appreciate you taking the time to write about your last visit at Benares. We are glad to hear our food and service have met your expectation and we are looking forward to welcoming you soon! Best wishes, The team
The food was very average and definitely not exquisite. Not something I'd expect from a Michelin star restaurant I don't think i'd go back there ever again. Wasn't impressed.
Dear Deepti, Thank you for taking the time to write us about your experience at Benares. I am truly sorry that your experience with us was not as hoped and that the cuisine did not meet your expectations. We have not received negative reviews about the food that evening, however we welcome all feedback as we view it as a means of continuous improvement. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, The Team
Having been to Benares before I wasn't' disappointed with our experience. Had the tasting menu with paired wines, very nice, well presented and very good service. Whilst we had a two hour slot, we stayed for over three hours and this was not a problem.
Dear BobB, Thank you very much for your review and your loyalty to our restaurant. We are so glad to hear you've enjoyed your last visit at Benares and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best, the team
Food was very good. Service was great.
Small problem with starters was sorted very quickly
Dear Simon, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to hear you've had a good time and our staff promptly solved any issues. We are looking forward to have you here in the future. Best wishes, The Team
Tried the vegetarian tasting menu. For £200 (excluding drinks and service charge), I was not impressed with the dishes - only 2 dishes out of the 7 or 8 were innovative, tasty and something I’d eat again and rave about. The rest were entirely unremarkable or/ and actually made the original concept of the dish worse. How can you get the concept of samosa chaat wrong - by pureeing the thing and sticking it in a tart pastry casing!!! Plus pudding tasted of cheap chocolate - why ruin a nice mousse by encasing it with a cheap chocolate cover? Service was great though.
Dear Mcmc, Thanks for your review. I am truly sorry that your experience with us was not as hoped and that the cuisine did not meet your expectations. As a restaurant that takes pride in culinary innovation and guest experiences, we are taking your comments and investigating ways in which we can improve our standards and guest satisfaction during the dining experience. We are so glad to hear that our team delivered great customer service and we hope to see you soon. Best wishes, The team
Good tasty food with which was enjoyed by a family of 5. Service excellent and attentive.
Dear Cricketbuff, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear you've enjoyed your visit at Benares. We are looking forward to welcoming you back here. Best wishes, The Team
I had a lovely lunch with my daughter!
Excellent food and service.
Dear Chamaru, Thank you very much for your review. Please, come back soon! Best wishes, The Team