About Benares

Benares is an Indian fine dining Michelin-starred restaurant with British flair in the heart of Mayfair, led by Executive Chef Sameer Taneja. Since its opening in 2003, Benares has been consistently ranked among the top best Indian restaurants in London. By combining the finest quality and impeccably sourced British ingredients, Benares’ dishes change the way its guests perceive and experience Indian cuisine with its unique and innovative modern Indian menu.

The luxurious interiors include hand-crafted Indian-inspired furniture and a beautiful pond decorated with fresh flowers. Combined, it creates an upmarket, elegant aesthetic and feel. The big, bold and modern vibe coupled with low lighting and wood furniture invokes a sense of calm that makes for a wonderful dining experience.

Brunch at Benares

The eclectic menu explores dishes and flavours from all four corners of India and is fully Halal-certified. Its most famous dishes include the Tandoori Lamb Chops, Tawa Masala Wild Halibut and Vegetable Biryani, and there are plenty of options for vegetarians too with Paneer Tikka, Tarkari Biryani and more.

Make sure to leave space for dessert, as the selection is too good to resist! Choose from the Bhapa Doi, passion fruit cocoa lava cake, pistachio praline, dark chocolate tart and more — these sweet treats are the perfect finale to an unforgettable dining experience at Benares. Don’t miss the exciting and innovative drinks menu, with cocktails such as Paan Fizz, Passion Fruit Chutney Martini and Spiced Smokey Old Fashioned.



Get directions | 12a Berkeley Square London, W1J 6BS


Hours | Tue-Sun 12:00-14:30 Tue-Sat 17:30-22:30 Sun 18:00-21:30




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