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Indulge your senses in an extraordinary dining experience at Benares, the Michelin-starred Indian restaurant nestled in the heart of London's upscale Mayfair.
This culinary gem seamlessly fuses traditional Indian flavours with contemporary flair, resulting in an unforgettable gastronomic journey that will leave you craving more. At Benares, a team of highly skilled chefs meticulously blend authentic Indian ingredients and spices with cutting-edge culinary techniques, resulting in dishes that are true masterpieces, igniting a symphony of flavours that dance on your palate. From the moment you take your first bite of delicate starters to savouring the bold flavours of their aromatic curries and concluding with delectable desserts, each bite is a celebration of India's rich culinary heritage, reinvented for the modern discerning palate.
Situated on the elegant Berkeley Square, Benares Mayfair presents a dining experience that is not only a feast for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes. Executive Chef Sameer Taneja, a culinary virtuoso, crafts seasonally evolving menus that pay homage to the diverse influences and spices found throughout the Indian subcontinent. By sourcing the finest ingredients from the UK's top producers, Benares ensures that each dish is a harmonious symphony of flavours and textures that speak of quality and innovation. As you step into this establishment, you'll find yourself transported to a world where tradition and daring modernity intertwine seamlessly, with meticulously hand-crafted furniture and an elegantly exotic interior that mirrors the vibrancy of the cuisine.
Named after India's sacred city, Benares doesn't just offer a meal; it offers an experience. It's a journey that captures the essence of India's culinary legacy while embracing the excitement of contemporary gastronomy. Whether you're a connoisseur of Indian cuisine or a curious food enthusiast, a visit to Benares Mayfair promises an unparalleled adventure that combines the familiarity of tradition with the thrill of the new, all within the luxurious embrace of London's esteemed Mayfair district.
With this experience, you choose either 2 courses or 3 courses from the set menu.
Regardless of whether you go for the 2 or 3 courses, you'll enjoy a sparkling cocktail, perfect to mark a special occasion.
Sample Menu - Dishes are subject to availability
Choice of 1 Starter
Pani Puri with Sour Apple Water
Paneer Tikka Pie
Tandoori Chicken Momos, Endive Salad, Lassi Dressing, Chutney Oil
Choice of 1 Main
Courgette Kofta Pulao, Green Chilli Salan
Battered Sea Bass Pakora, Smoked Tomato Chutney, Mushy Peas
Kentish Lamb and Chickpea Masala, Butter Milk Naan
Choice of 1 Dessert
Tomato Sorbet, Cucumber Mint Ice, Vanilla Lassi
Malai Kulfi, Rose Falooda, Basil
Pistachio Praline, Chocolate Tart
Food Allergies and Intolerances: Strict controls are in place to reduce the risk of contamination however it is not possible to guarantee that dishes will be 100% allergen or contamination free. Please highlight your requirements at the point of booking.
Maximum of 6 diners per booking.
Vouchers must be redeemed at least 24 hours before arrival and your voucher number must be provided upon booking. Please bring the voucher along on the day.
Date restrictions - Bookings cannot be made:
Timings for bookings
Monday to Friday:
Lunch: 12:00 to 14:30
Dinner: 17:30 to 18:30
Saturday lunch: 12:00 to 14:30
Your voucher is valid for 9 Months from the date of issue.
Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date.
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
What is a Michelin Star?
A Michelin Star is a highly coveted award given to a restaurant where outstanding cooking is offered. As described on the Michelin Guide website, it is based on criteria such as "the quality of the ingredients, the harmony of flavours, the mastery of techniques, the personality of the chef as expressed through their cuisine and , just as importantly, consistency both across the entire menu and over time.
Restaurants are re-assessed regularly with the Michelin Stars annual awards taking place each year.
How many Michelin Stars does Benares have?
Benares is proud to say that they have retained their 1 Michelin Star for another year, into 2023. The dedication and hard work of the whole team at Benares has made this possible and they look forward to continuing to provide guests with an outstanding level of culinary excellence.
Has Benares won any other awards?
Yes! For as second year in a row, Benares has been named as one of the "Top 100 Restaurants in the UK for 2023" as selected by The Estrella Damn National Restaurant Awards.
A spot in this prestigious list is voted for by a diverse panel of chefs, food writers and industry experts, all of whom are looking for that high level in culinary excellence so you can be sure of a top quality meal when dining at Benares.
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