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Benares

Restaurants, Indian Mayfair
3 out of 5 stars
(11user reviews)
Special Offers
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Time Out says

This glamorous first-floor cocktail bar and stylish restaurant blend modern furnishings with traditional Indian touches. Expect Mughal-style water tanks, flowers, occasional antiques and plenty of shiny black granite. The venue attracts big spenders – suits on expense accounts, romancing couples and curious tourists. The kitchen produces modern cooking in the haute-cuisine league.

We’ve had variable meals in the past, but culinary standards seem to be moving in the right direction. A trio of juicy scallops won our approval for the toasted-sesame, crushed-coriander seed, and chilli-jam toppings – each one accompanied by plump sweet grapes and tangy, tamarind-like grape chutney. Less appealing, crisp soft-shell crab was let down by an oily batter swamping the delicate flesh.

Mains brought things back on track with tender pink duck breast, scattered with pomegranate kernels and served with fragrant basmati pilau and crunchy green beans. Tender roasted lamb rump, sauced with fried onion-ginger masala (a classic rogan josh pairing), was almost as memorable. Sadly, a bitter-tasting crushed potato accompaniment laced with raw mustardy notes detracted from the dish. Wines are well-chosen with a couple of less expensive selections. Service, however, remains infuriatingly slack.

 

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Details

Address: 12A Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square
London
W1J 6BS
Transport: Tube: Green Park tube
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Special offers

6 course Tasting Menu & Glass of Champ cocktail pp @ £98pp

From a set menu. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 8 People Sun 6:00PM-8:45PM,Mon-Sat 12:00PM-2:00PM 5:30PM-9:00PM

Offer valid until Nov 30 2019

3 course set menu with champagne Cocktail or Mocktail : £35

From a set menu. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 8 People Mon-Sat 12:00PM-2:30PM 5:30PM-6:30PM

Offer valid until Nov 30 2019

2 Course set menu Champagne Cocktail or Mocktail: £29

From a set menu. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 8 People Mon-Sat 12:00PM-2:30PM 5:30PM-6:30PM

Offer valid until Nov 30 2019

5 Course sharing Street Food menu & Green Spice Martini for 2: £50

Available in the Bar only. 1 menu shared between 2 people. From a sharing menu of 5 dishes . 1 menu shared between 2 people. Includes Tax, excludes service. There is a vegetarian menu available: guests cannot split the menu for veg and non-veg. Guest must order 1 veg menu and 1 non-veg menu, at an additional cost. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 2 - 8 People Sun 6:00PM-9:30PM,Mon-Thu 12:00PM-2:00PM 8:00PM-10:00PM,Fri-Sat 12:00PM-2:00PM 8:30PM-10:00PM

Offer valid until Nov 30 2019

Quick Thali Lunch @£33 pp including Glass of beer or Soft drinks

Benares has launched a Thali Lunch Menu for those short on time. Arrive, sit, eat and enjoy in 45 minutes wonderful dishes such as Tandoori Seabass, Murg Makhani, Paneer Rogan Josh, Quinoa Salad, Bhapa Doi and many more. Vegetarian Menu available! Priced at £33 per person including a glass of Cobra Beer or soft drink Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 6 People Mon-Fri 12:00PM-2:30PM

Offer valid until Nov 14 2019

London Restaurant Festival: 6 courses, champagne cocktail & gift £110

Enjoy a 6 Course Tasting Menu for£110 pp with a complimentary champagne cocktail on arrival and a gift to take home. Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 8 People Mon-Sat 12:00PM-2:00PM 5:30PM-9:00PM

Offer valid until Oct 31 2019

Post Theatre Menu: £48 pp

Benares is excited to announce a new menu addition to the family. The post theatre menu is perfect for after an evening out - 3 courses including amuse bouche and petit fours at £48 per person Monday – Thursday from 2145 – 2230. This post theatre menu is set to launch April 1st for a limited time. Enjoy their 2 most talked about dishes in one menu! Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Valid For: 1 - 8 People Mon-Thu 9:45PM-10:30PM

Offer valid until Oct 31 2019

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3 out of 5 stars

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