What to drink when you're not drinking: Secret Garden - Seedlip Garden 108, Benares homemade coriander and cumin syrup, fresh lemon juice and fresh ginger. Topped with a Benares cinnamon and beetroot detox foam.
- 12a Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BS
- +44 (0) 20 7629 8886
- Opening Times
- Mon-Fri 12.00-14.30 & 17.30-22.45
Sat 12.00-15.00 & 17.30-22.45
- Insider Information
- This January you can get a free Seedlip cocktail at this bar! CLICK HERE to sign up now!
Square Meal Says…
A beacon for Asian fine dining since 2003, Michelin-starred Benares brings French-inspired refinement to spice-based cooking “without depleting the authenticity of Indian flavour”. The kitchen delivers “awesome food” and “real creativity” across the board, although tasting menus are the undoubted showcase for chef Atul Kochhar’s talents. Kindly, engaging staff deliver “spotless service” in the slick, smart, white-on-black dining room, while street food and quirky cocktails are the main business in the lounge bar. Wine picks tackle the spicing admirably.Read more…
Design My Night Says…
Benares Restaurant and Bar is a perfect venue for impressing the lady. Michelin star food, elegant and relaxing surroundings at the bar and a series of water-filled pools decorated with brightly coloured gerbera flowers evoke the beauty and vibrancy of the city of Benares, in north India.Read more…
Evening Standard Says…
London now has many upmarket Indian restaurants but it still takes some getting used to — an Indian that doesn’t automatically offer you a Cobra or a Kingfisher while you wait and has a Margaux on the wine list for £995, and makes a point of saying its chutneys are homemade... We were shown the tasting menu for £69 a pop and went for the à la carte. We also roamed round the wine list, ignoring the bottles that might sit comfortably with someone picking up a gleaming limousine from next door and settling for a bottle of Sula Zinfandel from near Mumbai (£23.50).Read more…