Benares

12a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BS - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7629 8886

Benares Restaurant In London
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Overall 8.0
Food 9.0
Service 9.0
Atmosphere 9.0
Value 5.0
Based on 1 reviews

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Best curry ever. It's very expensive, but if you aren't concerned about the price you will love it. Can't believe the other reviewer said it was bland. The flavours were beautiful and complex.
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david
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 5
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Incredibly disappointing. £135 wasted, 90 minutes of my life wasted. Food is without doubt the most bland food I have ever eaten, TASTELESS, TASTELESS, TASTELESS!! I love looking at Atul cook on TV but Benares is an absolute let down. Service is awful. Food is awful. Ohhhh it pains so much as I wanted it to be amazing but it was a shockingly bad experience.
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Noel
Overall rating 1 stars
Food 1 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 1 | Value for money 0
Friday, February 22, 2013

a tale of two halves. i had been looking forward to dining here for such a long time. november 10, my birthday the big night , finally i was going to benares. wonderful hostess met us at reception guided us to the bar and seated us, a splendid malt to warm up i was so excited . then to the the table to say everything my lovely wife orderd was stunning she had a brilliant starter and a great sweet but her main of mixed seafood including a wonderfull scottish lobster tail she was in heaven , i was so happy she was enjoying my birthday so much xxxx. myself on the other hand found myself in hell, i had the chicken tikka pie , well after starving myself all day the two mouthfulls were not what i expected it was so small i could hardly see it , and the taste of burnt sesame seeds was so overpowering i can still taste them now 5 days later, my main course of black leg chicken was so small i laughed with my wife she had a prawn on her plate bigger than my chicken , it did taste good but really £28 for three mouthfuls , i thought maybe i should call the rspca they cant be allowed to kill birds this small, my pud was great and my wine superb especially as my wife doesnt drink and i had it to myself .ginger haired wine waiter was superb he really knew his job and helped make it a great night for my wife. will i be back, probably but only if my wife orders for me. £172 and only 5 out of 10.
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neil ballantyne
Overall rating 6 stars
Food 5 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 5 | Value for money 2
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I am stunned by the reviews below. My husband and I had the

£35 3 course menu and also took the £12 for two glasses of wine chosen to accompany it. The food was divine. We both had the trio of fish tandori with was delicious, thefish beautifully treated. Moist and succulent. The wine chosen to go with it was wonderful and perfectly partnered the complex flavours of the fish and accompanying garnishes. The main courses, my husbands goat curry with wonderful paratha was to die for. My beautiful delicious courgette flower fritters with lemon cous cous and courgette dumplings were a revelation and again the wine chosen to accompany both dishes was spot on and made an excellent meal outstanding..

Desserts were lovely with the complicated collapsing chocolate sphere for me and my husband had a spiced cake and granny smith sorbet. coffee was also excellent and free refill given. Both before and at the end of the meal lovely amuse bouche and fabulous petits fours. The staff there were wonderful from the truly beautigul andcharming girl who welcomed us, to the friendly, attentive serving team. Francois / frances the chief d,oeuvre was great. he also spent a bit of time talking to us about the kitchens that we were intrigued to see through the glass. a great experience, I felt privileged to be in this beautiful restaurant with such friendly talented people. i can't wait to go back!
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Michele - View all reviews by this user
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10
Saturday, August 18, 2012

Awful place, food might have been delicious however from the tiny portion which was served to me i was unable to distinguish any taste. Similar to a review below, i also had to go find food after 'eating' at this unworthy michelin star restaurant. What a joke! Take your money elsewhere guys!!
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Sam
Overall rating 1 stars
Food 2 | Service 2 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 0
Monday, August 13, 2012

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