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Benares

Staggered by the first couple of views. I' ve always ben a fan of Atul Kocher, having seen him on many tv programmes. We visited Benares the other week, and wanted a 9pm slot but only 7pm was available. no problem.

Really prompt and attentive service. guiding us through the tasting meal, being especially careful to avoid my wife's nut allergy. Somelier chose me a chardonnay that i would never have selected, and although over priced, suited the menu remarkably well.

Food was beautifully spiced, and varied. we were certainly not hungry.

All in all we left there at nearly 9.30pm with no pressure to relinquish our table. including tip we left there £200 worse off, but we left there very contented and have recommended Benares to all our friends wanting to splash out a bit.

All this, and Atul was in Southampton setting up his new restaurant. now we'll have to go back!

Monday, June 23, 2008
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 9


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