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Benares

12a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, London, W1J 6BS
A smart Indian restaurant with TV celebrity chef Atul Kochar at the helm.

His dishes rely on carefully-sourced ingredients and some meals just include a hint of Indian spicing to what might be considered to be modern British dishes.

So starters such as 'Grilled Asparagus & Beetroot Salad tossed in Aged Balsamic'; 'Crisp Soft Shell Crab with Squid Salad'; 'Tandoor-roasted Quails in a Red Chili & Yoghurt Marinade' and 'Lamb, Chicken Tikka & King Prawn Kebab Platter' set the style.

Perhaps to be followed by 'Pan-fried Sea Bass with Tomatoes & Tamarind - South Indian style'; 'Free-range Spring Chicken marinated in Yoghurt, Ginger, Garlic & Red Chili'; 'Roast Romney Marsh Lamb on Rosemary & Garlic Chickpeas' and 'Sage-infused Vegetable Dumplings with Caramelised Onion Sauce'.

All the breads and sundry items are of a very high standard, while effort has been made to raise the desserts from the rather ice-cream-led variety so generally encountered.

So you might find 'Fennel Poached Braeburn Apple with Vanilla Ice Cream' and 'Mocha Pannacotta with Mango & Passion Fruit Jelly' there to tempt you.

Their set prices menus offer the best value, as there have been complaints of sky high results if you choose from the carte - with 'needing a mortgage' type results if you're not careful - plus service not in the league of these prices.
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Other Details

  • Food Style: Modern Indian
  • Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.30, set L £29 (2 courses), £35 (3 courses); mains about £24 to £36
  • Dinner: all week, 17.30-23.00 (Sun 18.00-22.30); set D between 17.30 & 18.30 £35 (2 courses), £35 (3 courses); mains about £24 to £36; Tasting Menu £82
  • Seats: 150, plus 15 outside
  • Wine: an interesting list kicks off at around £28
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Nearest station: Green Park or Bond Street Underground
  • Directions: See the map on this page
  • Closed: all Sun, 24th to 27th Dec, 1st Jan, Bank Holidays

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Tel: 020-7629 8886
Address: 12a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, London, W1J 6BS
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