About Benares


Serving up modern Indian cuisine with a British twist, Benares boasts four different private dining rooms perfect for hosting meetings, special occasions and corporate events. With fantastic food and a range of rooms bound to fit any brief, have your next meeting or private dinner at Benares, Mayfair.

Depending on the size of your party, Benares has a room to fit any kind of function. From the nine seat chef’s table room, with views straight into the kitchen so you can watch all your food being cooked right in front of you, to the bigger and grander Dover Room, which seats up to 36 people on one long table, there is something to cater to all.

If you want wine to be the focus of your meal, the Wine Room, which seats up to ten guests, boasts walls adorned with wine racks and bottles from all over the world and of all ages. This room is the place to book if you are after a more intimate and completely private dinner.

The last of the rooms on offer is the Berkeley Room. Similar in grandeur to The Dover Room, this room’s simple but smart table layout, Indian artwork and warm dark colours is the perfect environment to enjoy dishes from the specially curated private dining room menus.

With four different menus to choose from, including a six course tasting menu, guests can expect the likes of masala monk fish, pachrangi dal – lentil stew – a tandoori chicken tikka pie and rock oyster pakoras. To finish, a bhapa doi with rhubarb and pomegranate, or a chocolate chilli torte make for a sweet end to your Indian feast.

Lastly, if you are looking to book Benares for a more casual affair, The Lounge seats up to 30 people and has space for 60 people standing. The cool and stylish space offers up some of the restaurants signature cocktails such as the passion fruit and chutney martini.

Good to know about Benares

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Halal, Indian
Cosy, Fine dining, Unique

Benares room options

The Chef

The Chef's Table

8 seated capacity

This private-dining experience gives views into the Benares kitchen. Groups of up to 8 people can watch the team at work and meet the chefs as they introduce each course on the private room’s bespoke menu, which includes matching wines.

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The Wine Room

The Wine Room

10 seated capacity

The Wine Room houses a small proportion of the 600-strong wine list, but the bottles lining the walls in black wooden racks and contrasting high-backed taupe padded chairs, combine with white linen tablecloths, napkins and black and gold glass show plates to give the room a distinctly gastronomic feel. Seating up to 10 on one long table or two tables of five, it is set to one side of the main bar and has a glass panel looking out on to the main bar area.

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The Berkeley Room

The Berkeley Room

16 seated capacity

Separated from the sommelier's room by an impressive wine wall, The Berkeley Room features hand-crafted ornamental doors made from Indian wood, and rich terracotta walls. It seats up to 16.

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The Dover Room

The Dover Room

36 seated capacity

The largest of Benares’ private rooms can seat up to 36 guests (40 standing). This long room at the far end of the restaurant is perfect for banquets, while its flexible design and sliding doors mean that the space can also be opened up and incorporated into the main restaurant for larger functions.

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Benares (bar)

Location for Benares

12a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BS

020 7629 8886


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