Atul Kochhar’s delicately spiced Indian cuisine, backed by immaculate service in calm surrounds, earned Benares a Michelin star in 2007. Eleven years on, the formula is still a winning one and groups have a few options. Besides the Chef’s Table, there’s a Sommelier’s Table enclosed within cellar walls. The Berkeley Room has statement, handmade Indian-wood doors, while the Dover Room is perfect for larger banquets. The bar can be hired for drinks receptions.