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A staple within the London fine dining scene, Benares specialises in modern Indian cuisine with a distinct British twist.
Located in the heart of Mayfair, the sophisticated ambiance and detailed service compliment the flavour infused dishes, inspired by our chef’s extensive travels within India and enhanced by locally sourced ingredients.
Boasting four private dining rooms, as well as an intimate bar area, Benares is able to accommodate all celebrations, whether corporate or personal, and is available for exclusive hire for larger functions.
Seating up to 100 diners, the main restaurant features hand crafted Indian furniture with splashes of warm, rich colours that create a cosy and intimate dining experience.
Exclusive hire of the restaurant accommodates up to 150 guests using the main restaurant, Berkeley and Dover private dining rooms.
Exclusive hire: 150 guests seated,
300 guests standing
Alongside the restaurant, our striking and spacious lounge is the perfect setting for pre-dinner drinks or an evening spent in elegant and relaxed surroundings.
The lounge area can be hired exclusively and is ideal for hosting champagne and canapé receptions for up to 60 guests.
Our sharing platters have been designed to offer diners a variety of light bites from different streets of India.
The Chivas trolley is also available to entertain your guests, whether to master the art of cocktail mixing or just for pure relaxation with after dinner drinks.
30 seated, 60 standing
The Chef’s Table, complete with a soundproof glass window, overlooks the main kitchen.
Diners can watch the team at work and meet the chefs.
This intimate private room holds up to 8 guests.
A La Carte and Tasting menus are available with matching paired wines.
It’s a private dining experience to remember.
*minimum spend £600
An absolute must for wine lovers
Up to 10 diners can enjoy this unique setting where Michelin starred Indian cuisine is carefully matched to exquisite worldly wines.
Enclosed within cellar walls, surround yourself with the world’s finest and rarest of wines whilst our experienced sommelier’s guide you through a master class in wine and Indian food pairing.
*minimum spend £800
Backing onto the Sommelier’s Room is the Berkeley Room – separated by a wine wall and latticework panelling.
At the other end of the room is a striking pair of hand-crafted ornamental doors made from Indian wood.
Terracotta walls flanking these doors are complemented by similarly coloured pictures
of Benares, the holy city after which the restaurant is named.
Our largest room accommodates up to 36 diners, one of the largest private dining spaces in Mayfair.
Located separately at the far end of the restaurant, is a long room perfect for large groups.
With sepia and paprika coloured prints lining the walls, the simple dark wooden panelled room with white ceiling and sliding doors can also be completely private or opened up to become part of the main restaurant.
No room hire or deposit is required for private dining events (Excludes December).
Please note that – in accordance with UK government guidelines – restrictions may apply to the socially distanced number of guests allowed in private dining rooms during the Covid-19 pandemic. As this may be subject to change please contact the venue via telephone or email for up-to-date information regarding private dining room capacity restrictions.