London’s top restaurant for a Michelin-starred Indian feast, Benares features vibrant Indian cuisine in an elegant setting. The Indian subcontinent is fully explored in the Benares’ menu, combining British ingredients with bold spices and textures that are the essence of Indian cooking.
A number of dining options are available, from the a-la-carte menu to sharing platters and pre-theatre set menus. Dishes range from spice-rubbed Romney Marsh Lamb with white aubergine purée and artichoke fritters to Chargrilled Scottish Salmon with lemongrass couscous, coconut and curry leaf sauce. The daily menu includes vegetarian options: Pea and Lentil Cakes with warm cauliflower purée and asparagus stir-fry.
A sommelier offers expert recommendations on the extensive wine list. An inventive cocktail menu features options like the signature zingy Passion Fruit Chutney martini. Green Park Tube Station is a 5-minute walk from Benares.
Visit: 12a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, W1J 6BS; 020-7629 8866; benaresrestaurant.com