Indian Essence: Tasting Menu for Two at Michelin-Starred Benares Restaurant

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Indian Essence: Tasting Menu for Two at Michelin-Starred Benares Restaurant

Mayfair, London

£196
  • Add a captivating wine pairing for one (price per person) +
    £55
  • Add a prestige wine pairing for one (price per person) +
    £83
  • Add an extra guest +
    £98

“Its innovative menu allures the famous and fashionable on a weekly basis” Telegraph

Why we love it

Situated in the heart of Mayfair, Benares serves innovative and modern Michelin-starred Indian cuisine. Acclaimed Chef Patron Atul Kochhar became the very first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star. His unique talent has changed the way people perceive Indian cuisine in London.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy a seven course tasting menu for two people at Michelin-starred Benares
  • Savour Chef Atul Kocchar's mastery of refined Indian flavours with the best of British ingredients
  • Taste dishes such as 'Cornish Crab Croquette, Tomato and Coconut Chutney' and 'Roasted Rump of English Lamb with Rogan Jus'
  • Indulge with an optional wine pairing with your meal

Exclusive to TRULY

  • Take home a personalised menu

Description

When you think of Michelin-starred restaurants, fine French cuisine and beautiful British dishes usually come to mind. Having recently celebrated its tenth year as a Michelin-starred restaurant, Benares certainly takes the crown for Indian cuisine. It’s everything you would anticipate from a Michelin-starred restaurant, “luxurious, opulent, contemporary – but it’s completely unpretentious, an uncommon quality for such a high-end restaurant.”

Benares is located near Green Park on the east side of Berkeley Square. The stylish restaurant blends modern furnishings with traditional Indian touches. Expect Mughal-style water tanks decorated with hibiscus flowers and floating candles. The dimly lit interior is beautifully chic but not outlandish.

Although the food is Indian, there is nothing predictable about Benares’ offering. Chef Patron, Atul Kochhar who was the first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin star, puts his stamp on his food by infusing typical British ingredients into traditional Indian dishes. The tasting menu is a compilation of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. It’s a “procession of well thought out food, executed to a very high standard, offering a deep dive into a complex underworld of spice, heat and aromatic flavour.”

The seven-course menu begins with an amuse bouche to warm up the palate for what is to come. Guests can look forward to dishes of shellfish, chicken and seafood that are presented like works of art. Enjoy a much-needed palate cleanse, mid-meal in the form of iced sherbet before indulging in a rump of English lamb, Rogan jus and creamy Dal Makhni. End on a sweet note with Passion Fruit Suji Cake and Pomegranate Bhapa Doi, a delicious steamed yoghurt dessert served with rhubarb jelly.

Guests can choose to elevate the occasion with wine pairing from the onsite sommelier. Take home a personalised menu as a reminder of this indulgent experience that will leave your taste buds tantalised and tongues wagging.

Description

When you think of Michelin-starred restaurants, fine French cuisine and beautiful British dishes usually come to mind. Having recently celebrated its tenth year as a Michelin-starred restaurant, Benares certainly takes the crown for Indian cuisine. It’s everything you would anticipate from a Michelin-starred restaurant, “luxurious, opulent, contemporary – but it’s completely unpretentious, an uncommon quality for such a high-end restaurant.”

Benares is located near Green Park on the east side of Berkeley Square. The stylish restaurant blends modern furnishings with traditional Indian touches. Expect Mughal-style water tanks decorated with hibiscus flowers and floating candles. The dimly lit interior is beautifully chic but not outlandish.

Although the food is Indian, there is nothing predictable about Benares’ offering. Chef Patron, Atul Kochhar who was the first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin star, puts his stamp on his food by infusing typical British ingredients into traditional Indian dishes. The tasting menu is a compilation of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. It’s a “procession of well thought out food, executed to a very high standard, offering a deep dive into a complex underworld of spice, heat and aromatic flavour.”

The seven-course menu begins with an amuse bouche to warm up the palate for what is to come. Guests can look forward to dishes of shellfish, chicken and seafood that are presented like works of art. Enjoy a much-needed palate cleanse, mid-meal in the form of iced sherbet before indulging in a rump of English lamb, Rogan jus and creamy Dal Makhni. End on a sweet note with Passion Fruit Suji Cake and Pomegranate Bhapa Doi, a delicious steamed yoghurt dessert served with rhubarb jelly.

Guests can choose to elevate the occasion with wine pairing from the onsite sommelier. Take home a personalised menu as a reminder of this indulgent experience that will leave your taste buds tantalised and tongues wagging.

Sample Menu

  • Amuse Bouche
  • Pan Seared Scallops, Broccoli Couscous, Cauliflower Puree
  • Indian Five Spice Pickled Prawns
  • Tandoori Chicken Tikka Pie, Red Currant and Plum Chutney
  • Chargrilled Scottish Salmon, Coconut and Curry Leaf Sauce
  • Cornish Crab Croquette, Tomato and Coconut Chutney
  • Iced Sherbert
  • Lamb
  • Roasted Rump of English Lamb
  • Tandoori Cutlet, Rogan Jus, Dal Makhani
  • Rhubarb and Pomegranate Bhapa Doi
  • Passion Fruit Suji Cake

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

Add up to 34 additional guests for an extra charge.

The tasting menu at Benares is available Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 2pm and from 5:30pm to 9pm. The menu is also available for dinner on Sunday, from 6pm to 9pm.

The menu for two is included. Any extra drinks or other products consumed can simply be paid for on-site. Service charge is not included, and is left to the guests' discretion on the day.

The menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Vegetarian diets can be accommodated.

There is disabled access to the restaurant.

Dress code smart.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 2 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Sample Menu

  • Amuse Bouche
  • Pan Seared Scallops, Broccoli Couscous, Cauliflower Puree
  • Indian Five Spice Pickled Prawns
  • Tandoori Chicken Tikka Pie, Red Currant and Plum Chutney
  • Chargrilled Scottish Salmon, Coconut and Curry Leaf Sauce
  • Cornish Crab Croquette, Tomato and Coconut Chutney
  • Iced Sherbert
  • Lamb
  • Roasted Rump of English Lamb
  • Tandoori Cutlet, Rogan Jus, Dal Makhani
  • Rhubarb and Pomegranate Bhapa Doi
  • Passion Fruit Suji Cake

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

Add up to 34 additional guests for an extra charge.

The tasting menu at Benares is available Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 2pm and from 5:30pm to 9pm. The menu is also available for dinner on Sunday, from 6pm to 9pm.

The menu for two is included. Any extra drinks or other products consumed can simply be paid for on-site. Service charge is not included, and is left to the guests' discretion on the day.

The menu is subject to seasonal change and availability. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Vegetarian diets can be accommodated.

There is disabled access to the restaurant.

Dress code smart.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 2 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

12a, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BS

Benares Restaurant and Pub 12a, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BS

Indian Essence: Tasting Menu for Two at Michelin-Starred Benares Restaurant

  • Add a captivating wine pairing for one (price per person) +
    £55
  • Add a prestige wine pairing for one (price per person) +
    £83
  • Add an extra guest +
    £98