Spiced to Perfection: Vegetarian Tasting Menu for Two at Michelin-Starred Benares

  • Add an extra guest +
    £89
  • Add a captivating wine pairing for two +
    £110
  • Add a prestige wine pairing for two +
    £166

Spiced to Perfection: Vegetarian Tasting Menu for Two at Michelin-Starred Benares

Mayfair, London

£178
  • Add an extra guest +
    £89
  • Add a captivating wine pairing for two +
    £110
  • Add a prestige wine pairing for two +
    £166

“A polished procession of well thought-out food … offering a deep dive into a complex underworld of spice, heat and aromatic flavour” The London Foodie

Why we love it

Taking inspiration from his native India, Atul Kochhar marries his heritage with his love of British ingredients to create an innovative modern Indian menu. Boasting, “a unique talent for changing the way people perceive and experience Indian cuisine”, he was the first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star.

What's Included?

  • Savour a seven course vegetarian tasting menu for two
  • Enjoy contemporary Indian dishes such as 'Tandoori Cauliflower with Tomato Chutney' and 'Jerusalem Artichoke and Parsnip Shami Kebab'
  • Indulge in innovative fusion desserts such as 'Rhubarb and Pomegranate Bhapa Doi'
  • Include optional wine pairing with your meal

Exclusive to TRULY

  • Take home a personalised menu

Description

Since opening in 2003 Benares has gone from strength to strength thanks to the talent of world renowned chef Atul Kochhar, who earned himself a Michelin star in 2001 and the restaurant a Michelin Star in 2007. Named after India’s holy city, Benares combines tradition with bold modernity. Incorporating dishes from all parts of India the Vegetarian tasting table at Benares is sure to entice and delight.

The sophisticated restaurant situated on the east side of Berkeley Square blends modern furnishings with traditional touches. The beauty and vibrancy of India has been transported into the restaurant, with hand-crafted furniture, water features and a rich exotic interior. Expect Mughal-style water tanks decorated with hibiscus flowers and floating candles. The interiors fusion of styles pre-empts the menu; a concoction of tradition and daring modernity.

Start your seven-course culinary journey with tasty salad amuse bouches through to delicious dishes like Tandoori Shimla Mirch; kidney bean stuffed peppers and Khumb Moilee; a Portobello mushroom filled with spinach, coconut and curry leaf sauce. End on a sweet high with the Passion Fruit Suji Cake and Pomegranate Bhapa Doi; a delicious steamed yoghurt dessert with rhubarb jelly. Guests are invited to add wine pairing with their meal from the onsite sommelier.

The Guardian celebrated “when you think of Michelin-starred restaurants, fine French cuisine and British dishes usually spring to mind – but Benares takes the crown for Indian cuisine.” This culinary experience provides the perfect opportunity to sample phenomenal vegetarian food from a world respected Indian restaurant. Take home a personalised menu to share and enjoy at your leisure.

Description

Since opening in 2003 Benares has gone from strength to strength thanks to the talent of world renowned chef Atul Kochhar, who earned himself a Michelin star in 2001 and the restaurant a Michelin Star in 2007. Named after India’s holy city, Benares combines tradition with bold modernity. Incorporating dishes from all parts of India the Vegetarian tasting table at Benares is sure to entice and delight.

The sophisticated restaurant situated on the east side of Berkeley Square blends modern furnishings with traditional touches. The beauty and vibrancy of India has been transported into the restaurant, with hand-crafted furniture, water features and a rich exotic interior. Expect Mughal-style water tanks decorated with hibiscus flowers and floating candles. The interiors fusion of styles pre-empts the menu; a concoction of tradition and daring modernity.

Start your seven-course culinary journey with tasty salad amuse bouches through to delicious dishes like Tandoori Shimla Mirch; kidney bean stuffed peppers and Khumb Moilee; a Portobello mushroom filled with spinach, coconut and curry leaf sauce. End on a sweet high with the Passion Fruit Suji Cake and Pomegranate Bhapa Doi; a delicious steamed yoghurt dessert with rhubarb jelly. Guests are invited to add wine pairing with their meal from the onsite sommelier.

The Guardian celebrated “when you think of Michelin-starred restaurants, fine French cuisine and British dishes usually spring to mind – but Benares takes the crown for Indian cuisine.” This culinary experience provides the perfect opportunity to sample phenomenal vegetarian food from a world respected Indian restaurant. Take home a personalised menu to share and enjoy at your leisure.

Sample Menu

  • Amuse Bouche
  • Subz Kebab
  • Jerusalem Artichoke and Parsnip Shami
  • Tandoori Shimla Mirch - Kidney Bean Stuffed Red Pepper
  • Paneer Do Roopiya- Tandoori and Grilled Cottage Cheese with Green Chutney
  • Khumb Moilee - Portobello Mushroom Filled with Spinach, Coconut and Curry Leaf Sauce
  • Tandoori Gobhi - Tandoori Cauliflower with Tomato Chutney
  • Iced Sherbert
  • Haveli Kofta - Seasonal Vegetable and Green Chilli Kofta, Sautéed Spinach, Peanut and Poppy Seed Sauce, Pulao Rice
  • 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 guests at an additional charge.

Benares is open Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 2pm and from 5:30pm to 9pm. The menu is only 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.

Minimum age of guest is 18 years.

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
  • Subz Kebab
  • Jerusalem Artichoke and Parsnip Shami
  • Tandoori Shimla Mirch - Kidney Bean Stuffed Red Pepper
  • Paneer Do Roopiya- Tandoori and Grilled Cottage Cheese with Green Chutney
  • Khumb Moilee - Portobello Mushroom Filled with Spinach, Coconut and Curry Leaf Sauce
  • Tandoori Gobhi - Tandoori Cauliflower with Tomato Chutney
  • Iced Sherbert
  • Haveli Kofta - Seasonal Vegetable and Green Chilli Kofta, Sautéed Spinach, Peanut and Poppy Seed Sauce, Pulao Rice
  • 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 guests at an additional charge.

Benares is open Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 2pm and from 5:30pm to 9pm. The menu is only 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.

Minimum age of guest is 18 years.

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

Spiced to Perfection: Vegetarian Tasting Menu for Two at Michelin-Starred Benares

  • Add an extra guest +
    £89
  • Add a captivating wine pairing for two +
    £110
  • Add a prestige wine pairing for two +
    £166