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Benares – Berkeley Square

Located in the heart of Mayfair, this Indian restaurant is now one of my favourites. What surprised me was that the decor was neutral (no bright colours) there was no Indian music playing in the background, which made the restaurant in my opinion more refined/elegant. Although it was only a Wednesday night, the place was fully booked (a sign of a good restaurant). The service was exceptional, no pretentious/in your face waiters. We ordered a selection of dishes, which were all delicious, the dessert was the only thing that I didn’t care for (and I have a sweet tooth!).

As we had the tasting menu, what was really nice was that when the waiters served each dish, they explained what it was (you also get a glass of wine with each course, but I couldn’t comment on that as I don’t drink alcohol!). As we were leaving, one of the waiters showed us what the chef’s table was like (it’s a room for 6 people with two glass walls allowing diners to see the kitchen team at work) – would be perfect for a special occassion.

Good night, and would definitely go again.

Benares Indian Restaurant | 12a Berkeley Square House | London | W1J 6BS


Check out my review of Benares – I am kensingtonabida – on Qype


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