Benares
Verdict based on 5 critic, 2 blogger and 0 user reviews and awards
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Address: 12A Berkeley Square House, London W1J 6BS

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7629 8886

Atul Kochhar, chef-owner of Benares, was the first Indian chef to gain a Michelin star in his time at Tamarind, a feat he repeated at Benares in 2007.

This restaurant has 1 Michelin Star

Latest reviews of Benares

Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

21 May 2012

A first course of khasta murgh was hugely disappointing, little more than chopped chicken tikka mashed with potatoes and encased in dry, claggy pastry. At £16 a throw, we felt robbed…

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ChrisBlackhurst

Chris Blackhurst, Evening Standard

25 February 2010

Now reopened after a four-month closure (…), it must be the only Indian in London to have a chef’s table allowing six diners a full view of the kitchen and a “sommelier’s table” in the new wine room…

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hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

25 January 2010

In fact, the slightly mechanical nature of the operation almost does the food a favour – one ends up just slightly surprised by how delicious it is, and consistently so too…

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Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

15 January 2008

The variable technique again showed itself.  A “kaali alir hafi mirch ka murgh” was a bit of a mouthful to say but sadly not much of one to eat…

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What the Critics say

Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

21 May 2012

A first course of khasta murgh was hugely disappointing, little more than chopped chicken tikka mashed with potatoes and encased in dry, claggy pastry. At £16 a throw, we felt robbed…

Read full review »
ChrisBlackhurst

Chris Blackhurst, Evening Standard

25 February 2010

Now reopened after a four-month closure (…), it must be the only Indian in London to have a chef’s table allowing six diners a full view of the kitchen and a “sommelier’s table” in the new wine room…

Read full review »
hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

25 January 2010

In fact, the slightly mechanical nature of the operation almost does the food a favour – one ends up just slightly surprised by how delicious it is, and consistently so too…

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AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

15 June 2003

The dishes have been trawled from across the subcontinent. The fusion is local and logical rather than capriciously intercontinental, and, overall, the standards are high…

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Joe Joseph, The Times

7 June 2003

A main course of crab simmered in coconut was distinctly spiced without masking the flavour of the meat or the coconut. Achari gosht (…) boasted such fine meat and delicate seasoning that you’ll never again be able to order lamb curry from your local with the same conviction…

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What the Bloggers say

Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

15 January 2008

The variable technique again showed itself.  A “kaali alir hafi mirch ka murgh” was a bit of a mouthful to say but sadly not much of one to eat…

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Cheese_and_Biscuits

Chris Pople, Cheese and Biscuits

29 August 2007

My lamb thingy was nice enough, nothing special, (…). True, naans were properly cooked and a couple of the side dishes were very impressive (black lentil sauce is worth a mention – we all liked that) but this really wasn’t starry food…

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