Benares Restaurant and Bar
12a Berkeley Square House
Berkeley Square
London
W1J 6BS

Telephone. 020 7629 8886

Fax. 020 7491 8883
Email. enquiries@benaresrestaurant.com
Website.
www.benaresrestaurant.com

Chef/Owner: Atul Kochhar
 
A unique eating experience, Benares has established itself as one of the
finest restaurants in London, winning accolades for delicately spiced food and striking design. With standard of service to match, Indian food will never be the same again.

Alongside the restaurant is a striking stand-alone bar, perfect for pre-
dinner drinks or spending an evening enjoying our delicious bar snacks. As well as using the main dining area, guests can enjoy the seclusion and personal attention offered in one of our three private dining rooms.
Benares Restaurant can also be hired exclusively for functions.

 
BENARES RESTAURANT - is the first independent venture of chef Atul Kochhar - one of the most critically acclaimed chefs in London, UK. Atul became the first Indian chef in the world to receive one Michelin Star in 2000. Benares is his true quest for the ultimate Indian dining experience.
With Benares stunning design concept by one of London's most sought after designers, Ou Baholyodhin, it is destined to become one of London's hottest restaurants.
Benares Restaurant gift certificates are ideal gifts for special occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays. You can order gift certificates by calling 020 7629 8886.


"A
fter leaving Tamarind in 2002, esteemed Indian chef Atul Kochhar launched this solo venture in the large Berkeley Square premises previously occupied by Cassia Oriental, since revamped with interesting artifacts, handcrafted furniture and water pools; named after a holy city in Northern India, it features a sensibly priced menu that spans all four corners of the country (including a £40 tasting option with wine)." - Zagat Survey

In 1994 Atul moved to London to open Tamarind. He remained there for eight years and was instrumental in the launch of Tamarind fine foods. The pinnacle of his time at Tamarind came in January 2001 when he was awarded a Michelin star. One of only two Indian chefs to achieve this accolade in the U.K.

In 2002 Atul left Tamarind to set up his first independent venture. Benares opened in May 2003 to much critical acclaim and has received excellent reviews, it was nominated for Best Indian restaurant 2003 at the Hotel and Restaurant awards as well as "Best designed restaurant" for FX magazine. In June 2002 Atul joined Marks and Spencer as a consultant for their Indian range which was awarded seven Q awards in honour of its outstanding quality.

 


Menu


Appetisers

VAIGAN NU KATRI

£4.95
Aubergine steaks filled with spicy cheese and vegetables

CHANAE KA HARA KEBAB

£5.95
Pan-fried chickpeas and spinach cakes with tomato and garlic chutney

MAKLI SUKHEM

£6.25
Baby squid tossed with red chilli and tamarind

JAL TARANG

£7.95
Salad of scallops and prawns with grapes, mint and ginger dressing

TANDOORI MURG AUR KAMRAK KI CHAAT

£5.95
Tandoori chicken salad with pickled tomatoes and star fruit

MURG BEMISAL

£6.50
Pan fried chicken cakes scented with ginger and basil

SHAMMI KEBAB

£6.50
Ground lamb cakes with mace, cardamom and rose essence
 

Kebabs

BHATTI KA HARA PHOOL AUR ACHARI PANEER

£12.95
Broccoli and Indian cottage cheese in mango and fennel marinade

MACHCHI SULA

£15.95
Grilled salmon with lime and herb crust

ADRAKI JHINGA

£18.50
Grilled king prawns marinated in ginger and green chilli

TANDOORI MURG

£12.50
Tandoori spice roasted spring chicken

MALAI TIKKA

£14.50
Roasted supreme of chicken marinated in cheese and mace

GILAFI SHEEKH KEBAB

£15.00
Ground Lamb kebabs wrapped in toasted peppers

BENARASI CHAAMPEN

£18.50
Grilled lamb chops marinated in cardamom and fennel

KEBAB PLATTER

£13.50
Selection of three kebabs – salmon, chicken tikka and ground lamb
 

Main Courses

MURG MAKHAN PALAK

£13.95
Tandoori chicken tikka in rich tomato sauce with spinach

CHICKEN CURRY FRY

£14.50
“Curry Fry” style chicken curry with peppers and cashew nuts

HANSH E BANSHER CORI

£16.50
Duck & bamboo shoot curry with cloves and cinnamon

LAAL MAAS

£16.50
Spicy lamb curry

NALLI GOSHT

£15.95
Speciality of lamb shanks with coriander

CHEMEEN MANGA CHARU

£16.95
Tiger prawns with raw mango and coconut sauce

HARI MACHCHI

£17.50
Pan-fried John Dory in green spice marinade with crisp spinach leaves

PARDA BIRIYANI

£16.95
Sealed pot of fragrant baked rice with choice of vegetable, chicken or lamb
 

 



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