Benares Bar & Restaurant

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Berkeley Square, 12a, London, W1J 6BS
Green Park Station (400 yd)
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Spaces for hire at Benares Bar & Restaurant

from £2000
minimum spend / per session
The Lounge
60
60
Guests will enter an elegant lounge with hand-crafted India inspired furniture and is complimented by a beautiful pond decorated with fresh flowers, creating a luxurious aesthetic. The cocktail lounge seats up to 45 people, can be hired for exclusive use and is ideal for hosting canapé receptions for up to 60 guests; making it suitable for any occa...
from £100
per person / per session
The Sommelier’s Table
10
10
Up to 10 diners can enjoy this unique setting where Michelin-starred cuisine is carefully matched to exquisite wines. Enclosed within cellar walls, surround yourself with the world’s finest and rarest of wines whilst our experienced sommelier guides you through a masterclass in wine and Indian food pairing. An absolute must for wine lovers.
from £100
per person / per session
The Berkeley Room
16
A superb private dining room for up to 16 diners. Backing onto the Sommelier’s Room is the Berkeley Room – separated by a wine wall and latticework panelling. At the other end of the room is a striking pair of hand-crafted ornamental doors made from Indian wood. Terracotta walls flanking these doors are complemented by similarly coloured pictures ...
from £100
per person / per session
The Dover Room
36
Our largest private dining room accommodates up to 36 diners, located at the far end of the restaurant. The Dover Room is one of the largest private dining spaces in Mayfair. With sepia and paprika coloured prints lining the walls, the simple dark wooden panelled room with white ceiling and sliding doors can also be completely private or opened up...
from £1000
minimum spend / per session
The Chef's Table
6
Complete with a glass window overlooking the main kitchen, diners can observe the team at work and meet the chefs. This intimate private dining room seats up to 6 guests. Both the À la Carte and Tasting menus are available, with matching wine options. This is a fascinating insight into the workings of a Michelin-starred kitchen, for a private dini...

Prices and opening hours

Monday
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £2000 min. spend
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £1000 min. spend
Tuesday
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £2000 min. spend
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £1000 min. spend
Wednesday
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £2000 min. spend
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £1000 min. spend
Thursday
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £2000 min. spend
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £1000 min. spend
Friday
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £1000 min. spend
Saturday
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £100 per person
11:00 – 22:00
from £1000 min. spend
Sunday
11:00 – 22:00
from £2000 min. spend
11:00 – 22:00
from £2000 min. spend
Pricing updated by venue 1 month ago

Facilities and catering options

Up to 60
standing
Up to 60
seats
In-house catering
Parking available
Alcohol provided
External catering allowed
Accommodation available
Promoted / ticketed events
BYO alcohol

Location

Berkeley Square, 12a, London, W1J 6BS
Green Park Station (400 yd)

About Benares Bar & Restaurant

Michelin starred restaurant, Benares, led by Executive Chef Sameer Taneja, is based in the upscale Mayfair neighbourhood of central London. Capturing the spiritual and uplifting essence of its namesake city in Northern India, the restaurant exudes the beauty and vibrancy of the ‘city of lights’ while leaving a lasting impression with its striking contemporary design.

Benares consists of a lounge and the main dining area, which are lavished with hand crafted Indian furniture and complemented by a beautiful pond decorated with fresh flowers, creating a luxurious aesthetic experience. Bordering the lounge area are three private dining rooms; the Berkeley Room which seats up to sixteen guests, the Sommeliers Table which seats up to ten guests and a state-of-the-art Chefs Table which seats up to six guests.

The lounge area leads into the main dining room which can accommodate up to eighty diners, off of which the largest private dining room, the Dover Room which can seat thirty-four guests, is situated.

Sameer Taneja is Executive Chef at Benares, London’s trail blazing Michelin-starred Indian restaurant in Mayfair. Using his classical training in French and Indian cuisine and 20 years’ experience working alongside some of the world’s best chefs, Sameer’s culinary style pairs high quality British ingredients with authentic Indian spices and techniques.

Sameer re-joined the restaurant in 2019. Under the leadership of Sameer, Benares regained its Michelin star in 2021 and has successfully retained for a consecutive year.

Benares can be hired for exclusive events such as corporate functions, product launches and personal celebrations, tailoring each event to the needs of the client to ensure an exceptional experience. Able to accommodate 100 guests for a sit-down dinner, or 350 guests for a standing reception, Sameer will personally design a menu for the occasion while our Events Team is available to assist with any special requirements.

FAQ

Cancellations 30 days in advance will receive a full refund.

Cancellations 30 days to 7 days in advance will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations for events starting within 7 days are non-refundable.

Event date of a confirmed booking can be changed to another date within 4 months from the original date, at no cost.

At Benares Bar & Restaurant, the following catering options are available:

  • In-house catering service is available
  • Paid parking is available on-site
  • Paid parking facilities are available nearby
At Benares Bar & Restaurant, you can host various events such as Drinks Receptions, Banquet, Corporate Events, Social Parties, Dining, Studio / Production, Filming and Photography, Christmas Parties, Weddings, Drinks and Dining, Style, Building, Generic Tags, Baby Shower / Tea Party.

Here are the recent pricing details for various rooms at Benares Bar & Restaurant:

  • The Berkeley Room hosting 15 guests: £1432.90

For detailed pricing tailored to your event, please contact the venue.

Benares Bar & Restaurant is located at Berkeley Square, in the Mayfair (south) district of London. The nearest metro station is Green Park Station.