Christmas at Benares

Add a touch of Michelin magic to your Christmas Celebrations



Christmas is a time for giving but it’s also a time for feasting. Gather with family, friends or colleagues and join us for a suitably festive Indian feast, served in a relaxed and intimate setting in the heart of Mayfair.

Come together this festive season and celebrate in style at Benares. Throughout December, enjoy our three Festive Party Menus, perfect for getting together with friends. For the main event itself, the restaurant will open its doors Christmas Day for lunch, offering an exclusive Tasting Menu.


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Christmas Parties

Choose from our Festive, Deluxe or Premium Tasting Menus, and enjoy dishes like our signature Dal Benaresi, delicately spiced grilled Tandoori Lobster and Nalli Nihari, our fragrant 24-hour slow-cooked lamb shank.

Vegetarian options are available on request.

And with four private dining spaces available, each with their own unique design – we have a room to suit any group size or occasion and make make your celebration even more special.

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The Chef’s Table:

A front-row seat into the inner workings of the kitchen.

Seating up to 8


The Sommelier’s Table:

An elegant setting surrounded by our impressive wine collection.

Seating up to 10


The Berkeley Room:

A beautiful room featuring a hand-crafted wooden door from India.

Seating up to 16


The Dover Room:

Perhaps one of the largest private dining rooms in Mayfair.

Seating up to 36


To book, please email [email protected] or [email protected]
or call 02076298886.

Christmas Party Menus are available for bookings of nine people and above.

New Year's Eve

We’re delighted to welcome you to celebrate the New Year's Eve from 5pm, serving our carefully curated NYE Tasting Menu from 5pm onwards (last orders 9pm). You can also opt in for our Early Bird menu from 5pm - 6:30pm.

Enjoy a Michelin-starred feast created by our Executive Chef Sameer Taneja, coupled with expertly paired wines.

Let us take all the stress out of the big day - experience a culinary journey across India with a Festive twist and ring in 2025 at Benares.


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