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Thursday, 28 November 2013

50 B4 50-Benares

Benares restaurant in Mayfair London, serves modern Indian cuisine with a contemporary British twist from twice Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar.
I managed to go under the cover of a lunchtime business meeting, my wife was not in attendance. Naturally I was devastated, - as this now doesn't count in our 50 B4 50 Michelin Star Challenge.
One of our party was pregnant (Nothing to do with me you understand!), and on being escorted to the table she was asked if she would like a cushion to make her more comfortable. Little touches then continued to impress, like the handbag hanger on the table, the way the shared starters were served facing the lady, and when one of us had to leave the table to take a phone call, their meal was subtlety covered with a cloche. Simple elegance and class.
We all really enjoyed the experience, the food delighted at every level and my personal favourite, the Lamb ‘Livers and Kidney’ Masala Pie was a complete triumph.

We did not leave the table until nearly 5pm, in that time we were left to enjoy our wine and at no time were we hurried or harried. The only visits were to ask if they could do anymore for us. Quite simply, they had done everything possible, - with panache!

In summary, the food is impeccable and service sublime.
The pictures of the fabulous food are certainly worth sharing!
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‎12a Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 6BS
020 7629 8886


  1. Service sounds truly amazing but did you get any business done???

  2. Nope, we didn't! In my little weird world, lunches are for enjoying not business!!