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.


With a choice three Festive Party Menus available throughout December*, as well as the restaurant opening its doors on Christmas Day (the first time in 18 years!), come together after a difficult year and celebrate at Benares.


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

Vegetarian options are available on request.

View our Christmas Party Menus here

With four private dining spaces available, each with their own unique design – we have a room to suit any group size or occasion

The Chef’s Table (seating up to eight)
A front-row seat into the inner workings of the kitchen


The Sommelier’s Table (seating up to 10)


The Berkeley Room (seating up to 16)


The Dover Room (seating up to 36)


To book, please email events@benaresrestaurant.uk or call 02076298886.

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


For the first time in 18 years, we’re delighted to be opening our doors on Christmas Day from 12pm – 4pm (last orders 4pm), serving our specially curated Christmas Day Menu.

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 Christmas twist.

To book, and for more information on the Christmas Day Menu, please email events@benaresrestaurant.uk or call 02076298886.

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