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.


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 for the first time on Christmas Day in 18 years, offering an exclusive Christmas Day Tasting Menu.



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.

View our Christmas Day Menu here. *Vegetarian option available on request

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

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