“Vibrant and inventive Indian cooking with modern British flair”

Benares Mayfair is a Michelin-starred Indian restaurant located on Berkeley Square in one of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods.

With refined cooking and perfectly presented dishes at the heart, Executive Chef Sameer Taneja creates seasonally changing menus that draw on influences and spices from all corners of the subcontinent, to enhance rather than overwhelm the top-quality ingredients sourced from UK’s finest producers.

Named after India’s holy city, Benares marries tradition with daring modernity with hand-crafted furniture, water features, and an elegant, exotic interior.

Executive Chef: Sameer Taneja


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 first joined the Benares Team in 2012 for six years and 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.

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Benares Madrid has a unique décor and a menu that comprises of traditional techniques of the Indian cuisine and high-quality local products.
Located on Calle Zurbano in the centre of Madrid considered by some to be one of the best zones, Benares Madrid counts with a show cooking space,
a Benares’s Lounge terrace that offers a selection of platters inspired in the Indian Street Food, and outdoor terrace space.

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