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Cuando uno franquea la puerta de Benares, abandona todas sus idesa preconcebidas sobre lo que debe ser un restaurante indio. Aquí no hay abigarramiento y jaleo, sino una sala lujosa con un servicio atentísimo. La decoración es suntuosa, con toques dorados, mobiliario en materiales naturales y lámparas metálicas: el marco ideal para la alta cocina india en la que se ofrece una versión de autor de la cocina del país asiático, con guiños a los paladares españoles.

Las legumbres ocupan un lugar destacado en la oferta de Benares. Entre los entrantes figuran los buñuelos del chef, rellenos de hummus de garbanzos. Otras veces se introducen como guarniciones: es el caso de las imprescindibles lentejas Dal negras o amarillas, una de las especialidades de la casa. Entre los platos más conocidas del cocinero, su guiso de cordero tierno de Cachemira al aroma de azafrán e hinojo. Además de en el comedor, es posible tomar en el bar recetas más sencillas como las albóndigas de cordero al cardamomo verde o los snacks de plátano crujiente. El maridaje ideal lo proporciona la carta de cócteles, con mixes elaboradísimos como el Mumbai Martini o el Old Delhi.

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Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Diego García

THALI
€23
Average price €45 Special request

TheFork offers

-20% -20% off the "à la carte" menu!

Set menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Set menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

MENU Set Menu 23€

This set menu includes:Main course + Dessert
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MENU Menu 19€

Este menú incluye: Plato + Postre
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MENU Set Menu 55€

Este menú incluye: Plato + Postre
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Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 548 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.2/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Antonio R.
    • 37 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent service!

  2. Reeju G.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    The restaurant was great in terms of both ambience and food. The service was spot on and most of the dishes we ordered were up to the mark and decently priced.

  3. Cyril H.
    • 24 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellent food. A touch of India, spanish service, calm and good ambiance very original decoration.

  4. Marko G.
    • 9 reviews
    6/10

    Quite a long wait to only get the food menu to start with. Food was OK in general, but not genuinely Indian in terms of seasoning and spice level. The venison dish was very salty. Clearly not at its best. An OK restaurant, but not Indian fine dining.

  5. Sumanth T.
    • 30 reviews
    6/10

    The condition of this offer not being valid in the terrace was not mentioned here. Please include it.

  6. ATUL M.
    • 2 reviews
    2/10

    Lady who was serving us was thinking herself as the owner of the restaurant She didn’t smile or never acknowledged to any of our thanks, only good was they served me a plate of gulabjamun with a candle for my birthday The dai came almost after we finished our rice & that too after reminding him twice

  7. Sonia B.
    • 7 reviews
    7/10

    Genial!

  8. Shalini s.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    One of the best Indian fine dining in Madrid

  9. Catalina A.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Delicioso!

  10. Ali A.
    • 18 reviews
    7/10

    The food was great as usual but the service was not really good. For example we had to wait around 20 mins or more for the main menu and the desert menu as well.. This is our third visit, but the service was much better during the previous visit.

  11. NATHALIE R.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Muy lento el servicio

  12. Marcos I.
    • 15 reviews
    10/10

    Mi nuevo restaurante favorito en madrid

  13. Keith M.
    • 35 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great restaurant Great food Great wine list Great service Great ambience

  14. HEIDI W.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    2nd time we've visited Benares, first time was May 2016 and neither time has disappointed. The whole experience is amazing, from the cocktails to the restaurant and of course the food. Unfortunately we live 5hrs away from Madrid otherwise we would visit Benares more often. Can't wait to go back when we're next in Madrid

  15. Ramon N.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    High level, they deserve a michelin star like their London Original one

  16. - -.
    • one review
    10/10

    A little paradise in the middle of Mdrid. This was a twentieth anniversary meal and did not disappoint. The decor is beautiful, with pool, candles and projections making a calm and romantic scene. The food was of the high calibre we had anticipated, but was equal led by immaculate but friendly staff. Gorgeous.

  17. Will M.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely people, attentive and a good service. The tasting menu was perfect accompanied by the recommended wines per course. The sommelier was informative and engaging. This is a wonderful experience and a great opportunity to sample Atul's famous cuisine without London prices. It maybe called a tasting menu but it is substancial so be hungry! Highly recommended.

  18. Victor G.
    • 11 reviews
    9/10

    Nice food, amazing service and ambiance! Really enjoy it!

  19. Shivani J.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very good Indian food

  20. Johanna C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Magnifico !

More information

Opening time

Comida: de 13:30 a 16:00 (excepto domingo)

Cena: de 20:00 a 00:00 (de lunes a sábados) - domingo noche cerrado

Bar: de 13:00 a 1:00 de lunes a sábado

How to get to the restaurant

Calle de Zurbano, 5, 28010, Madrid, Spain

Public transport

Metro Alonso Martínez (4, 5, 10) y autobuses Alonso Martínez (21, 37, N23)

Directions to get there

El restaurante dispone de espacio muy limitado para carritos de bebé. Por favor, avísenos en caso de venir con algún tipo de carro infantil para poder informarle de disponibilidad de espacio.

Fernando el Santo 11, 28010 Madrid (Sujeto a disponibilidad)

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