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Benares Madrid

Average price €45
9/10
619 reviews

-50% en Carta con ElTenedor Fest

-50% en Carta con ElTenedor Fest

Free serviceInstant reservation

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A rare pearl among our careful selection of the best addresses right now

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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Para picar algo mientras te tomas un cocktail prueba la zona bar, encontrarás una selección de tapas inspiradas en la street food India

Restaurant menu

Average price €45 Special request

Chef Diego García Fernandez recommends…

Naan/Naan de Ajo/ Roti
€3

Pan blanco, con ajo o integral al Tandoor

Naan de Queso/ Kulcha de verduras / Paratha
€3.5

Pan relleno de queso, verduras o pan integral de mantequilla

Chawal / Pulao
€5

Arroz blanco o con aroma de comino y azafrán

THALI
€19

This set menu includes:Main course + Dessert

Dietary options

Gluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

TheFork offers

-50% -50% en Carta con ElTenedor Fest

Esta promoción se aplica sin consumo mínimo, ni restricciones de platos, para que comas lo que te apetezca y solamente prestes atención a disfrutar. Válida en la franja horaria seleccionada. No aplicable en menús y bebidas.
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Esta promoción se aplica sin consumo mínimo, ni restricciones de platos, para que comas lo que te apetezca y solamente prestes atención a disfrutar. Válida en la franja horaria seleccionada. No aplicable en menús y bebidas.

-20% -20% off the "à la carte" menu!

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

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

MENU Menu 19€

Este menú incluye: Plato + Postre
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MENU Set Menu 23€

This set menu includes:Main course + Dessert
See menu details

MENU Set Menu 55€

Este menú incluye: Plato + Postre
See menu details

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9/10
based on 619 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Reeju G.
    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.

    Benares Madrid

    Thanks a lot for your kind words. We're really happy to read your good experience in Benares Madrid and we hope to see you around very soon.

  2. Cyril H.
    Cyril H.
    • 25 reviews
    9.5/10

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

    Benares Madrid

    Thanks a lot for your kind words. We're really happy to read your good experience in Benares Madrid and we hope to see you around very soon.

  3. Marko G.
    Marko G.
    • 10 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.

    Benares Madrid

    Dear Marko, Dear, First of all, thank you for visiting us. We want to apologize for the wait. Regarding the food, we are very sorry if the experience has not been as you expected. At Benares, we propose a different concept of Indian cuisine, we combine Indian techniques and recipes with local products, and therefore, our proposal differs from that of other traditional Indian restaurants. Sorry for the inconvenience. Kind regards

  4. Sumanth T.
    Sumanth T.
    • 30 reviews
    6/10

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

    Benares Madrid

    Dear Sumanth, Thank you so much for your visit. In relation to your comment, the conditions of the promotion appear on the main page of our restaurant at El Tenedor, and also it's mentioned at the time you make the booking. Thank you. We hope to see you soon!

  5. ATUL M.
    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

    Benares Madrid

    Dear Atul, In first place, we are very sorry if the experience has not been as you expected. Our service usually receives very good grades so we feel the inconvenience of that particular date We invite you to visit us again to have a better experience.

  6. Sonia B.
    Sonia B.
    • 9 reviews
    7/10

    Genial!

    Benares Madrid

    ¡Muchas gracias por su visita, Namasté!

  7. Shalini s.
    Shalini s.
    • 21 reviews
    10/10

    One of the best Indian fine dining in Madrid

    Benares Madrid

    Dear Shalini, Thanks a lot for your kind words and for visiting us. We hope to see you back. Namasté!

  8. Catalina A.
    Catalina A.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Delicioso!

    Benares Madrid

    Muchísimas gracias Catalina por visitarnos. Esperamos volver a verte. Namasté

  9. Ali A.
    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.

  10. NATHALIE R.
    NATHALIE R.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    Muy lento el servicio

  11. Marcos I.
    Marcos I.
    • 18 reviews
    10/10

    Mi nuevo restaurante favorito en madrid

  12. Keith M.
    Keith M.
    • 36 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great restaurant Great food Great wine list Great service Great ambience

  13. HEIDI W.
    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

  14. Ramon N.
    Ramon N.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

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

  15. - -.
    - -.
    • 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.

  16. Will M.
    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.

  17. Victor G.
    Victor G.
    • 11 reviews
    9/10

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

  18. Shivani J.
    Shivani J.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very good Indian food

  19. Johanna C.
    Johanna C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Magnifico !

  20. Al Bandari A.
    Al Bandari A.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    To be honest one of the finisest restaurants I have ever tried. Great atmosphere, exceptional service and food that will take you to India !

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)

, Alonso Martínez, Castellana, Chamberí

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