Normally serving lobster biryani at £38 a pop on white tablecloths, Benares has relaunched its street food-style menu with five new dishes, as well as a new plant-based menu, with dishes designed to be eaten by hand.
Served in the lounge, the new dishes in the original street food offering include tandoori cafreal sea bass and grilled chicken seekh kebab – all inspired by different areas of India.
The plant-based options include a mixed leaf salad with kasundi dressing and panch phoron artichokes, which is typically served in West Bengal, and a tandoori cafreal paneer with Konkan spiced tomato chutney from Konkan in Goa.
Both street food menus are £30 for five dishes.
“Our talented kitchen team at Benares have developed a brand new street food menu offering guests the opportunity to experience the variety of dishes that derive from India,” says Benares chef patron Atul Kochhar. “With plant-based eating on the rise, we wanted to offer a fresh and alternative menu alongside our regular one making street food more accessible to all.”