Michelin-starred Benares restaurant closed by fire

28 September 2009
Michelin-starred Benares restaurant closed by fire

Celebrity chef Atul Kochhar's Michelin-starred Benares restaurant in London's Berkeley Square has been closed due to a fire.

The fire broke out in the kitchen shortly before the lunchtime service on Saturday, sources told Caterersearch, but we are yet to learn what caused the blaze or when the Indian restaurant will reopen.

The restaurant was due to offer a special discounted menu as part of the inaugural London Restaurant Festival, which is running from 8-13th October, but it is yet to be seen whether this will be possible.

Earlier in the year, we revealed how Kochhar was expanding the Benares brand to the UAE, opening a restaurant in Abu Dhabi.

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By Rosie Birkett

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