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The Square

#351 of 17,722 Restaurants in London
#380 of 18,647 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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Mayfair
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6-10 Bruton Street | Mayfair, London W1J 6PU, England
+44 (0) 20 7495 7100
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Description: The Square restaurant in London's ultra-smart Mayfair has four right...
The Square restaurant in London's ultra-smart Mayfair has four right angles: great food, wines, service, and location. The dining room is a refined space where you can seal a deal, celebrate a triumph, or simply dine incredibly well. Chef Patron Philip Howard has earned a pair of Michelin stars for his unique French-inspired haute cuisine using impeccable ingredients to create dishes capable of both gossamer elegance and vivid boldness all in the same bite. Everything is superb, though we particularly recommend the herb-crusted saddle of lamb with shallot purée, artichokes, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The Square's wine list (wine bible, really) runs to 80 pages of the world's finest.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I've been here three times over the past three years and it is simply the best restaurant I have ever eaten in. The menu is always exciting and inventive and the food really is sublime. The service discrete and the whole experience is wonderful. I cannot recommend The Square enough - just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I've been here three times over the past three years and it is simply the best restaurant I have ever eaten in. The menu is always exciting and inventive and the food really is sublime. The service discrete and the whole experience is wonderful. I cannot recommend The Square enough - just fantastic

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Been twice in recent months - once with friends in the evening where we thought the food was only average and once for a business lunch which was again a bit disappointing food wise. But apart from the food which wasn't that impressive ( bearing in mind the cost) both times I found the place lacking in any sort of... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

One of my favourite restaurants in London....superb food and excellent service...it's very formal and expensive but worth it for a special occasions

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I hadn't previously heard of this restaurant, despite it being Michelin-starred and I was absolutely blown away by the quality of the food. Everything was cooked with precision and made to wow! Do the tasting menu and the tasting wine. You will not be disappointed! I hope to return some time soon.

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Oxfordshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was our first visit, and we were hugely impressed. We had the three course meal but also found the extra three courses - two amuse bouches and a 'pre-dessert' made for a virtual tasting menu. Wines were - relatively - reasonable if you were willing to steer away from big names. My starter - the signature dish of lasagne... More 

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West Wickham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband and I were really looking forward to our lunch at The Square. Staff were welcoming and we started with a glass of champagne and chose the set lunch menu. The restaurant was quite empty so there was no real atmosphere. I'm no food critic but I did find the food too busy, so many different tastes that the... More 

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Surrey, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was not our first time at the restaurant but it was our first time for dinner and quite a different experience. As another reviewer has said, it was everything a 2 Michelin star restaurant should be. The service was faultless and friendly, rather than stiff and formal, and the food really shone. Two of us had the special starter... More 

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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I have always wanted to try this place since a year ago. We arrived for lunch on Saturday, were met and seated. Ordered drinks and perused the menu. I opted for the veal tartar and friend the crab lasagne, for mains both of us opted for the chicken. Starters arrived and my friend really enjoyed the lasagne, however I found... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Having mentioned it was our anniversary on booking and later at reconfirmation it would have been good if there was something I could have arranged beforehand to make the night special but no options given and no acknowledgement by staff either. Hugely uncomfortable and dated dining chairs. Best sweetbread starter I have ever tried but when isn't truffle and iberico... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Dinner with New Orleans friends. As foodies, we are picky. Square blew us away. Service was impeccable. Sommelier demonstrated proper way to check for red wine sediment which was quite interesting. Before and after each meal, a special tasting was sent out by the chef. Crab with champagne foam was to die for. Filet excellent. And deconstructed tiramisu tasted divine.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6-10 Bruton Street | Mayfair, London W1J 6PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighborhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 (0) 20 7495 7100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 116 - 131
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

The Square restaurant in London's ultra-smart Mayfair has four right angles: great food, wines, service, and location. The dining room is a refined space where you can seal a deal, celebrate a triumph, or simply dine incredibly well. Chef Patron Philip Howard has earned a pair of Michelin stars for his unique French-inspired haute cuisine using impeccable ingredients to create dishes capable of both gossamer elegance and vivid boldness all in the same bite. Everything is superb, though we particularly recommend the herb-crusted saddle of lamb with shallot purée, artichokes, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The Square's wine list (wine bible, really) runs to 80 pages of the world's finest.

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Staying in Mayfair

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Mayfair
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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