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The Square

#343 of 18,504 Restaurants in London
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6-10 Bruton Street | Mayfair, London W1J 6PU, England
+44 (0) 20 7495 7100
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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 pur��e, 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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Resting on its stars

OK, the food was very tasty BUT, we were given a 3 course lunch as a gift and therefore only shown the choice for this voucher. Surely we could have been offered the chance to add to the value of the gift in order to try the tasting menu rather than making assumptions? Atmosphere was so discreet as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Jane C
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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190 reviews 190 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

OK, the food was very tasty BUT, we were given a 3 course lunch as a gift and therefore only shown the choice for this voucher. Surely we could have been offered the chance to add to the value of the gift in order to try the tasting menu rather than making assumptions? Atmosphere was so discreet as to be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Lovely place with amazing atmosphere with great food served with attention and care. We were there on A Saturday night. We were 2 and had the set menu All dishes were perfectly tasted We even asked for some prefrefrences such as more fish and less meet and they were very accommodating. Definitely we will go there again.

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Munich, Germany
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32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Another lunch at the Square confirmed my previous experience. The starter was the best I can remember since long time: white beet root salad with salsify and truffles caused a sensation in the mouth. As a main course monkfish with cepes and Parmesan-gnocchi just melted on the tongue, the vegan maincourse with cepes was very tasty. The mango variation as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

There's a reason this is a Michelin 2 star restaurant. I wouldn't change a thing. Tasting menu is a treat--highly recommend!

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Had an ala carte dinner with some friends on a recent visit to London. Overall, the food was excellent. We felt there was no need for the tasting menu as being comfortable with each other, we were happy to taste each others' meals! In any event, they were generous with canapés at the start. The foie gras cornetto in particular... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is my second visit to The Square and it was so improved from the first time, I had to review it again. My complaints last time included a lack of atmosphere, too many staff doing nothing and questionable service. This time, we went for another Saturday lunch. The restaurant was much busier, which gave a really nice atmosphere. And... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This has to be one of the best meals I have had. The food is wonderful with many new flavours and so beautifully presented. The menu is one of those where you find it difficult to choose because everything sounds so good and when it arrived nothing was a disappointment. Service throughout the evening was impeccable and the only critism... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

If you've never had the pleasure of dining at a Michelin star place that's got a wooden spoon up its backside, then expect to drink a lot of water, because you're going to be sweating like something that sweats a lot. It's an atmosphere wherein clanging your fork against your plate or spilling red wine gravy on the tablecloth is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Visiting as a group of 4 (2 couples) for the Saturday daytime lunch menu. We went away very impressed and completely satisfied, every course was stunning and I was so impressed by the Gluten free options and knowledge of the staff. We had the accompanying wine with each course, each came with it's own story and history and some were... More 

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Ipswich
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13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Celebrating a 40th birthday, not only was the food perfectly presented, tasty and balanced but the service was on point and they even presented my wife with a personalised birthday card from the team and some yummy gift packaged chocolates, nice touch! Had to ask twice for the bill, which was a surprise to us in a restaurant of this... 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 111 - 126
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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 pur��e, 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

Neighborhood Profile
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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