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The Square

#345 of 18,012 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • 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 rate the food of this restaurant highly because of its consistent quality of excellence and freshness of ingredients. The food combinations are contemporary rather than embedded in the traditional school, hence some really brave and successful results. The presentation is of artistic quality and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I rate the food of this restaurant highly because of its consistent quality of excellence and freshness of ingredients. The food combinations are contemporary rather than embedded in the traditional school, hence some really brave and successful results. The presentation is of artistic quality and flair. The restaurant is opened since 1991 and the chef patron Phil Howard has since... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great location in Mayfair , excellent service and elegant interior. Cuisine was superb, great presentation, simply delicious. Great choice of wines by the glass. A superb choice for a business lunch , definitely will return.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Square is one of the top fine dining restaurants in London with exceptional food that you will remember for a long time. The room is modern and bright, the food is delicious and exciting, and the wine list is simply superb. This is a special occasion restaurant where you won't mind paying the price because the experience is so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was our 3rd time at the Square, the occasion this time being my birthday. It has been my favourite restaurant, but no longer. My starter and main were bland and not in the least gastronomic; the white asparagus and crab were tasteless and the dressing was greasy. I had to add salt to give it any taste, which is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I really enjoyed the evening, it was a celebration of all things piggy, Phil Howard personally greeted us, made a nice speech and introduced us to the menu. The food was amazing, but with such a high price tag I expected to be bowled over. But it was refreshing to have great food that tastes wonderful regardless of the finesse.... More 

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Woking, Surrey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Having seen Phil Howard many times on the TV, this was a restaurant that we were very keen to experience and we were not disappointed at all. Beautifully flavoured and prepared food that married together in every mouthful; the duck egg starter was wonderful, as was the rhubarb souffle, which was simply the best souffle we have ever had. The... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We spent an afternoon sampling the tasting menu which was classically superb! We’d ordered the paired wines - our sommelier was fantastic and made the experience extra special. As we’d visited at lunch, once we’d got through the final few courses, we where the last few people there. The staff had started to clean down for the evening service but... More 

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My partner and I recently ate here for our three year anniversary. We had the tasting menu which consisted of 9 courses, as well as appetisers and bread. The food was amazing and we could not fault it. The staff were informative about each course and were happy to answer our questions. Before we arrived, we got stuck in a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

tasting menu with wine flight absolutly amazing, can't fault. Great service with a smile and helpful. Second visit definitly will return. Food beautifully presented, perfectly balanced, simply amazing.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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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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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 114 - 129
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, 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 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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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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