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The Square

#211 of 17,833 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Mayfair
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6-10 Bruton Street | Mayfair, London W1J 6PU, England
+44 20 7495 7100
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Sussex-UK
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

An excellent meal from the Bookatable menu offer. Great use of top class ingredients; imaginative cooking with perfect seasonings and use of fresh herbs. Sommelier was knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Will certainly be back!

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1 Thank KarenSussex_UK
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The change of chef has not been a problem. The food continues to be of the highest standards and the service impeccable. My only complaint is that is seems the cellar is a bit shallow. Perhaps I was unlucky but I ordered 2 wines that were out of stock. But a small detail in a wonderful restaurant.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

In summary, the food was PERFECT and the service was top notch (but not stuffy). Walking in for lunch, we were greeted by a friendly hostess, our coats and bags were collected, and we were shown to a table. (I love that instead of stacking tables one on top of another they give you some distance from the other tables.)... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Despite my negative prejudice towards Michelin-starred restaurants, "The Square" is possibly the closest match for creative and tasty food and fantastic service. The welcome was excellent with the entire team smiling and greeting; perhaps due to late booking, even the service was quite prompt with the appetizer (a trio including a cream of sweet potatoes) served almost immediately. The first... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Not only beautifully presented, but some of the most intense flavours that I have encountered in recent times. Faultless Service. Philip Howard is truly outstanding !

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Thank Eri_North
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

I ate there when Philip Howard was head chef and I enjoyed a beautiful and elegant meal worthy of its 2 Michelin Stars. The amuse bouches were great and that was followed by 4 courses, the highlight being Turbot cooked to perfection and a slow cooked Beef dish I will remember for years. I regret not trying the tasting menu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

People who have read my other reviews may have noticed that I have enjoyed almost everywhere I have been unless the expectations were not met or something was pretty dire. This is because my mother always impressed upon me that, if I have nothing good to say, it's better not to say anything at all. Therefore, although I have eaten... More 

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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

We had a private dinner for 10 guests. The menu looked interesting and some of the dishes such as the sugar-crusted foie gras were exceptional. However most of the other dishes were either puzzling (such as basmati ice cream and mackerel, where the mackerel had no taste and the basmati ice cream seemed just put there for the sake of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Excellent service from the moment we walked in. Was highly impressed with the someliers recommendation and knowledge. Did not disappoint. The cheese trolley left me drooling. Delicious selection of cheeses served right at the table. AMAZING!

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Thank Rocio H
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

very disappointed, nothing was good, no flavour, all very blend only one of the amuse bouche was good. the rest was like the décor very boring. Glad I was with a beautiful lady to save the night.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$93 - $105
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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 20 7495 7100
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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