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The Square

#188 of 17,575 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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6-10 Bruton Street | Mayfair, London W1J 6PU, England
+44 20 7495 7100
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had the 4 course a la carte menu. The food was excellent and the service was as good as expected. Rather surprisingly, they had no pastis. This was not our first visit but we do feel that the ambiance slightly lets the food down.

Thank Philip R
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We normally visit the Square twice a year for special occasions as the dining experience is wonderful! Having read varied reviews recently we booked for our seasonal Christmas lunch and we all choose the tasting menu with wines. The meal was underwhelming as were the wines and the atmosphere was also disappointing as the restaurant was so quite. This once... More 

Thank ChildsplaySevenoaks
Stirling, Australia
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Three of us did the tasting menu varied and interesting with a nice marriage of wines. As we wanted to drink a condrieux & an Austrian white the kitchen adopted the menu to the wines - which made the evening perfect. Good staff and a nice ambiance. Can recommend!

Thank WineTrolls
New York city
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Alas, the Square we loved is no longer. The new chef has settled in and is emphasizing quirky, strange and "innovative" flavor combos over deliciousness. Service is friendly but largely inept. Our dinner was exorbitantly priced relative to value. Dinner was filled with almost uneatable flavor combos and a surfeit of foam or gel textures. So disappointed. Its hard to... More 

Thank Frequentflyer4567
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I pay just over £150 per person (without wine), I want to be wowed. I was not. My starter risotto was very good, my friends' main course risotto was soggy and without much flavour. My main course fallow deer lacked a deeper kind of flavour; all the in-between servings, including the amuse bouche, were curiously under-flavoured; indeed, that seemed... More 

Thank Peter T
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been an early fan of The Square remember when it opened applauded the chef (who has since left) and the food was Very very good. Michelin guide must be asleep at the wheel for The Square to have 2 stars. The food was good, (not very good) but not 2 star quality which should be exceptional. As an... More 

Thank seisenkraft
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful menu with service to match. The whole team were very attentive and each course was explained upon serving. The amuse and fun courses were great and perfect. The wine list was extensive and well priced for London. I will definitely return to this restaurant and take others. The manner in which it was run was awesome. Great team... More 

1 Thank MrBounce68
Herts UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our daughter has been here before and bought us Gift Vouchers as she was sure we would enjoy the experience and she was right. We do not go up to London that often nowadays but had an appointment elsewhere so decided to have lunch at the restaurant. We both decided to have the lunchtime Tasting Menu and the food was... More 

2 Thank OldiesfromUK
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been here before and thought it lacked atmosphere but this time it was superb. Efeecient, friendly and helpfull staff. Amazing food and cant wait to go back

2 Thank simon b
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would say that I really enjoyed my evening at The Square. The menu is a bit pricey with minimum £115 per person. I am not an expert and struggle to say wheter it is worth the money, but the dishes were deffinetelly complicated and offten difficult to acknowledge. However what deffinetly surprised me is the Asian tone that was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$95 - US$107
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-10 Bruton Street | Mayfair, London W1J 6PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7495 7100
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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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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