The Square

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French
At the heart of the Mayfair food and art scene, The Square aims to provoke, surprise and delight. In an evolutionary approach to modern haute cuisine, Chef Clément serves artistic dishes with inestimable flair.

The new concept reflects an energetic, urban and contemporary attitude underpinned by elegant and luxurious style. The Square takes epicurean excellence to new heights and deliver an unparalleled experience in the established location among the capital’s most illustrious art galleries. The minimal, architectural approach to the environment sets the tone of the rarefied experience, in keeping with the style and sophistication found in the menu, food execution and presentation.

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Specials

New Year's Eve menu: £185

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: December 31, 2019

Ends: December 31, 2019

Availability: Tue 8:30PM-9:00PM

New Year's Eve menu: £125

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: December 31, 2019

Ends: December 31, 2019

Availability: Tue 6:00PM-6:00PM

Festive menu: £65

5 courses Festive menu including canapes and petit four and a complimentary glass of champagne £65.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: October 8, 2019

Ends: February 29, 2020

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00PM-2:30PM 6:30PM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 6:00PM-7:00PM 9:30PM-10:30PM

Tasting menu: £110/£190

Only applicable on tasting menu only £110/£190 with wine pairing not in conjunction with any offers.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: July 1, 2019

Ends: November 30, 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00PM-3:00PM 6:00PM-9:30PM

3 course set lunch menu £37

From a set menu, including canapes, petit fours, tea/coffee and water.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: July 1, 2019

Ends: November 30, 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00PM-2:30PM

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What 11 People Are Saying
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PB
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for an amicable business lunch, with low noise levels and discrete service. We had the lunch (table d'hote) menu which is excellent value while at the same time being a taste of the great cuisine that The Square has to offer.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent set lunch for £37. Wine very expensive though. Food and service were faultless

WC
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lunch time set menu was excellent value - beautiful food and excellent service.

JJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the second time we have dined at The Square and it does not disappoint. A good menu and excellent service, perhaps a little background music would be nice as it can be quiet.

T
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to The Square and we will definitely return. We chose a tasting menu and all dishes from the amuse bouche to cheese and dessert were wonderfully creative and artfully presented. This is the place for a special occasion! Recommended.

BS
Buckinghamshire
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Very odd atmosphere with only 4 tables at lunch. Food was delivered within seconds of sitting down or any drinks. No Campari. Took ages for wine as wine waiter was sick. Food was excellent. Crockery/cutlery beautiful but totally lacked soul. Might try it again but would want to check it was at least half full.

C
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

the food was fantastic but the menu which we booked was different and the payment was wrong,but
the food is fantastic and cannot forget about it.

F
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good with knowledgeable waiters bringing it to you and quite attentive overall. In particular, we liked the initial appetiser by the chef, the raviolis and the white pork and finally the St John's wood honey dessert.
Although there aren't any amuse bouche at the start we were pleasantly surprised by the petit fours at the end and the madeleines as a present when we left,

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and wine were outstanding and we were very well served. We opted for a £50 promotional offer via our booking with Open Table which included 5 courses and a glass of champagne. We also chose the house red which was excellent at the budget end of their extensive wine list. Overall the bill with service was well under £100 per head which felt like really amazing value for this top end restaurant.
I have no hesitation in recommending The Square.

DA
London
27 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Given how outstanding the food and service are at this well located restaurant, I was shocked that it wasn’t busier on my most recent visit. The haute French cuisine is top notch with a fabulous wine menu.

W
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Expected this to b fantastic but was rather disappointed. There was No a la carte menu and we had to order far more food than we wanted to eat. Waiters kept telling us it would be fine but it was not. Service was slower than even the most leisurely diner, which we are not. Everything was fantastically created and plated but not always delicious tho beautiful. Far too precious for my taste. Would like them to scale down a bit.

The reviews below were submitted before March 21st 2019, when this restaurant changed its chef.
D
London
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice, friendly and helpful staff. Food was really tasty, lovely presentation. I thoroughly enjoyed it and a serene atmosphere.

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection in every way. Phil Howard is a genius. No complaints about anything!

OT
London
31 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for my birthday with my husband who isn't a foodie but enjoyed it very much.
They weren't intimidating as I'd expected they would be ;) and not too tiny portion either. We were properly full (ok we ate a lot of bread but only because their butter was amazing!) and skipped dinner.
We had lunch tasting menu, and it was like a story - started off with amuse bouche and moving on to next dish to another with different texture and explosion in my mouth.
Lunch tasting menu is affordable 60.00, but regretted not going for 90.00 full tasting menu! Next time :)

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here everytime we visit London from the states and the food is gorgeous, wine list superb and service just about right. Cannot go wrong with picking this beauty.

BB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2015
Overall2food2service4ambience3

...then this is your place. The menu requires one to be an adventurous eater. That said, the risks were not worth the reward. The entrees were fussy, but frankly, not so great. Overall, a big disappointment.

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Tasting Menu with paired wines again and would have no hesitation in recommending this gastronomic treat to anyone who has yet to experience it

A
London
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A brilliant place for fantastic food, amazing service with friendly and very professional. A fantastic combination of formal and informal, beautifully prepared food which is to die for to eat and crisp everything but not as though you feel you cant relax. y partner was given a personal menu and gifts to take home which was not necessary but a lovely thought. Def will be going back for any occasion!!

FQ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The place is nice, a typical 2 michelin star restaurant with usual suspect dishes. Good service though.

M
London
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

N
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good quality of food
Good atmosphere for any event

f
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food,perfect service,great effort you can taste,try to get a table not too far in the back,very impressive wine-list,my 4-year- old son was treated very nice.

A
London
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taster lunch menu is excellent value and absolutely to die for. Braised ox cheek was the highlight of the tasting menu.

LF
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely nice dinner for St Valentine, the atmosphere is very romantic and the courtesy of the staff makes the evening even enjoyable. The foie gras and the deer were simply amazing, definitely the best I've have ever eaten in my life!
For the wine, we asked the sommelier for suggestions and the wine selection was extremely good and not pricey at all. He also added a lot more information about the wines and their origin, definitely a nice add-on.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant for any special romantic occasion

S
London
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the cuisine and the combination of flavours and tectures was truly outstanding. The service was equally good, combining attention to detail without being intrusive.

B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience3

As you would expect from a Howard restaurant, all courses were well balanced, and well cooked. However for a two starred restaurant I was underwhelmed, with nothing which stood out or delighted. Service slightly overly attentive.

k
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Food was fabulous, but the place smells so much that I couldn't even belief the Michelin people dared to stay long enough to finish their dinner and gave two stars !

L
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second time at the Square and it was better than the first time

J
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the tasting menu and were delighted with it. The sommelier was most helpful.
Well recommended.

B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming, decided upon a la cart as opposed to taster menu the lasagne crab was excellent as was the foir gras which are the signature dishes. I had the 55 day pork which was full of flavour and lighter than the fallow deer which was richer. The date soufflé is a must excellent! Service was well timed without being over the top. The somelier was both knowledgable and helpful offering wines of varying prices all affordable! It was my husbands birthday and the extra touch of a signed personal menu with a bag of chocolates finished off what was a special meal. Would certainly recommend a visit, it was my second and I will return.

OB
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our 2nd visit to The Square and it did not dissappoint. We had the 6 course lunch tasting menu which considering the superb quality of the food was excellent value at £60 per head. They handled replacing the pork dish for my wife totally seamlessly and with absolutely no fuss, in fact her White Park Beef was even better than my Crisp Berkshire Pork Jowl. The Amuse Bouche at the start were stunning, all 3 of them, particularly the Mini Beetroot Meringue stuffed with Foie Gras. The Cornish Mackerel was so fresh and perfectly cooked that it melted in the mouth and the Stuffed and Glazed Chicken Wings were the tastiest chicken dish I have had in years. They saved the best until last with a Vanilla Rice Pudding Souffle with Rhubarb Ripple Ice Cream, absolutely divine! The staff were really friendly and attentive and made us feel completely at ease right from the moment we arrived. The wine waiter gave us the full decanting performance at the table even though we had ordered one of the cheaper wines on the list (a superb Gigondas), made us feel very special. The interior has not been changed since it first opened and it is probably due a bit of modernisation but we loved the nice large tables with plenty of space between. We will be back next time we have a special occasion to celebrate.

KA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is wonderful when a restaurant lives up to it's reputation - our meal (we went for the tasting menu but chose our own wine rather than have too many different wines) was inventive without being weird, beautifully planned and presented. Service was exemplary and pitched appropriately. Thank you.

A
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2015
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The menu was pretty good i must say, and the taste of it is rather lovely as well. It negative of the experience was that the service of the restaurant was extremely poor (especially for a 2 star michelin restaurant), most of the staff did not even look like they wanted to serve food.

UG
London
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I adore The Square. Superb food, well-priced presented by an impeccable service. Wonderful place to catch up with friends.

R
Brighton
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved The Square. The whole experience is outstanding. Thoroughly recommended.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the set lunch taster menu, 6 beautiful courses. Great accompanying wine advice, although quite pricey but we did go through 6 bottles, including champagne! Heck you only live once and we all enjoyed it.

S
London
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have been wanting to try The Square for some time and it was with some anticipation that we arrived on Saturday night. First impressions were that it was freezing cold in the restaurant (some people wearing coats!) and that the decor was a little sterile. We chose the tasting menu, which started with an array of delicious amuse bouche; however, we were decidedly underwhelmed by the remaining courses, which seemed a little bland if anything. The wines were good, a very eclectic mix from around the world, it's always welcome to try something new. The staff, in particular our waiter, were very good. I just don't think this compares to Launceston Place for food, ambiance or value for money

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Square has been on my list of places to dine ever since buying the two outstanding cook books by Phil Howard. With it being my girlfriends birthday we decided to go, but specifically for the tasting menu, so to get the full range of food. It was amazing from start to finish, with special memories of the Cod and Octopus dishes. Flawless service, everything we could wished for and more.

C
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch menu offers excellent value for money and although limited in choice the food is exquisite and faultless.

LB
Nottingham
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is the 5th time I've eaten at this restaurant so I've obviously enjoyed previous occasions. This time it was just ok when one takes into account the prices or the overall value. Other than the Entrance Greeting, all other contact, whilst faultless in terms of service, lacked any degree of warmth and sincerity and as we left, we felt we had just dined upon a professional conveyor belt.