The Square
The Square

The Square

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.squarerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 02074957100x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:

    Monday - Saturday: 12.00 pm - 2.45 pm

    Dinner:

    Monday - Thursday: 6.30 pm - 10.00 pm

    Friday : 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm

    Saturday: 6.00pm - 10.30 pm
    Sunday: 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, French
  • Executive Chef: Philip Howard
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The private dining room at The Square offers the luxury of complete privacy. This smart, contemporary room can seat between 8 - 18 guests and benefits from close proximity to the entrance of the restaurant. In keeping with the main dining room it offers an ambience of easy opulence in which to enjoy a world class food and wine experience. With you and your guests set apart from other diners and distractions we can focus on providing you with an entirely bespoke occasion. This is a room which is equally suited to a celebration, a family treat or a serious business get together.
  • Private Party Contact: Karolina Szneler 02074957153x

Getting there

  • Public Transit: From Bond Street Station walk south on Davies Street to Berkeley Square, head along the east side of the square, and Bruton Street is on your left. (East)
    From Green Park Station walk up Berkeley Street to Berkeley Square, around the right (east) side of the square, and Bruton Street is on your right.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Square
Philip Howard has been chef and co-owner of The Square since its opening in 1991. Whilst the style of his cooking has evolved and progressed, receiving many awards and accolades along the way, the fundamental backbone of his dishes remains unchanged. Impeccable seasonal ingredients are accurately cooked and brought together on the plate in a harmonious, elegant, yet satisfying manner.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
The Square reviews from OpenTable diners
394 reviews since 25 October 2013
Average Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambience4.1
    Value3.8
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (270)fit for foodies (214)business meals (176)romance (154)outstanding value (37)pre/post theatre (26)good vegetarian options (24)sunday lunch (19)group bookings (17)disabled access (15)brunch (5)child friendly (5)outdoor eating (4)afternoon tea (4)Show More
  • Maigrin
    Maigrin
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    We visited The Square for our wedding anniversary, having admired Philip Howard for some time through his appearances on TV. We took the Tasting Menu with wine and every course was delicious. The wine matching was inventive. Service was excellent from start to finish. The great thing about this restaurant is that it not constantly referred to in the media so reservations are actually available at reasonable notice. We will most certainly return!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific culinary experience
    MPcdweller
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    It was the most refined dinning experience we had during this LME Week. Delicious cuisine and very profesional service. Place is bussy but discrete enough to dicuss issues over a table. I recomend it for any epicure and will definitely try to visit it next time.
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  • Consistently High Quality
    sichar
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    I have eaten at The Square several times before and each time the food and service have fully justified the restaurant's two Michelin stars. The flavours and textures of the food are sublime. Each dish is harmoniously designed and perfectly executed. The canapes, amuses bouches and pre-desserts were all delicious additions to a satisfying three course meal. With a cocktail each, a half-bottle of Condrieu and another of Santenay the meal for two cost £167 each.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • perfect solo meal
    saturdaylunch
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Treated myself to a wonderful meal at The Square on a Saturday afternoon. Staff was lovely and hospitable but never stiff. Love that they all had a wonderful sense of humor. Service was seamless and accomodating without being patronizing. My server wasn't afraid of giving his own opinion when recommending dishes. Loved that! Sommelier had chosen perfect wines for the tasting menu, albeit some strange ones! Was lovely. The food was divine. Innovative and manicured but still had substance. I could eat a dozen of the amuse bouche squid ink chips with taramasolata. Dorset crab lasagna had a shellfish sauce that was to die for. Would recomend for solo dining lunch or dinner, romantic dates, or business lunches/dinners.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunchtime
    flakeydove
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    Visited the square for the first time with high expectations , which I'm pleased to were More than matched. The set lunch was superb with quality, presentation and new flavours to the fore. Portions were generous but light , perfect for lunch and I'm looking forward to my next visit
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    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday best
    Mimmy
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    Looking for fine dining on a Sunday? Look no further than The Square. The restaurant was full and they were taking second sittings which suggests there is a need for Sunday opening. Most importantly, the food and service were top class. From the very first mouthful, delicious flavours, expertly cooked and presented. Service was excellent. Hooray for continuing to offer an a la carte menu.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Day Ruined By Food Poisioning
    Darren
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This is first review i've ever written of a restaurant but felt compelled to due to after effects of the meal. We got the lunch deal on Saturday, the restaurant seemed nice and waiting staff were very attentive but, what was supposed to be the beginning of an enjoyable day, was ruined when my fiance got food poisioning, she spent the remainder of the day doubled over - not great after spending so much on a lunch!! Plans for the rest of the day had to be cancelled so not a great experience all round!!
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  • Best Meal Experience Yet!
    GourmetZoe
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I went here with my partner for a special Saturday lunch and after looking forward to eating here for years- I was certainly not disappointed! The restaurant itself is elegant, yet comfortable. The service is extremely professional, but still personal and friendly. The set lunch menu is very good value for money: every mouthful was sublime. Every flavour was well balanced, every texture a sensory pleasure, the ingredients of the highest quality and the cooking perfect. Everything was presented beautifully- without being over complicated or fussy. There are stunning wines to suit every budget and they are also very accommodating to dietary requirements, without being patronising. When can we go again, please?
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Meal and Service
    WMBD
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    This meal was outstanding in every way. We had the set menu lunch with a beef carpaccio starter followed by veal although this bare description does not do it justice. We also had an amuse bouche and a dessert. The presentation of the courses in terms of visual appeal and delicate fusion of flavours was faultless. Our waiter was friendly, welcoming and efficient, as was the sommelier. The head waiter was also attentive, without being intrusive. We will return.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Lena
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Dinner at The Square is becoming a 'MUST' whenever we go to London. Our latest visit was just as good as the previous ones - at least! We love it all, the food, the wine list and the impeccable service. The only problem we've ever had at The Square: We always wish we'd had some of our food/wine loving friends with us, shared experiences are so much better!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Superb 2* running smoothly
    Brodule
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Excellent lunch with good wines by the glass. But watch the bill;-)
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • 5 Star Dining Experience
    Briggers
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    The Square's reputation is richly deserved. The ambience created the perfect setting for a fantastic food and paired wine tasting experience. The dining room was compact but in no way stuffy and the staff were genuinely friendly and looking to engage with diners who were interested in the food and wine pairings. Particular thanks to the sommelier for indulging all of our many wine questions.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    A beautiful, seasonal, collection of ingredients, wonderfully concocted and severed at a level that would suit every one.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    RodrigoVIP
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    We had a very good time at the Square. The restaurant may be a little too loud for some people but overall, it's a great experience!
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  • Superb experience
    Clackman
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    I've been dining at the Square for more than 10 years. I believe that my first experience there was in 2000, and the meal was superb. Since then, there have been a few occasions that left me a bit disappointed, but recently it has regained its footing. The tasting menu on my most recent experience (late September 2014) was excellent. The wine list has some very good values. The servers are attentive and helpful. I like the informality and lack of pretension. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • A fine lunch
    nata21by
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    Went there for a wedding anniversary with my husband. Apart from slow service at the beginning when they placed us in a waiting area for 20 minutes although we didn't really want it as our time available for lunch was limited (i.e. they effectively were running late at midday), everything else went smoothly - the food was excellent which is the main thing! One day I will go there again.
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Has seen its peak
    Xian
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    We have been frequenting this place for several years and have always enjoyed our visits. However this time we noticed that the dishes have become "over sophisticated" and somewhat too creatif. Whereas in the past there were well cooked dishes on offer, now the chef has gone done the alley with impressive sounding ones. Also service is not up to scratch anymore. We were two and for each dish they were first discussion (next to the table) who will get which plate......... It seems that we are not the only ones having realised this, as not all tables were occupied, this contrary to our previous visits.
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  • Excellent overall experience
    21SCE
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Excellent food and service, high standards but still relaxed , discreet yet attentive.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb overall experience
    stuh1
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    2nd visit to The Square. superb dining experience. one nice personal touch, after they found out it was my birthday, was a dining card, complete with my choice for the night, singed by the main man himself. if you like good food with excellent service, then it is a 'must try'.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lisa
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    Had the set lunch menu.The food was delicious. Orange soufflé amazing!!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Great food
    choco
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    Great food, good service but not sure it was 2 Michelin star standard. There were only 2 choices of bread (white or brown but the same type of bread) and it was served only once. They took my plates each time a bit early so I felt a bit rushed. Overall I enjoyed my meal but it would have been better if there was something special than other 1 Michelin star restaurants.
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  • Fine dining in Mayfair
    thegallopinggourmetVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    The food at The Square is superb, service is more relaxed than in other 2* establishments (a good thing) and there's a really decent range of wine price points. We thoroughly enjoyed dinner although our table wasn't ideal (next to the serving point from the kitchen). The room could do with an update now but the overall vibe is still Mayfair sophistication and the food is wow! A+
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  • Excellent food, superb service!
    gaborgy
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Visited the restaurant with my daughter with quite high expectations. Our tasting menu was creative and hit the highest quality. One of the best wine pairing we ever had, congrats to the sommelier! The service was engaging and especially attentive.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • 10 Course Tasting Menu
    alexholmes1988
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The whole experience was exquisite from beginning to end, made all the better by the always attentive and friendly waiters and sommeliers. The food was outstanding (as you'd expect from a 2 Michelin starred restaurant) and even though the portions may be small, after the final course I don't think we could have eaten any more! The wine list was expansive (>70 pages) and our glasses were never empty as they were constantly being topped up, but it was being done non-obtrusively and our time at the restaurant remained personal and private.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I understand this was set lunch menu, but the food was very mediocre and boring. I had a wonderful lunch set menu at places like pollen street social and la trompette which are both 1 star, so I had a higher expectation for the square, but it didn't quiet deliver the experience.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet experience
    legrang133VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Amazing food , impeccable service and a formidable wine list. The decor is rather old fashion and the crowd is fifty plus. The menu is fixed and it is either a tasting menu or a 3 course meal. Do not go unless you are not prepared to have a long and full meal.
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  • fantastic
    spencer
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    only one complaint and that is the ambiance could be better with some background music. apart from this the service was very good and the food fantastic.
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  • Sublime
    HoorayHenry
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Food prepared by experts using top quality ingredients & bothering to make it tasty
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  • Tk
    Greco
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Excellent food ,spoil for choice , the food is like out of this world ,really amazing!!! The wine list is fabulous -!!! Just best dining out!!!!
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch on 29 August 2014
    Pattinson
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Met Canadian friends and was proud of our choice of venue. Excellent Sommelier and food was exquisite. Canadian vegetarian was happy with the options for her. Only downside was that THREE times the waiter's got the wrong dishes. The amuse bouche got mixed up, The vegetarian got the foie gras starter and my Husband got her veggie dish.She was mortified and then reproached my Husband for ordering it in the first place !!!!! Then the main courses had to switched around too. Despite this an excellent lunch. Alison Pattinson
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  • Memorable
    JEF4dinner
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    The Square is one of the finest French restaurants that I have ever had the pleasure of dining in...fantastic, a 10/10.
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  • Masterpieces of plates!
    TrevigianoVIP
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Extraordinary Restaurant on the same chain than Ledbury actually even superior, in fact these Restaurants are changingi forever the meaning of eating, pressed to keep down prices at lunch to attract businness costumers, at The Square a lunch menu cost actually like a fish and chip with a starter and a Bier in a anonimous Pub! What's making history is that to keep so low prices, but at two Michelin Stars level! Chef must invent how to use normal ingredients to make extraordinary results. So sitting at the table you will be served a 'Opera d'arte' such as Gioconda Paint at Louvre or David statue at Florence: Same artigianal ability to create an ephemeral art of which we became part with the act of eating it. As result we same become art!
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    business meals, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Bananaman
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    The Square is wonderful restaurant with exceptional food and wine. The service was excellent and the team made you feel very welcome and were on hand to help you select from the menu where deciding was difficult as there were too many options that tempted us, as well as selecting a perfect white wine to accompany the meal. The highlight of the evening was the cheese course where we tried 7 different cheeses with a brilliant red wine. Well done I will be back soon.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ideal for refined palate
    FabienH
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    The atmosphere was ideal for a lovely romantic dinner. The staff were helpful and thoughtful, adjusting the aircon for our table without the need to ask was nice. We took the tasting menu and the food was excellent, especially the starters and desserts. The mains were very good but not to the level of the other courses.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly genuine service fab food
    AndEater
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    A real wow experience, fantastic quality food, personal friendly service. And an inexpensive but quality bottle of wine. Genuine excitement around our table as each course of our amazing 9 course tasting menu was brought to our table
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  • Top notch
    canuck
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    This is an excellent special occasions restaurant. The food was delicious and even had mini courses in between courses. The service was amazing - anticipated our every move. I enjoyed that they were able to have a joke with us as it made us feel more comfortable.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting Menu at The Square
    emilieVIP
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Everything was absolutely fantastic. We celebrated our first year anniversary at The Square and took the Tasting menu. All the starters were excellent, the main courses delicious and the desserts... the fig soufflé was one of the best desserts we've ever had! I definitely recommend everyone to try! Service was great also and knew how to pour wine properly. The only improvement might be on the bread selection (only 2 different types)... but that really didn't stop us to spend an amazing evening.
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  • Brilliant!
    Reeferman
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    The staff - without exception - were fantastic. Friendly, helpful and welcoming but never pushy or over-bearing. The food was amazing - and a cheeseboard that looked (and tasted!) out-of-this-world. Throughly recommended - not a bad table in the restaurant!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Right1
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Seasonal ingredients cooked perfectly, the emphasis on balance and flavour and presented beautifully. This is a proper Michelin starred restaurant. I thoroughly enjoyed a delicious langoustine starter and then an even better early season grouse main. Accomplished front of house and a helpful sommelier. London is blessed with many good restaurants and this is clearly one of the very best.
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  • lkeenanVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Truly superlative food coupled with excellent service and graceful atmosphere
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