The Square

4.4
11 reviews
£41 and over
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 amongst 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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vipPatrickB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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WazzaC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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JJPARK
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 September 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.

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vipTiller
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on 14 September 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.

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vipBigSitheWineGuy
Buckinghamshire
9 reviews
Dined on 31 July 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.

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vipCherie
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 July 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.

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Francoise
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 June 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,

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 June 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.

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vipDALLondon
London
28 reviews
Dined on 21 May 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.

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vipWyndham
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 20 May 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.
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Davidg
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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danliszt
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
31 reviews
Dined on 14 March 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 :)

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vipsams
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 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.

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vipBoroughBurrrow
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 8 March 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.

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Fogbound
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 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

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Ails
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 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!!

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vipFawazQ8
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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

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Marmite
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 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!

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Nina
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good quality of food
Good atmosphere for any event

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felixg
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 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.

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Anon
London
22 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LoveFood
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 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

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Sermunculus
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 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.

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Barmyblade
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 11 February 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.

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knight
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 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 !

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Leefie
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jacksonville
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Bollyknickers
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 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.

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OldBlock
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 February 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