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September 2016: Yu Sugimoto has been appointed as executive chef following the departure of Phil Howard in March 2016. The Square was acquired by Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation (MARC), also in March. Formerly chef de cuisine at L’Espérance Marc Meneau in France, Sugimoto has worked at restaurants in Brittany and Paris alongside chefs including Alain Ducasse.

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Summary

With its “polished” style, “well-spaced tables” and “one of the Capital’s finest wine lists”, this Mayfair luminary would be a natural for besuited expense-accounters even without Phil Howard’s “complex and highly innovative” cuisine; however, critics of its slightly “sterile” setting and “exorbitant” prices were again more vocal this year.

£126
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Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Discreet, quiet and well-spaced”, this Mayfair landmark has long been a top expense-account choice, thanks to Phil Howard’s “brilliantly focussed” cuisine, and the “phenomenal” wine list; the experience can seem “a bit soulless”, though, and it is of course “astronomically expensive”.

£113
Very Good
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Phil Howard’s “consistently assured” cuisine “surprises even the most jaded palette”, and the appeal of his “calm” Mayfair HQ for some “serious dining” – especially for expense accounters – is completed by a wine list “to drain a sovereign wealth fund”; fans insist the suit-heavy ambience is “getting more lively” too.

£104
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Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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9.45 pm, Sat 10.15 pm, Sun 9.30 pm

The Square Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Square Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Square restaurant.
SHERIFF O
I had great expectations of this restaurant...
Reviewed 15 days ago

"I had great expectations of this restaurant however the food was a bit of hits and misses. StAarter was awesome, main was forgettable but the dessert was top notch. But it was fine dinning at its best. The service was excellent and so was the atmosphere."

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Emma C
It is beige - but the food is outstanding a...
Reviewed 9 months, 14 days ago

"It is beige - but the food is outstanding and the service immaculate.We go a few times each year and are never disappointed."

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6-10 Bruton St, London, W1J 6PU
Opening hours

lunch noon - 2.45 pm, dinner 6.30 pm - 10.45 pm
Last orders: 9.45 pm, Sat 10.15 pm, Sun 9.30 pm

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