Skip to content

Print this page Back to results

The Square

6-10 Bruton Street, Mayfair, LONDON, W1J 6PU

The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef. Reassessment will take place in due course under the new chef. In March 2016, an era ended and a new one began as former owner and driving culinary force Philip Howard announced the sale of the Square to Marlon Abela, a man who knows a thing or two about the restaurant business, being at the helm of a high-end transatlantic portfolio. We await developments under a reconstituted kitchen team, but major changes of direction can, thankfully, be ruled out. The past quarter-century has seen a formidable reputation built here for refined modern French-oriented cuisine that utilises a wealth of thoroughbred British produce, in a style that is undeniably glossy and sophisticated, but doesn't wear its technical resourcefulness on its sleeve. The old red phone box still marks the spot a few yards from Berkeley Square, and behind the half-frosted glass is a wide civilised room, with space to manoeuvre between smartly clothed tables, large abstract artworks, and a service brigade that is a model of courteous vigilance. Dishes unashamedly mix high and humble, as for the roast foie gras that comes with Yorkshire rhubarb and walnut granola, and the sense of flavours firing on all cylinders is strong and true in another opener of sautéed langoustines with parmesan gnocchi in truffled potato emulsion. Delving deep into the French tradition, mains might produce roast guinea hen with a smoked sausage of its leg, creamed morels and white asparagus, or precision-timed Cornish cod and white sprouting broccoli in smoked anchovy and red wine. A plate of gariguette strawberries, sheep's yogurt and basil is a gently satisfying finisher.

Further information

Tel: 020 7495 7100
Please quote 'The AA'.
Send an email


Dates closed: 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan
Days closed for lunch: Sun, BHs

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern French
Number of seats: 75
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.



View larger map
Javascript is required to view this map


Use the route planner for your trip

Nearest station: Bond St, Green Park, Oxford Circus

Local information for W1J 6PU

Find the following on: