Having held two Michelin stars for over fifteen years, Phil Howard is regarded as one of the finest chefs in the country. The restaurant originally opened in St James in 1991, The Square then relocated to its current location on Bruton Street in 1997. Phil Howard also co-owns the highly successful Ledbury, and the great valued Kitchen W8.
Having visited London quite frequently over the last couple of years, we felt we should finally try the food at The Square after hearing many good reports. After an enjoyable walk around Mayfair we arrived for our much anticipated lunch. We had however heard mixed reports about the Dining room, although we were actually very impressed by the décor. The minimalist but classy furnishings and art work, for us was the perfect setting for our lunch. We were shown the menu’s for the day and opted for the lunchtime tasting menu. Here is what we ate:
|Pot Roasted Cauliflower, Black Truffle|
Slightly unsure of what to expect when presented with this dish, we were instantly impressed after the first bite. The cauliflower had been prepared wonderfully, and really worked well with the Lardo Di Colonnata. The black truffle added a luxurious element to the dish. This was a beautifully thought out dish that really caught our attention.
|Cannelloni of Langoustine Claw and Scallop|
|Venison Faggots with Smoked Creamed Potatoes|
|British and French Cheese|
We always enjoy a pre dessert cheese board, and this ticked all the boxes with enough crackers and bread provided. It should be noted that the waiter explained the choices of cheese well and why they work well together.
|Rhubarb Ripple soufflé, Vanilla Ice Cream|