The Square is a Michelin star restaurant in Belgravia that has a reputation for both consistent quality and uncompromising modernity. After 25 years at the helm, head chef Philip Howard stepped down to be replaced by Clément Leroy. The space itself underwent a complete refurbishment, undertaken by retail, hotel and restaurant design specialist Virgile + Partners.
Virgile + Partners’ approach to the design of the 78-cover space was to reimagine what fine dining might look like. The result is a new visual vocabulary for The Square that blends industrial finishes with a contemporary art gallery aesthetic. The space is furnished with the iconic Eero Saarinen Conference Chair (designed in 1946 – 1950) from Knoll, with bases in a bespoke height, to make them more suitable for relaxed dining.