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Squares

#15,250 of 17,544 Restaurants in London
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Whitcomb Street | Trafalgar Square, London WC2H 7HG, England
+44 20 7925 7000
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

the location is nice, close enough to piccadilly circus, but far enough that you can take a moment to breathe and rest your feet away from all the hustle and bustle. The seating area is nice too, with comfy seats and we could pick our own table. A friendly waitress immediately took our drink order. Unfortunately that's where the pros... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

Arrived at 12.10 for lunch only for waitress to enquire as to why we were there! We advised we were there for lunch, and she answered that lunch starts at 12pm - it was ten past. Once seated, I explained I had a WOW card (persons living/working in Westminster get various discounts from various establishments) and confirmed the 50% food... More 

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Thank Bris2lBlonde
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

Was a little concerned before we got there, as the day before I had read all the reviews on here but had a Wowcher for it. When we arrived, we were greeted by a lovely waitress who was very nice and settled us with a glass of bubbly before asking for the wowcher which we happily handed over (as always... More 

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1 Thank Dawn S
london
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

Having had a superb afternoon tea at the Hyde Park Thistle Hotel a few months ago on a Travelzoo deal - reviewed by me after my visit, I was delighted to see a Wowcher deal for tea at the Thistle Royal Trafalgar. Upon arrival there was no record of our booking which we had made for the opening time for... More 

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Thank francesanne
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

Booked Christmas afternoon tea for my daughter and I. We were seated in a very cramped area by a window overlooking the bleak concrete area outside. The food was of a very poor standard. Sandwiches were mismatched, some tiny some huge. My 10 year old som makes better scones than the minute heavy offerings we were served! The cakes appeared... More 

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Thank deborah c
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

We only went to this hotel for the Christmas Afternoon Tea deal and it was the absolute worst dining experience of my life and I still feel sick by the memory of it. For reference, here is the description they posted for the afternoon tea: 'Upon arrival, you and your lucky companion will be seated and treated to a warming... More 

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Thank stephaniex1991
Chatham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

We arrived just after 5:30 pm and had the choice of any table as we were the first to arrive. We ordered a bottle of wine and then ordered the meal. Then the waiting ..... It took an age for the starter to arrive, the main course took just as long. I am not sure where the staff were most... More 

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Thank marc01634
Corringham
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Please give this a miss, because there were 8 of us, table booked the day before and the gentleman who took the booking asked "are you restricted by time?" and the answer was "yes" as it was our lunch hour. So he said if you could have your orders ready when you come in it would be helpful. So, we... More 

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Thank GillandPaul2
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

I booked to have afternoon tea here for 2. We used a voucher we had purchased. We were seated straight away (awful view I was opposite the tv of the massage parlour so whilst there I had Demo's of foot massages!) The service wasn't a bad pace, however it wasn't particularly attentive. We received our sparkling wine, then waited a... More 

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Thank Carol S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013

Me and my partner went to the restaurant for a quick meal the waitress thought a jack Daniels and diet coke was food and was saying they didn't have steak or fish and we had to call another waiter to understand our drinks order. Then the first waitress came back we asked for a half roast chicken with just chips... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Cuisine
British, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitcomb Street | Trafalgar Square, London WC2H 7HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7925 7000
Description
Squares is recognised as a restaurant that offers high quality food and superior service. Situated within The Royal Trafalgar Thistle Hotel, Squares is ideally located just five minutes' walk from Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square tube stations. On a quiet street adjacent to the National Gallery, the kitchen team creates quarterly changing menus using the best seasonal and regional produce. Squares offers a delicious selection of modern European cuisine, with a covered terrace for year-round al fresco dining.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
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