Restaurants & Bars Guide News

News for February 2016

Angler fish seafood restaurant londonThe ocean’s your menu with our pick of London’s best fish restaurants

Given up something for Lent? Vowed to renounce meat for the duration? Well, we’ve a netful of flipping fresh ideas to bolster your willpower, tantalise your taste buds, and keep you in the swim – so why not feast on a fish for Friday?

Behind This Wall east London barLondon bar round-up, February 2016

Our bar reviewer extraordinaire Keith Barker Main has truly trotted all over London in the last few weeks. If you’re in need of a new favourite bar, you’ve come to the right place 

celebs from square meal guide star spotting selectionGet in the Oscars mood at a celeb-filled restaurant

I just wanna thank my Mum, my Dad, my eyelash technician and my hamster. Oh, and my chef. Here we divulge our list of London’s starriest restaurants – where the glitterati sparkle and the odd supernova ignites

Gallery International restaurant London IslingtonFrenchie and Galley: The Verdicts

After much anticipation, Frenchie opened in Covent Garden on 28 January, while Islington’s Galley caught us by surprise with an out-of-the-blue launch a day later – read our new reviews here

Square Reel video news London restaurantsSquareReel News: 22/02/16 [VIDEO]

This week we trek intrepidly into the depths of Covent Garden to film mountains of gyoza. Hit play to find out precisely where these pleasurable parcels can be spotted…

London Kitchen WeddingLondon Kitchen

Company launches new event menus for 2016

Tricycle Ideas Box - gin swan headIdeas Box

Latest addition to its fleet is the gin and tonic tricycle

Deliveroo Deliveroo

High-end delivery service from restaurants to offices

Ampersand cateringAmpersand

Caterer now working with British Golf Museum

Dorset Mobile Bar - the pubThe Inflatable Pub

Dorset Mobile Bar’s dry-hire event space


Powerhouse - guidePowerhouse

Conference-focused arm of Awesome Events

Lick Me I'm Delicious - orb machineNew inventions from the team

The latest to come out of the lab are the Portable Chocolate Factory and Popcorn Creation Machine. The former pours tempered chocolate out of a tap to make bars fresh to order, while the other shoots out a waterfall of air-popped corn that caramelises into a myriad of flavours. - event set upGuineapig

Innovative products from newly launched company

Native London restaurant Covent Garden Native: The Verdict

What do you get when you cross a falconer, an ex-River Cottage chef and a former surfing shop in Covent Garden? Find out here as we review Neal’s Yard’s newest tenant

Event Review Festival No 6 September 2015 - the viewEvent Review: Festival No 6, 1-4 September 2015

We joined an urbane crowd in Wales for a festival that makes the most of its unique Mediterranean setting

Oliver Maki London Soho Japanese restaurantOliver Maki: The Verdict

We slip in to Japanese newcomer Oliver Maki, Soho, to discover if its sushi rolls are set to rock London. Below is an interview with founder Oliver Zeitoun and our restaurant review

Square Reel video news London restaurantsSquareReel News: 15/02/16 [VIDEO]

We’re back with our weekly video, filmed at Galley, Islington’s new surf and turf restaurant. We find out more (translation: we eat all the food) and reveal London’s latest restaurant and bar news

Sartoria Jan 2016 3Be The Critic February 2016

We look back on where our ravenous readers have been eating this month, revealing where’s hot and where’s lingering at lukewarm and a bit limp. Get involved and you could win big…

100 Wardour Street Lounge restaurant Soho London restaurants and bars Square Meal D&D London100 Wardour St: The Verdict

Rising from the (quite literal) ashes of Floridita and once home to Soho’s famed Marquee Club, this D&D London address oozes history – but is its latest incarnation groupie-worthy? Find out here

Claw London pop up event seafood winter Square MealFebruary's finest London pop up restaurants and bars

We cherry-pick London’s best pop ups for February 2016, including the Wild West via east London and an illicit underworld of gangsters and gambling in a secret location

Neighbourhood Survey Square Meal LondonVote for your favourite neighbourhood restaurants

Tell us about your local dining scene with our Neighbourhood Favourites Survey, and you could win a case of Pommery Brut Royal Champagne or a £75 Square Meal Restaurant Gift Voucher 

The Samling hotel restaurant WindermereRomantic getaways for Valentine’s Day 2016

If a box of choccies and some last-minute flowers won’t quite cut it this year (when did it ever?), why not board the love train to one of our 100 Best UK Restaurants? Make a weekend out of celebrating your everlasting love, with a romantic countryside stroll, followed by a romantic dinner, and finished with a, err, romantic hotel stay. You’ll get brownie points, and probably much more… 

Chinese new year London10 London restaurants for Chinese New Year 2016

Monday 8 February will see China’s lunisolar calendar begin a new phase and unleash monkeys upon us all. Or something. Of course, we’re using it as an excuse to eat ALL of the dim sum – find out where to get the best Chinese food right here

Restaurant newsSquareReel News: 01/02/16 [VIDEO]

Galvin HOP has launched in Spitalfields with some seriously good hotdogs and beer; we were there with our cameras to ensure you don’t miss any of the action…