Restaurants & Bars Guide News

News for March 2016

Yumi Izakaya Soho Piccadilly West End Hotel Japanese restaurant pub London Square MealYumi Izakaya: The Verdict

A truly multinational newcomer, this Shaftesbury Avenue Japanese joint is the work of a Londoner who first launched it in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Did all that globetrotting pay off? Find out here…

Kojawan Pan-Asian restaurant Hilton London Metropole hotelSM Exclusive: First pictures of Kojawan

We’ve got the first pictures of Kojawan, the new Korean-cum-Japanese-cum-Taiwanese restaurant at the top of the Hilton London Metropole 

Decatur pop up restaurant London Spring 2016SM Exclusive: Decatur goes permanent at East London’s Pamela

From Friday 1 April, Haggerston pop-up restaurant Decatur will become a permanent, chargrilled-oyster-brandishing fixture following its three-month residency

Critic of the year 2015 The Cheese Square Meal LavazzaSquare Meal Amateur Critic of the Year 2015

We’ve been looking back at the last twelve months of Square Meal Diner Reviews to crown our Amateur Critic of the Year. Read on to find out who came out on top and how you can become a gourmet groupie too

Duende Spanish restaurant Covent Garden LondonEncant: The Verdict

Did Victor Garvey’s new Covent Garden restaurant, Encant, leave us on tapa the world?

Papi Pickles London pop up eventThe best pop ups in London this month

Spring has most certainly sprung – and with it a whole host of pop ups. Boozy supper clubs from Berlin, Breaking Bad cocktail bars and naughty 90s kids throwing pick ‘n’ mix-fuelled parties await. If they’re the top of pop ups, they’re here

Trishna Marylebone Mayfair Deliveroo London Restaurants posh delivery takeawayPosh restaurant delivery

Eating in is the new eating out. High-class restaurant delivery has taken off and taken to the road, bringing Michelin-starred excellence to your home. Here are the best

Dickie Fitz Restaurant Feb 2016 2Dickie Fitz: The Verdict

Replacing the former Newman Street Tavern, Dickie Fitz aims to shine rays of Australian sunshine on to Fitzrovia’s hungry diners. Did we get sunburnt? Find out here

Barbecoa London city barbecue restaurant whisky wine barWhisky watering holes

With Whisky Live London kicking off this weekend, we’re here to enable you, oh sorry, we mean advise you on London’s best whisky bars

The Escapologist London bar render covent garden londonSM Exclusive: The Escapologist

We got the exclusive scoop on The Escapologist, a party bar opening in Covent Garden later this month

Pharmacy 2 South East London Damien Hurst restaurantPharmacy 2: The Verdict

You’ve watched our video, you’ve inhaled the hype and you’ve bought a Damien Hirst piece in a crazed episode (that’s what credit cards are for), but is Pharmacy 2 actually any good? Find out here

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge October 2015 5National Butchers’ Week 2016

We’re going meat mad for National Butchers’ Week. Need some guidance? Check out our lists of the best places to satisfy your carnivore cravings, whether it’s steak, burgers or chicken that gets your juices flowing…

BMW Sosharu Square Meal event LondonSquare Meal and BMW take over Sosharu

BMW and Square Meal are treated to a sneak preview of Sosharu, Jason Atherton’s hotly anticipated Japanese restaurant 

Jason Atherton Sosharu London restaurant Square Reel newsSquareReel News: 07/03/16 [VIDEO]

We got a sneak preview of Sosharu before the official opening and Jason Atherton was in the hot seat. Hold tight for a full review of the restaurant coming next week, but in the mean time check out our SquareReel interview


Roka Japanese restaurant London MayfairGyoza crazy for London’s best Japanese restaurants

London’s Japanese restaurant scene is set to heat up with the arrival of Jason Atherton’s Sosharu in Clerkenwell on 7 March. So here are some scorching competitors

Duende Spanish restaurant Covent Garden LondonSM Exclusive: First-look pictures of Duende, Covent Garden

We're on tapa the world today with these exclusive first-look pictures of Duende, the Spanish tapas restaurant from Victor Garvey opening in Covent Garden this Friday 

Glenmorangie London pop up March eventThe Glenmorangie pop-up bar returns to London

Clear the diary, whisky fans: Glenmorangie is popping up in Soho once again, offering an intimate tasting journey at the Beyond The Cask Bar from 3 to 15 March

Square Meal Video News Mark Hix Pharmacy 2SquareReel News: 02/03/16 [VIDEO]

Vauxhall is getting delirious and it’s all Damien Hirst’s fault. We take the temperature of his new Pharmacy 2 restaurant and interview menu maestro Dr Mark Hix – medicine never tasted so good

Event review Mencap Charity Day at Newbury Racecourse - credit jenna wikeEvent review

We get the first train out of Paddington for a day at the races