Restaurants & Bars Guide News

News for April 2016

Chuck Burger East London restaurant North AmericanSM Exclusive: Chuck Burger to open permanent Spitalfields restaurant

HotBox fans rejoice: its burger brother arrives on the same patch in Spitalfields this June, promising more of the same burger and wings wizardry which made them a Hawker House success

Kojawan Pan-Asian restaurant Hilton London Metropole hotelKojawan: The Verdict

23 floors above Edgware Road, Korean-Japanese-Taiwanese hybrid Kojawan opened in the Hilton London Metropole hotel at the end of March. It’s kooky to say the least, with sexy manga characters and sci-fi stylings, but is it worth a visit? Find out here…

Eat Sleep Escape Squaremeal travel piece lifestyle magazine spring 2016Eat, sleep and escape this bank holi-May

What’s better than one bank holiday? TWO. We’ve been scouring the UK for the best minibreak ideas, so you can make the most of those glorious days off. Read on for our top tip-offs in Gloucestershire, Manchester, Cornwall and Cumbria  

Shochu Lounge london bar japaneseSM thermom-eater: what's hot and what's not this spring

Moving the mercury with everything from chicken-salt chips to deep-fried Creme Egg burgers (yes, really), here’s what we’re rating and hating this spring 

Gyoza bar 2016 2Be The Critic April 2016

We take a look at where you have been eating in London this month – join the conversation to win Champagne, Lavazza coffee machines, top restaurant dinners and more

Green's Restaurant Mayfair London Square Meal SquaremealFood for thought: goodbye to independent restaurants?

Does the rise of high-end restaurant chains with financial clout spell the end for individuality in Mayfair and St James’s?

Som Saa east London Thai restaurant Andy Oliver chef Two minutes with som saa’s Andy Oliver

From humble beginnings as a Thai residency at Hackney’s Climpson’s Arch, to one of the most anticipated London openings this year: read all about som saa here

The Astor Grill Berkshire hotel restaurantThe Astor Grill at Cliveden House opens

A UK road trip is in order as The Astor Grill at Cliveden House, Berkshire, opens today. André Garrett will head up the all-day dining concept, alongside his namesake restaurant at this quintessential country house hotel

Cambridge Circus Soho London The West End Theatreland Square Meal restaurants and barsSM Exclusive: ex-Benares chef to open Talli Joe on Shaftesbury Avenue

We exclusively reveal the first details of new Soho Indian Talli Joe, due to open at the end of April on the former site of Mela on Shaftesbury Avenue

Savini at Criterion London restaurant SohoSavini at Criterion: The Verdict

Prices are as high as the mosaic ceiling at this old-school, sumptuous Italian, but did Savini at Criterion impress? Read on to find out…. 

iCandy advertorial Squaremeal restaurant and bars guide 201610 high-end child-friendly restaurants in London

Eating out as a parent needn’t condemn you to a decade of Nando’s. Food writer and mum Nicky Evans recommends 10 stylish London treats to visit for both parents and kids

shot simple healthy organic tasty cafe city of London Square Meal restaurants Bride Lane Asad Naqvi Rahil Malik Alice MacKintoshSM Exclusive: 50% off at SHOT, Fleet Street

Ahead of health and wellbeing joint SHOT (‘Simple Healthy Organic Tasty’) opening off Fleet Street in April, we reveal its opening offer