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) #15,732 of 18,151 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ British, European
Whitcomb Street | Trafalgar Square, London WC2H 7HG, England
+44 20 7925 7000
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  • Excellent3%
  • Very good11%
  • Average23%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible40%
2 Jan 2017
“Lunch was a waste of time”
8 Aug 2014
“mediocre food & service”
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British, European
$$ - $$$
Whitcomb Street | Trafalgar Square, London WC2H 7HG, England
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

We did not stay here but decided on a late lunch out after going to the National Portrait Gallery; we wanted somewhere quick and easy to eat with plenty of seating. No wonder there was plenty of seating - we ordered a sandwich and soup...More

1  Thank fernhall
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...More

Thank Zuleika123
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...More

Thank Bris2lBlonde
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...More

1  Thank Dawn S
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...More

Thank francesanne
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...More

Thank deborah c
Reviewed 7 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:...More

Thank Stephanie S
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...More

Thank marc01634
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...More

Thank GillandPaul2
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...More

Thank Carol S
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
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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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