Philip Howard leaves the Square after 25 years

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 22nd March 2016
Two Michelin starred chef Philip Howard will be stepping down from his role of chef patron at the the Square after Marlon Abela purchases restaurant. Today Marlon Abela Restaurant Corperation (MARC), announced plans to acquire the renowned London restaurant, The Square. MARC already have nine restaurants across London and the East Coast of the United States. Marlon Abela, Chairman of MARC (Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation) Ltd, said: “I am delighted to welcome The Square into our family of restaurants. I have always admired its strong commitment to modern fine dining, devotion to quality and use of the finest, locally-sourced British ingredients. “The team’s approach to rigorous seasonality, passion for wine and dedication to delivering service excellence is in line with our core values.” Chef-patron Philip Howard will step down after 25 years at the helm. Philip said he is thrilled to pass on the restaurant to Marlon, who he describes as 'such a passionate restaurateur'. Philip’s business partner, Nigel Platts-Martin, the restaurateur behind notable London restaurants including The Ledbury, Chez Bruce and La Trompette added: “Phil and I have had a wonderful 25 years at The Square. I am confident that The Square will continue to thrive under the stewardship of Marlon Abela.” The Square first opened in 1991, and has had a long history as one of the UK’s finest restaurants, having retained its two Michelin stars for 19 consecutive years, since being awarded in 1998.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 22nd March 2016

Philip Howard leaves the Square after 25 years