Philip Howard has always been a “chef’s chef”, quietly notching up years of service and influencing the industry immeasurably. His departure from The Square, following its sale to the Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation (MARC), marks the end of 25 years of consistent recognition for his highly acclaimed cooking at this landmark location.

Phil is now very much back in the kitchen having opened Elystan Street in Chelsea Green, London SW3. Since the September opening the restaurant has received phenomenal reviews in the press and has already won “Best New Restaurant” with Squaremeal

Whilst under his tenure The Square held 2 Michelin stars for 17 years. He remains a partner in three restaurants; The Ledbury, Kitchen W8 and Sonny’s Kitchen.