Square 1 Restaurant is run by Spencer and Claire Hewitt and is situated in Great Dunmow, Essex. The Square 1 ethic follows some simple rules: Make it Fresh, Local, Inspired, Modern, Uncomplicated & Delicious! Spencer and Claire have an enthusiastic and professional team at Square 1. 

At Square 1 Restaurant, you should expect, a relaxed, but formal dining experience, top quality wines, champagnes and cocktails, locally sourced produce and a great atmosphere.

Spencer Hewitt

Spencer Hewitt

Chef Patron

With over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Spencer's passion for locally sourced produce and fresh, modern cooking has always been the main focus.

Alex Webb

Alex Webb

Head Chef

Fresh young talent from the London scene, one of Alex’s first jobs was working as a Kitchen Porter at Square 1 – just look at him now - competing in Masterchef: The Professionals!

Kat Byford

Kat Byford

Restaurant Manager

The glue that holds us together, super organised, experienced and professional. A woman of many talents, she also has a passion for makeup artistry!

Opening Times


  • Monday – Saturday: Midday – 2.30pm
  • Sunday: Midday – 3.00pm


  • Monday – Saturday: 6pm – 9pm

To book a table please call 01371 859922 or book online here.

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Dress Code

Whatever you feel comfotable in - just not nudey rudie


We have highchairs. We always welcome well behaved children to Square 1. We do not offer a children’s menu, however we can simplify dishes on the menu and we can also offer dishes like pasta and cheese or chicken with vegetables and chips. Please do call us if you have any questions.

Gift Vouchers

Vouchers can be purchased at Square 1 or purchased online.  Please mention your voucher when you book your table and remember to bring it with you.

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