So, as promised here is a bit more detail on how I stuffed my face while in the UK on my most recent trip.
First up, was The Square. A two Michelin star affair.
Amuse bouche of mozzarella in tomoto puree.
Followed by watercress soup and a cheese chip. Very rich and yummy. Tastes like spinach soup, but a bit lighter.
And an egg spring roll. Actually it would be more accurate to call it a wontan scrambled egg. A very interesting creation and very yummy! Sort of like a California roll.
And into the main. Halibut with cauliflower foam and a butter sauce. Now I don’t have that much experience of foam (besides vaguely knowing that its really hard to do) but it seemed like a bit of weird combination. Not to say that this wasn’t good, but it wasn’t excellent.
My dining companion on the other hand went for a roast beef with red wine. Done very well I must say. But again (I must be spoilt by Japan) nothing to rave about.
And finished off by a pistachio souflee. Now this was oh so good. With fig icecream on top (quite similar to something I had at the Ledbury a while ago) this was for me the highlight of the meal.
So how would I sum up The Square? Granted we were there on a weekday for the set lunch, so it always isn’t going to be as good as the full tasting menu at dinner. So although the food was quite good, I would say it wasn’t fantastic, more something I would expect at a one star restaurant rather than two. Although, in my limited experience (before I get lombasted) the only other two star restaurant I have tried is the Ledbury which I love, so this is not exactly an unbiased opinion.