lI’ll admit it, I am a geek about reading reviews, particularly restaurant reviews – I love to know the general consensus about a place’s food, service, and any must try dishes. Mr. Spend ‘n Chomp is an even bigger geek and is a Yelp elite member (basically, he posted quite a few reviews and got invited to some events on behalf of Yelp). The two of us randomly happened upon a talk being given by Charles Campion, the food reviewer for the Evening Standard. He mentioned that the Square was one of his favorite restaurants in London and lunch was a great time to try it.
I had an old boss that said “You can tell how good a restaurant is by how good their bread is.” I found the bread here to be divine – crispy, slightly warm, and soft inside. Mmm.
The chef also sent out this amuse bouche of sea bass. Divine.
Finally my meal began with a lovely duck terrine with delicate vegetable flavors of rhubarb and beets.
Then my main was a venison (which I usually don’t eat) but the berry flavors really lightened and balanced the dish.