Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Square , London

Having eaten here several times I always leave asking myself if this is the best restaurant of its type in London and wondering why it remains stuck on two Michelin Stars.

It is easily an equal to Gordon Ramsey at Royal Hospital Road and in my view ahead of the tired Le Gavroche and the hard sell of Petrus (maybe no longer the case as Marcus Wareing). Therefore I feel that along with Pied a Terre , The Square is overdue for elevation to 3 stars.

On my most recent meal the Lasagne of Crab with Langoustine Cappucino and Basil followed by Ayreshire Aged Beef Fillet with croustiliant of Ox tongue , bone marrow , foie gras and girolles were stunng and beautifully executed.

The amuse "guelle" was an insense gaspacho with two miniscule fried kalamari on the side - certainly woke up my taste buds.

I had a wonderful desert Pavé of Chocolate with Griottines which description will not do it justice.

A half bottle of St Aubin followed by a 2002 Henri Boilott Volnay 1er Cru Les Cervets accompaied what was one of the best meals I have enjoyed in London for a long while.

The service was what you would expect of such a professional establishment.

My congratulations to Philip Howard and his front of house team - I hope they receive their just rewards in 2010.

6-10 Bruton Street, W1J 6PU
Tel: 020 7495 7100
Nearest tube: Green Park

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