I had one of the best dishes I've eaten for a long time at the National last night (preview of Port - excellent). Not at the posher Mezzanine but at the Terrace, above the Lyttelton. It was described baldly as 'parsnip, parsley root salad.' The parsley root was a coarse julienne of a vegetable I've never had before, the parsnip was a mousse with heavenly texture and sweetly subtle taste.
My other dish was pretty good fried prawns in shreds of shredded wheat type pastry.