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Rhodes in the Square - a fabulous evening

Hallie | May 6, 200206:41 AM

It was my birthday on Thursday and taking Simon's advice, I booked a table at Rhodes in the Square. Thank you Simon for making my birthday a memorable one!

Rhodes in the Square is as good as all of the raves it receives on this board but what really impressed me was the service. The staff were wholly unpretentious, chatty and efficent - extremely down to earth yet never skipping a beat.

The food was, as expected, superb. I had to try the lobster omlette thermador, which was so creamy and light that it could have appeared on the dessert menu. The mains we enjoyed included roasted cod on a bed of saffron prawns and greens in a fantastic, light buttery sauce and the guinea fowl accompanied by mousseline sausage. Unfortunately I couldn't face dessert and opted for blackcurrant and lemon sorbet (a sensible choice). My husband on the otherhand experienced their panacotta with blueberry compote...knee-meltingly sinful.

Celebrity chefs have never been my thing and Gary Rhodes' brand of nouveau British cooking just never seemed to appeal to me - faggot and mash, no matter how you spice it up always seemed to me like faggot and mash. Rhodes in the Square, however has completely changed my opinion - genuine creative cooking at its best.

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