Saturday 24 May 2008

GQS revisited

Tonight I finally got to take my husband to 32 Great Queen St. I've only been raving about it for a year... So I just made a booking in a week when he was too stressed with work to contribute to the discussion of where to eat after a matinee.

I started with crab on toast. It was a single slab of excellent sourdough toast piled high with crab meat (mostly rich brown meat) and a wedge of lemon on the side. My husband had brawn with radishes. The radishes were very good long ones with white tips, the brawn was as porky and tender and herb-flecked as you could wish, but a bit of white pepper would have been a good thing.

For main we shared a delicious rabbit pie. My only quibble is that the filling was a bit oversalted.

I had a scoop of heavenly raspberry and balsamic icecream for pudding. I love that you can order single scoops of icecream. It had a little home-made, slightly warm shortbread biscuit on the side. Superb.

The table of ghastly pretentious New York wannabe filmmakers behind us made for some fascinating eavesdropping, but overall I wish they'd gone to that new vegan raw food place. They probably appreciate being told that you've just become omnivorous after 8 years without meat. I for one didn't care and so I didn't want to linger over coffee.


SSS said...

I love crabmeat. Love, love, love. That sounds divine.

Alicia Foodycat said...

I'm a big fan of crab too. And as much as I love a big Queensland mudcrab, cooked Singapore chilli style, I do think the small brown British crabs have more flavour.


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