Sitting here having a nice cup of Peppermint tea, I thought maybe its time a good time to write-up my review of my recent visit to the Paternoster Chop House in London. I had been given a gift voucher to go and try out their 3 course set menu for their Sunday lunch.
The food served here is distinctive British, sourced ethically and with fresh seasonal ingredients. I was intrigued to try out this place and walking up to it the formally dressed attire of the waiters made us feel slightly under dressed! But they were welcoming and made an effort to make sure customers were comfortable and their every whim is called upon in a friendly manner. Being a sunny day, all customers were seated outdoors overlooking the square. I cannot comment on the atmosphere and whether it would be the same visiting the restaurant for dinner, but while we were there it was pleasant.
For starters, we went for a goats cheese tart served with wild leaves and Ox tongue served with pickled walnuts. Well.. I was not too sure about the ox tongue, I hesitated as you would but here writing my food blog I personally have to give everything a go! So I tried it and actually loved it! It was presented as like a terrine, spreadable on toast with pickled walnuts on the side. Great.
Overlooking the menu, there were a variety of interesting dishes, including the Beast of the Day; which was Galloway beef, served with beetroot, horseradish and yorkshire pudding. And the Fish of the Day which was Red Mullet, with a tomato and fennel butter.
We decided to try the above and I was pleasantly satisfied by the soft flakiness of the fish and how well it complimented the fresh fennel and parsley butter that gave the fish a silky finish. This was served with seasonal greens and watercress and I ordered a side of crispy roast potatoes. ( I do love my carbs!)
The Beast of the Day was a juicy, succulent cut of Beef that was served with a small pot of breadcrumbs unusually it added an interesting crunchy texture!
No meal is complete without dessert, In fact I think I’d probably decided what I was going to have before I even ordered my starter! We had the seasonal fruit crumble with ice cream, which was a lovely combination of sweet and tangy Summer berried and rhubarb. The other was a plum and almond tart which was crumbly, moist and tasted divine!
So to conclude, this was definitely a great place to go for Sunday Lunch in the City. The presentation of the dishes was immaculate and the service was faultless. At a £30 deal a head for 3 courses plus tea, coffee its worth it.
http://www.paternosterchophouse.co.uk/ Warwick Court, Paternoster Square, London