Warm salad of monkfish with Jerusalem artichoke, rockets, beignets, Phil Howard's The Square, Mayfair

Phil Howard’s The Square, Mayfair, Review

6-10 Bruton Street Mayfair, London W1J 6PU www.squarerestaurant.com

I was recently invited to contribute to the promotional videos for Phil Howard’s new book The Square: Savoury (on pasta and vinaigrette), and was lucky enough to be able to eat at the two Michelin-starred restaurant afterwards.

Having already been in the kitchen for a stage and seen how some of the dishes were made, it was a truly interesting and lovely experience to be in the restaurant itself and dining.

Here are a few snaps of my lunch at The Square:

Qin Xie

Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef.

When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN.

Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014.

According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.