Little Erth by Nabz & G is not the typical kind of restaurant I would go to. In fact, had I not been invited by my health-conscious Spanish friend and brother (from another mother), Jose, I probably would never have gone there. You see, this is a restaurant which caters to vegans and pescatarians and not really to hardcore, diehard carnivores like me – least that’s what I thought. The interior of this small JLT branch is as rural-hip as they get. It’s a cosy place where the staff are laidback, smiley and friendly – my wife would love it there. She is a pescatarian of convenience who is also on a keto plus intermittent fasting diet (help me).
I think maybe Jose thought it would be funny to see my reaction to a burger made with quinoa, red-kidney beans, and sweet potato rather than meat. You know, if it tasted a little like burger, I wouldn’t have minded so much but it didn’t. Jose himself ordered the Miso Salmon on Freekeh. On what? For those of you who don’t know what freekeh is, it’s a Levantine and North African cereal food made from green durum wheat. It reminded me a little of buckwheat and, as an accompaniment to the salmon, was much, much better than my meatless burger.
There’s actually a lot on the menu for people like me. The burger was a dumb idea – it’s good for vegetarians who want a burger not for non-vegetarians who can have a real burger at any time. I actually liked the miso salmon and the tartine (also salmon) we started with. Yeah, I could eat here no problem, especially when I’m on diet (which I am now). The salads are actually quite colourful; mine had a flower on it, which I ate. It tasted like…um, a flower. Yeah, I’m not going to be the stereotypical, insecure carnivore and bash this place. I’m a health and environment conscious omnivore and I openly embrace this wonderful restaurant.
I am giving this a Ravenous Rating of 3.5 out of 5.0.
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