After reading some negative reviews I felt it needed a little balance from those who were treated to a fantastic dining experience. A good expresso martini to peek us up before ascending the labyrinthine stairs opening up inio an impressively decorated main hall that seemed to go on for ever but kept a sense of grandeur. The service was attentive and quick with the waiter having a good knowledge of the wine list. The food wasn't complicated but well cooked but that's the idea. It's not to be the same as Gordon Ramsay's higher end cuisine; it's different!. The chocolate tart with salted caramel ice cream (shared) was immaculate and a real indulgence to finish and the suggestion of a desert wine to go with each desert choice was a great idea for someone who normally has little enthusiasm for it. Another expresso Martini finished off the night and although maybe a little pricey, it is London and for the experience as a whole we felt it was worth it
Bread Street Kitchen
© Rob Greig
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Time Out says
Posted: Tue Sep 25 2012
Part of the Gordon Ramsay stable, Bread Street Kitchen is set in the glitzy One New Change shopping centre (next to Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa) and on the doorstep of St Paul’s Cathedral, so its customers are nicely diverse: City suits, tourists, shoppers, families. The space is vast – you can barely see from one end to the other – with floor-to-ceiling windows on one side, and a long open kitchen on the other. The wow-factor design (courtesy of Russell Sage, responsible for many of London’s best-looking restaurants) takes industrial-cum-brasserie chic to a new level, using curved banquettes in gold and green to break up the space, and throwing in plenty of exposed ductwork, white tiles and metal grilles. The menu is pretty huge too, with influences from Britain, Italy, the States and beyond; there’s lots of fish, but also pork chops and ribeye (courtesy of the Josper grill) and the likes of oriental duck salad. It’s a fun place to eat, with friendly and focused staff, and mostly excellent cooking. Roasted cod with capers, artichoke and a red wine sauce was hearty and rich, but a salad of couscous, cranberries, radish and mint was too much like a M&S takeaway pot. Sides include macaroni cheese and classy chips – fluffy interior, crunchy golden exterior. BSK also offers breakfast and weekend brunch and there’s a bar downstairs, at street level.
One New Change
Bread Street Kitchen 10 Bread Street
- Venue phone:
020 3030 4050
- Venue website:
- Opening hours:
Breakfast served 7-10.45am Mon-Fri. Meals served 10.45am-11pm Mon-Fri; 11.30am-11pm Sat; 11am-8pm Sun
Tube: St Paul's tube
Main courses £12.50-£31. Meal for two with wine and service: around £110
One New Change
- One New Change
10 Bread Street
- 020 3030 4050
- One New Change
- One New Change
Average User Rating
2.8 / 5
- 5 star:1
- 4 star:3
- 3 star:4
- 2 star:2
- 1 star:3
I usually don't write reviews but this is one of the worst places I have eaten. The service is super slow, it takes 1,5 hours to have lunch, my food was too salty and heavy, the sides were served cold and it is pricey for what it is! I can't believe that this is a Gordon Ramsey restaurant.
I have been here three times. The food has always been good, but nothing more, even though it should be for the high-ish price. Most mains are under £20 though. Cocktails are excellent. If you are bothered about how much you spend, before ordering one of the specials, do ask how much they are. On one of my visits, two people at my table had the dover sole special (after a very hard sell from the waiter) and it came in at £40 each. I know it's an expensive fish, but I'm not sure they would have ordered it had they known the price.
Had the chicken wings as a starter, which were very nice. My boyfriend's sirloin steak was cooked perfectly and was one of the best we had in London, chips were excellent. My roasted cod was light and flaky but the sauce and crushed potatoes were a bit too heavy. Chocolate tart with salted caramel ice cream and cheesecake were fab. However our mains arrived 45 minutes after we had our starter which is shocking. I have to say the staff handled the situation very well and did not charge our wine or desserts but I don't understand how a GR kitchen can't send 2 main courses in 45 minutes!
Terrible and ignorant service, tiny portions, over-priced and boring menu - it would not even be the last place I recommend.
Food was decent, had the Burger nothing special. Had a spot light hitting me directly in face, and no one could adjust it for me..waitress,manager etc etc..?! it was a pretty simple task to improve comfort of an 8 person table. But No. We ordered our food at 830..and got food at 10pm. Enough said. So yes. Slow, Overpriced, and so so food.
The food was nice but the servers still need training! Maybe the same one as he one mentioned in the review, brought me another round or bread and butter AFTER I finished my meal. I suppose it as for the ppl two tables down who just sat down but clearly this server knew I finished eating... Weird...
Gruesome xperience. Salty, dry, unedible. Dull, noisy, overpriced, overrated. Not even posh, just pointless.
I would definitely dine at Bread Street Kitchen again. Staff were welcoming, food was delicious (recommend the venison and some sneaky macaroni and cheese on the side), and our waitress was very attentive and happy to offer her opinions and recommendations. Most importantly, the bread was good too..
Lovely decor but let down by appallingly slow service. Menu was interesting and lots of dishes caught our eye, however most of them did not deliver. Charcuterie was still not mature enough to be have been served, crispy pigs head was an oily, glorified potato croquette, chilli mayo was just plain mayo that did not even taste home-made. Scallop though was cooked perfectly as was the seabass main. The poussin main was still bloody inside which was worrying. The waiter actually asked me "how would you like it cooked" when I ordered it which shows a startling lack of food awareness!! Drinks service was both in the bar & restaurant agonizingly slow. Nobody seemed to have a clear idea of what they should be doing. We ended up being served by the receptionist as by then we had waited 40mins just to get our pre-dinner drink and were about to give up. Maybe I just had too high an expectation of the evening but I thought GR's newest venture would be something to come out of the traps like a rocket! Will give it a few months to settle and try again....maybe
I was first on opening day for Breakfast and almost the last to leave when I returned for dinner so definitely had more of a feel for the overall Bread Street Kitchen experience than most, With over 700 people booked for the first day I am glad I had the early day experience which would give a better idea how service would run under normal circumstances then what some other reviews have been based on during 'Rush Hour’ Evening with over 200 Customers eating at any one time including the usual first day river of papa'rat'zi reviewers and self-proclaimed ‘expert’ bloggers trying to make a name for themselves by trying to find criticism in every twisted perverse way they can whilst actually forgetting the food, Ambiance, Decor or the mostly good elements of service! Ok Breakfast first which someone has done an amazing Job sourcing as is literally the best of everything-For those who have had the fortune of indulging in breakfast at Planefood at T5 you will know what I’m talking about - It’s the reason why since T5 has opened I have never taken a flight from any other terminal even if the cost of the flight was hundreds more! Service at breakfast was pretty much flawless considering 1st day a pretty mean feat with the place gradually filling. Onto dinner and an amazing great Value menu, The dearest item for main is a Massive Rib eye steak at £29 on par with my favourite steak haunts Hawksmoor and Goodman the difference was around £10 behind the above mentioned on price and taste ahead of a certain ‘cooks’ restaurant opposite. Who is meant to pride himself on the ability to source and cook a steak correctly! That was the most expensive item most were around the £15 mark my fiancée had the Sea Bass at £18 and my friend Gordon’s amazing Short Rib burger one of the best I have sampled and at £11 making his starter and main less than £20!! Most of the starters are around £10, As you would expect from Ramsay establishment this gets you amazing fresh produce combined into a taste tantalising combination which excites and intrigues the palette. My choice was thinly sliced Lancashire beef, Barigoule vegetables, and quail’s eggs a true all I can say is organic orgasmic ! So to sum up Dinner at an average of around £30 for 2 courses you would be hard pushed to find such value in the surrounding area and the quality and taste combination’s just blow its competitors somewhere into the Thames! Then there is the restaurant itself £5m to launch it’s for a reason, It simply is one of the most stunning sensational design in the city everything is reclaimed and extremely fun and funky I loved it. There are some great view points if you want to check out what’s going on and seating that a lot of thought went into so that big groups are cosy 2’s can be comfortable. . To Sum up A fantastic team and the best freshest produce make Bread Street Kitchen a fantastic experience, Amazing Value and undoubtedly one of Gordon’s biggest Successes.