Is the new Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay worth checking out?

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    Image source: Gordon Ramsay Group

    Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has emerged from Hell’s Kitchen to bring to Singapore its latest restaurant at Marina Bay Sands — Bread Street Kitchen.

    The much anticipated eatery opened in Singapore to much fanfare on 19 June, but while the British European restaurant and bar has received some rave reviews, it has its fair share of criticisms. So if you’re deciding whether or not to splurge on a meal there, check out our story on the hits and misses at Bread Street Kitchen, based on what we’ve gleaned from reviews so far.

    Bread Street Kitchen
    The restaurant’s main dining room, bar overlooks the waterfront

     The Hits:

    1. We love that the restaurant menu features seasonal produce, so you’re assured of fresh ingredients at its harvesting peak.

    2. Modelled after the London version and featuring the same industrial design, the Singapore version of the restaurant-bar is the closest you can get if you haven’t had the chance to visit Bread Street Kitchen London.

    3. Expect nothing less than impeccable and prompt service from its wait staff.

    4. The desserts are amazing! Must tries include The Parfait with Poached Blackberries ($18) and Banana Toffee Pudding ($18)

    5. Bread Street Kitchen Singapore is helmed by Sabrina Stillhart, an experienced chef who has been with the group for a decade.

    Sabrina Stillhart, Executive Chef, Bread Street Kitchen, Marina Bay Sands
    Chef Sabrina Stillhart

    The Misses:

    1. Signature dishes such as Shepherd’s Pie and Pork Belly are not wow, while the BSK Burger looks better than it tastes.

    2. A side of 5 Tamarind Spiced Chicken Wings costs $18 and the Sepherd’s Pie costs $38. A tad overpriced in our opinion.

    3. Most of the dishes are not unique to Singapore but comes from a “template” menu. A similar concept restaurant by the group in Hong Kong, is said to be offering more or less the same dishes.

    4. As a restaurant-bar, the music and noise from other diners can get pretty loud – not the most conducive place for a business lunch or first date.

    Tamarind spiced chicken wings, spring onions, coriander
    Tamarind Spiced Wings

     

    BSK burger
    BSK Burger

    The GrateNews Verdict:

    Our advice is to wait a few weeks for the restaurant to sort out its kinks before parting with your good money.  But if you absolutely can’t wait, go check out the desserts first!

    Coffee and white chocolate parfait with poached blackberries
    Coffee and White Chocolate Parfait with Poached Blackberries

     

    Monkey Shoulder Cranachan Cheesecake with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries
    Monkey Shoulder Cranachan Cheesecake with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries

     

    Bread Street Kitchen

    2 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes At Marina Bay Sands, #01-81 Singapore 018792
    T: +65 6688 5665
    Daily 11.30am-5.30pm, Sun-Wed 5.30pm-10pm, Thurs-Sat 5.30pm-12am

     

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