Gordon Ramsay’s gigantic 8-foot selfie at the door of Bread Street Kitchen in Singapore may be cheesy self-promotion, but the facade of the restaurant in Marina Bay Sands is in no way a representation of the dining experience at the restaurant… or is it? One of Ramsay’s mid-range brands, it made sense for the restaurant group to enter the Singapore market with Bread Street Kitchen filling the gap for a quality mid-range restaurants. And the locals are lapping up the concept, almost as if deprived of some good British grub, quickly establishing a month-long waiting list.
The cuisine features more closely to Gordon’s F-word or Hell’s Kitchen instead of Masterchef; don’t be expecting haute cuisine here but rather hearty meals and a decent wine list in a convivial environment. Most of the dishes ordered performed well within expectations except for the pre-ordered signature beef wellington. When it arrived, it was a slight disappointment, simple ‘non-Gordonesque’ score lines and the overall flavor was decidedly under seasoned for the local palate.
Service too was not without incident; our first batch of orders were mixed up more than two times over and for a period, we were seated in what felt like an episode of Kitchen Nightmares until the outlet’s very own John Baptist, whipped out some excellent service recovery which more than compensated us for the restaurant’s blunder.
Overall, Bread Street Kitchen is a great addition to Singapore’s over-priced dining scene, it is far from perfect, but adds to the city state’s disappearing category of mid-range gourmet restaurants. We can also appreciate how Mr. Ramsay actually visits the restaurant and can be seen occasionally cycling around the bay area.
Bread Street Kitchen, Singapore
2 Bayfront Avenue, #01-81 Bay Level,
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, The Shoppes, 018972
RATING: ★★☆☆ - Good | PRICE: $$$ - Expensive
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