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Gordon Ramsay opens latest restaurant Bread Street Kitchen

2 commentsBy Becky Paskin , 26-Sep-2011
Last updated on 26-Sep-2011 at 11:01 GMT

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Gordon Ramsay’s latest restaurant opening Bread Street Kitchen at One New Change in the City of London, has launched today.

Bread Street Kitchen has opened today, 26 September. Photo: John Carey

Bread Street Kitchen has opened today, 26 September. Photo: John Carey

The mid-range restaurant is the first opening from the celebrity chef since the launch of The Savoy Grill at Mayfair’s Savoy Hotel in October 2010.

Designed by Russell Sage, Bread Street Kitchen fills a large, warehouse-style, two-storey space within the St. Paul’s development

Consisting of a downstairs bar with street access and a first floor restaurant, Bread Street Kitchen has been given a 1970s industrial design with vintage avocado and brown armchairs, burnt orange leather banquettes, reclaimed furnishings and coloured glass light fittings.

A wine balcony holding some 2000 bottles runs along the top floor of the restaurant area, accessible via an industrial staircase that runs down to the bar on the ground floor below.

The downstairs bar serves a selection of small plates from the Bread Street Kitchen menu, coffees, pastries and a full cocktail and wine list.

Meanwhile the first-floor restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner menus devised by Ramsay, GRH managing director Stuart Gillies, group executive chef (non-fine dining) Simon Gregory, and Bread Street Kitchen head chef Erion Karaj.

Dishes featuring in the evening include Bread Street Short Rib Burger, Bermondsey Frier and tomato ketchup; Braised Mutton Pie with Worcester sauce; Suckling Pig with Spiced Apple Sauce and Venison with Celeriac and Sour Cherry sauce.

Ramsay said: “I want people to come in and feel good, not feel tight because they're in for £55 for two courses already.

"Whether you're on £18k or £100 grand a year – if you want to come and have ceps on toast with a poached egg on a Saturday morning or come for a full dinner later, there should be no restrictions.”

Bread Street Kitchen is open from 7am-11pm Monday-Friday, and 9am-11pm Saturday-Sunday.

Click here to see a sneak preview gallery of the restaurant.

A full interview with Ramsay and Gillies will be published in the October edition of Restaurant magazine, out on 5 October.

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Give us our daily Bread

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. Carpaccio of octopus capers and black olives with saffron , Stone Bass, Avocado, horseradish and ginger, 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! Wines and Champagnes they have a well-chosen and great value list , Bollinger Rose for eighty something pounds makes any celebration affordable.
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.

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Posted by Richard Lester
28 September 2011 | 13h40

Bread St

Wrong order and then 30 minutes for the bill (which never arirved). Added up the cost of the meal and left the money. Food okay but service very poor with lots of staff running around but not actually doing anything.

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Posted by Simon
26 September 2011 | 18h29

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