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The restaurant’s decor is chic yet down-to-earth, expertly blending vintage style with modern flourishes. Modelled after the original and massively successful Bread Street Kitchen in London, it sports the same black and white checkered floor, striking yellow seats and hanging lamps. In addition to the dinner seating is a full, classy glass and concrete bar. The decor fits in perfectly with its Lan Kwai Fong location, as does the crowd—buzzing yet not loud and crowded enough to be obnoxious, it was a good, nighttime mix of friends, families and even couples out on a weekend date.
The menu is packed with classic British favourites—comfort food, perhaps, but elegantly executed. Think fish and chips, beef and veal scotch egg pie, and Eton mess. Considering that it’s Ramsay at the helm, however, each dish comes with a twist. The BSK short rib burger is no ordinary burger, the succulent, flavourful short rib meat making it a cut above the rest, served with cheddar cheese, caramelised onion, bacon and spiced mayonnaise. The grilled asparagus, served with broccoli, Iberico ham and a port wine and shallots vinaigrette is also excellent, the ham particularly robust and delicious combined with the delicate taste of the vegetables. Another simple yet sumptuous dish, the chocolate tart is rich and mousse-like, with a crumbly crust. Perfect for splitting among two. Certain dishes are a miss, though, such as the shepherd’s pie, which both tasted and looked unremarkable. Despite a handful of underwhelming dishes, though, the menu offers an impressive variety overall, counting sophisticated offerings such as sea bass carpaccio and pan-fried sea bream with clams and orange saffron sauce, as well as Asian-inspired dishes such as the crispy pork belly with miso coils and tamarind spiced chicken wings.
While the wine list is modest, mostly featuring tipples from France, Italy, Australia and New Zealand, there is also a range of beers and spirits available, as well as an eclectic mix of cocktails, plenty of which using gin as a base in true British fashion.
Our server was friendly and cordial while maintaining an air of professionalism, easily able to answer our questions about the menu and speedily yet unobtrusively clearing plates and re-filling glasses when needed.
At under $1,000 for a dinner for two, Bread Street Kitchen’s value is just what you would expect for the no frills yet satisfying fare it offers.