Sunday, July 5, 2015

Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay

Ever since I tried Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Las Vegas last year, I have been waiting for GR to open a restaurant in Singapore. Extremely elated by the news that GR is opening a restaurant at the Marina Bay Sands, I waited for months before Bread Street Kitchen was opened for reservation. Reservation was made via email on 9 June and the earliest lunch slot was 2 July, 12pm. Not too bad at least!

02 July 2015

Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay
Address: Bay Level, L1-81, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Operating Hours: Lunch 11:30am-5:30pm; Dinner Sun-Wed 5:30pm-10pm, Thu-Sat 5:30pm-12am
Contact: +65 6688 5665
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Online Reservation: Click here to do Online Reservations

The restaurant called me in the morning to confirm my reservation and reminded me that they will only hold the table for 15 minutes. We arrived 5-10 minutes after 12pm; MBS is nearly 20-25min walk away from our office.

When we arrived, there was no one at the main entrance, the restaurant was pretty busy. We waited for less than a minute before someone popped up to bring us to our table. It's a fine dining style setting even though the name of the restaurant sounded casual. You can view the menu here.

Complimentary Breads
The complimentary assorted breads were interesting. I've never seen such variety of breads served in a bowl.

London Lager (SGD 18++)

Cute cup for London Lager (SGD 18++)

We ordered 3 appetizers to share - Spicy tuna tartare (SGD 19++), Seared scallops (SGD 24++) and Roasted veal carpaccio (SGD 26++).

Spicy tuna tartare, chilli, garlic, sesame oil, wonton crisps (SGD 19++)
Spicy tuna tartare was an interesting dish. It's very savoury to a point that I find it too salty. The punch was definitely enough, with a slight adjustment to the sauce in making it less salty, this dish will be perfect.

Seared scallops, carrot purée, treacle cured bacon, apple, celery cress (SGD 24++)
The scallops looked dry and was indeed dry. Bacon strips at the top of the scallops was not my cup of tea. I'd prefer to have bacon wrapped around a larger piece of juicy scallop. =P This hot appetizer was quite a disappointment to me.

Roasted veal carpaccio, dill pickles, quail’s egg, tuna dressing (SGD 26++)
Hmm, I've always liked carpaccio to be 100% raw meat instead of a roasted one...

Nevertheless, the presentation was pretty cool.


The 6 of us ordered 2x Irish Angus Rib-eye Steak (SGD 68++), 1 Black Angus Sirloin steak (SGD 60++), 1 BSK short rib beef burger (SGD 26++) and 2 Shepherd’s pie (SGD 38++).

Every main dish does not come with sides. *whuutttt?!* For photography sake, I combined all our side dishes together for the picture below. From left: Chips (SGD 12++), Mashed potato (SGD 12++), Spiced honey carrots (SGD 10++) and Seasonal greens, chili garlic dressing (SGD 10++). All the sides dishes were great. The vegetable tasted really special and I like the chili garlic dressing.

Irish Angus Rib-eye Steak 12oz 28 Days Aged Grass Fed (SGD 68++) with Blue Cheese Sauce

Irish Angus Rib-eye Steak 12oz 28 Days Aged Grass Fed (SGD 68++)
Very well cooked medium-rare Irish Angus Rib-eye Steak!
I have to say that the Rib-eye steak was FANTASTIC!! There's a layer of slight crisp on the surface with some charcoal taste and once my teeth was sank in, the juice of the beef oozed into my mouth! Every bite was delightful! I picked Blue Cheese sauce (can't remember what the other sauces are) and I find it a perfect match with the steak. If I managed to finish a 340 gram steak, it must be really YUMMY. OH YES, @gordongram liked my photo on Instagram! I hope this account isn't manage by his manager and it's GR himself is using it! Thank you for the like!!

My Instagram photo (@lynne_chua)
BSK short rib beef burger, Monterey Jack cheese, spicy sriracha mayo (SGD 26++)
The burger looked unquestionably appetizing, I did not taste it but my colleague said it was very good.

Spiced honey carrots (SGD 10++)
One of the four sides that I find it special. I have never tried carrots cooked in spiced honey. It's rather unique and I like it.

Shepherd’s pie with braised lamb, onions, carrots, potato purée, and brioche garlic crumbs (SGD 38++)
A pity that I did not have a taste of the Shepherd's pie. 2 of my colleagues love it and according to their reviews, it was creamy due to the cheese used, braised lamb was savory and tasted like slices of pork, and the whole dish itself was very flavourful. I'd love to try it the next time I go! Photo was taken by LQ, edited by me. I was too engrossed with my rib-eye steak and forgotten about taking a picture of the Shepherd's pie!


The six of us at Bread Street Kitchen
It was an enjoyable lunch on a Thursday afternoon. The food was commendable except that some of the appetizers can be improved. GR is indeed living up to his reputation. Even though there are many mixed reviews, I think my stand will be on the positive side. I hope that GR will be there when I visit the next time!

1 comment:

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