After a great evening at Heddon Street Kitchen we were really looking forward to dinner with friends at Bread Street Kitchen.
This is another Gordon Ramsay venture close to St Paul's Cathedral in The City.
The menu is similar to Heddon Street Kitchen - nothing wrong with that - but the restaurant is catering to completely different crowd.
Its all about the location.
It was quite quiet when we arrived in the evening of a cold wet Saturday between Xmas and NYE and in fact the downstairs bar was completely empty. I guess in fairness it was a Saturday evening and Bread Street Kitchen does rely on the City for a lot of its trade.
We stayed downstairs and ordered a drink but quickly thought better of it as the large windows that are great or people watching are not great at keeping the heat inside, so we gave in to the need to be warm and went upstairs to our table.
Things looked surprisingly different when we got to the top of the stairs to the restaurant area.
The space is really quite big and there were quite a lot of people already dining. the lighting was low and there was a view of the kitchen. Tables were well spaced out so you can enjoy your own conversation - not the one taking place on the table next to you.
Service was excellent, professional but friendly. Everything we ordered arrived together and was cooked perfectly. The food is not overly complicated, not too fancy. Everything we ordered - there were four of us for dinner - received great comments from everyone. My tuna starter was especially good.
I'd highly recommend Bread Street Kitchen, but when I come back I will come during the week, probably a Thursday evening. I think the buzzy atmosphere and people watching in the City is always fun. However, if you live or are staying nearby then this would make a great relaxing place to eat some excellent food at the weekend.
Bread Street Kitchen One New Change, 10 Bread Street, London EC4M 9AJ +44 20 3030 4050
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