After Bo Innovation for lunch, we continued our eating quest for that day and dined at Bread Street Kitchen, British chef Gordon Ramsay's first venture into this city. With Jamie Oliver opening up recently as well, there have been comparisons between the two in the local press.
The interior is a bit dimmer than Oliver's, giving a more romantic feel, which suited us that evening (as it was dimmer, the quality of the photos diminished slightly as well though). It is modern in its decor as well and not too cramped.
As we are choosing the menu the sommelier turned up to describe the wine on offer. He paired a wine to go with my meal, which conveniently was one of the dearer ones, but I still opted for it. A bread basket was then laid on the table for us.
I had the Baked Trout for my main, which was a fillet with a chorizo sauce for some heat. The fish was accompanied with autumnal European vegetables in cute portions. The photograph below shows the main, along with the side dish of hand cut fries, which were a good size that helped fill me up and also piping hot when they arrived.
Eton Mess was my dessert and it was lovely. The sweet Chantilly cream worked well with the fresh sour berries, which mixed with the meringue made it the best dish of the night for me. Similar to lunch there was a message in the plate to mark the occasion as shown.
There is no set menu so we chose a la carte. For starters I opted for Asparagus Quiche shown below. This was a nice wedge of quiche, light and decent flavours, with some cheesiness to it. It was well presented, and came along with a couple of sticks of asparagus. My white wine from the Burgundy region is shown below as well.
|Main Course, with Fries as a Side|
My wife was a little disappointed over the roast spring chicken she ordered as her main, which was more a breast than a whole small bird she was expecting.
Service wise they were very professional and there is a mix of local and foreign waiters. It was busy for a weekday but food was served in a prompt manner. Its popularity may be down to its newness and so more people are wanting to give it a try.
Whilst Ramsay does have Michelin stars to his name, do not expect fine dining from this place, as it is more chain-like. Overall a pleasant time with good British style food was had and it is conveniently located if you were continuing your night's entertainment in the Lan Kwai Fong area.
Total Bill: 1113HKD, about £45 a head.
We ate: All of the above.
We drank: Burgundy Wine and tap water.
I wore: Custom tailored Dunhill shirt.