My 36th birthday was, by far, my favorite one because we celebrated it at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar Singapore. My husband and I are big fans of Gordon Ramsay (we’ve watched all of his shows) and so it was a dream come true, literally, to finally dine at one of his restaurants.
Bread Street Kitchen was named after Bread Street, one of the 26 wards in London in the neighborhood of Cheapside. The name came from the main thoroughfare–an ancient street that was once the site of the town’s principal bread market. According to historic records, Edward I mandated bakers living along the street that they could not sell bread from their homes and could only do so at the open market.
Gordon Ramsay opened the first Bread Street Kitchen on October 26, 2011 at the One New Change retail and office development. It is situated near St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, and just beside his long-term bitter rival Jamie Oliver’s restaurant. In 2014, Ramsay opened Bread Street Kitchen in Hong Kong, and the following year, in Singapore.
Making a Reservation at Bread Street Kitchen Singapore
I booked a table at Bread Street Kitchen Singapore about two days before my birthday. You can place the reservation through the booking page on the Marina Bay Sands website. It is important to book early as peak hours would surely be booked. Diners without a reservation had to fall in line, and let me tell you, there was quite a long queue outside the restaurant.
I had to move my reservation time as I was tired and not feeling well (just got in the country from Vietnam and suddenly got a sore throat), and I appreciate how flexible and accommodating their reception was. I think I moved my reservation about two or three times since arriving in the country, but I was happy that they were able to accept the changes to my booking.
We arrived a bit earlier than our reservation in the evening, and the restaurant was packed, so they asked us to wait a bit. The busy and bustling restaurant faces the awe-inspiring waterfront of Marina Bay. We took a stroll along the promenade outside and explored the shops at Marina Bay Sands as we waited. The restaurant would let you inside on the dot, so better come on time and no later than your booked hour.
What We Ordered at Bread Street Kitchen Singapore
Gordon Ramsay’s food really needs no introduction. No words, really; if I’m going to rate it out of 10, I wouldn’t hesitate to give it a 10. Of course, I’m just a mere mortal and I’m not a food critic. But his cuisine is simply the best I’ve had the privilege of trying in this lifetime.
Aperitif: BSK Spritz and Endless Summer
We started with drinks and appetizers as we waited for our mains. We had the BSK Spritz and Endless Summer. BSK spritz is a mix of Limoncello Di Capri, watermelon juice, lemon juice, mint and bitter lemon; while Endless Summer consists of Campari, strawberry and thyme syrup, grapefruit juice, rose, Prosecco and soda. Both drinks cost SGD $19.
Starters & Salad: Spicy Tuna Tartare and Crispy Duck Salad
For appetizers, we ordered the Spicy Tuna Tartare (SGD $22) with wonton crisps, creme fraiche, and avocado. The salad was Crispy Duck (SGD $26) on a bed of watercress, mooli, chili, radish, ginger, topped with sesame seeds and drizzled with orange and soy dressing. Those were refreshing to the palate. I couldn’t eat prawns, which the other menu items had, and since we were keeping our bill down so we chose the lower priced dishes on the menu. But wow, they still didn’t disappoint.
Mains: Dry-Aged Rib Eye Steak and Slow-Roasted Dingley Dell Pork Belly
Husband ordered the dry-aged rib eye steak, which comes with cherry tomatoes, grilled mushroom and watercress (SGD $70). I think he had it medium well, judging by the color of the meat in the photograph (can’t remember). It was moist, tender and succulent. I simply have no words. As for me, I ordered the slow-roasted dingley dell pork belly (SGD $36) with an apple puree, which, apparently, was a British staple. It has a crunchy rind and the meat was roasted to perfection.
Dessert: Cranachan Cheesecake and Sticky Toffee Pudding
I loved both desserts but the Sticky Toffee Pudding with clotted cream ice cream (SGD $19) was a stand-out. Perhaps it’s because I have a very sweet tooth (very is an understatement) and I loved the chewy texture of the pudding. Either way, the Scottish-inspired Single Malt cranachan cheesecake with raspberry sorbet was a great palate cleanser!
More or less we spent around SGD $300 or roughly P12,000 for our meal. We rarely spend this much on food, but it was for a special occasion to remember, and it was money well spent.
Excellent Customer Service at Bread Street Kitchen Singapore
The restaurant was quite busy so it may take a while to catch the attention of servers; but we have a main one who checks on us from time to time if we need anything. Since it was my birthday, the restaurant staff gave me a complimentary cake, which was so nice of them. Many of the staff at the restaurant are Filipinos, and they did bring that Filipino hospitality to a whole new level.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Bread Street Kitchen have a Michelin star?
I couldn’t find any internet resource stating that Bread Street Kitchen in Singapore has earned Michelin stars. But you can rest assured that you’ll get Michelin-star quality food, given that the famed restaurant is the brainchild of multi-michelin star chef, Gordon Ramsay. Ramsay holds seven Michelin stars across his group of restaurants.
Does Gordon Ramsay have a restaurant in the Philippines?
Some time in the second quarter of this year, the Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill will make a debut at Newport World Resorts. The announcement was made in November of last year.
What cuisine is bread street kitchen?
Bread Street Kitchen serves British European fare. Guests can enjoy reimagined British favorites, such as the slow-roasted dingley dell pork belly, traditional fish and chips, and beef wellington.
Is there a dress code at Bread Street Kitchen?
I read somewhere on the Marina Bay Sands website that the dress code was supposed to be smart casual, so my husband wore a plaid polo shirt (not a dress shirt though), and I wore a plaid dress. The guy on the table next to us though was only wearing a shirt, shorts and sandals, so I don’t think they’re that stringent on the dress code; and welcome anyone with a hungry stomach.
Bread Street Kitchen Singapore Contact Details
+65 6688 5665