Bread Street Kitchen is always reliable for a tasty meal
I have always enjoyed eating here. Sunday lunches have been pleasant in the past. I would not visit again on a Sunday because the emphasis is on entertaining children rather than providing a calm and relaxing atmosphere. We had to wait over fifteen minutes for our pre-booked table with no apology and the usually excellent service was lacklustre at best. The food did not seem up to usual standards which was disappointing.
Even saw Gordon Ramsey pass through the kitchen and taste test! Very attentive service and very good food!
Went for the first time after hearing good reviews and thought was excellent!
Great food, great service, great atmosphere!! The waiter was so personable and the sommelier as well. Its a mord casual Gordon Ramsey restaurant but with top notch food!
I’ve eating here a half dozen times and this is the first time that I’d say I probably won’t return, for awhile anyway. The server was just not good. I don’t really want to go into details here because it will sound mean spirited but she should probably have trained somewhere else. She was not ready for this.
Food was reliably good. Wine was good but expensive and I just don’t get why they want to charge for bread (I mean the name would have you assume that it’s part of the deal!)
UK Liverpool expats visiting again from Chicago we were so keen to duplicate our amazing first visit last trip that we booked for our first night down from the North. The review overall probably should be 3 1/2 to 4 but I left it at 3 so Gordon can spot it :)
The main failing was lack of expected service. A case of where a 12.5% compulsory service charge did not work and motivate the server. Our waiter disappeared out of sight often, and when back front of shop, we had to go to great lengths to attract his attention even when he was serving adjacent tables.
Crazy thing was, that most of the time it was to order extra food or alcohol, so our bill could have been higher and to his advantage.
Latterly we asked another guy who appeared to be his senior to send out our waiter so we could order desert.
In short, with pound to dollar exchange we paid an overall $ tip five times more than a high end diner in Chicago for 1/5 the service.
Food on the whole was excellent. The one miss step from our party of four was my pork chop which was over cooked and slightly dry which takes an amazing dish to hard work
Overall it was an enjoyable visit, we are spoiled with the places we eat at and were therefore disappointed that out prior 5 star all aspects trip couldn’t be duplicated .
I can only say that the restaurant is well thought out.. its focused on the clients and the attention to detail is great. The staff are attentive, friendly and professional and let you enjoy the meal. I went with our 4yr old, she is an experienced diner and had a great time. I would say that the beef wellington, which is a sharing dish, was just amazing... the best I have ever had, incredible. The place was sooooo good we are going back for lunch today (2 days later).
Lovely brunch in a nice setting with friendly and attentive staff. The eggs were perfectly cooked and the coffee was good. Only negative is that the food could have been a little hotter, by the time all 6 breakfasts had reached the table and we started eating mine was barely warm.
The food is good but improvements could be made. My lamb cutlets were extremely fatty and they could have trimmed the fat more as no one is really going to eat an inch thick of pure fat. The macaroons for dessert were ok but definitely far from the best ones I’ve ever had. In addition service was lacking. Understaffed and waiters covering too many tables.
Good points: cocktails and ambience
Nice big restaurant! Patrick was a fantastic server and the food was GREAT!
Deceptive menu pricing on the steak & wine, beware!
Unfortunatley the food was not up to scratch. The roast dinner was essentially cold. The gravy was delicious, and the whipped horseradish likewise rescued an otherwise poor roast. They also had a jazz band playing SO LOUDLY that we could not speak together as a group. They turned the volume slightly down upon asking, but the management team should have noticed this was inappropriate.
We had a fantastic meal at the Bread Street Kitchen. The staff there were fantastic. Luke, the manager at the restaurant went above and beyond his duty to ensure that we had a brilliant evening. I haven't had this kind of service in a restaurant in London for quite a while. It really was a fantastic choice and this is down to the food, vibrancy and the fantastic staff at the restaurant. Thank you from the Bailey's XX
I had very high expectations, considering whose restaurant this is, but the food was extremely average considering the price.
Food was AWFUL! They forgot my dinner and then have felt ill ever since ... £20 for a burger that came late, semi cold and well completely undercooked to try and make up for the time.
£300 bill between 4 for average food isn’t what I expect.
Was really nice venue but the menu was a bit limited in my opinion and you could only have a better steak if you two of you wanted it.
Was nice but wouldn’t rush back, and very expensive for what it is but the service is excellent!
It is always an incredible experience eating at Bread. No matter if it is for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. The service is impeccable and friendly. Even a quick business coffee meeting at the bar in the ground floor is a great option in the area. I congratulate the management and the staff for such an achievement.
another good lunch: attentive service, fresh food well prepared, nice setting by St Paul’s. a favorite lunch spot.
Good food and attentive service. I’ve been here many times and it’s always been great. Not cheap but then it is slap bang in the middle of the city. Worth a visit.
I’ve been coming here for years and the food is pretty good, however the service is always poor. Inattentive, bores and even surly. For a restaurant that is relatively premium this is disappointing
Went there with my family for my retirement celebration. First time, having been to many great restaurants in London, including Barbecoa, Tram Shed, Frog by Adam Handling, Benares etc.
Bread Street is looking tired, furniture that is, tatty in places. It is a noisy restaurant and the loud music on top of the large premises clatter makes conversation a challenge.
Food choice was OK, but one of our party was gluten free and the choice of starters was poor and disappointing, although the mains choice was fair. The restaurant were aware from the booking of the GF need and to be fair, they presented a special menu without any reminder, well done.
Drinks prices are astronomic. £10 a pint for standard draft beer, lemonade £4.50, but wait for it, a 200ml measure. Wine starts at a reasonable price ( about one choice per colour), but quickly escalates to corporate account spending levels. My wife had a Grey Goose Cocktail, which was about £16, was lovely, but tiny. Really do not mind paying, but the drinks measures are tiny. Also means you keep having to order tops ups.
So quite disappointing overall.
Oh, must call out the chips. To be fair, they are amazing.
Great food and service! but extremely LOUD. very hard to converse.
Lovely ambience, excellent service and really great food...can't go wrong.
This was a disappointing dinner. I had the soup which came without a spoon and tepid. I had to get up and go find someone for a spoon, lots of staff milling about but not keeping an eye out for diners. The soup went back and came about 15 minutes later - a long time after my fellow diner finished their starter. My main of slow cooked belly of pork was dry and tough and not cooked the way I would have expected. It took one and a half hours from sitting at the table to get the main course My fellow diner enjoyed the burger and chicken wings but all in all, it was not worth the money, slow and not really enjoyable food . They did deduct the soup from the price.
Arranged to meet a client for lunch. Ordered a bottle of wine. Took a while for that to arrive. In the 90 mins we were there our food never actually arrived. As such we had to leave without having eaten.
To be fair to the manager he did take care of it afterwards. But can’t say it was a great experience.
Muy rico todo. Porciones bastante normales. No es barato pero definitivo vale la pena.
Filete Wellington con puré de papa de trufa y rib eye añejado buenísimos.
Crab California rolls were fantastic
3rd time dining here first time having lunch was worth it
A very slow service even though the restaurant was not busy at all. Starter took 1 hour to arrive - apparently it was the time to cook 3 scallops that delayed thins 😂, the bread arrived shortly after. Mains followed 30 mins later.
There seemed to be a lot of staff in suits wondering around doing not a lot.
Our waiter was friendly and offered us a small mango ice cream as an apology but no apologies from management.
Over priced and average food no better than a Cotes Brasserie but 3 times the price.
Avoid unless you care for poor service.
Lovely restaurant with reasonable food nice place to take the children if you can afford it
Average. Staff rude and didn’t interact with us. Had to send main back twice for cold mash... overall rubbish... all the reviews are true....
Food was cold but staff were polite
We were meeting a friend from out of town but had our five year old with us so we needed a place that had great food AND was family friendly...this fit the bill! The food was fantastic
Start with the waiting time, I booked the table a month ago and had put down the card details, and recived two calls for confirmation one was the night before. On the date, we arrived on time at 8:15, and the waitress said we have to wait at the bar as the table isn’t ready yet, and me and my partner waited 30minutes to be seated.
Have to say really good starters and desserts! and My partner loved the beef wellington, but the beef burger I ordered was a real disappointment, pickles overload, personally I like pickles and I think it goes great with burger, but that one? Pickle is the only thing I can taste, I couldn’t finish the main, the waiter offered if I want to change to another dish but I’m afraid it would take a while as my partner had already finished his meal already So he bought us two glasses of champagne instead.
Overall it was a good evening.
Went there for Valentine's Day. In short, the food was fantastic, the service was horrible. We waited 30 minutes for our table, and when we sat down it felt like they couldn't wait to get us out of the restaurant. We ordered the set menu, and each course arrived while we were still halfway through the previous course. We had gobble down our food quickly so we can make room for the new plates, and eventually had a 4 course meal in 30 minutes.
Expensive enough, quite cold space so bring jumper etc
Overall very good food but would question vs Value paid.
Good food and service, it’s a shame some of the expensive mains need to be propped up with a side dish .
The service was extremely poor. The staff didn’t offer to take out coats, and we had to ask what the ‘specials’ were, of which our waitress couldn’t remember. One person in our group didn’t receive her cold starter for at least 15 minutes after the rest of the group had. When the mains finally came, one of our group was given the beef wellington (no one on our table had ordered the beef) there was then even more of a delay for her correct dish to be served. The thick cut chips that were served were cold and were sent back. One of my guests then ordered English Breakfast tea, to which he received Camomile. We did receive a complimentary desert platter as an apology, and following a disputed with the bill we demanded that service charge be removed as well as a bottle of wine. The restaurant was no where near busy for mid week diners. I can safely say that I will not be going back.
An excellent experience with spot on service from the staff and a great brunch menu. Would highly recommend and to go at the weekend when its not as busy and the Eggs Benedict.