Walk into the new Bread Kitchen and you might be confused - are you in Hong Kong or London?
The bustling brasserie decked out with vintage and modern warehouse style decor has a menu crammed with Gordon Ramsay's signature British European fare. But although Gordon is rumoured to be attending the official opening on September 18, with 25 restaurants in the global group you shouldn't expect to see him here too often.
The kitchen at Bread Kitchen Hong Kong is firmly in the hands of Michelin stared Head Chef Gilles Bosquet, who has welcomed the move from Doha, Qatar where he was overseeing Gordon Ramsay, Doha and Opal by Gordon Ramaay at the St Regis Hotel.
It's positioned on the base of the Lan Kwai Fong Hotel, just a short stroll from Hong Kong's iconic nightlife precinct. The streets buzz in this area with bars and restaurants a plenty but Bread Kitchen has the ability to stand out with its menu of British favourites, all given the Ramsay touch.
Head Chef Gilles Bosquet told me that produce was all important and many of their UK suppliers were also supplying the Hong Kong operation. Where the right products could not be found, items from the London menu have been changed so you will notice a difference there.
We worked our way through a sharing menu of delicate sea bass carpaccio flavoured with ginger, avocado and horseradish (a favourite), crisp, crunchy and fall-apart tender honey-glazed beef short ribs with refreshing bites of pomelo and sesame seeds. Traditional Brit beer battered cod with truly mush peas and the most tender sliced rib-eye steak followed. We finished with a dish of thinly sliced pineapple carpaccio with hints of passionfruit and a dollop of coconut sorbet and a high piled Eton mess filled with fresh strawberries and chunks of meringue.
The restaurant takes books but also reserves some spaces for walk-ins. It seats 90 diners with bar space for 30. There's also a private dining room for 12. Dining is available all day.
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Bottom line: Prices for starters are around HK$100, mains around HK$198 and desserts HK$88
Best tip: There's a private dining room for 12 that would be perfect for celebrations.
Disclaimer: Ed+bK was a guest of Hong Kong Tourism and Bread Kitchen