[dropcap size=small]D[/dropcap]espite a lunch crowd that steadily streams in, Gordon Ramsay’s first Singapore outpost runs like a well-oiled machine. Service is brisk and professional, if not slightly impersonal. But for a business lunch, time is of the essence. And if you’re to rustle up deals over a meal, it’s more than you could ask for to have your orders taken promptly, and your dishes served together, without excessive waiting time. On these points, Bread Street Kitchen delivers.
Equal amount of thought is put into both starters and mains. The plump, juicy, lightly seared scallops are perfectly portioned so that they are neither paltry nor overwhelming. A bowl of lobster tagliolini, perfectly coated in a rich tomato sauce, is sizeable for a starter – but so moreish you’d wish it to be a main.
The piece de resistance is the Dingley Dell Pork Belly, boasting a thick layer of golden crackling. You don’t often find pork belly roasted as artfully as this, with succulent meat gleaming and a generous layer of fat. The richness of the dish is perfectly balanced with a semi-sweet apple puree and bits of apple.
Dessert – deliciously moist sticky date pudding – follows shortly after, proving the restaurant’s finesse in fuss-free European fare and well-timed service.
Bread Street Kitchen
#01-81 Bay Level
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