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I'd heard good things about the burger at a new opening from some chef called Gordon Ramsay and so was looking for an excuse to pay Bread Street Kitchen a visit. The time came when a friend from out of town was in London for a week, so I established contact via Twitter with the executive chef Simon Gregory (@chefgregory01) and he kindly arranged a table for lunch for us. Which was rather nice of him. Isn't Twitter wonderful?
When we arrived the first thing I noticed was the striking decor and the enormous size of the place. Once sat at our table we ordered a well-deserved Meantime beer. Chef Gregory emerged from the kitchen and popped over to say hello and informed us that there were regularly over 200 lunch and nearly 300 dinner covers, confirming that the restaurant's capaciousness is most definitely required. Despite some well reported teething problems with service, BSK has become incredibly popular in the short time since it opened. Being needed back in the kitchen Simon parted by telling us to choose what we wanted (the burger obviously) and that he would send out a selection of starters in the meantime as a treat. Who were we to argue?
The first of the extra goodies we were sent was a flat bread with butternut squash puree, Taleggio cheese, field mushrooms and a basil dressing, which was excellent, just enough to whet our appetite. We then placed our order for two of the short rib burgers (medium rare), chips and mac cheese - and then Simon sent out a selection of starters which included spicy chicken wings, stone bass ceviche and a tuna carpaccio. All were lovely and disappeared in no time.
All in all without the extras the burger is well worth a trip for £12. It is extremely generous in size, the chips however are extra but for £3.50 well worth it and I'm not going to argue at £15.50. The price puts the burger in the Hawksmoor, Goodman bracket where I feel it certainly holds its own. Chef Gregory's generous opening treats also helped to make our burger mission seem like even better value (thank you kindly, sir). In Burgerac terms, this is a solid "must-try" four star burger.
Thank you Chef Gregory. And thank you Twitter!
Bread Street Kitchen
10 Bread Street
Tel: 020 3030 4050