We’ve got good news for fans of Gordon Ramsay: Following the shuttering of the celebrity chef’s original Bread Street Kitchen & Bar (BSK) at Lan Kwai Fong hotel last August (the dated hotel is currently being redeveloped for office tenants), Ramsay’s local partners, Dining Concepts, have announced that BSK has relocated and is now open for business at its new location inside The Peak Galleria.
The new premises signal an exciting new phase for Ramsay’s flagship Hong Kong restaurant, first opened in 2014, with a spacious and showy new venue seating a total of 124 complete with an alfresco terrace comfortably seating 40. (The famed chef and TV personality now has a total of three restaurants here, including London House and newly opened Maze Grill in Harbour City.) As for the design, not much has changed from the original look: The restaurant retains its urban English feel, featuring a mix of vintage and modern décor, stamped with BSK’s signature black-and-white tiled flooring, Chesterfield-style sofas and hanging pendant lamps — albeit in a much more open floor plan.
For better or for worse, Ramsay — the expletive-spewing celebrity chef of hit shows such as Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef US — is a name known around the world; and the re-location to a top tourist destination seems to fall in step with the strategy for the commercially-driven establishment, which hangs its hat on a repertoire of universally beloved, tried-and-true British pub classics and a fanbase of Ramsay loyalists.
Nestled amongst the verdant backdrop of The Peak, the new BSK offers Ramsay fans a familiar dose of contemporary British comfort fare, with chef Gareth Packham reassuming the helm. Diners will recognise the return of such standout dishes as fish & chips, shepherd’s pie and beef wellington, while new additions to the menu include tamarind spiced chicken fillets, a fried buffalo chicken burger, pesto and spinach flatbread, and the crowd-pleasing melted chocolate fondant capped off with mint chocolate chip ice cream. A wide range of punches and cocktails, and an extensive wine and beer list are served up at the bar or on the alfresco terrace overlooking The Peak tram.
Bread Street Kitchen at The Peak is open for all-day dining, with a new breakfast menu served Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 8am onwards.