For my 20th birthday I invited my friends to Gordon Ramsay’s new restaurant Bread Street Kitchen that opened a few weeks ago in AtlantisThePalm Avenues in Dubai for dinner.
We were instantly greeted by three young ladies at the reception who took our names and checked whether or not we’ve reserved a table prior to coming (which I did) and then asked us whether or not we wanted to sit outside or inside. We decided to sit outside because the weather was so lovely (it was 7:30) and we were escorted to a nice table outside and given the menus right away. The young lady who escorted us to the table recommended that we get her favorite dish (so nice!) and left us to decide for ourselves before a young man (very good-looking btw) introduced himself as our waiter for the night.
For starter’s we got the Spicy Tuna Tartare with chili, garlic, sesame oil, wonton crisps and the Spiced Prawns with carrot pickled turnips, watercress, cucumber salad, 85 AED (although we ordered the Tamarind Spiced Chicken Wings, 50 AED…we did not mind the prawns tho!). The tuna tartare tasted good and wasn’t that spicy but the portion was so small and the prawns (2 pieces) were perfectly cooked and very spicy. Both dishes were good and I definitely recommend these dishes for starters. I have to say though that in most of the restaurants I’ve been to the starters almost always taste better than main dishes but that wasn’t the case, although good, they weren’t great and I kind of expected them to be great.
Then we ordered the restaurant’s and Ramsay’s signature dish the Beef Wellington that usually comes with truffle mash, roasted carrots or broccoli, pickled walnuts and marrowbone sauce. The beef was exactly how we expected it to be, very tasty, the knife cut through it with ease and coupled with the curst it tasted like heaven. Our waiter commented that the truffle mash is “so good…it can be just eaten by its own, ” and he was right. The truffle mash was exquisite and if you eat it with the Beef Wellington and the marrowbone sauce on top at once it creates a wonderful combination that tastes incredible.
Lastly we ordered dessert and got the Vanilla Cheesecake with roasted balsamic strawberries, 45 AED, and the Banana Sticky Toffee Pudding, 45 AED. The dessert did not live up to our expectations…they were just O.K. I do not recommend anyone ordering them though, I’d try something else `(maybe there are better things on the menu that we did not try)
Overall I’d rate this experience a a 4.7 out of 5 because they messed up one order and the dessert was not as good as it should be or expected to be (I mean it’s a Gordon Ramsay restaurant for god’s sake).The service was great and the main dish was exceptional that I am willing to overlook the negatives. If you’re debating wether or not to dine at Bread Street Kitchen I’m telling you to go and you won’t regret it (trust me). The Beef Wellington is a MUST, the starters are good and rest you can skip (try different desserts if you want…or not).
Here are the food menus.
Thanks for stopping by.
Nouf Riyad xx