16
November
2020
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11:02
Asia/Muscat

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar

  • Bread Street Kitchen & Bar opened at Atlantis, The Palm in 2015
  • 63 colleagues make up the team at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar
  • Bread Street Kitchen & Bar is named after the street of its London counterpart which is located at 10 Bread Street
  • With 31 restaurants and counting on the Gordon Ramsay roster, Bread Street Kitchen in Dubai is the largest and one of the busiest Gordon Ramsay outlets to date
  • There are four outposts of Bread Street Kitchen across the world; Dubai, London, Sanya and Singapore, with a few more surprises set to launch
  • Bread Street Kitchen & Bar has an indoor capacity of 150 and outdoor capacity of 120 on the terrace currently with COVID guidelines
  • Bread Street Kitchen has more repeat guests than any other restaurants at Atlantis. In 2017, one guest enjoyed the experience so much he dined at the restaurant 16 times over his holiday
  • The most expensive dish at Bread Street Kitchen is the British Beef Wellington, costing AED 536 for two people sharing
  • The team serves an impressive 1,000 Beef Wellingtons every month
  • Beef Wellington earned its name from Arthur Wellesley, a national hero for defeating Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815 and accordingly was made the first Duke of Wellington. He loved a dish of beef, mushrooms, truffles, Madeira wine, and pâté cooked in pastry, which has been named in his honour.
  • Despite the all-round love for Beef Wellington, the most popular dish at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar is the luxurious lobster tagliolini
  • Other popular dishes include spicy tuna tartare with chilli garlic, sesame oil, wonton crisps, avocado, crab on toast – which is also a favourite with Chef Cesar – and craft beer battered fish & chips, minted pea purée, tartare sauce
  • Chef de Cuisine Cesar Bartolini’s all-time favourite dish is a good British Roast on Saturdays
  • The most unusual ingredient used are the pickled walnuts for the Beef Wellington sauce
  • The most money ever spent on one meal was a record-breaking AED 56,000 for a table of eight
  • A favourite with British A-listers, the top celebrities that have recently eaten at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar include Robbie Keane, John Terry, Amanda Holden, Johnny Vegas, Richard Ayoade, Edith Bowman and of course Gordon Ramsay
  • While most ingredients are ordered from the UK, Chef de Cuisine Cesar Bartolini is also a great fan of cooking with local ingredients such as dates, vegetables and spices
  • BSK uses more than half a ton of potatoes a month to make mash for Beef Wellington and roast potatoes
  • Bread Street Kitchen & Bar serves a traditional roast dinner on a Saturday (served during lunch and dinner) rather than a Sunday on account of the Dubai working week being Sunday to Thursday
  • Head Chef Cesar Bartolini has been working alongside Gordon Ramsay for 12 years
  • Bread Street Kitchen is renowned for offering kitchen tours to guests, with more than 120 taking place every month. (These are not currently possible due to COVID, however the chef can meet guests at their table upon request)
  • The most common question waiters at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar get asked is ‘Is Gordon on the pass tonight? Can he cook for us?’ and ‘Does he really swear so much?’
  • The most important thing in the kitchen at Bread Street Kitchen is the music. You might even see chefs sway to the rhythm from time to time
  • The most common questions for the kitchen staff? ‘How often does Gordon really swear?’
  • The bar is a huge focal point at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, selling more than 300 pints of beer every week more than 300 cocktails and copious amounts of gin
  • The bar serves six international beers (draught and bottled) and a cider from the UK.
  • Gin is the favourite ingredient for any cocktail ordered at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar with 33 different types on offer
  • The most popular cocktail is the Bread Street Gin and Tonic and the most unusual is the cloud nine using Rum, Malibu, Midori and cotton candy as a garnish giving it a wow affect when presented.
  • Almost as popular as the bar is the Bread Street Kitchen ice cream counter, which scoops out more than 1,500 ice creams per week, with every flavour imaginable and crafted in-house. The most popular flavour for adults is the dreamy Bread and Butter Ice Cream, while the kids love the homemade vanilla ice cream with loads of gummies and rainbow sprinkles on top. BSK has a total of 12 flavours made inhouse.
  • The most popular dessert is the banana sticky toffee pudding, Chef Cesar’s take on the popular British classic

Bread Street Kitchen & Bar Awards

‘Best Roast Dinner’ -BBC Good Food Middle East Awards 2018

‘Chef De Cuisine of the Year, Cesar Bartolini’ -Middle East Hospitality Awards 2018

‘People’s Choice Awards’ -Taste of Dubai 2018

 ‘Best Family Brunch’ -Time Out Dubai Kids Awards 2017 - 2019

‘Best British Restaurant (under 400AED)’ -What’s On awards 2017