A group of 4 friends went on a Friday night and we all had fabulous meals served by friendly staff in the cool, well lit Bread Street Kitchen. Two of us had chicken wings to start, which sounds dull, but were amazing. Admittedly the portions are huge and those of us that had them shared with the other 2, one who had soup and said it was delicious and the other who had salmon, who liked it, but it looked tiny compared to our wings. The chicken wings were fat and crispy and coated in a mouthwatering sauce, served prettily (as prettily as you can with finger food!) on neat rectangle plates and weren't absolutely drowing in salad or other 'green stuff'.
The mains were equally delicious - 2 of us had duck and 2 had lamb - and the portions were quite big. The duck was melt in the mouth scrumptious. It comes medium rare, so ask if you like it cooked more or less. I usually find duck to be overcooked, but not at BSK. It was almost perfect! It comes with a potato, which was nice but as is usually the case with quite big potatoes, could have had a few minutes more in the oven. The dish was accompanied by a cabbage puree which was awful, but I hate cabbages - it did give a nice colour to the plate though.
Two of our party had chocolate desserts which looked amazing - and indeed, our friends declared they were.
We had a great time; the atmosphere is quite relaxed and the several staff who served us didn't seem overly bothered that we took ages to order - 4 ladies who hadn't met for 3 months always take forever to decide - but we went on the Friday of the World Cup quarter finals (they had the football on on a tv in the bar downstairs which was a nice touch), so it was fairly quiet, which was lovely, but you're quite packed in if the restaurant is full as the tables are very close.
In all, with a bottle and a carafe of wine and 2 soft drinks, the bill came to about £60 per head, which is pretty good value in the City, but you can't help but think it's celebrity chefs for the masses.
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