A Gordon Ramsay restaurant set in the City which seems to have all the necessary components to impress City’s bankers; a massive space with gold and green interiors and loud music, but a closer look reveals not much character after all. When we visited, the vast upstairs saloon was full even though it was quite late for lunch. There is an army of waitresses attending each table and everything seems to be running on a fast forward as you might expect in the City's financial district. Glancing at the menu for vegetarian options, and... well there weren’t any! We didn’t have high hopes, but thought with all the social media hype around the special Veganuary menu that perhaps the start of a reinvention, and that's why we'd come.
The menu was short and none of the options immediately jumped out as inventive or intriguing and we spotted that the menu featured at least 2 dishes containing dairy. You’d think such an oversight could have been avoided by a simple Google search. Our main, a beet wellington, was served with side of beets. (Thanks for the fuchsia wee, Gordon!). A ‘superfood’ salad which was only a bowl of massaged kale with some nuts… Frankly, we don’t think there is much point writing more about our food, really. But let's just say our initial suspicions were confirmed. This is more effort than Bread St Kitchen has ever put into coming up with a veg-friendly menu, so we will remain silent out of kindness on the rest.