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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
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Ranked #66 of 23,718 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $157
Cuisines: French, Italian, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Description: A must for the culinary connoisseur, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay offers exquisitely simply French cuisine, infusing the senses with subtle flavors, creative flair and a delicate finesse. Combining contemporary elegance, an intimate ambiance and unparalleled service, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay has the hallmark of true excellence honored with three Michelin Stars as of January 2001. The seasonally inspired a la carte menu offers a wide selection of exquisite dishes, ranging from Roasted Fillet of line caught Turbot and Oven Roasted Pigeon from Bresse, to Aged Casterbridge Beef Fillet and Roasted Barbary Duck Breast. The Set Lunch menu also offers equally outstanding quality, including such succulent dishes as Fillet of Daurade Royale, Braised Ox Cheek in red wine, and Roasted Fillet of Pork. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay operates a smart dress code. Jackets are preferred for gentlemen. Jeans, t-shirts and sportswear are not permitted.
Reviewed October 23, 2013

When you dine at a three michelin star restaurant that charges £135 a head with the name Gordon Ramsay above the door you expect greatness, amazing food, perfect service and you want to leave feeling you've been somewhere special.
my father and I had a table booked for us as a gift, the staff were well aware that our meal had been paid for (menu prestige £135) but within 3 minutes of sitting down they tried to up sell us to the "seasonal" menu at £165, after we politely declined another waiter comes with a rather over the top Gordon Ramsay engraved box of very expensive white truffles and asks us if we would like to smell the truffles and order the truffle pasta at a £25 surcharge. the waiters also felt they needed to let us know that our desert was featured on tv series masterchef, the menu's also had a photo of Gordon on the first page. It does slightly spoil the ambience it just felt like a PR exercise for the Ramsay brand but i'm sure the heaps of japanese tourists in the dining room find it all very intriguing. we found the service was intrusive, the mark of a great front of house team is knowing when to talk to your customers and when to shut up and let them enjoy their meal; they failed this. Constant bombardments of "how is the meal" "would you like more bread" (2 courses in) "let me explain this for you" e.t.c and at their prices thats an issue. the amuse bouche arrives, and it tastes good but its not great, out of the seven course tasting menu only two dishes stood out, the roast pigeon was fantastic perfectly executed and the desert (lemonade parfait) was sublime. My fathers lamb was ordered medium rare, instead it came very rare which was a shame because the rest of the dish was super, a mention was made and they said they would notify the kitchen we didn't get a response after that. My Main issue is this; 80 percent of our meal was well executed and the presentation was faultless and the food is very good but when your eating food at that level, that 20 percent of your meal that isn't up to scratch will effect your overall experience in a very noticeable way.
We both finished our meal with the thought that its very good food but we felt its very "so what". the service generally is of a high standard but we found the waiters too intrusive and nothing blew us a way and that is why i have to say it was an average experience for £300 before drinks.

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Reviewed October 19, 2013

One of only a select few Michelin 3* restaurants in London. We went and found the restaurant compact but very intimate for everyone on the table. Food and Service was outstanding as you would expect. It is one of the best meals I've ever had. We had the 7 course tasting menu with the wine being paired with each course. I probably wouldn't do that again as there were a couple that I wasn't overly keen on so you'd be as well pay for what you like. Would I go back? Yes

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Thank Redgibo
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

What an amazing experience at Ramsay's...and I don't just mean the food. From the moment you walk in you are welcomed in the warmest and friendly way by all the front of house staff and this remained the case throughout the meal. If you want to engage in banter with them...they oblige. If you want a full explanation of the food served...they are extremely knowledgable. Well done Jean Claude, you have trained them well. As for the food, we went with friends for the set lunch menu and this was truly exquisite. The best was the mutton main course and I have never eaten mutton so tender and delicious..it was beyond belief. As was the rabbit loin with all courses perfectly presented and seasoned. Amazing culinary skills at this restaurant and I am not surprised at the three Michelins. An earlier reviewer has mentioned the wine list and it's exhaustive selection and I too would recommend a bit of advance reading if you don't want to spend half the afternoon reading the list! Pricing is on the expensive side but that's what you would expect of this class of establishment. We will be back...for the tasting menu!

Thank Throp54
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Ten years ago we had lunch at the Gordon Ramsay restaurant which is no longer at Claridge’s. It was the best meal we ever had. So on our trip to London, we decided to splurge and have dinner at THE restaurant Gordon Ramsay. We had the seven course tasting dinner, and the sommelier chose wines to pair with each course. Each course was a remarkable combination of beauty, taste and texture. Presented so perfectly, each course was a little work of art, it seemed a shame to eat it - until tasting it and it was so good. It was way too much food however. Even though each course was small, added all together I was over full at the end of the evening. It was an unbelievable splurge, probably three times what we might spend on a really nice, special dinner out, but a one time evening we will never forget.

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2  Thank Wine-travl-luvr
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Its a perfect place to meet up with friends
The food is well prepared and served
Look for a table by the river as the view is amazing

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