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Recommended Reviews for Gordon Ramsay
85 reviews in English
Review from Darshmesh B.
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Review from Thomas J.
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Food is very well executed
-Excellente cuisine, top notch ingredients. Fantastic cheese selections. This is a perfect special place.
Nice and professional
Excellent selection and wisely selected wineries.
Either in London or NYC or Versaille, each restaurant of Mr Ramsay has been excellent. I will never hesitate a minute to go eat at its restaurants. They are all fantastics.
Review from Schelly Y.
Service at Restaurant Gordon Ramsey was perfection. The dining room is cozy and intimate with an abundance of staff operating a quiet symphony. The maître d' was so friendly and made his rounds multiple times to every table. He even provided a kitchen tour at the end of our meal.
We had dined at another Ramsey restaurant a couple days prior and we were very excited to hear they also were serving the white truffle linguine here. We absolutely loved it at Petrus and could not imagine the dish tasting any better. Somehow the one created here was better!
I am a sucker for souffles and get excited when the flavors are more interesting than chocolate or grand marnier. It was heavenly and had some shredded coconut around the top crust.
White truffle linguine with cep mushrooms and aged parmesan
Soft cooked egg ravioli
Cornish turbot baked on the bone with seaweed, palourde clams, coco beans and fennel
Suckling pig, crispy belly, roasted loin, spiced shoulder sausage, chou farci with crushed potatoes and spring onions
Coconut soufflé with mandarin and lime sorbet
Review from Bruce C.
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With three Michelin Stars, Gordon Ramsey's restaurant is simple yet elegant.
Unfortunately, Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsey doesn't work the kitchen anymore, but the Michelin three stars still hold, and the menu continues to feature his signature updated French cuisines.
All in all, a fabulous experience, first class service and wonderful food. Will be back again soon, if I can get a table.
Review from Diana Y.
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San Francisco, USA
Usually places like this are over-hyped but man, I was so impressed! Everything was exactly what you'd expect from a 3 Michelin star restaurant: beautiful decor, stellar service, and amazing food.
Make sure to make a reservation ahead of time. We made a reservation for 12PM lunch and half the room was taken up by 12PM (by 12:30PM it was completely booked). It's not a very large space at all so definitely plan ahead.
Sautéed foie graswith roasted veal sweetbreads, carrots, almonds and Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar - California foie gras lovers, this one doesn't disappoint. If you're going to order foie gras here, order this dish and not the other one (per the recommendation of the wait staff)
Fillet of line caught sea bass with cucumber, samphire, steamed charlotte potatoes,
oyster and caviar sauce - Solid entree but what actually really impressed me about this dish was the sauce. The sauce was so good I had to refrain from licking the plate. Seriously.
Lemonade parfait with honey, bergamot and sheep's milk yoghurt sorbet - Beautiful presentation, solid dessert to finish the meal.
It's always hard to describe the items esp when the menu is changing but everything was fantastic. It's not cheap (even for lunch) so be prepared to burn a hole in your wallet but it's a hole worth definitely burning.
Review from Jon W.
The wife and I managed to secure a booking on very short notice and after a quick trip on the tube and a short walk past the home of the Chelsea Pensioners (fun!), we arrived at the unobtrusive door of Gordon Ramsay. One look at the tiny dining room (with 30 seats, tops) and the large number of servers (about 10, by my count) told us that we would be in for a pampering.
And it was. What a feast for the senses! We both ordered the Menu Prestige prix free menu and a lovely bottle of chinon to go with it (recommended by the friendly sommelier who also suggested that my wife pick up a pair of Hunter wellingtons to make our trip extra-British).
Every dish was thoughtfully prepared and engaging to all the senses. We were invited to smell the sauces before they were poured. The dishes themselves were works of art and tasted like heaven. Some dishes delved slightly into molecular gastronomy- honey that crunched and bread that literally melted in your mouth. The sight of the squad of waitstaff moving through the dining room with poise and precision fascinated everyone. And the invitation to walk through the kitchen was so thoughtful.
Sure, we blew a good chunk of change on this place, but it was worth every penny. We left excited, full (which always surprises me at places like this), and invigorated.
Review from Ismat J. A.
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I am so glad Gordon Ramsay is still on everyone top list. I personally think he steals recipes from others, like Delia Smith and gives it to his credit but like Journalism the cooking world is ' dog eat dog' world and there is many thieves. I personally don't think he is London's best with three Michelin stars for his restaurant at Clarridges and it should revert back either to the Four Season for Raymond Blanc or the Waterside Inn for the Roux Brothers or is it one of their sons who now is running the show.
Review from Bill W.
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It's been several months since my meal at Gordon Ramsay, and while many of the details of that night have escaped me, I'm as certain now as I was that day - this is one of the top restaurants I've experienced, and likely every will.
Everything about GR was perfect, from start to finish. The food (of course) was amazing. But the service is what I'll remember, and is the standard that I'll hold any top restaurant to from this day on. As a tourist in London, I can honestly say that they made me feel completely welcome and taken care of, and I could not have felt more at home if I were in my own dining room.
I have no doubt that years from now, I'll still look back on that night with warm memories, and I look forward to the time that I might once again experience that magic. Bravo.
Review from Mark G.
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Seven Kings, London
One of a few 3* Michelin restaurants in London. The food and service was spectacular. I had the prestige 7 course tasting menu with little additions brought to intersperse the courses. Would definitely recommend it.
Review from James N.
My wife and I came here to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. It was an appropriate restaurant for the occasion and we were treated to excellent and attentive service. We both had the Seasonal Inspiration menu:
1. Poached Scottish lobster tail with lardo di Colonnata, vegetables à la Grecque and coral vinaigrette
2. 'Carbonara', Iberico ham and four year old parmesan.
3. Assiette of spring vegetables cooked en cocotte with Périgord truffle
4. Suckling pig, crispy belly, roasted loin, spiced shoulder sausage, chou farci with crushed potatoes and spring onions
5. Rove des Guarrigues with confit beetroot, toasted amaranth seeds and Manni olive oil
6. Green apple and lime sorbet with shiso, avocado and eucalyptus
7. Gariguette strawberry and lemon balm 'Eton mess'
All of the dishes were tasty and well-presented. The highlight for me was the sucking pig dish - you got a sample size of pork done many ways, my favourite part was the crackling.
I also enjoyed the 'carbonara', there were obviously a lot of different cooking techniques which went into this dish, to ensure that the pasta was cooked to the right level and the egg yolk was still runny. The green apple and lime sorbet was a refreshing dish which came as just the right stage of the dinner: it really hit the spot.
The assiette of spring vegetables just seemed like a plate of nicely cooked vegetables to me, nothing too special about that one. In the same way, the final course was simply strawberries with meringue. With application, I'm sure we could find a nice punnet of strawberries ourselves to enjoy at home.
The service was slick and well-practised, however, I sometimes found myself thinking about when the next course was coming, which I hadn't experienced at other 3-star michelin star restaurants.
Overall, an excellent evening, but the minor points noted above contributed to my 4-star rating.
Review from Jaina S.
Had to try the tasting menu - the food is darn near perfection.
The wine list is quite overpriced.
Service is sometimes almost distracting -- I'm guessing 1:1 Server/Diner ratio. So they're bustling all around, here comes the guy in charge of the spoons ...
I REALLY wanted hear a bellow from the kitchen: "You Donkey! You could have KILLED someone!" but alas, it was just an almost-perfect dining experience.
Review from Tracy K.
Gordon Ramsay creates the most unsurpassed French cuisine in London's culinary scene.
For some, the word "London" spawns images of famous monuments like Big Ben, the London Eye, and Buckingham Palace. Others imagine the cabbies, fashion, and pub scene.
But hardly anyone can attest that London is known for delicious food. The statement itself is an oxymoron.
Until you try Gordon Ramsay's in Chelsea.
I have been a huge GR fan since the first season of Hell's Kitchen. Attending a live dinner service is on my bucket list just to try a dollop of his award-winning sauces. And even though Gordon may have his anger management issues on the show, the man can cook. Then I realized, what am I waiting for?? I should just come to him! So I did...
But don't take my word for it. Ask Michelin. Gordon Ramsay is a recipient of three prestigious Michelin Stars, the highest accolade one can receive by the Michelin brothers.
The Michelin guide began in 1900 as a handy-dandy manual for those traveling within Europe for reliable gas stations, eateries, and service tips. In 1933, it launched its Red Guide that inspected restaurants all around Europe under the highest caliber of secrecy and standards. The inspectors to this day are anonymous (even the parents don't know their line of work), and the secret diners are funded by the Michelin company, not the restaurant.
The grading scale is 1 to 3 stars: One being good in its category, two being excellent and worth a detour, and three being exceptional and worth a journey in itself. The Michelin grading system has received worldwide respect and to date, less than 100 restaurants around the globe have been bequeathed with the 3-star honor.
With that said, I was beyond excited to try this place. I had booked my reservation at least four months before I set foot in London. Service was spot-on with our waiter epitomizing the perfect blend of cordialness and humor. He grew up in Dijon (France) and was extremely passionate about the menu. My bf and I ordered the Prestige Menu and the Seasonal Inspirations Course.
Each seven-course dish was impeccably crafted and presented. The poached lobster, langoustine and salmon ravioli held remarkable flavor. My foie gras was embedded with the sweet juice of duck confit and pickled pears. The next protein courses were the halibut and suckling pig with crispy skin that I could have nibbled on the entire evening. After the soup, cheese and fruit course, we were pretty stuffed. But lo and behold, the desserts shined brightest for us.
One was a Milk Chocolate Truffle Tree. This literally was a silver tree stand with truffle-infused chocolates awaiting our degustation delights. Like Ancient Romans plucking grapes off one-by-one, we fed each other these signatures confections with smiles and laughs. The second dessert was a White Chocolate and Strawberry Ice Cream platter on dry ice. As if that wasn't enough, the best was yet to come.
The most memorable part of this experience was being secretly escorted "behind the scenes" to the kitchen where all the magic happens. When the manager found out that we had visited all the way from Hawaii, they asked if we'd like to see the chefs at work. Unfortunately, Chef Gordon himself was in New York but Chef Patron Clare Smyth (Chef of the Year winner by UK Food Guide and the only female UK Chef to win 3 Michelin Stars) was leading the team, mastering the finishing touches on every dish sent out. Their kitchen was absolutely spotless, and every member of the kitchen was working harmoniously like instruments perfecting the tunes before it hit the audience's ears.
I still remember the tray of mango, jasmine and passion fruit soup about to be served to the dining room, poised in a champagne flute and glass straw. Chef Clare stopped the waiter and placed a drop of sugar water on the end of each straw to ensure it was perfectly presented in taste and vision.
This experience took my breath away and we talk about it every so often when we relive our European getaways. I look forward to meeting Chef Gordon in person one day to express my gratitude to him and his staff for a lifetime of delicious memories.
Gordon Ramsay's flagship restaurant in London
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The Milk Chocolate Truffle Tree
Review from Qype User (conu3e…)
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All in all, I am so happy with my
experience eating in Gordon Ramsay, and worth the price. Next time I will visit
this place with my whole family and friends. This is the best restaurant
that I ever experience. All of theirmain menuis not only soundedgood but also
good to taste!The meat was so tender and it was one of the most beautifully plating
I've ever saw.
Review from Kate D.
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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
When in London, UK we splurged. Month in advance is required for reservations but I made it 5 months prior, an opportunity i was not going to miss. The Heart of Gordon Ramsay and I was not going to miss to try his food, in his home town. Loved this place. Small, quaint and elegant. As we walked through the doors and sat down at our table we were well taken care of. Three course meal was more than plenty of food, I couldn't have imagine how much food 7 course would have been. Between each course, they would come clean our table from crumbs (very fancy), and each time we had to get up to go to the washroom they walked us to the restroom door and came back to the table to refold our napkin. (very elegant).
Lobster Ravoli was to die for, I recommend it! It was mouthwatering.
I haven't had a better meal since Gordon Ramsay's Restaurant.
Review from Grant T.
Gordon Ramsay was my first Michelin star dining experience in London. Since I've been to many others, I keep rethinking my five-star review, and I think that it really doesn't deserve that fifth star.
Don't get me wrong. I had a great time. The food was exceptional. It just wasn't memorable. Nothing wowed me. (Check my previous review for my experience there.) It was just lacking something that I had experienced at other three-Michelin star restaurants. I thought it was perhaps those were just exceptional, but now that I've gone to other ones in the UK, I've come to realize that Gordon Ramsay just doesn't hold up to these others.
It still gets four stars though. Mostly because my lovely other half bought me a cooking Masterclass here for my birthday. In case you didn't know, they offer one occasionally. I showed up bright and early at around 9 am where they had pastries and coffee waiting. We then went into the kitchen and prepped a three-course lunch for the next three hours. Then you and a plus one get to eat your three course menu with pretty much unlimited wine. It was fantastic. I had an amazing time learning kitchen skills and hanging out with the sous chef and some of the other chefs at the restaurant. Our meal consisted of salmon and lobster tortellini (similar to the ravioli, but smaller), mini beef wellingtons and a salted caramel chocolate fondant. At the end they give you the menu with the wine pairings and recipes for all the food you've cooked.
Granted it's not cheap, but it makes for one hell of an experience if you know someone who loves to cook. It's quiet and intimate just having a lunch with the people in the class and their plus ones. I would recommend it in a heartbeat. In fact, I would recommend it over actually dining at the restaurant. There are far better places to go have a nice meal, but not many where you can actually help cook it!
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Review from Elle M.
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I have been there for the first time last November (29th to be specific)- and I remember it with a big smile on my face
It was my partner's birthday and I booked it two weeks in advance (wash chuffed I was able to find a table)
The fact that you have to enter your credit card details in order to secure the booking was not thrilling and I kept of receiving calls to confirm the booking every day on the week of the booking ( I was not available to answer)
I expected it to be posh and it was so so posh - it is traditional restaurant when it comes to the setting but everyone around you makes you feel you have to act in a certain way!
It was the poshest place I have eaten at in my life.
Having said that I was so relaxed with the service - I have to thank them for making my night- they are friendly, they joke, and they suggest things to do after dinner, they even celebrated my boyfriend's birthday and send a complimentary tiny cake to our table.
It is a service I can' t forget
We went for the taster menu and it was divine
I thought I won't get enough food out of smaller portions but by the fourth course I was full
Beside the extremely delicious artistically presented dishes, the wine selection is incredible.
I obviously have nothing to say about Gordon Ramsey Restaurant other than excellent
Review from Kyle R.
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I have never had a better meal in my life than at Gordon Ramsay's. Our table chose the 7 course tasting meal, and everyone was blown away by the flavors, plating, and creativity of each and every piece. At the table were a vegetarian and a vegan, and were easily accommodated, no problem whatsoever. Special plates were made for them, and were served at the same time as everyone elses. I can't recommend this place enough. Be prepared to pay the large bill for an excellent meal. It will take about 6 hours if you are enjoying yourself, which is fine for the amount of money you are paying. Again, if you get the chance, go here!
Review from Anya R.
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I can't believe that there is anyone who would give this establishment less than 5 stars. In fact, I don't even think 5 stars does it justice. I feel like either Yelp needs to create a 6th star or I'd have to downgrade all of my other 5 stars to be fair!!! The only possible negative I can think of is the price, but it was worth every penny for a special occasion and I'd feel lucky to have the opportunity to experience it again!
My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary and it couldn't have been better. I have been to a number of 3 michellin star restaurants but this was aboslutely THE BEST DINING EXPERIENCE of my life, not only because of the food but because of the service. I often feel uncomfortable with the level of service that goes along with these types of restaurants but they did an excellent job of making our 25-year-old selves feel at home. From the moment you enter, they find out what brings you there and a bit about you. For the rest of the night, every person who served us knew we were from NYC and that it was our anniversary. They had the level of great service without the things that I find to personally be over the top or uncomfortable, e.g. they don't have a person working in the bathroom but they still escorted me to it and opened the door for me when I went.
The food: UNREAL. We did 3 courses from the a la carte menu with unbelievable wine pairings. I rarely like wine pairings because I'd rather choose wines that I prefer but the wines that the excellent sommelier recommended not only transformed our meals but we also left with a new favorite dessert wine.
Boyfriend's starter: Ravioli of lobster, langoustine and salmon poached in a light bisque with a lemongrass and chervil velouté
My starter (the BEST foie gras of my life...and I try foie gras pretty much every time its offered): Pressed foie gras with peppered Madeira jelly, smoked duck, new season rhubarb and blood orange
Boyfriend's entree: Suckling pig, crispy belly, roasted loin, homemade sausage, chou farci and braised leg with crushed potatoes and spring onions
My entree: Fillet of line caught sea basswith cucumber, rock samphire, oyster and caviar sauce
Boyfriend's dessert: Smoked chocolate cigar with blood orange and cardamom ice cream
My dessert: Lemonade parfait with honey, bergamot and sheep's milk yoghurt sorbet
We LOVED everything. They were also incredible about my food allergies. They made dairy substitutes where necessary without compromising the integrity of the dish and where they didn't think they could make substitutes (like the oyster & caviar sauce on my fish) they discussed it with me. In the case of the sauce, we decided together to put the sauce on the side so I could put the amount that I thought was good for me. I wasn't planning on not having dairy on a night like this but it definitely improved my experience to have them working out for me.
So... definitely go! And definitely make a reservation in advance! It is very small and well spread out so there is not much availability.
Review from Mike C.
It's a very small dining area with about 8-9 small tables at the most. I came in for lunch because all the dinner reservations were booked in advance, but either way, you can still order the 9 course meal during the lunch hours too.
Unfortunately, I had another 9 course meal waiting for me that evening so I just settled with their 3 course lunch menu. It was cheaper too at only £45. And even with the 3 course meal, it still fills you up. Because you actually get more than 3 courses. It just keeps coming and coming.
I was even entertained by Jean-Claude, the maitre d' of Gordon Ramsay who gave me a book to read while I was waiting for my meal. And he also gave me a tour of the kitchen and got my menu signed by Clare Smith, the head chef of Gordon Ramsay.
I realize now why dinner reservations book up so quick. I really enjoyed my time here and when I come back to London, I'll make it a top priority to come back and this time to try out their "Menu Prestige."
Job well done there, job well done.
Michelin 2 stars 2012
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Review from Jess L.
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Let me preface this by saying I am very sure we had a fluke experience here. Something went very, very wrong on our visit that is obviously not the norm. But it was such a dramatic departure from every other Michelin *'d restaurant I've visited that I feel the need to share. When we travel we choose the restaurants we visit very carefully and after our service fiasco at RGR I really wish we had chosen another place to complement the (exemplary!) Fat Duck on our London trip.
I also sent the below feedback directly to the restaurant and... received no follow-up. Not a word. So this is long, but hey! Now I've got a bone to pick. :)
In the restaurant's online follow-up survey, I chose "fair" to describe the service; a more accurate description would have been "Flawless, followed suddenly by a flip to confusingly terrible." After the listed courses on the menu were complete, we were offered coffee (which I accepted and my husband declined) and were told that "chocolates" would be forthcoming. The coffee arrived, I drank it, and time passed. Other tables were continuing to be served. Eventually my empty cup was taken away and I declined further coffee. Perplexingly, my husband than received a clean plate in front of him (I did not). We sat. More time passed. We started to think this was a bit awkward but continued to wait and enjoy each other's company.
Eventually (after about half an hour from when coffee was served) we were offered to see the kitchen, which we accepted. Upon our return from the kitchen, I saw my place also now also had one of the mysterious plates and we assumed the (alleged) chocolates would arrive shortly. Adjacent diners finished their meals, left, and the tables had new people seated at them. After another 15 minutes of being ignored entirely by staff we decided it was getting ridiculous. We actually had to flag down a server and ask what was going on. (!)
The gentleman who I assume is the front of house came to our table and said that we hadn't pushed our plates away and therefore it was assumed we wanted more coffee? Which was quite odd, given that we had both explicitly turned down more coffee, and in any case if the plates were coding this no one actually ever came by to offer it to us. Not to mention the fact that my husband never actually HAD any coffee in the first place.
We asked about the chocolates he had mentioned earlier, and he said, yes, the white chocolate course. Pause. We said we hadn't had it. He said, "Yes, with the liquid nitrogen? The strawberries and white chocolate?" (As if we would have perhaps forgotten a course with a centerpiece of dry ice?) We again said that we had not received this course and in fact had been ignored for the last 45 minutes. He said he would get it and then about five minutes later it finally arrived. Then we finished, paid, and exited, completely confused by what had just happened.
At no point did any of the service staff acknowledge that it is completely weird and inappropriate for diners to be left on entirely their own for nearly an hour, without so much as a cursory check-in, certainly at a restaurant with such a reputation for exemplary service. To be forgotten is one thing; to not have even the slightest acknowledgement of the inconvenience and confusion it created in our evening is quite another thing on top of that.
We have had the pleasure of dining at many Michelin two- and three-star restaurants, and this was by far the most bizarre service experience we have ever had at an establishment of this calibre. Unfortunately the experience at the end of our meal soured what would otherwise have been almost a literally perfect evening out. (On the other hand, it has given us a hilarious story to share with our friends, which we certainly have been.)
All in all it was a lovely evening that ended up in bizarro-land, followed by what appeared to be a completely oblivious unawareness from staff that anything was even wrong. Funny though it is in hindsight it was also really disappointing!
Review from Carl A.
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Los Angeles, USA
While Gordon may not ..the food should exceed your expectations.
What one expects from one of those that preaches the "best".
A Michelin 3 star restaurant - that features amazing food and service.
You will have to book months in advance to secure a table.
Review from Tim D.
A couple of years ago, I celebrated 5 years with my girlfriend by taking her to restaurant Gordon Ramsay.
The first experience was trying to get a booking: not easy. If you're not a celebrity, you have to watch your calendar and be flexible with when you'd like to go. You can only book 2 months (or 3, I forget) in advance, and it's so popular that almost all the bookings for that future date go from the moment their phone line opens at 9am. We couldn't get the exact day we wanted, and had to settle for a 10:15pm slot!
Nevertheless, it was a pretty phenomenal experience all around.
The restaurant is just one room, and not more than ten tables or so. It's white, surprisingly (to me) bright, and not that fancy. The focus is on the food.
The menu was full of incredible choices. I don't remember now what each course was, but they were all tastes of such expert combination and expression that you groaned a bit with each bite. As with this type of food, portions aren't huge, but there were a few rounds of amouse-bouches (and amusing they were, especially the bacon-and-eggs one) between courses that actually made us full at the end.
While very classy, the serving staff didn't make you feel stupid if you weren't an expert at which utensil to use next. The sommelier was a great help at selecting from the 36-page (!) wine list. Some special, recently-obtained truffles were wafted past us in a wooden box, but we declined. Can't say enough about the staff: attentive, upscale, but chatty and helpful.
The price was, obviously, immense. You know what you're getting into when you come here. If you're trying to treat someone, they have two menus, one with prices and one without.
If you can get in, and you've saved your pennies to splurge for (for most of us) a once-in-a-lifetime meal, Gordon Ramsay's delivered for us.
Did my girlfriend enjoy the experience? Well, she's now my wife.
Review from Steph C.
After my mother and I booked our trip to London, we made a reservation at the only Michelin 3-star restaurant in the city. Two months and various confirmation e-mails and phone calls later, we arrived at this lovely little restaurant on Royal Hospital Road, ready for a treat.
We were the first to arrive and were promptly seated at a little table set in crisp white with a centerpiece of white roses in a silver vase. The space is small and charming, with good light and an aura that evokes mellow wine in gently clinked glasses.
The service throughout the meal was phenomenal. The staff:patron ratio was around 1:1, and various polite and friendly gentlemen attended to our table to welcome us, check on us, clear our crumbs, perfume our feet...okay, that last bit didn't happen, but maybe only because we went with the cheapest menu option? Our primary waiter was wonderful, charismatic and helpful. He deserved a blue ribbon for unobtrusive small talk.
There were at least five bread options, and we sampled the olive, the baked potato honey, and the rosemary potato. The best was the rosemary potato, but they were all fresh and yummy with knived dabs from the swirly beehive of yellow butter. Incidentally, you get a choice of salted and unsalted butter, which I was surprised to note as unusual.
The amuse bouche was a tomato consomme with a cute baby-shrimp-sized curl of langoustine accompanied by peas, fava beans, olive oil, and a teeny black cluster of osetra caviar. It was mild and refreshing.
We went with the daily lunch menu priced at £45 a head, with three options for appetizers and entrees, and four for dessert including the cheese plate (with a £3 supplement). Our waiter indicated that should either of us have any dietary restrictions, the kitchen would be more than happy to accommodate us.
I started with the salt cod brandade with Noir de Bigorre ham, poached quail eggs, chargrilled red pepper, olives, and rocket salad. My mom got the saffron risotto with clams, mussels, langoustines, and tomato, "paella" style. (It was meant to come with chorizo as well, but my mother doesn't eat pork - I know, crazy.) The brandade was a pleasant blend of pureed cod and potato with a smooth texture enhanced by the meatiness of the fish, great for spreading on the accompanying toasted rosemary crostinis. The brandade was wrapped in a strip of ham and topped with the quail egg with the veggies and olives nestled on the side. The olives were excellent on their own and as an accompaniment. The risotto was beautifully cooked and pretty flavorful, and I imagine it would've been better with chorizo.
For our mains, I opted for the roasted saddle of rabbit with sage, Bayonne ham, trompette de la mort, and stuffed Provencal vegetables, and my mom got the fillet of daurade royale with navet, carrot, radish, baby gem lettuce, and artichokes baurigole. The rabbit was nice, herb-stuffed and wrapped like my starter in yummy fatty pig. It came with teeny little rabbit kidneys looking all cute and un-organ-like on the side, along with a wonderful stuffed shallot and a wonderful stuffed cherry tomato. The sublimely juicy vegetables were the elevating component on this plate. The daurade royale, a simply cooked sea bream in a light creamy sauce, was elegant if unexciting.
For dessert we went halfsies on the banana parfait with passion fruit and salted caramel ice cream and the lemon meringue and almond tart with fromage frais sorbet. The parfait was a block of dry icy reconstituted banana coated with dark chocolate, topped with unmemorable ice cream and sitting atop a meager drizzle of passion fruit. On the whole, it wasn't awful, but I would've preferred a good commercial dessert. In fact, the texture wasn't too far off from a very frozen Klondike bar. The tart was much better, a thing of beauty - circular crust topped with gorgeous layers of lemon curd and nestlike meringue stuck with almond slivers, with narrow strands of caramel sauce leading out from the tart base to a perfect ball of sorbet - and quite delicious to boot, a perfect blend of sweet and sour.
After dessert came two splendid extras. First was a silver tree of spherical silver chocolate truffles. They were fun to pick off and eat. The meal ended with strawberry ice cream balls coated with white chocolate, served in a pot smoking with liquid ice. The ice cream itself was pretty mediocre, but the presentation was so delightful I didn't really care.
Overall, I was happy with my experience at Gordon Ramsay, though I wasn't quite wowed. Other than the banana parfait, everything was great, but nothing was mind-blowing. Since the place does have the three stars I suppose I was expecting more, but I can't say I didn't enjoy myself. The food was solid and the service superb. I probably won't go back as I live abroad but it's worth a try, especially for £45.
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Excellent restaurant with the most interesting meals I've ever had. The prices are quite steep but the experience is definitely worth it. The place is classy and it has the appropriate appeal and cozy atmosphere just the perfect place to have a fancy dinner with business partners.
Review from Jen H.
- 145 friends
San Francisco, USA
"Who's hosting?" That's the first question we were asked. (Turns out, the host is the only person who gets the menu with prices. Sweet.)
Terrific food and impeccable service. The lunch prix fixe was great. I loved the small, cozy, elegantly decorated dining room. Just wished it wasn't 100% tourists (yeah, I'm discriminating against myself) and oh-too-quiet.
Would I come back? Nah, once is enough, not because of price (I'm willing to spend, baby) but because the meal was very good, just not memorable.
Low key restaurant front
Looking down Royal Hospital Road
Review from Robert W.
- 3 friends
Now, before we get started. This place is expensive. REALLY expensive. Every time I say something, and mean every time, just tag, "but don't forget, it's REALLY expensive" to the end. Anyway...
When I was here, we got the tasting menu, which is basically around seven courses of small portions, chosen by the chef. I managed to annoy everyone by flaunting my vegetarianism, and thus meaning I had a little menu of my own. But hey, why even be vegetarian if it doesn't annoy someone?
The food was AMAZING. Just perfect. The ingredients, the presentation, the taste, everything was just fantastic. The service was exceptional, but that may well be because we'd ordered the tasting menu, and were thus something of a priority. The wine list was fantastic, as was the pre-seating bar, and I must admit that I was GOOD and drunk by the time the later courses rolled around.
The friendliness of the staff is also note worthy. We were allowed into the kitchen to watch the chefs at work, were given the time to have a quick chat with the head chef, and I was given a French cookbook I'd been reading in the bar simply because I asked where I could buy it from. The head chef also signed the inside of the book.
A fantastic meal out. But REALLY expensive. Naturally.
Review from Yunji L.
- 99 friends
New York, USA
This was the best restaurant experience I have ever had. Now I understand why Gordon Ramsay cannot stop talking about his Michelin three starred restaurant on TV.
First, the restaurant itself is quite small. They only had twelve tables set up when we went and amazingly, each night, they only serve one party per table. So, you can take your time enjoying your magnificent meal. The decor is simple with lots of neutral and clean color.
Their excellent service is what truly makes this place stand out. ALL the staff (I mean there are so many people tending to you. There's your main server, then there's the butter guy, water guy, bread guy, wine guy, truffle guy, open-the-restroom-door-for-you guy, etc.) were so polite and friendly. They were not snobby at all.
They give complimentary amuse-bouche. One of ours was soft boiled quail eggs wrapped in ham, lightly battered and deep fried (scotch quail eggs). It was perfectly cooked and so cute!
For the starter, I had the seared scallop with apples and walnuts. Scallops were perfectly cooked and the autumney sauce was not over powering at all but very flavorful.
All of their main dishes sounded so good, I had a hard time deciding what to get. Our server told me his favorite was the lamb dish, so I went for it. This is how they describe it on the menu, 'Best end of Cotswold lamb with confit breast and braised shank, navarin of autumn vegetables and vitelotte potatoes.' So, it's like a tasting menu of 'best of lambs'! Meat was so tender and it was one of the most beautifully plated dishes I've ever had.
For dessert, we got the chocolate cylinder and apple tart but they also gave us complimentary white chocolate covered strawberry ice cream balls, dark chocolate truffles, and rose Turkish delights! We were absolutely well taken care of.
The highlight of the dinner was definitely the tour of the kitchen! Kitchen was small but spotless. It was so exciting to see all the action!
All in all, it was one darn awesome night!!
Review from Chris O.
- 117 friends
Being a paragon of refinement and class, I nearly had to send back my wine glass due to water spots. I mean, where were we...Le Gavroche? (insert posh laugh here)
Seriously though, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is amazing. The food was nearly perfect as my hot date (and generous patron) and I had the scallops, foie gras, sea bass and duck. All rated among the finest I've ever sampled - I doubt you could go wrong anywhere on the menu.
This may sound weird, but the service was really the highlight for me. The pacing of the meal and the knowledge of the staff complemented the food, drink and slick atmosphere. There's nothing worse than going for a posh meal and having it ruined by an uninformed, oversolicitous or inattentive waiter. After a quick tour of the kitchen we did have a bit of awkward interaction with the front of the house in getting them to bring us the bill, but any slight annoyance was forgotten with a sculpture of chocolate truffles.
Certainly you won't decide whether or not to go to RGR based on a Yelp review, but Jesus H. Christmas is this place worth it. Do yourself a favour and grab a table - best 2.5 hour lunch you'll ever have.
Review from Leon C.
- 714 friends
When you go to a 3* Michelin restaurant with Gordon Ramsey's name attached you expect spectacular.
All I will say is.......
I took my girlfriend and had the Menu Prestige at £120 per head. Yes it is expensive but if you want to treat someone, or eat somewhere special, this place is amazing on every front. Try it once just to say you've been, and book months in advance to avoid disappointment.
Review from Robert H.
- 9 friends
I couldnt get a reservation here for dinner so i settled for lunch. The service is impeccable, never experienced service like is before. The food 10 out of 10. It is $$$$ but worth it In my book for the experience.
We went with the three course tasting menu. You wont be let down. I now know why he is so hard on his tv shows because he strives for perfection.
I cant say enough about the service, everyone i there is so attentive. I cant think of what to say about the food because no matter what you order it will be good. I would recommend this for a special occaison.
Review from Prisca Y.
- 11 friends
Los Angeles, USA
Food: mind blowing! The texture, flavor, and aroma of the food were immaculate. My husband and I had the five course and was speechless after the meal.
Service: the best! I felt like royalty.
Price: expensive but the food was priceless
Ambiance: classy and intimate
Other: Must try once in your life. You will not regret the experience (: No other restaurant has even come close to the experience we received dining here.
Review from Kay S.
- 15 friends
Gordon Ramsay on Royal Hospital Road. This is definitely one from the archives but which I still feel compelled to blog about. Most people either have a positive or negative impression of him. A lot of them commented on his swearing in Hell's Kitchen. I actually like watching the show and a fiery kitchen is not uncommon and we do have to remember that it is played up for the show.
Lately, he has been in the news more for his personal life than his culinary skills.
I came here a while back for the tasting menu.
I especially liked the second canapés. Wafer thin and crispy, it was a flavour hit without the lingering greasiness.
Pressed foie gras with Madeira jelly, smoked duck, peach and almond crumble
Pan fried sea scallops from the Isle of Skye with peas, crispy bacon, quail's eggs, baby gem lettuce
Ravioli of lobster, langoustine and salmon with tomato chutney, vinaigrette
Fillet of turbot with braised baby gem lettuce, leeks and cep sauce
Cannon of Cornish lamb with confit shoulder, ratatouille and thyme jus
Roasted pigeon from Bresse with grilled polenta, smoked pork belly and date sauce
Selection of cheeses or pre dessert
Pineapple soup with toasted coconut and rum
Bitter chocolate and hazelnut cylinder with ginger mousse and blackcurrant granite
I was impressed with the service and the food was good but unmemorable hence scarce descriptions accompanying each course. With all the new and exciting culinary places popping up around London, I think that chefs cannot afford to rest on their laurels and need to keep up with the ever increasing level and standard of food being offered.
I hope to see that from Gordon Ramsay.
Review from Jacquelyn K.
- 68 friends
I may be reinventing the wheel here, given the uniformity of the positive reviews, but when you experience something this wonderful and challenging, you feel inclined to sing it from the rooftops.
Truly, this was a standard-setting meal. Impeccable pacing, interesting, but not fussy food. Exquisite service, no stuffiness or pretension here. The restaurant decor is the height of simplicity, all clean lines and white linens, which serve only to highlight the extraordinary, almost-architectural quality of the food.
My companion and I went with the £90 a la Carte menu. Like alcohol, I can never resist sweetbreads, so the foie gras and sweetbreads was a must, and was highlighted by the sweetness of the almond velouté (foam - hand spooned onto my plate - of course). I went with the sea bass for the main course, which was perfectly cut and cooked and absolutely irresistible. To finish I went with the Granny Smith parfait with blackberry foam, honeycomb, and cider sorbet - which was structured almost like a Mondrian painting, all right angles, but fantastic.
If you have the means, please do yourself a favor and treat yourself to an amazing dining experience. Quite simply, the best I've ever had.
Review from Tracy S.
- 136 friends
Monterey Park, USA
My first Michelin 3 star restaurant as well! :)
Amazing amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing decor.
You have to book months in advance to secure a table. I booked it back in May for my July trip and I was only able to book a lunch :(. They take down your credit card number so if you don't show up or don't cancel within 24 hrs, you get fined 100 pounds--about $162.
I ordered the Menu Prestige, which consists of 7 plates. I highly recommend this menu to sample all of Ramsay's food.
1. Pressed foie gras with peppered Madeira jelly, smoked duck, peach and almond crumble - This foie gras had a harder texture and was less buttery than the others I've tried, but still very good.
2. Ravioli of lobster, langoustine and salmon poached in a light bisque with a chervil velouté - DELICIOUS dish!! So good. It was a fatty ravioli with a generous amount of lobster. Sauce was amazing--went together very well.
3.Roasted fillet of line caught turbot with English asparagus and morels - Can't decide if this or the ravioli was my favorite. This fish was delicious! Couldn't taste the sea flavor, which is a definite plus. So good I forgot to take a picture :(
4. Cannon of Cornish lamb with confit breast and braised shank, navarin of summer vegetables - not a fan of lamb, but if all lamb dishes tasted like this, then I'm sold! Super tender and the vegetables were a good addition.
5.Agen prune crème brûlée with Granny Smith apple juice - So GOOD. One of the better creme brulee's I've tasted. the Granny Smith apple juice was unbelievable!!!! BEST apple juice I've tasted. I think all apple juices should be made from Granny Smith Apples. Yum! I might even blend some for myself.
6. Mango, jasmine and passion fruit soup - Yum!! This "soup" was so good!
7. Gariguette strawberry and lemon balm Eton mess with vanilla ice cream wafer - Wasn't a fan of this dessert. :( I dont really like sorberts. But I did like the wafer and the plating was absolutely beautiful.
Bonus: Silver Chocolate Truffle Tree - So unique and so pretty. Fun to pick off of and pop in your mouth.
Bonus #2: White Chocolate Covered Strawberry Balls in Smokey Dry Ice - Again, another unique dish. The smoke coming out of the dry ice was such a cool effect.
Great experience. Never had such attentive waiters. But of course, this amazing-ness comes with a hefty price tag. My meal amounted to about 136 pounds, which is about $220.
Review from Gideon F.
- 0 friends
Came here for dinner. We had the traditional tasting menu. The staff were very welcoming and friendly upon arrival and throughout the meal. Service was flawless. The sommelier helped choose wine pairings in accordance to what the customer likes. Rather than at Alain Ducasse where the by the glass option consists of the sommelier telling you that he's chosen out a wine pairing that goes well with the meal, in which you do not know what the wines are, or how much it costs (a lot).
Everything on the menu, including the little extra dishes they brought out, tasted amazing and the presentation was spectacular.
I definitely plan to go back here
Review from Kristie C.
I think this may have been the best meal / service I've ever had.
- metallic balls that looked like a piece of art but were so delicious.
- a fruit smoothie with vanilla foam on top and pop rocks!
- a tasty amuse bouche: thin wafer /cone with avocado and prawn inside
- a silver pot brimming with liquid ice, bearing beautiful white chocolate covered strawberry ice cream balls
- a refreshing jelly-like, square, "turkish delight" with fragrant floral hints to it
Service SO amazing, I can't even begin to say how attentive they are to you. Food was so delicious too. AND so beautifully decorated -- from start to finish. (i.e. from their home-made bread, to pop rock desserts)
My "nicoise" salad had 27 ingredients in it -- skillfully prepared, delicious, beautiful, fresh and refreshing. What more could you ask for, really??
Turkish Delights: Floral-jelly like, refreshing and a very …
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Review from Rob Y.
This was our splurge meal during our London stay and I will tell you this, believe the hype. Most of us know Gordon Ramsay from his various tv shows and people think he's a prick (myself included) but damn, the man has a tremendous restaurant.
There were only 13 tables at this table and the waitstaff was very accommodating. All white decor and people were dressed well. We went for lunch which has an excellent 3 course menu (coming in at 45 poounds). Their regular 3 course lunch menu is 90 pounds and they have a tasting menu coming in at 120 poounds.
I had the 45 pound menu which consisted of an octopus salad with salsa verde, followed by a roasted halibut and dessert. Everything was so well cooked and delicious. Presentation was beautiful, service was great and meal was outstanding. Definitely one of the best meals I've ever had. Don't go to the other Gordon Ramsay restaurants and just visit this flagship one. You won't be disappointed.
Review from Qype User (Libby-…)
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This local restaurant is great. I was here with a friend for lunch and we had a very nice time. Our waiter was very polite and presented us the menu in a very classy and polite way. We had a few courses, some dessert and we left full and happy. We are definitely coming back again.
Review from Chester N.
My first Michelin 3 star outside of the states.
Each establishment I've been to is characterized with an "experience." For example, at Per Se, I felt like I experienced true flavor for the first time in my life. Gordon Ramsay would be no different. Recently taking a trip to London, Paris, and Edinburgh for merely a week, my sister and I had our itinerary filled to the rim. After arriving at 11am and spending the rest of the day seeing the sites London has to offer, our dinner reservations were at 930pm. Having found a Tube station somewhat nearby (according to the maps), we were on our way. I must have miscalculated the distance, because the journey from the Tube to the restaurant is no joke (at least 20 minutes), however it might have been exaggerated due to being unfamiliar to the surroundings.
After a nice stroll through Chelsea, we were warmly welcomed into the small restaurant. There are only 14 tables, so it's small. The decor I would label as Earth-toned on white with a contemporary flair. Customarily there were a couple Amuse Bouche compliments of the chef which were fantastic. Instantly I was transferred back into my seat at Per Se when I felt like a new born baby whom had just tasted his first morsel of food. We went for the tastes of the season 7 course menu. Everything was prepared nicely, with the flavors exploding onto your palate. Clare Smyth is a marvel hands down. Our Maitre d' Jean-Claude Breton's charm rivaled only my own. Of course he noticed my bow tie and his attention to detail was superb.
The meal is concluded with a plethora of sweets, desserts, and nitrogen concoctions unique to the styling Gordon Ramsay. You are invited to stay as long as socially permitted at the end of the night, and of course a cab is waiting for you outside.
From the moment you enter to the second you are let off the cab, you are treated with majestic manners fit for a royal for a royal price. This is fine dining at its most prestige. I would invite anyone in England to dine here. Flying out from the states? Maybe not solely for this reason, but you won't be disappointed. I'd just take a cab to get there in haste.