Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Address: 68 Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HP, United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7352 4441

- Expensive

4.2

Admit it: his celebrity has made you curious - but rest assured a superb meal is guaranteed.

Gordon Ramsay may be internationally renowned for swearing, but his flagship restaurant is no Hell’s Kitchen. In fact, the proud staff may well offer you a tour of it after your meal.

Food and drink
4.4
90%
Service
4.6
90%
Food and drink
4.4
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Ambience
4.4
90%
Location
3.8
90%

Food and drink

There’s no denying the food is very good – consistency is a point of pride – but it’s quite classic, mostly French, and I often long for something more interesting. The bisque-poached ravioli of lobster, langoustine and salmon with lemongrass and chervil velouté is a signature dish first-timers should certainly try if ordering à la carte. On the set lunch menu I like the quail and mushroom pithivier (a little pie) with salad of endive, apple, walnuts and celeriac, and rum baba.

Ambience

Serene tones of cream and oyster, with spacious and well-spaced tables.

Service

Among the very best in London, once you’re past the booking stage.

Location

Royal Hospital Road is in deepest Chelsea, a taxi ride from Victoria or Sloane Square stations.

Price advice

The set lunch is £45 for three courses (à la carte is literally twice as much) but you’ll have to be diligent to stick to it – and who wants to refuse niceties such as aperitifs, a decent bottle of wine, and coffee and chocs afterwards? They can easily add another £70 to the bill.

Branches

There was a time when, overall, the branch at Claridge’s was the more appealing restaurant, but now its main advantage is simply location. Gordon Ramsay Holdings also runs several other restaurants throughout London – see website for details.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Special occasions

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