Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
“The mothership of the Gordon Ramsay empire” - AA Inspector
LONDON SW3, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Our Inspector's view
Over 20 years since it opened in Royal Hospital Road, the flagship of the Gordon Ramsay global empire remains a strong contender in London’s high-end dining scene. The dining room is surprisingly intimate – just 45 or so seats – with clean-lined, art deco-influenced looks and plush, pastel-hued tones giving a sophisticated sheen to the space. As for the kitchen team, Matt Abé has been running things here for more than a decade. What keeps this venue in the premier league is its rejection of pointless experimentation and tawdry effects: what you get is superb ingredients, harmoniously combined and executed with pin-sharp precision. A starter of scallop tartare with yuzu, lovage and Tokyo turnip, or ravioli of lobster, langoustine, salmon and sorrel. Could be followed by, roast pigeon with beetroot, shallot and buckwheat. Desserts maintain the impeccably haute tone via Yorkshire rhubarb soufflé, or caramelised apple tarte Tatin with Tahitian vanilla ice cream. The fixed-price lunch menu is the best entry point for anyone looking for the RGR experience on a budget (relatively speaking. Pitch-perfect service is supervised by Jean-Claude Breton, and sommelier James Lloyd and his team steer the way through a roll-call of the world's best producers.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 45
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday and Monday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2.15
- Dinner served from: 6.30
- Dinner served until: 9.45
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 34
- Cuisine style: French
- Vegetarian menu
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About The area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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