Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is Ramsay's only 3 Michelin star restaurant. I was a little, ok, very apprehensive about stepping into a restaurant who's namesake owner's claim to fame has as much to do with saying fuck on TV as making food. However, we obviously did know that Ramsay is not the one cooking, nor even creating the menus anymore. Furthermore, the 'sellout' risk is much lower at the flagship.
Well, from the moment we stepped into the restaurant, the cordial, subdued yet attentive service enchanted us. Then, the food justified every single Michelin star; from Clare Smyth’s creation to her rendition of Ramsay's classics, everything was perfect. Flavours layering, presentation and choice of produce, all masterfully executed.
There were three of us (my mom, May and I) and we took the two tasting menus so we could sample everything. Price is consistent with typical 3-Michelin starred restaurants.
It was a great evening. Highly recommend Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.
|Poached Scottish lobster tail with lardo di colonnata, vegetables a la grecque and coral vinaigrette.|
I have never seen lobster looking so appetizing. And it tasted as amazing as it looked. Ever so tender and almost sweet.
|Pressed foie gras with peppered Madeira jelly, smoked duck, new season rhubard and blood orange|
|Ravioli of lobster, langoustine and salmon poached in a light bisque with a chervil veloute|
|New season asparagus, morels braised in vin d'Arbois, creme fraiche and gnocchi.|
|Isle of Gigha halibut with Atlantic King crab, cauliflower couscous, finger lime and ras el hanout infused broth|
|Pig's trotter stuffed with veal sweetbread, parsley, Dijon mustard, warm apple sauce and 'Waldorf salad '.|
|Roasted pigeon from Bresse with grilled polenta, smoked ventreche and date sauce|
|Cannon of Costwold lamb with confit breast and braised shank, navarin of summer vegetables.|
|Suckling pig, crispy belly, roasted loin, homemade sausage, chou farci with crushed potatoes and spring onions|
Menu Prestige £125
Menu Seasonal Inspiration £155
One bottle of Barolo Fenocchio £118
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
68 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea
tel: 020 7352 4441