Ramsay Proteges Fare Better Than Ramsay In London Restaurant Survey
It may be better to be a Gordon Ramsay protege than to be Ramsay himself. Consider the results of the latest "Harden's London Restaurants 2010" guide, two of the choicest categories, best new restaurant and best overall restaurant are headed up by Ramsay-related chefs. The best newcomer is Murano in London's Mayfair area. It is run by Angela Hartnett, who has been part of the Ramsay stable for years, first launching Gordon Ramsay's Amaryllis in Scotland in 2001, then Verre by Gordon Ramsay in Dubai and Menu and The Grill Room at The Connaught in 2002. She also starred with Ramsay in ITV's 'Hell's Kitchen'. Murano is part of the Gordon Ramsay group and serves hearty fare with an Italian slant. The best overall restaurant title went to former Ramsay protege Marcus Wareing whose restaurant Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley proves that Wareing is doing just find since splitting from Ramsay last year to open up his own restaurant.
Meanwhile, what restaurant garnered the top slot for being most overpriced? That would be Restaurant Gordon Ramsay which also took the number four slot for most disappointing cooking. Several other Ramsay properties appeared in the more negative categories. The full list is available at the Harden's website.