Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's: World Class Dining in a Stunning Location
There are plenty of fine restaurants in London, but only one where you can take home a menu signed by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. More for its food than its gimmicks, Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's is a Luxist nominee in the best international fine dining category.
Ramsay opened his first restaurant in 1998 at the age of 31, after training with the likes of Marco Pierre White in London and Guy Savoy in France. Within three years, the eponymous Chelsea eatery had gained three Michelin stars. Ramsay's flagship seats only 45 guests, and as such, the chef soon expanded; today, his empire includes two dozen restaurants spread across four continents.
Gallery: Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's
Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's offers meals à la carte or through the Menu Prestige priced at 80 pounds per person. The six course tasting menu starts with an amuse bouche before continuing on to Thai-spiced lobster ravioli and a choice of Cumbrian lamb or steamed Anglesey bass doused in osetra caviar sauce. Next up: buttermilk pannacotta with strawberries and mint or a cheese plate. Dessert is cold caramel chocolate fondant decked with yogurt sorbet and English cherries.
Of all the chef's locations, Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's offers diners the best chance to get close to the action. A seat at the Chef's Table, situated amidst the bustle of the kitchen, means introductions to the cooks who'll help you construct a bespoke menu. Regardless of whether Gordon Ramsay himself is there, those who sit at the table leave with a menu signed by the main man.
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