Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's
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- Gordon Ramsay at Claridge'sMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Aug 15, 2013
We’ve tried a number of Gordon Ramsay restaurants both in London and the USA and have never been disappointed. We noticed a couple of differences about this one. First, it is in the Claridge’s hotel and the art deco setting is more old fashioned than the other GR restaurants we have tried. Second, the predominantly French staff was not there. I don’t think we noticed even one French accent – not that it is a good or bad thing, just different. However, the quality of the food was as high as we have come to expect.
We sat down and were treated to the little amuse bouches served at his other restaurants. This time, I enjoyed perusing the wine list which came on an iPad. We opted for the tasting menu with accompanying wines.
It started with seared loin and cured haunch of Muntjac venison, blackberries, hazelnuts, foie gras or Loch Duart salmon two ways, smoked and marinated, beetroot, horseradish ice cream; then sautéed John Dory and scallop, passion fruit, broccoli, puffed rice with bacon; mains were
cannon of Cumbrian lamb, wild mushroom couscous, gremolata, soused tomatoes; then lemon pannacotta, fig salad, hibiscus sorbet; and dessert of cold Valrhona chocolate fondant, popcorn, raspberries, crème fraîche sorbet.
By the time we had finished our chocolate, about three and a half hours after we started, we were offered a tour of the kitchen and from there, moved to a table in the lounge. It was a very smooth way of getting us to free up the table for another sitting. We were offered more drinks and brought bowls of chocolate truffles and mango and passion fruit gellies as we relaxed in the lounge.
We were more than happy by the time we left the hotel.Recommended for:Foodies
- Gordon Ramsay at Claridge'sMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
One has to give credit where credit is due..this is an elegant restaurant with stunning food. While I am not a fan of this foul mouthed cook, he does know his way around the kitchen. I would recommend starting your evening with a champagne cocktail at the Claridge's Bar...and if the night goes well...why not book a room while you are at it?