Monday, August 6, 2012

LONDON's Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

This is perfect! I am currently in London for the 2012 summer olympics and i am pretty amazed with all the restaurants this cosmopolitan city offers! One restaurant you might want to check out is the famous Gordon Ramsay. I had the privilege to try his restaurant at Claridge's hotel and i really liked it. The service was impeccable, too.

For this post, my good friend Jonathan Go shares his dining experience in one of London's must dine restaurant and judge for yourself if you would like to book a table next time you are in town. If it merits the 150GBP you have to shell out for this meal. Thank you Jonathan and hope you readers will enjoy reading about Jonathan's dining experience in one of the world's three star Michelin restaurants.


Menu Ordered – Menu Prestige
Sautéed foie gras with roasted veal sweetbreads, Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar and almond velouté
Ravioli of lobster, langoustine and salmon poached in a light bisque with a chervil velouté
Isle of Gigha halibut with Atlantic King crab, cauliflower couscous, finger lime and ras el hanout infused broth
Suckling pig, crispy belly, roasted loin, homemade sausage, chou farci with crushed potatoes and spring onions
                Selection of cheeses from the trolley 
                Lemonade parfait with honey, bergamot and sheep's milk yoghurt sorbet
                Banoffee pie souffle, banana and salted caramel crumble

Total Cost: GBP152.00 per person (Including gratuities)

I reserved the table online, through their website at www.gordonramsay.com

The good:
When my dad requested for gluten free bread, they baked a loaf for him on the spot.
Lots of non-listed freebies... amuse bouche, ice cream balls and chocolate served after dessert.
Servers were very knowledgeable about the menu.  Service was impeccable.  Just the right balance of always being around when needed WITHOUT hovering or being intrusive.
Ravioli was delicious.

The bad:
Halibut was bland, flavour profile was a bit one-dimensional.

The just OK:
Foie gras dish was pretty ordinary, did not blow me away.
Banoffee pie soufflé was also just ok.  Should have ordered the Tarte Tatin with Ice Cream.

Overall:

foie gras with cabernet vinegar

halibut with alaskan king crab

ravioli

banoffee pie souffle

sucking pig ,roasted loin, crispy belly
I preferred the meal we had at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Hong Kong, even though it was only 2 Michelin Stars compared to 3 for Gordon Ramsay.  Each dish there was memorable and so good.  At Gordon Ramsay, it was hit or miss, which I think should not be the case for a 3 Michelin Star resto. 


Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
68 Royal Hospital Road  London, Greater London SW3 4HP, United Kingdom
020 7352 4441

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