He might have a somewhat ‘angry’ reputation but we know that many of you have a soft-spot for the world-famous chef, Gordon Ramsay. And even if you’re not a fan of the man, we’re fairly certain you’ll be a fan of his food. His restaurant portfolio in London is undeniably impressive but how many have you ticked off your list? In this definitive guide to Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants you’ll find everything you need to know to conquer the celebrity chef’s ever-burgeoning empire in the capital.
Gordon Ramsay is a British chef, restauranteur, writer, television personality and food critic. Born and bred in Scotland, Ramsay rose from humble beginnings and up against some testing family circumstances. A keen sportsman, he channelled his early ambition towards a football career where he showed promising potential. After a brief debut with football team Rangers, a knee injury forced Ramsay to reconsider his sporting dreams. Quickly turning his attention to another interest – food – Ramsay enrolled in Tech College and never looked back. Rising his way up through the ranks of many a hotel and restaurant kitchen, he’s worked under some of the biggest names in the business; Marco Pierre White, Albert Roux, Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon to name just a few. Now possessor of an OBE for his services to the industry, Ramsay is currently the holder of seven Michelin stars worldwide and over the years his restaurants have been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total.
The world-renowned chef currently operates a grand total of 15 dining concepts in London, two of which hold Michelin stars. And the restaurants aren’t just surviving, they’re positively thriving. Gordon Ramsay Holdings made headlines in 2018 when it announced profits of £500,000, bucking the industry trend of restaurant closures.
The restaurants range from fancy fine-dining hotspots to casual low-key eateries. So whatever your budget and whatever your style there’s sure to be somewhere that appeals.
Gordon Ramsay restaurants London: where to find them
Whether you're in the mood for fine dining or a casual meal, Gordon Ramsay's restaurant portfolio will have something for you. The crucial details of what you’ll find and where you’ll find it are all below, so get stuck in.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Chelsea
What: Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is the eponymous chef’s flagship restaurant boasting an impressive but well deserved three Michelin stars. Signature dishes include ravioli bursting with sweet lobster, langoustine and salmon contrasted with an arrestingly sharp lobster vinaigrette and sorrel velouté, or a plate of suckling pig with crisp belly, roasted loin and spiced shoulder sausage.
Where: 68 Royal Hospital Road,SW3 4HP
Lucky Cat, Mayfair
What: Lucky Cat is one of the latest in Ramsay’s London portfolio, situated in Mayfair’s shiny Grosvenor Square with interiors that draw inspiration from the drinking dens of 1930s Tokyo. The menu comprises Asian-style small plates and dishes from a robata grill, but it’s the restaurant’s huge bar and nightclubby vibe that draws in its glitzy clientele.
Where: 10 Grosvenor Square, W1K 6JP
What: As you would expect from a Belgravia institution, Pétrus presents a no-expense-spared menu of elegant and luxurious Michelin-starred dishes. The food has a modern European leaning – diners can expect the likes of turbot served with smoked potato, coastal herbs, leek and a seaweed beurre blanc or Devonshire duck with fennel, bitter orange and a spiced jus.
Where: 1 Kinnerton Street, SW1X 8EA
The Savoy Grill, Covent Garden
What: Everything about The Savoy Grill oozes old-school glamour, from the plush furnishings to the glittering chandeliers. Although the menu has a distinct Ramsay style it also pays its dues to The Savoy's culinary heritage featuring omelette Arnold Bennett and Peach Melba – both of which were reportedly invented here. Other favourites include Gordon’s signature beef wellington served with crêpes suzette that are theatrically flambéed at the table.
Where: Aldwych, WC2R 0EU
Maze Grill Park Walk, Chelsea
What: This casual venue still has a stylish feel to it, making it perfect for special occasions that don’t break the bank. Inspired by the grill rooms of Manhattan, you’ll find numerous cuts of rare-breed beef on the menu cooked to your exact requests and served on heavy wooden boards, as well as a selection of immaculately presented sushi and sashimi platters. Alongside the food, Maze Grill boasts an extensive wine list and the slick service makes it popular hit with the Chelsea crowd.
Where: 11 Park Walk, SW10 0AJ
Maze Grill Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea
What: Much like its Park Walk counterpart, Maze Grill Royal Hospital Road serves a menu of rare-breed steaks as well as fish and poultry dishes hot off the grill. It’s a cosy setting with parquet floors, exposed brickwork and olive-green banquettes lending to a chic yet casual vibe, enhanced by friendly staff.
Where: 79 Royal Hospital Road, SW3 4HN
The Narrow, Limehouse
What: This modern British riverside restaurant takes the form of a gastropub with a menu of refined pub classics. The Narrow’s friendly low-key atmosphere and affordable crowd-pleasing food make it a popular destination for families with the added bonus of a free kids menu for children under the age of 12 designed by Gordon’s daughter Tilly. The outside terrace is a particularly popular spot for Sunday lunch when the weather’s nice.
Where: 44 Narrow Street, E14 8DP
Heddon Street Kitchen, Mayfair
What: Just off Regent’s Street in the heart of the West End, Heddon Street Kitchen is a stylish and spacious restaurant spread over two floors and open all day for breakfast, lunch dinner or just post-work cocktails. Favourites from the mains include slow-roasted Cumbrian Saddleback pork belly with Braeburn apple purée; butter chicken and cashew nut curry; and of course Gordon’s signature beef wellington with truffle brie mashed potato and red wine jus.
Where: 3-9 Heddon Street, W1B 4BN
Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill, Mayfair
What: Similar to the Maze Grills, Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill has a strong focus on carefully sourced, aged steaks with a menu of cuts that include cote de boeuf, tomahawk and T-bone. The Butcher’s Block experience is a particular treat for meat-lovers whereby guests can sit next to the open kitchen and enjoy an array of carnivorous dishes.
Where: 10–13 Grosvenor Square, W1K 6JP
Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport
What: The name Plane Food might not evoke images of tasty fodder, but determined to make journeys more enjoyable, this restaurant in Heathrow Airport offers a menu of international twists on British classics plus a selection of ‘grab & go’ options for taking onboard and enjoying mid-air. Popular eat-in choices include the classic short-rib beef burger, as well as smaller sharing dishes like the salt and pepper Sichuan squid; burrata with black truffle, almonds and toasted focaccia; and chicken wings with tamarind sauce.
Where: Airside, Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport, TW6 2GA
York & Albany, Regent’s Park
What: York & Albany may appear a rather too sophisticated and glamorous venue to enjoy a wood-fired pizza but in the stables out back the atmosphere’s altogether more laid-back, with Ramsay’s Street Pizza concept offering unlimited slices for £15. For those looking for a more upmarket offering the restaurant menu includes dishes such as pan fried scallops with corn puree and Alsace bacon jam; braised ox cheek with parsnip puree and vegetable crisps; and sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream.
Where: 127-129 Parkway, NW1 7PS
Bread Street Kitchen, One New Change
What: One of the more lively Gordon Ramsay outposts, Bread Street Kitchen’s vibrant interiors are matched with a spirited ambience and diverse menu of globally-inspired food. Spicy tuna tartare is paired with wonton crisps, crème fraiche and avocado for a light starter, while the mushroom, truffle and ricotta tortelloni provides a more indulgent main served with Parmesan emulsion and chili. Don’t miss the BSK Espresson Martini featuring homemade salted caramel.
Where: 10 Bread Street, EC4M 9AJ
Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza, St Paul’s
What: With bottomless pizza, cocktails, craft beers and an epic line-up of female DJs throughout the week, it’s no wonder that Street Pizza in St Pauls draws a crowd. Open all day, the menu even offers a breakfast pizza for City workers wanting to kick start their day with something substantial. For a quick lunch, the restaurant also offer pizza by the slice for taking away.
Where: One New Change, 10 Bread Street, EC4M 9AJ
London House, Battersea
What: One of the more unique restaurants in the Gordon Ramsay portfolio, London House is every bit the cosy neighbourhood spot. The food is refined but affordable and the atmosphere laid-back and welcoming – complete with leather sofas and fireplace. Dishes are generally British-led – think chicken kiev with buttered cabbage, mashed potato and red wine jus or roasted cod with smoked pancetta, lentils and heritage carrots.
Where: 9 Battersea Square, SW11 3RA
Union Street Café, Southwark
What: Bringing the Mediterranean to Southwark, Union Street Café offers a menu influenced by authentic Italian recipes in a venue that oozes the effortless glamour of Milan. Dishes on the daily-changing a la carte could include red wine rigatoni with fallow deer and Castelmagno; or hake with foamy parsnip, radicchio and winter truffle. The underground Olive Grove bar is a particularly special spot for an immersive dining experience under a canopy of olive trees and vines.
Where: 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 0BS
Want to try more food from Michelin-starred chefs? Check out our list of Michelin star restaurants in London.