Warning: this may be quite a short blog because we’re keen to get booking every Gordon Ramsay restaurant that’s on sale right now on toptable, all seven of them, during the amazing Gordon Ramsay Restaurant Sale. This irresistible sale is on through 31st January and we’re booking more than once. When it comes to the great GR, we can never get enough.
And the prices are amazing! They start from just £18 for two courses then go up to £30 for three courses, all of which are just ridiculously good value.
Lunch at Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s restaurant in Mayfair is one London dining experience that will start your 2011 on a high note. The modern European cuisine of Head Chef Steve Allen is superb and the glamorous dining, divine wine list and sleek, professional service make this restaurant one to cherish. For a memorable fine dining experienced with a touch of old school glamour, Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s is absolutely top rank. If you somehow missed getting together with someone before Christmas, taking them to lunch here could easily be the big gesture that would get you into their good books forever. The astounding deal is £30 for a three-course lunch from a generous set menu every day throughout the month, maximum six diners.
maze — Gordon Ramsay is a restaurant in London’s Mayfair that offers another sort of glamour altogether, more the Mad Men, Pan Am type. The modern room with its lovely design by David Rockwell has a citrussy colour scheme, lovely rosewood bar with a sort of swooping ceiling, very stylish, and views over Grosvenor Gardens. The ambience is grown-up hubbub and there is a sense of excitement in the air for Head Chef Alex Marks’s Asian-inflected modern European cuisine. Here the rules of starter-main-pud are flung to the winds and diners are encouraged to order as many courses as they like in any order they choose. The service and wines are impeccable, and that adds to the general feeling of being someplace very special. The £30 three-course meal is available at lunch every day and at early supper — 6 – 7 pm — on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday to the end of January.
maze GRILL — Gordon Ramsay restaurant in London’s Mayfair is a cool interpretation of a New York steakhouse that has bags of style and panache. The sage green booths are the locales for lively business lunches and relaxed suppers focussing on the finest meats and grills with side dishes to share. January’s special offer at maze GRILL is two courses for £18 or three for £21 at lunch all week long or early supper every evening except Friday and Saturday. The set menu absolutely features Casterbridge onglet or rump of steak with bearnaise and chips — what else could you possibly need to know?
York & Albany restaurant in Camden town has a glimpse of Regents Park, but we’re pretty sure you won’t be distracted from the charming, modern interior of this former Georgian coaching house and the fresh, unfussy seasonal Italian-influenced cuisine of Head Chef Colin Buchan. Angela Hartnett was instrumental in establishing York & Albany as a top London spot and it has garnered acres of positive press ever since it opened. It has earned its place as a landmark dining room in this part of London and if you haven’t yet tried it, this month offers you every incentive to get on down there and see for yourself. The two course lunch or supper (6 – 7pm) is available every day of the month for just £18 and three courses are £22, a steal.
Foxtrot Oscar — Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Chelsea is a relaxed, friendly spot for an easy lunch or supper and has been a local favourite since 1980. In fact, when Gordon Ramsay opened his flagship restaurant a few doors away, his staff were frequently found relaxing at Foxtrot Oscar after the evening service. So convinced was Ramsay that he went on to buy the restaurant himself. The interior oozes urbane charm while the menu is full of modern favourites filtered through a modern European sensibility. And the deal? Two courses for £18, three courses for £22, available at lunch Monday through Friday, at supper (6 – 8pm) Sunday through Thursday and at early supper on Saturday (6 – 7pm). Even if you’re not a local, that’s a deal that’s too good to miss.
The Narrow by Gordon Ramsay brings the Ramsay magic to the East End of London. Set right on the Thames in an old dockmaster’s house that’s now a Grade II listed building, The Narrow is a gastropub extraordinaire. First of all, it has bags of charm and style, respecting the historic character of the location. Second, there are real ales, draft beers and ciders as well as an affordable and interesting wine list. Third, and maybe this should be first, there is a really great, solidly English menu that includes battered fish and chips, Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire macaroni cheese, Morecambe Bay potted shrimps, apple and blackberry crumble and bread and butter pudding. The great deal is £18 for two courses and £22 for three at lunch from Monday through Saturday, at dinner Monday through Thursday (6 -10pm) and Sunday (6 – 9pm) and at early supper on Friday and Saturday (6-7pm). Limehouse is the place to be this month.
The Warrington by Gordon Ramsay in Maida Vale is exactly what a super gastropub with Victorian roots should be. The dark wood, mosaics and stained glass windows remind you that where you are dining and drinking is exactly where Londoners have been dining and drinking for more than a hundred years. The upstairs dining room is a lighter, airier space and we certainly need all the sunlight we can find at this slowly brightening time of year. The classic British menu has all the fine Ramsay touches, like classic seared Longford Estate trout that’s served with celeriac remoulade and gremolata. The very fine two course meal for £18 (three courses for £22) is available for lunch Monday through Saturday, dinner Monday through Thursday (6 – 10pm) and Sunday (6 -9pm) and for early supper on Friday and Saturday (6 – 7pm).
Now you know everything we know about the fantastic Gordon Ramsay January Sale, but there are more details on the site. We’re going to get booking right this minute and strongly suggest you do the same — availability is limited. See you there!