My experience at Gordon Ramseys
- ponocat Aug 19, 2006 11:55 PM
I ate at Ramseys on Royal Hospital Road and experienced some absolutely wonderful dishes and some that were disappointing.
The amuse bouche was unique: a small potato "sandwich" -- a cream cheese & chive mixure between two thin slices of potato. I hadn't ever had potato that was crispy, flat and non-oily like that so I asked how it was done. I haven't tried it yet, but they siad the slices are baked at 160 C for 14 minutes between two heavy plates. The absolutley most wonderful dish I have had in a long time was frogs' legs served tempural style, sauced with an artichoke cream. Meltingly delicious.
The most disappointing part of the meal was roast suckling pig. It was greasy and had huge chucks of fat. Also, the fois gras dish wasn't up to standard; it was the most fibrous I've had.
I think this is the most overrated place in town. Is the winelist still as outrageuosly priced as it was a couple of years ago? Really no reason to go back here.
On the other hand, I had a really nice meal at his place in Claridge's Hotel. Nicer room, better food, better wine list.
Agree with WineTravel. Stay away. If you really must be close to the famious name, try Angela Hartnett or Boxwood.
I've had a potato sandwich like that before (not there). GR was closed for renovation over the summer. Apparently, pigs are his thing, so I'm surprised to hear that.