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Gordon Ramsey at the London lately?

justeat Oct 12, 2008 03:27 PM

Anyone been lately?? Love to read your thoughts

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  1. georgempavlov RE: justeat Oct 12, 2008 09:59 PM

    Haven't eaten there, but attended a trade wine tasting - room is nice, service seems very professional, and the wine list should be good. Food? Not sure.


    1. J.L. RE: justeat Oct 12, 2008 11:44 PM

      Just went last week with my party of 6.

      I admit, I was hesitant, based on recent reviews.

      BUT - It was a GREAT meal!!! They really got their act together. (And I consider myself really picky when it comes to fine dining in L.A.)

      My review is coming this week.... Stay tuned.

      Bottom line: HIGHLY recommended (now).

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        lotta_cox RE: J.L. Oct 13, 2008 06:49 AM

        I have been waiting to move this to the top of my to do list for someone to report in with an absolute rave review! *moves it up a few notches* Thanks!

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        fdb RE: justeat Oct 13, 2008 07:29 AM

        I went last week for the first time. The room was beautiful, service very nice. For lunch you get choices of 2-course for $28 or 3-course for $35. They also have a sushi menu which we didn't try. Food was excellent but portions were really tiny. I'd love to go back to try their chef's menu at dinner.

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          justeat RE: justeat Oct 13, 2008 02:43 PM

          good to hear, can't wait to try. Is the Chef actually really there?

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            Beignets RE: justeat Feb 20, 2009 03:09 PM

            Ramsey isn't there but visits. Their exec chef is Andy Cook though a lot of the staff loves to tell you it's Christina (the winner from hell's kitchen) who's I think the senior sous chef.

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            dfoldes RE: justeat Jan 5, 2009 10:57 AM

            was there last night. beautiful room(s), above average service, and although the food was good it was lacking the top level finesse i was hoping for. most of the food was excessively rich and felt a bit uninspired. in terms of menu choices/ingredients it felt like a menu written 4 years ago rather than 8 months ago, which wouldn't be a problem if the food was of the simple, clean, timeless variety but when dealing with this level of richness the flavor(s) should be more carefully finessed and in better balance. i was there with three others and we all netted out in similar places. i had the seven course tasting menu as did one of the others at the table. good, not great. as far as tasting menu's go you'd be better served at providence or sona.

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              ns1 RE: justeat Feb 20, 2009 10:32 AM

              Got a coworker going here tonight.

              Any MUST HAVES?

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                kryztyne RE: justeat Jul 27, 2009 03:52 PM

                Being HUGE fans of Hell's Kitchen, my husband and I stayed at The London (Los Angeles) this past weekend. We had afternoon Tea, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. We had the 7 course dinner with the Grand Pairing (different wine pairing for each course) and found that it wasn't as good as the 7 course at Gordon Ramsey in NYC. Not to say that the food wasn't good, but it just wasn't as inspiring as the NYC location, plus, no Chocolate Trolley after dinner!

                We asked the staff about the Hells Kitchen winner, Christina Machamer. They said that she worked there for about 2 weeks and then got let go because it wasn't working out.

                It is a fabulous place to visit, though, the rooftop pool is a great place to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail. The dinner was good, and I would recommend it to all foodies!

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                  ronsilverado RE: kryztyne Jul 27, 2009 10:38 PM

                  Didn't Ramsay sell this place?

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                    TailbackU RE: ronsilverado Jul 28, 2009 09:16 AM

                    that's what I heard.

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                      perk RE: TailbackU Jul 28, 2009 10:21 AM

                      Yea, he did.

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