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Summary

Clare Smyth’s departure – with Matt Abe taking up the reins – has stymied the recovery of GR’s Chelsea flagship. Fans do still laud this “grown-up and charming” chamber as “amazing on every level”, and the service in particular remains “exceptional”. Ratings fell back significantly this year however, with numerous attacks on modern French cuisine that’s “rather blah, fine-dining-by-numbers” and “way, way, way too expensive”. The chasm between reality and Michelin’s three stars has never looked greater here.

£148
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Slowly but surely, GR’s Chelsea flagship is clawing its way back into London’s very top tier. As yet, it still inspires too many gripes about a “boring” experience at “stratospheric” prices, but year-on-year the ‘swingometer’ is steadily heading in the direction of its admirers who – lauding Clare Smyth’s “absolutely impeccable” cuisine – say “the bill is eye-watering, but after such a superb meal, you won’t care!” Stop Press – in early October 2015, Clare Smyth announced that she was stepping back, to open her own place in Autumn 2016. Her No 2. Matt Abe will succeed her here.

£128
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Critics of GR’s Chelsea flagship still decry it as “lacking innovation or interest”, and even fans warn of “hysterical laughter at the prices”; its ratings recovered somewhat this year, though, supported by more praise for a “class act”, and in particular Clare Smyth’s cuisine that’s “amazing from start to finish”.

£127
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Clare Smyth’s “classic” cuisine is, say fans, “outstanding”, and helps to make the Sweary One’s rather “stuffy” Chelsea HQ a “peerless” destination; too many critics, though complain of “mundane” cooking served in a “sterile” ambience… and all at “piss-take” prices!

£126
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Gordon Ramsay Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Gordon Ramsay Restaurant in SW3, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Gordon Ramsay restaurant.
Matthew C
Very hard to fault...
Reviewed 3 months, 16 days ago

"Very hard to fault"

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RIC A
not sure any better than some of londion's ...
Reviewed 4 months, 11 days ago

"not sure any better than some of londion's michelin two stars but still very good"

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Craig H
A gastronomic experience bar none...
Reviewed 5 months, 5 days ago

"A gastronomic experience bar none"

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Chris T
Nothing interesting or special about the co...
Reviewed 6 months, 11 days ago

"Nothing interesting or special about the cooking which at these prices is unforgivable. Room rather spoiled by the very ugly light installation hanging down in the middle"

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James N
Food was very good but didn`t completly blo...
Reviewed 7 months, 12 days ago

"Food was very good but didn`t completly blow me away even though we indulged in the tasting menu. Service however was lovley with friendly but profffesional staff. Front of house manager was particularly pleasant. Sommelier did a great job too. The restaUrant itself was a lttle cramped with tables very close. Will return though as overall nice evening."

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68-69 Royal Hospital Rd, London, SW3 4HP
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lunch noon - 3 pm, dinner 6.45 pm - 11 pm
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