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Summary

Gordon Ramsay’s “beautiful” Regency tavern on the Camden Town corner of Regent’s Park, is a large venue incorporating both a big bar, plus a sizeable dining area and basement. It doesn’t receive a perfect scorecard from reporters, with some feedback describing it as “disappointing” or “overpriced”, but its ratings climbed more into the middle-ground this year.

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

Summary

This substantial Georgian tavern where Camden Town meets Regent’s Park is part of Gordon Ramsay’s empire, and has disappointed most reporters this year. The owner is famous for his tongue-lashings, and here he gets it back in spades. “Worst meal this year: terrible roast beef, terrible service”“Ramsay should get his own house in order!”

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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’s Georgian tavern by Regent’s Park is a large and handsome venue, with bags of potential, but while not totally lacking fans, its middling scores continue to confirm its performance as “nothing special”.

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

Summary

Gordon Ramsay’s “roomy” and rambling old tavern on the edge of Regent’s Park is a “pleasant old building”. No great culinary fireworks though – more upbeat reports say it’s “good, plain food”.

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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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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair, Menu
Yes
45, 25, 20
120

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £19.00 £23.00
SundayLunch £24.00  
Brunch £25.00  

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.50 £23.00 £5.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £5.00
Service 12.50%

Harden's says...

York & Albany NW1

On the Regent's Park fringe of Camden Town, Gordon Ramsay's glamorous conversion of a palatial boozer; food and service are good (rather than anything more), but the overall experience is highly suited to a celebration or romance.


Many people have been a bit mystified by this Gordon Ramsay group restaurant, bar and small hotel, in a converted pub on the outmost fringe of Camden Town. What's it for? Why would anyone want to go/stay there?


These are fair questions. Particularly on foot, it's not obviously on the route to or from anywhere, and - even if much of the West End is within a 20-minute walk - one can think of more obvious places to stay.


The key to it all, of course, is celebrity, which could in theory kick-start the virtuous circle - crowds-buzz-more crowds - to make the place a self-sustaining 'destination'. The trick, of course, is to make it good enough to be more than a five-minute wonder.


The early signs, we'd suggest. are that its standards are good enough. Indeed, in at least one respect, they are more than that - this is a beautiful building, and it has been handsomely converted to create a very attractive ground-floor dining room (plus less interesting basement), and an unusually seductive bar area - a combination ideal for a celebration or for romance.


The food and service play rather a supporting rôle. That's not a particular criticism - history suggests that it is a major challenge for spin-off celeb-chef-branded establishment even to achieve and maintain good/average standards, and that challenge is achieved impressively consistently here.


Admittedly, if you believed the Ramsay hype, and went expecting something special on the food front, you might be disappointed - go in a party or romantic mood, though, and you'll probably have a very good time here.


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127-129 Parkway, London, NW1 7PS
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lunch; mon-fri noon - 2.45pm, sat & sun noon - 3.45pm, dinner; mon - sat 6pm - 9.45pm, sun 6pm - 8.45
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Sun 10 pm

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