This visit to Restaurant Gordon Ramsay will live long in our memory just like the previous visits have done. Unfortunately it has been two years since our last visit but now that the restaurant is open on a Saturday especially lunchtime gives us more opportunities to dine here in the future. The evening started with a nice greeting from the doorman before entering the restaurant. You walk along the corridor to then arrive and receive the friendliest of greetings from a few members of staff. We were then escorted to our table in the dining room which really does give you the feeling that your in the comfort of your own living room. It was then time to meet Assistant Manager Zoe who remembered us from a previous visit so it was nice to have a little catch up. She then presented us with the menus and also explained about the specials that were available that evening. On this occasion we opted to go for the three course A la Carte with the added extra of the cheese course. This was due to my wife who had never had the cheese here. Once we’d made our decisions on the food it was then time to meet the sommelier who asked what thoughts we had on our wine choices. We asked as we were having the A la Carte if she could match each course to which she was more than happy to do so. The evenings delights started with a fabulous selection of snacks followed by a fantastic Amuse Bouche a take on a Welsh Rarebit in an egg shell.
We started with the fabulous signature dish the Lobster , Langoustine , Salmon & Sorrel Ravioli and the equally stunning Sweetbreads with Jerusalem Artichoke , Pickled Walnut & Brown Butter.
For our main courses we enjoyed a fantastic Cornish Turbot with Maitake , Black Garlic & Jus Gras as well as the amazing Suckling Pig of Crispy Belly , Roasted Loin , Spiced Shoulder Sausage with Chou Farci & Crushed Potatoes.
Before moving on to dessert and to the extreme delight of my wife it was time for the cheese course. Here you had a wonderful selection of cheeses to choose from including my wife’s favourite the Stinking Bishop these were accompanied by crackers , fruit bread , walnuts , grapes , fig & apricot
After enjoying a delightful palate cleanser it was time for desserts one being the Mont Blanc with Smoked Chestnut , Buckwheat & Buttermilk and the other was the most heavenly Chocolate Soufflé with Coffee Ice Cream
Before we had coffee & petit fours Zoe came over to us and said that Chef Matt Abe would like to have a chat with us in the kitchen if we’d like to do so. Well we couldn’t refuse really and so glad we did as Matt is a very nice person and you could clearly see the passion that drives him on. It certainly was an honour to meet him and to chat about food and also how he was putting his own stamp on the restaurant. He was also clearly delighted that the restaurant had retained its 3 Michelin Stars. It was also a pleasure throughout the evening to chat to Zoe & Head Sommelier James.
We finished with a fabulous selection of petit fours including the famous white chocolate balls which were filled with coconut ice cream as well as the addition of a small chocolate cake to celebrate my wife’s birthday
This brought an end to a truly amazing evening where the food was outstanding and matched by excellent wine choices. The service from James , Zoe and all the team was first class. Meeting Matt really was the icing on the cake. We will definitely not be leaving it so long before we return. I would have to say for a special treat then a visit to Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is a must as there’s a reason why it has 3 Michelin Stars.
I’d like to finish by saying a massive Thank You to everyone at the restaurant for making our evening amazing. So until next time All the Best