Even more upheaval to report in the Gordon Ramsay empire that is currently relaunching its three-Michelin-starred flagship: After 12 years, Ramsay is calling it quits with luxe London hotel Claridge's. According to the Evening Standard, the shouty chef is closing Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's on June 30 due to "a series of delays in renewing his deal at the five-star hotel." The staff was notified this morning and a spokesperson for Ramsay explains, "We'd like to thank all our guests for the amazing support they have given for over a decade but felt the time was right to move on to new opportunities and investments."
Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's was a big deal in its early days in London, but "is widely seen as having lost its way in recent years." As the Evening Standard notes: "It lost its Michelin star in 2010 and was rated second in London for 'most disappointing cooking' and fourth for 'most overpriced restaurant' in the latest Harden's guide."
· Ramsay off the menu at Claridge's as 12-years' service ends [Evening Standard]
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