Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has received considerable backlash over the price of fish and chips at his new restaurant in The Savoy hotel, with customers dismayed at the apparent portion size and prohibitive cost of the classic British dish.
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Gordon Ramsay’s new venture, The River Restaurant, which is situated inside The Savoy hotel in London, is receiving backlash from prospective visitors after they learned of the cost of a plate of fish and chips.
The River Restaurant is described as a “beautifully classic, yet stylish and relaxed all-day dining restaurant”.
Ramsay, a Michelin-starred chef who has become one of the most famous faces in the cuisine around the world, has received criticism over his restaurant prices in the past, though his new venture has seemingly caused particular ire, perhaps due to its inclusion of the classic British dish at a seemingly high price.
According to a sample menu on the restaurant’s website, “cider-battered gurnard, minted peas, warm tartare sauce” will set you back £24.50.
And that’s without chips, described here as a side order of “Koffmann’s fries”, which will cost you another £7, bringing the grand total to £31.50.
Customers were seemingly dismayed by the prices, taking to the comments section of Ramsay’s Instagram to express their dissatisfaction.
“£25 for that fish!! Rip off, I could eat for a week for that,” one disgruntled commenter wrote, while another joked, “I have some McCain oven chips in the freezer,” seemingly commenting on the lack of fries on offer.
“£25 pound for fish and chips. Sounds like you can buy that new Ferrari soon Gordon,” a third commenter added.
What’s your view on the prices? Can one justify charging £31.50 for fish and chips in the right setting and quality, or is it a stretch too far?
Meanwhile, Gordon Ramsay is expanding his range of hard seltzers across the United States.
Hell’s Seltzer, which is comes in four Hell’s Kitchen-inspired flavours including: Berry Inferno, Knicker Twist, Mean Green and That’s Forked, will now be available in: New York/New Jersey; Massachusetts; Rhode Island; North Carolina; Virginia; Michigan; Illinois; Arizona; Missouri; Colorado and Nevada.