Television and Royal Doulton celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is losing his prestigious restaurant at London’s Connaught hotel.
The Connaught has confirmed it will not be renewing Ramsay’s lease when the restaurant re-opens at the end of the year following a lavish refurbishment.
The hotel insists the parting is amicable, but a report in The Independent said Ramsay was unhappy about being asked to provide meals from the restaurant on a room service basis.
Ramsay has operated the restaurant since 2002 and has five others in London – The Savoy Grill and Banquette at The Savoy, Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, Maze at The Grosvenor, La Noisette at the Carlton Tower and Petrus at the Berkeley.
Ramsay has extended his brand into housewares via Royal Doulton, which offers an extensive collection of Gordon Ramsay glassware, tableware, oven-to-tableware and cookware.