Gordon Ramsay's new restaurant has a R1,600 burger on the menu — and it doesn't come with chips
- Gordon Ramsay's new restaurant at the Harrods department store in London will feature a R1,600 (£80) burger.
- The pricey Wagyu burger comes with a beef patty, seared Wagyu sirloin, truffle Pecorino cheese, cep mayonnaise, and fresh black truffles.
- But Ramsay's new burger doesn't come with fries — it'll cost R120 (£6) extra to get them on the side.
- Other dishes at the new Gordon Ramsay Burger restaurant include a R850 (£42) lobster and shrimp burger and a R420 (£21) hot dog.
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Gordon Ramsay is causing a stir once again, and this time it's for a burger with a R1,600 (£80) price tag — no fries included.
Ramsay's restaurant doesn't open until December 4, but it's already making headlines due to the pricey Wagyu burger. The dish, according to Hot Dinners, features a beef patty, seared Wagyu sirloin, truffle Pecorino cheese, cep mayonnaise, and fresh black truffles.
An order of fries on the side will cost you R120 (£6) extra.
Other dishes at Ramsay's new restaurant are priced lower, though they hardly come cheap.
The R850 (£42) lobster and shrimp burger features a pan-seared lobster and rock patty, along with pickled vegetables, herb aioli, and frisée. The $33 (£25) Hell's Kitchen burger has Mozzarella cheese, roasted jalapeños, avocado, roasted tomatoes, and a jalapeño aïoli.
One of the cheapest burgers on the menu is the R420 (£21) American burger, a basic version that features a beef patty, American cheese, tomato, pickles, red onion, butter lettuce, and a burger relish, according to the Mirror. You can also get the "Cheeky Dawg" — a hot dog with braised ox cheek, horseradish, and house pickles — for the same price.
The prices are significantly higher than the dishes at Ramsay's original Gordon Ramsay Burger in Las Vegas, where the most expensive burger on the menu — the Truffle Burger — will only set you back R380 in comparison.
Gordon Ramsay promised his followers that the new London restaurant would provide 'a burger experience like no other'
—Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) November 23, 2020
"I promise you will never have tasted anything quite as delicious as the amazing burgers at Gordon Ramsay Burger," Ramsay told Hot Dinners. "I've been perfecting burgers for years in America and now, at Harrods, we are taking it to the next level."
According to the restaurant's website, Ramsay's burger patties feature a blend of "chuck, brisket, and rib cap" and will be "cooked to perfection on an open flame." They'll then be brushed with Ivy House Farm butter "for an extra hit of nutty sweetness."
"As you'd expect from Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay, these are not your average quarter-pounders," the website adds.
But some on social media weren't impressed with the eye-watering price tags, especially during a pandemic
"Would be nice if all these millionaire celebrity chefs could cater to the budgets of normal people and not fellow millionaires," one commenter wrote on Instagram.
"£80 is more than I have left for food for the month at the moment. Thanks for that though," another added on Twitter.
And this isn't the first time Ramsay has been criticized for the prices at his restaurants
Back in September, many called out the "MasterChef" star for serving a small but expensive Full English breakfast at his Savoy Grill restaurant in London.
The R366 (£19) dish features two eggs, a few slices of bacon, one portobello mushroom, one grilled tomato, one link of pork sausage, and a gravy boat of baked beans.
—Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) September 13, 2020
Many of Ramsay's followers asked "where's the rest of it?" and noted that full English breakfasts are usually known for their large portions.
But in typical Ramsay fashion, the "MasterChef" star didn't let all the criticism slide. Instead, he unleashed his famous "idiot sandwich" comeback.
—Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) September 14, 2020