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Gordon Ramsay Slammed For Charging ‘Extortionate’ Price For Fish And Chips

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Gordon Ramsay Slammed For Charging ‘Extortionate’ Price For Fish And Chips

People have slammed Gordon Ramsay for charging £24.50 for fish and an extra £7 for chips at his new restaurant.

On the menu at his new River Restaurant at The Savoy hotel in London, you will get a 'cider-battered gurnard, minted peas, warm tartar sauce' and 'Koffmann's fries, bonito salt' for that extortionate sum.

The Michelin star chef posted a pic of the fish dish on his social media and viewers weren't best pleased.

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"£25 for that fish!! Rip off, I could eat for a week for that," one user wrote.

A second user added: "Wouldn't fill up a sparrow.

"One nibble and it's gone."

Whilst a third user joked: "'And that will be $8739, cash or card'."

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Finally, a fourth user slammed: "That looks absolutely rubbish.

"Chucking a massive wedge of lemon in front of it doesn't improve it."

Menu for his new restaurant. Credit: gordonramsayrestaurants.com
Menu for his new restaurant. Credit: gordonramsayrestaurants.com

LADbible have contacted River Restaurant for comment.

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However, Ramsay isn't the only mainstream chef to charge an arm and a leg for a chippy.

In 2019, Tom Kerridge defended the cost of his £32.50 fish and chips at Kerridge's Bar and Grill, saying it is 'easily justifiable'.

The fish and chips come with three sauces. Credit: Kerridge's Bar and Grill/Instagram
The fish and chips come with three sauces. Credit: Kerridge's Bar and Grill/Instagram

Speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Kerridge explained how he feels it's all down to the ingredients, which include the 'best' fish and 'amazing' potatoes.

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As reported by the Guardian, he said: "This was fresh dayboat turbot," adding that if a diner had pan-roasted turbot with pomme puree and a sauce gribiche for £32.50, 'no-one would question anything'.

The dish usually comes with a trio of sauces - pease pudding, tartare sauce and Matson spiced sauce - and a ramekin of chunky chips.

The fish itself changes depending on the catch of the day.

"If you break it down, it is easily justifiable," he said, adding: "From my point of view, fish and chips is one of the greatest dishes in the world.

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"There are Japanese three-Michelin star restaurants that are doing tempura, that are specialising in amazing pieces of fish that are deep fried and served and cost the earth.

"Why can't we get the best fish in the world and create the best batter, deep fry it and serve it with amazing potatoes?"

Topics: Gordon Ramsay

Anish Vij
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