He’s the king of the F-word and has no qualms dishing out abuse to other restaurateurs and chefs. But now Gordon Ramsay has received a taste of his own medicine after a disgruntled diner left a scathing review online.
Following a disappointing meal at the celebrity chef’s York & Albany restaurant in Camden, London, the diner served up a hot diss of the small and expensive steak and chips he was presented with.
Posting on TripAdvisor, Guillaume R gave Gordon’s restaurant a one-star review and suggested that he treats his customers like a joke.
“Gordon isn’t Heston,” Guillaume titled the post, referring to Gordon’s fellow British chef Heston Blumenthal.
“When one masters and creates molecular cuisine, the other has come up with homeopathic cuisine,” he wrote.
“Gordon isn’t Heston but Gordon is Jesus. He multiplies the steaks. Give him a regular-sized one-portion steak in any restaurant and this is what he comes up with.
“Five slices of meat over salted fries: £23 . . . (R494,50),” he added, including a snap of the dinner plate.
“Gordon, you made a name giving advice on how to run a restaurant. Let me give you my advice. This is Covid time. Hospitality sector is in bad shape. Blatantly joking at your customers won’t help your business,” the review continued.
“2 stars for the polite staff,” the diner concluded.
The 53-year-old chef has previously been criticised for charging £19 (R409,50) for an English breakfast at another of his restaurants in London.
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Sometimes Gordon Ramsay shows he has a sense of humour, engaging with fans on Twitter and responding to users who send him photos of their cooking, often coming up with hilarious if brief critiques.
When user @ScwipsAlt asked the chef to rate his dinner out of 10, Gordon was quick to check if he was cooking or in a biology lesson.
On Valentine’s Day, a pie company wanted to know whether its products were worthy of an award.
When asked to rate someone’s English breakfast, he didn’t hold back.
Over the years, Gordon has delivered intense insults and over-the-top freakouts on cooking shows such as Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef and Kitchen Nightmares.
In one of his most infamous reactions, the celebrity chef literally shoved two slices of bread into a contestant’s face.
Probably one of the unkindest insults Gordon has thrown out.
And when he’s run out of patience completely, he resorts to the ever-reliable F-bomb.