Gordon Ramsey at Claridge’s to close this summer

Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant at Claridge’s is to close in June after spending 12 years at the London hotel, it has been announced.

The restaurant will serve its last customer on 30th June with the hotel expected to announce a new operator in the coming months. Gordon Ramsey Holdings has stated that it will look to explore the potential for new opportunities in Mayfair, meaning that those currently working in hospitality and catering jobs at the restaurant could see their positions transferred to the new premises.

The announcement comes as a result of the chef’s company being unable to agree on a new long-term deal with Claridge’s owner the Maybourne Hotel Group.

Commenting on the news, Gordon Ramsey Holdings stated: “We have taken the decision to close Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's in June 2013 following a fantastic collaboration over the last 12 years. We'd like to thank all our guests for the amazing support they have given for over a decade but felt the time was right to move on to new opportunities and investments.”

The restaurant opened in 2001 with Mark Sargeant as head chef and quickly gained a Michelin star.

Thomas Kochs, general manager at Claridge’s, said: “We thank Gordon and his team for the incredible dedication they have shown in making the restaurant such a success. We feel the time has come, however, for a new dining direction for Claridge’s and we bid farewell to Gordon with best wishes.”

The chef recently revealed that he is to open a new London restaurant with David Beckham. The establishment, Union Street Café, is set to open near Borough Market in September and will be a joint venture between the pair. It will be Gordon Ramsey Holding’s first opening in the capital for two years since the launch of Bread Street Kitchen.

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