Gordon Ramsay forced to tell diners to 'avoid shorts, tracksuits and hoodies' at flagship Chelsea restaurant

Gordon Ramsay’s flagship restaurant has politely told diners to smarten up (PA Archive)
Gordon Ramsay’s flagship restaurant has politely told diners to smarten up (PA Archive)

Gordon Ramsay has been forced to remind diners to smarten up at his flagship Chelsea restaurant.

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, which holds three Michelin stars, has politely asked guests to “avoid shorts, tracksuits and hoodies”, acknowledging that many of its patrons prefer to dress smartly.

The advice has been toughened up and made more explicit in the last year, according to the MailOnline, and features prominently on the restaurant’s website.

A message to diners says: “We would like all of our guests to feel free to express their own individual style however, we do ask guests to avoid shorts, tracksuits and hoodies.

“Smart trainers are fine. We know lots of our guests like to dress smartly which we appreciate! Ultimately we want every guest to feel at home.”

The restaurant, Ramsay’s first solo venture, opened in 1998 and was awarded three Michelin stars three years later.

Its Menu Prestige, priced at £210, features dishes such as lobster ravioli, Cornish turbot and Herdwick hogget.

Other items on the menu include scallops from the Isle of Skye and roast veal sweetbread.

Describing the restaurant, The Michelin Guide says: “Head Chef and Co-Owner Matt Abé interprets Ramsay’s style impeccably, with signature dishes like the lobster, langoustine and salmon ravioli proving as exquisitely executed as ever.

“As an embodiment of the chefs’ perfectly judged contrasts of flavour and texture, and their lightness of touch, you can’t go wrong with the roast veal sweetbread.”

Earlier this month Gordon Ramsay announced he was taking his growing restaurant empire to new heights with the opening of London’s loftiest dining venues, which will welcome diners at the top of the City’s tallest tower next February.

The Hells Kitchen chef revealed he is launching two restaurants, a chef’s table, and a culinary academy at the summit of 22 Bishopsgate, a vast 912 ft high office block near Liverpool Street station.

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay declined the Mail Online’s request to comment.