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Gordon Ramsay Out at London's Claridge's
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After 12 years in business, Gordon Ramsay at London hotel Claridge's will close this June, AFP reports.
According to a statement from Claridge's general manager Thomas Kochs, the company has decided that a fresh face on the restaurant might be necessary; the hotel did host a pop-up version of Noma last year, after all, bringing René Redzepi's top-ranked Danish restaurant to the London masses.
"[Gordon Ramsay's restaurant] has undoubtedly made an exceptional contribution to Claridge's gastronomic history," Kochs told AFP. "We feel the time has come, however, for a new dining direction for Claridge's and we bid farewell to Gordon with best wishes for the many exciting projects he has around the world."
The restaurant opened in 2001, but lost its Michelin star in 2010. Ramsay's still doing well, however; the shouty chef will still be the head of 26 restaurants around the world, having just opened two new restaurants in Las Vegas at the beginning of this year. A representative for Gordon Ramsay Holdings tells us in a statement, "The group continues to grow from strength to strength and as well as the opening of Union Street Cafe, in September, we are considering sites in Mayfair." Bonus: MasterChef returns to airwaves May 22. Also, Ramsay seems just fine in this crazy Men's Journal profile.
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