Gordon Ramsay to close Claridge’s after 12 years

Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's will close in June, after being at the London hotel for 12 years.

The restaurant will close to the public on June 30th and there have been no plans announced that suggest that the site will relocate elsewhere. The restaurant’s future had been questioned since 2011 when it was announced by the Maybourne Group, the owner of the hotel, that it was only going to temporarily renew its contract with the restaurant for just a year. This agreement for a short contract may have been the reason why Gordon Ramsay Holdings (GRH) decided to leave the hotel.

A spokesperson for GRH said: "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 of 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 back in 2001, with Mark Sargeant being head chef for eight years until he handed the role down to Steve Allen.

Claridge's general manager Thomas Kochs added: "We thank Gordon and his team for the incredible dedication they have shown in making the restaurant such a success. It has undoubtedly made an important contribution to Claridge’s gastronomic history.”

Whilst the hotel is yet to announce what it has planned for the space, there is the potential for new hospitality jobs for local residents.

GRH meanwhile will be opening its new restaurant in the capital city in September. Union Street Café, which will have a daily-changing mediterranean menu, will be financially backed by footballer David Beckham.

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