Gordon Ramsay expands culinary empire to Manila

The chef known for his explosive temper and profanity is set to open Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill at Newport World Resorts in 2024.

Gordon Ramsay’s Beef Wellington, first made famous at his Michelin-starred restaurants in London and later on the cooking competition Masterchef, will be available to Filipino diners by the second quarter of next year.

NWR Chairman Kevin L. Tan says, “The opening of Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill in Newport World resorts is part of NWR’s epic transformation. We are delighted to partner with chef Gordon Ramsay on his first restaurant in the Philippines. Moreover, our customers can look forward to more exciting announcements from NWR in the coming months.”

Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant group has been awarded 17 Michelin stars (7 currently) and has 58 establishments across the world.

Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill is known for fusing elegant interiors with the comforts of a bar and grill. It offers succulent grilled steaks, seafood, gourmet burgers and sandwiches. Diners can also savor a variety of small plates and shareable dishes, making it an ideal destination for both solo diners and groups.

Michelin stars, colorful language

Ramsay’s famous Beef Wellington

The celebrity chef’s restaurant group, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, has been awarded 17 Michelin stars through the years and currently holds 7 across four establishments. Three Michelin stars were awarded to his signature Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London in 2001, which it still holds.

Ramsay is both a master in cooking and colorful language. He once told a contestant, “This pizza is so disgusting, if you take it to Italy you’ll get arrested.” And another, “For what we are about to eat, may the Lord make us truly not vomit.” Or what about this: “There’s enough garlic in here to kill every vampire in Europe.” And, of course, he remembers his nan in this one: “My gran could do better! And she’s dead!”

Braised Lamb Shank with Harissa Mash. Photo from @gordonramsaybarandgrill on Instagram

Whatever you say about Ramsay’s language, the guy knows his metaphors and similes. His fiery confrontations and memorable outbursts, both in his restaurants and on television, have given fans memorable moments. While some view his approach as harsh and unforgiving, others see it as proof of his passion and commitment to delivering nothing less than the best. He once said that he’d like to think he’s “a great teacher.”

He’s been spoofed endlessly by comedians, most notably by Key & Peele in a sketch where the chef messes with the contestant’s head with insults veiled as complements and vice versa—a style Ramsay actually does on his TV shows.  

Born in Scotland, Ramsay’s career spans  decades. In 1993, Ramsay opened his first restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in London. Within three years, the restaurant earned its first Michelin star. The coveted three Michelin stars followed shortly after in 2001, solidifying Ramsay’s reputation as one of the world’s leading chefs.

Cheeseburger with Koffman’s fries. Photo from @gordonramsaybarandgrill on Instagram

Ramsay expanded his restaurant empire with different culinary styles and in locations around the world, from casual dining to high-end establishments, in cities such as London, Las Vegas, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, and now Manila.

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