Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Gordon Ramsay is charging over £400 per person at new pop-up

12/04/2023

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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Gordon Ramsay is a three Michelin-starred chef, so it’ll come as a surprise to nobody that many of his restaurants don’t come cheap.

But the restaurateur and Hell’s Kitchen star has raised eyebrows after announcing a new pop-up in Sydney, Australia, in which tickets came at a rather hefty price.

Yep, the TV chef has only gone and done a collab with Aussie restaurant, Aria, so that locals can try the food from his most awarded eatery – Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – for three nights, from May 8th to May 10th.

The dining experience is once in a lifetime for many living in Australia, and is curated by Gordon himself alongside Aria founder Matt Moran and Aria’s chef, Matt Abé.

However, you’ll have to fork out close to $800 AUS dollars a ticket if you wanna join for the full experience (that’s £429).

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay has three Michelin stars (Credit: Alamy)

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This cost includes a $495 (£265.35) ticket per person, which pays for your seven-course menu. Then it adds on the optional wine pairing, which costs $295 (£158.19). This means the whole experience is worth $790 each (£423).

“Insensitive, self absorbed money gaugers. I’ll never visit your restaurant Aria for Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Sydney,” fumed one angry individual on Twitter after finding out the price.

“$800… are you kidding me? In these troubling economical times where people are struggling for basic needs.”

Another penned: “$800 Each??’”

As a third joked: “If you take out a home loan you could buy an entree!”

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Gordon’s pricey menu might raise some eyebrows (Credit: Alamy)

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A spokesperson for Aria explained to the Daily Mail that the rather hefty price was because it was the first time the three Michelin-starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay had gone international – which is understandable, tbf.

The menu has also been personally put together by Gordon and chef Matt, who are both highly esteemed.

Diners can expect popular Restaurant Gordon Ramsay dishes like shellfish raviolo and a pecan praline dessert, as well as some new additions exclusive to the event.

Of course, it’s worth noting that alongside his more up market restaurants, Gordon also has several more affordable restaurants here in the UK, including Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza, Gordon Ramsay Street Burger and his Bar and Grill outposts.

The debate still rages on about how expensive is too expensive for fine dining, but there’s no denying that when it comes to Gordon, there will be a load of eager punters willing to fork the cash.

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