As famous for his foul mouth and on-screen rants as his culinary talent, Gordon Ramsay is one of Britain’s most recognisable chefs. As a TV personality on both sides of the Atlantic, he divides opinion – surely at least part of the reason for his continued success. At the dinner table, however, there is no debate. The man can cook.
Gordon Ramsay ranks highly among Michelin star chefs. In 2001, he became the first Scottish chef to be awarded three Michelin stars with his signature restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. In 2008, he shared the honour of having the most stars in the world with Alain Ducasse. However, he has since been overtaken by Ducasse and the late Joël Robuchon.
Overall, he has been awarded 22 stars across 16 restaurants, considering both the ones owned and/or operated by him. Having seen nine of those restaurants close, however, he currently holds seven stars across four restaurants. That’s still an impressive amount, but testament to the precarious nature of the restaurant industry, in which even seemingly successful restaurants can struggle.
Gordon Ramsay currently runs 35 restaurants, down from a total of 57 over the course of his career. It’s worth noting that many fall outside of the traditional fine dining remit of the Michelin Guide. (These include his more affordable pizza, burger and steak restaurants, as well as gastropubs.) But here’s a rundown of the four current Gordon Ramsay Michelin star restaurants.
3 Michelin stars
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, London – Open since 1998, the first restaurant Gordon Ramsay owned has retained 3 Michelin stars since 2001.
Address: 68 Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HP, United Kingdom.
2 Michelin stars
Le Pressoir d’Argent, Bordeaux – Ramsay’s second restaurant in France (after Gordon Ramsay au Trianon) was established in 2015 and rocketed to success, earning two stars within a year of opening.
Address: Place de la Comédie, 33000 Bordeaux, France.
1 Michelin star
Gordon Ramsay au Trianon, Versailles (2008–) Located in the Trianon Palace Versailles hotel, near the Palace of Versailles, the Gordon Ramsay au Trianon offers creative interpretations of traditional French cuisine. It is modelled on Ramsay's 3-Michelin starred London establishment.
Address: 1 Boulevard de la Reine, 78000 Versailles, France.
Pétrus, London (2010–) Pétrus opened originally in 1999, earned its second star in 2007, but closed just a year later. It has since reopened in a new London location but has so far only managed to regain one star.
Address:1 Kinnerton St, Belgravia, London SW1X 8EA, United Kingdom.
Gordon Ramsay restaurants that used to hold stars, but are now closed or have changed ownership
Aubergine, London – Not actually owned by Ramsay (although he had a stake in it), Aubergine opened in 1993 with Ramsay as the head chef. He earned his second star in 1997, before famously falling out with the owners in 1998. It soon dropped a star and eventually closed in 2010.
Murano, London (2008–) Opened in 2008 by head chef Angela Hartnett and Gordon Ramsay. Murano was purchased from Ramsay by Hartnett in October 2010.
Gordon Ramsay at The London, New York City – Opened in 2006, this hotel restaurant earned its stars in 2008, but soon ran into troubled times. Ramsay famously claimed to have cried when the Michelin Guide stripped it of both stars in 2013, citing a significant drop in quality. He sold the restaurant to the hotel that same year, although it bore his name until finally shutting its doors for good in 2014.
Other one-star Gordon Ramsay restaurants that have since closed or been sold are:
Amaryllis, Glasgow (2001–2004)
Angela Hartnett at The Connaught, London (2002–2007)
Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, London (2001–2013)
Gordon Ramsay at Conrad Tokyo, Tokyo (2005–2013)
Gordon Ramsay at The London, West Hollywood (2008–2015)