Delish Eats: Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, British Food Takes Stage in Macau
November 14, 2023
Restaurant history: After a two-year wait, Britain’s top chef has opened the third location of his eponymous chain, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, in The Londoner Macao. Unveiled in October 2023, the location is fitting for the British-themed resort, attuned to the bravado and ambiance of the distant United Kingdom and its many culinary and cultural traditions.
What’s the vibe and venue like: Countering the 19th and 20th century style of the resort, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Macau reflects a modern British influence by toned-up hues of red, black, brown, and gold. Candle chandeliers hang overhead, and brick walls are left exposed to maintain a classic pub feel to the restaurant.
How much does it cost: Two sides, two mains, and two desserts shared between two diners amounted to MOP1,548.
What is the menu about: Homey classics from the British Isles, including sharp-flavoured appetisers, meaty and carby mains, and sweet desserts to end your filling meal at the pub and grill.
What did we order: Scallop (MOP298), Beetroot Cured Salom (MOP228), Beef Wellington (MOP598), Fish and Chips (MOP248), Baked Alaska (MOP88), and Apple Tarte Tatin (MOP88).
Scallop: Starting strong in the meal, the scallop appetiser matches varied textures and colours to complement the soft and caramelly bites of the seafood. We liked the addition of the black pudding for a salty touch, and the pine nuts for a required crunch.
Beetroot Cured Salmon: A personal favourite of mine, the beetroot-cured salmon, also known as gravlax, works well at Gordon Ramsay’s Macau haunt with the creme fraiche, helping balance flavours, and the horseradish, infusing each piece with a sharp bite.
Beef Wellington: A verifiable classic in any Gordon Ramsay TV show or restaurant, the beef Wellington looks pretty and tastes supreme. The duxelle is full-bodied with a strong truffle undertone, and the pasty is classically flaky. I added more salt to increase the meaty flavours.
Fish and Chips: Another British classic is battered cod fish and chips, which Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant performs well. The line-caught fish is delicate and soft inside, and crunchy on the outside, albeit slightly oily. I like the triple cooked fish for great crunch and soft innards. The tartare sauce tied everything together.
Baked Alaska: We ended the meal with the fabulous baked Alaska, an American invention that suits the menu at the pub and grill. The meringue peaks are charred with heat to add a caramelly tone to the topping, and a raspberry sorbet inside. The chocolate base is a surprise.
What we liked: The beef Wellington achieved top marks, reigning as the preferred choice for a main entrée. It represents Gordon Ramsay’s global culinary prowess and so it should be on your table.
What we didn’t like: Opening in a prestigious resort like The Londoner Macao, the floor service was not up to the standard we expected for a Cotai and a signature Gordon Ramsay restaurant.
What you should order: Scallop, Beetroot Cured Salmon, Beef Wellington, Baked Alaska
Location: Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, Level 1, The Londoner Macao, Macau
Contact details: +853 8118 8822
This food review is based on a complimentary media tasting provided by The Londoner Macao in exchange for a truthful review and no compensation. The opinions expressed within represent the views of the author.
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