All Signs Point to Gordon Ramsay at the London Closing in September [Updated]

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Both the main dining room and Maze are reportedly closing.
Both the main dining room and Maze are reportedly closing. Photo: Courtesy of the London

The two fine dining restaurants in the London NYC Hotel bearing Gordon Ramsay’s name, but none of his direct involvement, are reportedly scheduled to close permanently sometime between the first and third week in September. Multiple sources tell Grub Street that Blackstone’s LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels is allegedly seeking a new operator, and meanwhile, management has given notice to approximately 65 employees who comprise the front- and back-of-house staff at Maze and Gordon Ramsay at the London. Both restaurants opened in 2006.

Both the main dining room and Maze are reportedly closing.
Both the main dining room and Maze are reportedly closing. Photo: Courtesy of the London

Ramsay officially left his New York restaurants in 2006 but kept his name on the door and several top lieutenants in the kitchen, including chef Markus Glocker. That hasn’t kept the outspoken chef from pinning the restaurant’s various failures on random things like Times critic Frank Bruni having "the hots" for his French maître d’ instead of more cut-and-dried factors like complaints about lackluster food. The British chef is, as always, rumored to be planning more New York projects, including a local branch of Gordon Ramsay Steak, not to mention a possible collaboration with recent retiree David Beckham.

This post has been updated with new information.

We are currently engaged in ongoing negotiations with Local 6 regarding the renewal of the Gordon Ramsay Union contract. Hotel management and Union leadership have been working diligently to come to an amicable agreement. As a courtesy to our teams and the Union, we need to allow conversations to continue uninterrupted. It would be premature for us to provide information at this time, however we are confident we will be able to release a detailed update by end of this week or very early next week. We greatly appreciate your interest and look forward to sharing updates with you in an expeditious manner.

Ramsay officially left his New York restaurants in 2006 but kept his name on the door and several top lieutenants in the kitchen, including chef Markus Glocker. That hasn’t kept the outspoken chef from pinning the restaurant’s various failures on random things like Times critic Frank Bruni having "the hots" for his French maître d’ instead of more cut-and-dried factors like complaints about lackluster food. The British chef is, as always, rumored to be planning more New York projects, including a local branch of Gordon Ramsay Steak, not to mention a possible collaboration with recent retiree David Beckham.

This post has been updated with new information.

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