Gordon Ramsay Issues Warning About The One Part Of A Menu You Should Never Order From

Gordon Ramsay has issued a warning about the one part of the menu you should never order from.
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Gordon Ramsay has issued a warning about the one part of the menu you should never order from.

The celebrity chef, 57, has established himself as one of the biggest TV personalities in the world – known for shows such as Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and Gordon, Gino & Fred.

He also has numerous restaurants all across the world including Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Lucky Cat and Bread Street Bar and Kitchen.

So when it comes to what food to not order at a restaurant, you should certainly listen to his advice.

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In an interview with the Daily Mail, he explained that if the restaurant outlandishly boasts about their meals on the menu, he recommends that you avoid it.

He says: “When they turn around and tell me it is the ‘famous red lasagne’, who made it famous?

“They start coming up with these terminologies, saying ‘and the wicked, famous, best in the country profiteroles’, Who said that? Who named that?”

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Gordon Ramsay suggests avoiding any part of the menu that boasts about its food. Credit: Alamy

Elsewhere in his interview with the outlet, Ramsay also provided his golden rules for customers visiting any restaurant if they want the best experience possible.

He shared that when an eatery ‘lists 10 specials’, then they definitely aren’t that special.

“Specials are there to disappear throughout the evening,” Ramsay added. “When they list 10 specials, that’s not special.”

When it comes to wine, the MasterChef judge suggested that customers should ask for the ‘bin end’ list – such as bottles with scratched labels, vintages that are about to be rotated out or poor sellers that the restaurant wants to get rid of.

Ramsay continued: “We have a fear about talking to sommeliers because you think you’re going to be ripped off.

“So get the sommelier to come up with a great glass or great bottle and give him a price. And make sure it’s under $30 (£23.50).”

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When it comes to booking a table at a restaurant, the Hotel Hell star has advised that you book a table for three instead of two – ensuring you have much more space and avoid ‘getting stuck in the corner’.

In a separate interview with Town & County, the Next Level Chef revealed that the soup of the day is the one thing he would never order from a menu.

This is because there is a possibility that the restaurant might just be reusing the day before’s soup – which means it isn’t fresh.

Ramsay tells the publisher: “Ask what yesterday’s soup du jour was before today’s special. It may be the case that it’s the soup du month.”

He also gave his opinion on why Valentine’s Day is the ‘worst day of the year to go out’ for a meal.

Ramsay says that ‘busy kitchens’ result in diners not getting the ‘true feeling of the restaurant’.

He adds that nothing is ‘more romantic’ than cooking a meal for your partner on the most romantic day of the year.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.