Gordon Ramsay to open restaurant in Sunway Resort
We were more than excited when news broke that Jamie Oliver, a well-known British chef with cookbooks and TV shows under his belt, would be opening his first restaurant in Malaysia in KLIA not too long ago. And the excitement is not over for Malaysians who enjoy western cuisine from star-studded chefs.
British chef and famous TV personality, Gordon Ramsay, is set to open Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill at Sunway Resort in KL in June 2021. And while “idiot sandwiches” and Uncle Roger-approved egg fried rice will not be on the menu, diners can look forward to all the best hits this restaurant is known for – from Beef Wellington to Sticky Toffee Puddings and more.
First location outside of London
According to Sunway Resort’s website, Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill in Sunway Resort will be the British chef’s first outlet in Malaysia. He currently has a slew of over 50 restaurants located mainly in London, as well as in Asia in countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Macao, and Japan.
Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill in Sunway Resort is expected to serve a similar menu to its original Mayfair, London, branch, with dishes such as burgers, grilled meats, sandwiches, and desserts for patrons to enjoy.
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Swanky restaurant with views of the lagoon
Those who have been to Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill in London will know how atas it is, seeing as it’s located in the 5-star Marriott Hotel, on Grosvenor Square.
So you can expect that its Malaysia outlet, housed in the lobby of Sunway Resort, will be just as swanky, as seen in the series of photos that the KL resort shared on its website on 13th January 2021.
Image credit: Sunway Hotels
This new restaurant in KL will boast glittering chandeliers and elegant furniture, with black-and-white wall portraits. It will also be outfitted with bar seats to bring you the same lavish atmosphere as its London counterpart. Private dining rooms are also available for those who want to have a little more privacy.
Image credit: Sunway Hotels
As Sunway Resort is in the vicinity of well-known shopping mall Sunway Pyramid and water theme-park Sunway Lagoon, you can be sure that you’ll be treated to plenty of breathtaking sights of the nearby man-made lagoons and cityscapes as you gaze out of the floor-to-ceiling windows that border the restaurant.
Image credit: Sunway Hotels
Famous Beef Wellington in Malaysia
Stunning visuals aside, you can expect to find a menu of Gordon Ramsay’s signature dishes here that will be a treat for your belly. Their London restaurant serves Beef Wellington, a British dish of tender steak wrapped in flaky puff pastry, which Ramsay is known near and far for. While their menu for their Malaysia outlet is yet to be confirmed and announced, Sunway Resort shared on their website that the restaurant will indeed be serving this dish.
Image credit: @gordonramsaybarandgrill
Another dish diners can expect to get here is Sticky Toffee Pudding. It’s an English dessert of sponge cake served with vanilla ice cream and a decadent drizzle of toffee, which is made with caramelised sugar and butter. Ramsay is also pretty well known for this dish, and his recipe is said to have come from his grandmother.
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Netizens can’t keep their chill over Hell Kitchen‘s star’s restaurant
To say that the opening announcement of Gordon Ramsay’s new restaurant shared on Facebook by Sunway Resort was welcomed by Malaysian foodies would be an understatement. In just a little over 12 hours, the post has racked up over 8,500 shares and 3,700 comments.
While many netizens commented that they were more than eager to try out the food, there were many more who were there to make jokes about Ramsay’s Hell Kitchen performances, including the famous “idiot sandwich” moment that has become a meme.
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Since Ramsay is known to be bad tempered, as fans of Hell’s Kitchen and Masterchef US can attest to, Facebook user Elder Cullen Joseph joked, “It would be nice if Gordon could come and grace the [restaurant’s] opening and learn a couple of local swear words as well.”
Image adapted from: Elder Cullen Joseph
And because this is Malaysia, many Malaysians also pulled “Uncle Roger” or Nigel Ng, a well-known Malaysian YouTuber who is based in the UK, into the conversation, asking if the two of them would do a collaboration, and if egg fried rice will be on the menu.
For those of you who don’t know, Uncle Roger made a reaction video to the chef’s egg fried rice recipe, which has over 15 million views on his YouTube channel.
As The Smart Local Malaysia is, well, Malaysian, we reached out to the Sunway Resort management to ask if they would be incorporating Asian elements into their Western menu for something close to Ramsey’s rendition of the locally loved egg fried rice dish. But at the time of writing, we have yet to receive a response.
Netizens ask about egg fried rice
Image adapted from: Sunway Resort
Gordon Ramsay to open new restaurant in Malaysia
We’re more than excited about Gordon Ramsay’s first restaurant that is set to open in Malaysia on June 2021. “Idiot sandwiches” and egg fried rice aside, diners can finally get to feast on staple English food created by this famed celebrity chef. While to official opening date is yet to be confirmed, you’ll be glad to know that you can start booking a reservation at Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill in Sunway Resort here to be one of the first diners on its opening day.
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