If there’s one thing that’s really been known to annoy me around here – yeah, just the one – it’s when famous chefs charge loads of money for food that looks like complete and utter dross and this has once again been proven by Gordon Ramsay’s pathetic looking £18.50 fish and chips takeaway.
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Ramsay posted a video of the fish and chips takeaway being prepared at his restaurant in London House in Battersea in what I’m sure he thought was a video that would be showered with praise about how tase it looked. The truth is it’s an average looking meal at best and the fact that you only get about seven chips and a measly dollop of mushy peas, curry sauce and tartare sauce next to it means that the fish had better be a super incredible catch if it’s going to justify the price. Even then it seems almost impossible to be satisfied with a meal that costs this much and looks like that.
It’s not just me who was thinking this either as the video received a lot of hate on Twitter – here’s a selection of the best responses:
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) October 22, 2020
@Joe_BM6 fish and chips in London and you get 7 chips 😂😂😂
— AMY (@amylouise_58) October 22, 2020
— Andrew Murphy (@andrewmurphy79) October 22, 2020
The fish must still be alive because it seems to have eaten the rest of the chips
— Chris McCann (@boomermcc) October 22, 2020
crazy how much better that looks than the one prepared by a michelin star chef
— Tom (@TomTerryActor) October 22, 2020
Heres on I cooked at home, my own Beer batter, this is what real fish looks like yours looked like a jamaican patty and I love those by the way. If that’s recommended by a Michelin starred chef ?, there’s something wrong. And with the size of it, That’s a poor starter. pic.twitter.com/4UjsLOfrjv
— Clive Brett (@BlueyBlueBlood) October 24, 2020
It’s a high establishment restaurant not your local chippy round the corner 😂
— Tobias (@Tycoontobias) October 22, 2020
Do people finish cooking the fish properly when they get it home?
— Big Rob (@RobSkilbeck) October 22, 2020
There were 9 chips in the bowl and 7 in the box. So for eighteen quid you’re also feeding the staff. And the fish looks like it’s been on a diet as well. Don’t think I’ll bother. 😂🤣😂
— Nicholas Sheehan (@thenicksheehan) October 22, 2020
What happened to the chips!? Why’s there only about 6 in there. Shambles that. If I wanted fish and chips, the fish sits on a bed of chips. Not quite sure what happened to make those mushy peas so dry. Look like they were scooped up off the road outside.
— BenJammin’ (@always_benji) October 22, 2020
Fair to say that Gordon has been completely and utterly rinsed there and that I agree with pretty much every one of these.
When you go down your local chippy you can get decent cod and chips for between five and seven pounds and you’ll get a truckload of chips with them as well. Even if the fish is Michelin star quality or whatever, it’s still completely skanky to serve up the traditional British meal like this and then charge close to twenty quid for it. Get a clue Ramsay. Kinda unbelievable he even posted this to his own account to be honest.
For more of the same, check out this chef who was selling his fish and chips for £32.50. You get slightly more chips with that one sure, but still.