Lucky Cat | Gordon Ramsay goes Japanese
It looks like people have had some trouble finding their way to Gordon Ramsay’s Maze.
Because after 14 years of dominating the Mayfair restaurant scene, it started running at a hefty loss last year. So, Ramsay’s closed the place.
In its place, he’s going to open Lucky Cat, “an authentic Asian Eating House and vibrant late-night lounge, inspired by the drinking dens of 1930s Tokyo and the Far East”, and decked out like a dark, moody Art Deco lounge.
The executive chef who’s been tapped to run the whole operation is Ben Orpwood (so take that whole “authentic” thing with a pinch of salt), who spent six years honing his Asian culinary skills at Zuma before heading the kitchen at Sexy Fish. His menu is going to include the likes of Orkney scallops with yuzu & sweetcorn hot sauce, and wasabi leaf (literally grown in the kitchen); some seared otoro tuna belly with house soy, wakame oil and baby kale; and a passion fruit & yuzu soufflé with lemongrass & ginger sorbet.
Drinkswise, there’ll be a cocktail bar serving numbers like the Lucky Negroni, in which the barkeep will roll three dice, each of which will decide which gin, vermouth, and bitters they blend to make it.
Looks like everyone’s going to be a lucky cat.
NOTE: Lucky Cat is due to open this summer. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can find out more at their website right HERE.
Lucky Cat | 10 Grosvenor Square, W1K 6JP
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