Gordon Ramsay Warns There Is One Part Of A Restaurant Menu You Should Never Order From

By Haider Ali in Food On 9th July 2024

Gordon Ramsay's three "golden rules" for dining at restaurants are a good starting point for anyone looking for a nice dining experience.

Be cautious the next time you go out to dine and think you can just order anything from the menu.

This is coming from a trained food expert, but there is one area of the menu that you should never order from.

For more than two decades, Ramsay has shared his culinary insights with us, and his chain of restaurants, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, has received 17 Michelin stars in total.

Gordon Ramsay always has a hot take. YouTube/The High Performance Podcast

Thus, it's acceptable to claim that he is knowledgeable.

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The 57-year-old has never hesitated to express his opinions to us, and he is best known for his foul-mouthed rants on shows like Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares.

"How much did you think about your TV persona?" host Jake Humphrey posed to the chef during a High Performance podcast episode.

In response, Ramsay made a direct reply: "I didn't, I didn't give a s**t."

He continued: "It wasn't a format for me, it wasn't about IP or format or success. Remember the first program it was 5.8 million viewers on Channel Four."

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"So, then all the intrusion started. Then everyone wanted to know who you were, what was your background, what makes this guy tick?"

"I'm like, 'I'm the same on or off'."

Ramsay discussed what he's learnt from working in the restaurant business and what not to order from the menu in an earlier interview with the Daily Mail.

Speaking about his three golden guidelines for dining in a restaurant, the owner advised patrons to steer clear of any establishment that makes "suspicious boasts" about the caliber of their cuisine.

Ramsay has three golden rules for eating out Getty Images

When a restaurant makes claims like "famous" or "best in the country" without providing any more proof, it worries the chef and makes him wonder: "Who said that? Who named that?"

In addition, he offered advice on how to obtain the greatest wine bottles at the lowest possible cost. He said to ask to see the "bin end" list, which is made up of vintages that haven't sold well or bottles with scratched labels.

He clarified that you should get a bottle of whatever is suggested for no more than $30, as it will enable you to enjoy a little, but much-needed, splash of wine on your table without breaking the bank.

Ramsay's best advice, though, focused on the one item on the menu that you should never order when the waiter arrives.

The food in question turns out to be anything from the specials board, particularly if there are numerous selections available.

He said: "Specials are there to disappear throughout the evening. When they list 10 specials that's not special."

And there you have it, then.