Gordon takes on his biggest venue yet in rural Hampshire. The Granary is a supper club so exclusive, it has hardly any customers. It can seat 200, but locals are turned off by its reputation. Can Gordon turn it around?
The Priory was once a place of tranquility as the chapel of a nineteenth-century convent. It's been offering bargain roast dinners to its regulars for twenty years. But under its current management, things are in need of a divine Ramsay intervention.
Cultures clash when Gordon heads to Paris to take on a Brazilian chef in a failing French restaurant run by a Scot. The inexperienced restaurateur is on a mission to make vegetarians of the meat-loving French. Will Gordon deliver the wake-up call in time?
The two friends who run The Runaway Girl, a tapas bar in Sheffield, are at war. The restaurant is losing money and the credit crunch is making matters worse. Can Gordon Ramsay devise a plan to save the eatery from corporate competition?
The venue is The Granary in rural Hampshire, an upmarket restaurant which is the biggest Gordon's ever taken on. Originally opened by entrepreneur Nigel Nieddu as an up-market dining club four years ago, the restaurant was relaunched after a refit, but it's still losing 4k a week. It promises classy modern British cuisine but in reality the fussy menu features food sourced from all over the globe and the locals, disconcerted, are staying far away. Head Chef Martin doubles as parole officer to his unruly teenage charges in the kitchen, while Nigel stubbornly struggles to contain the front-of-house chaos.
The venue for tonight's penultimate programme is The Curry Lounge in Nottingham, the city with more restaurants per square mile than any other in Britain. This 120-seater Indian restaurant has been run since January by ex sales director Raz who's new to the business - and it shows. Despite a 500k refurbishment and decor like a Bollywood set the honeymoon period's well and truly over. His once-healthy trade is evaporating and at his current rate of loss it's uncertain he'll make it past Christmas.
The venue for tonight's programme is The Fish & Anchor, a restaurant and bar near Lampeter in rural West Wales, owned and run by ex-boxer Mike and his wife Caron. Mike, a self-taught cook, is a one-man pressure cooker in the kitchen as he struggles to accommodate a vast menu while Caron's unique style of front-of-house management includes abusing the customers and her husband in equal measure. Every night they go twelve rounds with the local clientele who are fast deserting them to the tune of a 1,000 per week loss.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay battles with a former Michelin-starred chef who's obsessed with baby vegetables. Gordon says he's stuck in the 90's and tries to bring him into the new millennium.
The venue for tonight's second programme is Piccolo Teatro, a bijou vegetarian restaurant in Paris run by feisty Scot Rachel. A former waitress at the restaurant, Rachel bought it three years ago and now, along with best friend Stephanie, she's trying to convert the carnivorous French into a nation of veggies. For Gordon it's a sentimental journey to the city where he spent his formative years as a chef, a food mecca full of gastronomic delights that should be a dream.
The venue is Ruby Tates in Brighton, owned and run by ex-actor and failed Hollywood wannabe ALLAN LOVE. Situated in an affluent and trendy area just one street back from the beach, it's an oyster bar and seafood restaurant but Allan's never tasted the food. He won't even put his head round the door of his own kitchen, where lurk two chefs - furious Frenchman ALEX and indolent Aussie JAMIE - busy doing nothing but turning out a lacklustre menu including ageing lobster. They themselves admit they wouldn't eat it, and incredibly for a seaside restaurant, there isn't a local fish in sight.
You're a restaurant owner in a crisis, the wolves are at the door, but the customers aren't. You've got temperamental chefs in the kitchen, lazy waiting staff and the diners you do have aren't satisfied. Desperate for restaurant resuscitation? Call in the restaurant trade's equivalent of the Emergency Services - the inimitable, indomitable Gordon Ramsay.
When Gordon last visited The Fenwick Arms, Sunday service was booming and Gordon's brainchild was in full swing. But times have changed and new competition is threatening The Fenwick's success. The Highwayman, a new gastropub, has opened up the road. It seems to have stolen over 50% of Brian's customers and a lot of his regulars. With landlord Brian's continual stress and interference in the kitchen, and now the added pressure of new competition, it's no wonder the pub is in trouble. Gordon's not going to like what's happened in his absence.
When Gordon first visited La Parra de Burriana, an ex-pat restaurant in Nerja on Spain's Costa del Sol he was confronted with steaks cooked by torchlight, raw kebabs and a dining room littered with dog mess. When he last left the restaurant, he had simplified the menu to have clean, simple, honest, traditional food using local produce, hoping to bring back the locals and win back the faith of the ex-pats. But since Gordon was last there Laurence's menu has become hideously boring. It's time for Gordon to show Laurence what Spain is really about and teach him the traditions that he seems to have forgotten.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay tries to rescue La Gondola, a successful restaurant back in the 1970's. He updates the cuisine and then brings back some old favorites.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay faces a serious challenge with a restaurant that has been voted one of the best in Blackpool, a resort town. Despite its recognition, Clubway 41 is in dire straits.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay takes on a seaside restaurant that is failing only a year-and-a-half into its existence. The staff treat the bar as a hangout, and it's difficult to tell who's in charge.
Everyone is at each other's throats, the curse words are flying, and the angry bartender even threatens to quit!
Flamangos owners Adele and Cheryl are stuck in their old tropical ways, and Chef Ramsay will have to set fire to the old decor in order to get them to come around.
Has Gordon met his match? This host is no shrinking violet and gives it as good as he gets it.
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Chef Danielle has potential but doesn't have the right tools or training to cook. She must step up to the plate in order to turn the restaurant around and impress an important food critic.
Gordon sits down with Steven from The Black Pearl to find out why the restaurant closed since implementing Gordon's changes. Gordon also revisits The Handlebar and Casa Roma.
Gordon has to channel his inner therapist and calm a head chef who is on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
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Disgusted by a grimy kitchen and frustrated by the restaurant owner's apathy, Gordon decides to reveal the nasty truth to the customers himself.
Not only is the fish dry, but Gordon wonders about the unique way this restaurant serves naan.
Chef Andy's stubbornness is making his restaurant dysfunctional, and when Gordon confronts him, both hot tempers flare.
Watch out, this Danish restaurant is about to crash and burn... literally!
A chef is asked to leave his job in the middle of a shift, and Gordon is forced to remove a knife from his hands peacefully.
The victim: La Parra de Burriana, in Nerja, Spain. The restaurant has huge debt - the chef will either have to make it work out in Spain or go back to England.
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