Gordon Ramsay's 'odd' Edinburgh restaurant served up mixed reviews

Customers have been complaining about the prices at Gordon Ramsay’s new Edinburgh restaurant.

Ratings on Tripadvisor show mixed opinions about the posh eatery since it opened last year.

Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar is the TV chef’s only venue in the city.

There were rave reviews with one happy punter heaping praise on the restaurant, located at the city’s St Andrew’s Square.

Edinburgh Live reports one woman said her family of five loved the food on offer and gave it 5/5 on Tripadvisor.

She said: “The staff were delightful and I can’t praise them highly enough. My 12 year old son was in awe of the waiter who was so kind and made such a fuss of him.”

“It is not cheap with a bill of almost £500, but it was worth it. We all ate very well and could have dined for £150 if we ordered cheaper items from the menu and side stepped the £80 bottle of red wine.”

But another said their lacklustre experience made them sure the Scots star would be less than impressed himself.

They gave the restaurant a rating of 2/5, complained about the cost and slammed the time it took to get served.

They said: “I was looking forward to this since it opened however I was very disappointed at the mediocre food that was served. £36 for a steak that was more rare than medium and considering there are a lot of steak restaurants in the area far better at cooking a steak you really need to up your game.

“Service was slow which I can deal with however waiting for over 20 minutes without a drink is not acceptable.

“Total disappointment and not worth the money, if Gordon did a mystery diner on his own restaurant I don’t think he would be impressed.”

Another low rating came from one customer who said they were confused about what was being served up.

After giving the venue 2/5, they added: “After all the fuss hard to see what this restaurant is all about, steaks n burgers? Champagne bar? Bistro?

“Cullen skink to start was ok, had mussels in which is bit odd, Anne’s langoustines we’re stone cold, brutal to open by hand, could we warm them ? clip underneath shell? at £17.50 for five?

“Meat quality was good, fries were good but at £45 for steak and chips needs to be sensational.

“Cote is just as good at half the price, Mac n cheese was crap tasted of nothing. We got round of drinks for free, hope it is successful, I like Gordon Ramsay as a chef but this is overpriced pub grub, nothing else.”

One less than satisfied customer rated the restaurant a paltry 1/5 because their burger bun disintegrated in their hand.

They said: “We ate here tonight and we were really looking forward to it we looked at the menu before and thought it was over priced but looked forward to trying some sensational food.

“We were seated upstairs with a view of St. Andrews square we then waited 20 mins to order drinks and then another 15 to order food.

“For mains we ordered a burger and rib eye steak again a long wait our mains arrived still no drinks they arrived once we finished our mains and were removed from our bill.

“The steak was average for the price we were pretty disappointed & the burger bun crumbled if you cut it and disintegrated in your hand when trying to eat it.

“The server apologised for our issues and offered us free desserts we declined as we had almost been there for two hours for two courses.

“We had the chicken wings, haggis bites & bread to start. The bread was very hard, the rest of the starters were very nice we ordered drinks when our plates were removed.”

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