Words by Corina Tan
For Malaysian fans of the multi-Michelin starred chef and TV star, Gordon Ramsay, an epic culinary experience awaits you at Sunway Resort, Kuala Lumpur. This Saturday, the 18th of June, Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill will officially open its doors, becoming the British chef’s inaugural restaurant in Malaysia and the first outside the United Kingdom.
Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill will feature robust furnishings with a rich red and forest green colour scheme accentuated by polished walnut hardwood flooring, brass finishes and 24 karat gold leaf hand-placed ceiling. The restaurant seeks to combine a unique blend of British heritage and the grace and grandeur of Sunway Resort with a grand dining room encompassing semi-private seating booths and a glittering cocktail bar with floor-to-ceiling windows that seat up to 150 guests at a time. A series of luxurious intimate spaces also include a trio of private dining rooms aptly named 8 Mayfair, 10 Soho and 12 Chelsea. Lining the walls of the main dining room are monochrome portraits of British style icons by celebrated photographers Terry O’Neill and Arthur Steel. Guests will get to feast their eyes on portraits of The Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger, the original 007 Sir Sean Connery, and supermodels Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy.
The Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill will feature an exquisite menu inspired by one of London’s most iconic restaurants the Savoy Grill, showcasing the finest ingredients and presented with culinary flair from the highly skilled Gordon Ramsay-trained team. Diners can look forward to savouring prime cuts of meat dry-aged in-house and Chef Ramsay’s most desirable dishes, such as his ‘Classic Beef Wellington’, served tableside, the ‘Spiced Beef Tartare with Egg Yolk Confit’, his must-try ‘Arnold Bennett Twice-baked Cheese Soufflé with Mornay Sauce’, the ‘Dover Sole with Grenobloise capers sauce’ and more. The bar will offer concoctions from masterly crafted classic favourites, including Malaysian-inspired cocktails and a host of premium wines and spirits. Adjacent to the cocktail bar, a dedicated wine cellar showcases an extensive global wine list for wine enthusiasts and a private room caters for intimate social gatherings.
“This is a very exciting and momentous occasion for us. The opening of Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill at Sunway Resort marks the start of a new era of international epicurean excellence in Malaysia. It also represents the culmination of our once-in-a-generation transformation to enhance every aspect of Sunway Resort as we embark on a bold drive to seal our position as Asia’s leading fully integrated premier hospitality and entertainment destination,” said Alex Castaldi, Senior General Manager, Sunway City Kuala Lumpur Hotels.
Gordon Ramsay added, “I am delighted to finally introduce the stunning, Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill at Sunway Resort, Malaysia. This is a concept that was born in London and exudes the British sophistication created out of its original Mayfair setting, however, we always wanted to introduce Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill to an international setting once we had found the perfect partners and the perfect location. Malaysia is a wonderful country with a rich heritage and an exciting future, and I am confident that local guests and international visitors will have an exceptional dining experience in our beautiful new restaurant.”
Soon to be the city’s most sought-after dining destination, and only a short flight away from other great Asian cities, Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill at Sunway Resort joins the brand’s three existing locations in London’s Mayfair, Chelsea and Park Walk. It also becomes part of the expanding network of Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, one of the United Kingdom’s largest privately-owned restaurant groups with more than 35 locations worldwide and a total of seven Michelin stars.
Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill will open for dinner from 6:00pm to 10:30pm. To make a reservation, e-mail [email protected] or call +603 7492 8000.