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Gordon Ramsay: Fake Reservations Foiled My Restaurant Opening

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By    |   Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 02:43 PM

Gordon Ramsay is blaming a rival restaurant for sabotaging the opening of his Heddon Street Kitchen in London earlier this month, accusing the competitor of filling his book with 100 fake reservations.

Ramsay, the celebrity chef known for his rough language and insults, said he was expecting 140 parties on opening night, but nearly 100 of them didn’t show up, The Telegraph U.K. reported.

The star of "Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" and "Hell's Kitchen" sat down with British TV host Jonathan Ross this week and attributed the sabotage to envy, but declined to identify who he thinks perpetrated the stunt.

"Yep, sabotage," Ramsay said. "It's bad spirit, and you see the staff and they are down and frustrated. I was there to pick them up and make sure we stay focused. Now we're going to reconfirm every table."

Ramsay said that, once a new restaurant opens, it takes two to two-and-a-half months to settle into a routine.

"Settling any restaurant down takes a lot of work," Ramsay said, according to the Independent. "Critics come in, bloggers come in, and they're influential people."

Ramsay’s group now operates 12 restaurants in London and 24 establishments worldwide.

Heddon Street Kitchen, run by head chef Maria Tampakis, is described as having a "relaxed" atmosphere and "modern European" menu, the Daily Mail reported.

Twitter users posted mixed reactions.










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