Gordon Ramsay Shuts HK Restaurants All at once, on April Fools’ Day. Not a joke! Including Bread Street Kitchen, London House and Maze Grill. Why?
Gordan Ramsay shuts HK restaurants all in a sudden today. There is neither a prior announcement on facebook, nor notice by Dining Concepts, who is the partner of Ramsay’s restaurants in Hong Kong.
These restaurants include Bread Street Kitchen in the Peak, London House in TST East and Maze Grill in TST.
Perhaps restaurant closure is nothing new in a pandemic era. Actually, many restaurants have already suspended operations since Coronavirus outbreak. And some restaurants have shut down. Just to name a few, Jamie Italian HK, Bibo, Rech and Jumbo Kingdom.
Meanwhile, restaurant closures are still soaring. We are saddened to see this in Hong Kong dining scene!
Gordon Ramsay – HK Restaurants
As we know, Gordon Ramsay is a celebrity chef who has opened a number of restaurants across the globe. Besides, he’s a writer and food critics. His TV shows, such as Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChefs, are also very popular around the world.
Back to 2014, Ramsay opened his first restaurant, Bread Street Kitchen in Lan Kwai Fong, Central. It has operated for about four years, then closed. Bread Street was finally opened again in the Peak last year.
In 2015, Ramsay set up London House in Tsim Sha Tsui East. His second restaurant brings a English pub to Hong Kong, which serves causal English gastro food.
After Bread Street and London House, Gordon Ramsay has again teamed up with Dining Concepts to open Maze Grill in Tsim Sha Tsui, where is the new extension of Ocean Terminal. Maze Grill is a modern steakhouse. Certainly, Ramsay’s ironic steaks are all in menu, such as Beef Wellington.
What Caused Gordon Ramsay to Shut all HK Restaurants?
Without any notice, Gordon Ramsay shuts HK restaurants all at once. What’s happened?
Apparently, restaurant industry has felt the pain of Coronavirus outbreak. Not only confined to Hong Kong, but also around the world.
As there is no sign when the virus spread will stop, it’s so costly to maintain a restaurant which is bleeding. In particular, restaurants in touristic districts are in the hardest hit. After months of protests, Coronavirus outbreak has brought a double whammy to FB Industry.
Unfortunately, all restaurants by Gordon Ramsay are located in tourist areas – The Peak and Tsim Sha Tsui. But the number of visitors to HK has plummeted to record low.
In fact, its impact has started when the protests began, then Coronavirus outbreak. Already 10 months! It’s really tough for restaurants to stay afloat.