Ramsay wants to open fine-dining restaurant here

The Michelin-star chef says it will be a 70- to 80-seat Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay says he is looking into opening a high- end restaurant in Singapore.

He says the new eatery would complement Bread Street Kitchen, the casual dining establishment he opened in June last year at Marina Bay Sands.

Ramsay, who is also the host of several television reality shows, says the subject of a new restaurant in Singapore came up during a conversation with representatives of the Michelin Guide.

"I spoke with them about doing something more fine dining next time around, as my second restaurant," says the 49-year-old, who runs a global restaurant empire spanning the Middle East, the United Kingdom and the United States, with seven Michelin stars.

For now, he is focused on improvements to Bread Street Kitchen, which serves British cuisine.

Once he is happy with it, he will look into a second restaurant.

"After this one's right, maybe next year, I can look at a 70- to 80-seat Restaurant Gordon Ramsay," he adds in an interview with The Strairs Times.

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is a three-Michelin-star eatery in London that features French cuisine.

He says it would be "exciting" to have the Michelin Guide appraise Singapore eateries. Singapore's Michelin Guide is set to be launched later this year.

"Are there three-Michelin-star restaurants stars waiting here? Yes, there are," he says, naming Wolfgang Puck's Cut and Waku Ghin by Tetsuya Wakuda, both at Marina Bay Sands, as examples.

"You will see a surge of international foodies coming to Singapore to sample the best," he says.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 21, 2016, with the headline 'Ramsay wants to open fine-dining restaurant here'. Print Edition | Subscribe