Review on Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay
Having closed his flagship Maze restaurant of 14 years which lost its Michelin star in 2015, Gordon Ramsay launched a new venture in its place in June 2019, named Lucky Cat, it focuses on pan Asian cuisine. Located in the heart of Mayfair, the swanky interiors of the restaurant have been created by AfroditiKrassa studio at a cost of over £5 million. An Asian open kitchen and late night lounge, Lucky Cat takes inspiration from the drinking clubs of Tokyo and the Far East in the 1930's, frequented by the rich kids of the day.
Moodily lit in subdued colours, the bar is faced with glossy black bamboo panelling clad in hand-cast brass, there's distressed leather seating and in keeping with the restaurant's name a wall of 300 individually handmade ceramic maneki-neko cats, said to bring good fortune to their owner. Look out for the chef's table with its stunning ceiling decorated with 80 handmade uchiwa paper fans from Japan and also a display of rare Japanese knives on the wall.
Former Executive Chef of Maze Ben Orpwood, whose CV also includes Caprice Holdings' Sexy Fish and Japanese restaurant Zuma has together with Ramsay devised an Asian inspired menu of small plates, Robata grilled dishes and sushi and sashimi from the raw bar.
There's a carefully curated wine list to complement the dishes, alongside an impressive selection of Japanese gins and sakes, as well as cocktails like White Geisha, grey goose vodka, sake syrup, yuzu juice and egg white.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.45pm Mon-Fri (All day Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.45pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express