Gordon Ramsay to open two new restaurants and 'culinary academy' in the City's tallest skyscraper

Ramsay is taking his restaurant empire to new heights, quite literally
Standing tall: Ramsay says the new venture is ‘a significant milestone’ for his business
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Gordon Ramsay is taking his growing restaurant empire to new heights with the opening of London’s loftiest dining venues, which will welcome diners at the top of the City’s tallest tower next February.

The Hells Kitchen chef revealed today that he is launching two restaurants, a chef’s table, and a culinary academy at the summit of 22 Bishopsgate, a vast 912 ft high office block near Liverpool Street station.

They will immediately seize the title of London’s highest public dining rooms from current holder Duck & Waffle on the 40th floor of the nearby Salesforce Tower, also on Bishopsgate.

The highest of the trio of Ramsay destinations will be a new outlet for his Asian dining brand Lucky Cat on the 60th storey with 360 degree views of London and beyond. It will also have a roof terrace cocktail bar with a licence to 3am.

Also on the 60th story will be a 14-seat chef’s table, an offshoot from his three Michelin-starred flagship, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea.

A render showing how the top floor restaurant is expected to look
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Just below, on the 59th level, will be a branch of the restaurateur’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar chain. Meanwhile, the Gordon Ramsay Academy, which is sponsored by the cookware brand HexClad, will teach skills in “everything from pasta-making to mixology.”

Reservations for the 22 Bishopsgate restaurants will open in September.

Ramsay said of the new venture: “This is more than just a new opening — it’s a significant milestone for our business. We’re not only launching the highest culinary experiences in London, but also creating a vibrant culinary hub at the incredible 22 Bishopsgate.

“I’m so proud of the hard work from our teams.  I cannot wait to share this unique dining experience with our guests.”

The new openings are the latest moves in a remarkable “space race” for an activity that has historically been based at pavement or basement level. But the trend for “dining with altitude” in London arguably began in 1963 with the opening of London Hilton, near Hyde Park Corner, London’s first skyscraper hotel. Shortly after, in 1966, the Top of the Tower at the Post Office Tower in Fitzrovia was London’s first revolving restaurant.  Other renowned high rise venues include Jason Atherton’s City Social on the 24th floor of the City’s Tower 42, the trio of restaurants Aqua, Oblix and Hutong halfway up the Shard, London’s tallest tower, and Searcy’s at The Gherkin in the city.

However, even Ramsay’s new ventures do not come close to threatening the title of Britain’s highest restaurant. That belongs to The Ptarmigan, 3599 ft up Cairn Gorm mountain in the Scottish Highlands.

For more information, visit gordonramsayrestaurants.com