British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay will debut his first restaurant in Malaysia in early 2022 – Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill.
The multi-Michelin-starred chef will lend his name to the signature restaurant at Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, introducing a new era of classic British style to the Southeast Asian dining scene. It will be the first Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill outside the United Kingdom.
Located in the main lobby of Sunway Resort, the dining destination represents the centrepiece of the luxury hotel’s once-in-a-generation transformation. The new partnership with Gordon Ramsay Restaurants forms part of Sunway Group’s strategic vision to introduce world-class dining to Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, the integrated destination that comprises three hotels, a theme park, retail mall, healthcare and residential spaces, three universities and more.
Guests of Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill will be transported into a world of upmarket elegance and understated opulence. The interior design concept, which was overseen by Nelson Yong, Chief Principal Designer of Sunway Design, blends Gordon Ramsay’s British heritage with the grandeur that characterises the new-look Sunway Resort. Truly exceptional restaurants need to deliver a touch of theatre, and Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill will ignite the senses and create culinary journeys that will leave a lasting impression and live long in the memory.
Black and white images of British icons from the “Swinging Sixties” line the walls, including Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, legendary fashion models Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton, and the original 007 – Sean Connery.
Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill presents a series of distinct spaces, from the grand dining room with its polished walnut flooring, brass finishes and semi-private seating booths, to the glittering cocktail bar with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the Sunway Lagoon. The vibrant red and dark green colour scheme juxtaposes the upbeat vibe of 21st Century living with the timeless grace of a bygone era.
For special occasions, a trio of private dining rooms – 8 Mayfair, 10 Soho and 12 Chelsea – all have distinct themes, including a red leather crescent sofa in one, and another with its own private kitchen that shutters down, James Bond-style, after service for complete privacy. Meanwhile, a dedicated wine cellar features an impressive selection of exquisite wines curated by the in-residence sommelier.
Gordon Ramsay has a reputation for demanding the highest standards of culinary distinction, from sourcing the finest and freshest ingredients to presenting every dish with flair and finesse. These standards will be upheld at Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill, where diners can select from an impressive menu that features prime cuts of the finest meat, dry-aged in-house, as well as British classics and some of this celebrated chef’s most famous signature dishes.
“I’m super excited to introduce Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill to Malaysia. This is a concept that was born in London and exudes British sophistication. We wanted this new restaurant to showcase all these qualities and more. Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill at Sunway Resort should be luxurious and opulent – a place to see and be seen – while also being refined and elegant. Most of all, it should reflect the passion for gastronomy that I know is so deep-rooted in Malaysian culture. I want to take our diners on a journey and I can’t wait to reveal this exceptional new restaurant soon,” Ramsay said.
Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur is not only Gordon Ramsay’s first location in Malaysia; it also marks the first Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill outside the UK, joining three existing restaurants in London’s Mayfair, Chelsea and Park Walk. This represents a pivotal stage in the evolution and elevation of the Sunway Group, as it continually strives to raise the Malaysian hospitality industry to unprecedented levels of excellence.
Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill, Sunway City Kuala Lumpur forms a part of Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, one of the United Kingdom’s largest privately-owned restaurant groups with over 45 locations worldwide and a total of seven Michelin stars.
A specific opening date for the restaurant has not been announced as yet.