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Gordon Ramsay's fourth Las Vegas Strip eatery: a fish-and-chips shop

Gordon Ramsay's fourth Las Vegas Strip eatery: a fish-and-chips shop
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay poses for photos with fans outside his newly opened fish-and-chips shop in Las Vegas on Oct. 7. (Erik Kabik)

Gordon Ramsay's British empire just got a bit bigger with the opening of his fourth restaurant along the Strip in Las Vegas.

Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips opened Oct. 7 along the Linq Promenade, across Las Vegas Boulevard from Caesars Palace.

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The celebrity chef from England, where fish-and-chips shops are about as common as 7-Elevens in the States, said opening his own "chippie," the colloquial British word, has been a dream of his for many years.

The eatery joins Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood and Gordon Ramsay's Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace.

Crispy fried fish and a fish sandwich, bothe with hand-cut French fries, are among the offerings at Gordon Ramsay's newest Las Vegas eatery.
Crispy fried fish and a fish sandwich, bothe with hand-cut French fries, are among the offerings at Gordon Ramsay's newest Las Vegas eatery. (Linq Promenade)

"Fish suppers were a treat at home," he said. "We finished Saturday and Sunday nights with a fish supper and we had to share, so I'd share with my brother. My sisters would share one. We were never allowed a full fish supper [because of the cost]."

The fried, sustainable cod filets are "cracker," to use a glowing British adjective. The batter is remarkably crispy, and the fish is flavorful and tender, lacking the grease so common at other fish-and-chip stands.

"We lightly salt it for 20 to 25 minutes with lemon salt. It helps cure the fish, which stops it from being watery," Ramsay said. "Water destroys the batter."

"We tested the batter. It stayed crispy for 32 minutes," he added.

The doors at Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips resemble old-fashioned British phone booths. The eatery is the celebrity chef's fourth along the Strip.
The doors at Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips resemble old-fashioned British phone booths. The eatery is the celebrity chef's fourth along the Strip. (Linq Promenade)

A three-piece portion with fresh-cut fries, homemade tartar sauce and malt vinegar runs $11.99.

The small menu also includes a fried fish sandwich ($14.99), fried shrimp ($15.99) that have been marinated in basil and lavender, and a battered sausage ($13.99).

Customers purchasing the sausage may compare its appearance to a corn dog, but that's where the similarity ends. Ramsay said the coating encases a "proper British sausage," or "banger," that's laced with fontina cheese.

Meals come with fries and also with what Ramsay fondly remembers from childhood as "the bits."

"They're all the little, crispy bits of batter that are scooped up at the end and salted," he said.

Gordon Ramsay cuts a Union Jack-decorated ribbon in the Oct. 7 opening of his newest eatery at the Linq Promenade on the Las Vegas Strip.
Gordon Ramsay cuts a Union Jack-decorated ribbon in the Oct. 7 opening of his newest eatery at the Linq Promenade on the Las Vegas Strip. (Erik Kabik)

Diners may be tempted to top off their meal with a decadent Biscoff or a sticky toffee pudding milk shake ($8.99).

The restaurant has seating for 25 guests, but Ramsay said he expects 60% of customers to carry out their orders. The exterior is hard to miss, given its red doors that resemble old-fashioned British phone booths.

The eatery is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and until 1 a.m. on weekends.

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Ramsay may bring his latest concept eatery to Southern California too.

"We're looking at doing one close to the pier in Santa Monica, but I want to get Vegas right first," he said.

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