Gordon Ramsay Holdings (GRH) has today quashed rumours that Sloane Street by Gordon Ramsay and The Devonshire pub in Chiswick are being sold off, despite the two properties appearing on the Restaurant Property website yesterday.
The leases for the restaurant in Sloane Street, headed up by Mark Sergeant, and The Devonshire pub in Chiswick were both advertised on the Restaurant Property website yesterday for a nil and undisclosed premium respectively, but were quickly taken down again just hours later.
Now in a statement, GRH have said they ‘are not closing Sloane Street by Gordon Ramsay, or The Devonshire.’ While the lease for Sloane Street is up for renewal in 2010, GRH have admitted they will not be renewing it, claiming the site was being used as a ‘private dining facility’ to accommodate guests during the respective Savoy Grill and Petrus refurbishment and relocation.
A spokesperson at Restaurant Property said he was ‘not allowed to say anything’ about the blunder GRH’s people are putting down to an ‘administrative error,’ casting speculation as to why the properties have been removed from the market so suddenly.
The Devonshire, Ramsay’s Chiswick pub that opened in 2007 to a barrage of bad reviews, has a 30 year tied lease from 14th March 2000 with five yearly upward only reviews. Sloane Street by Gordon Ramsay was originally opened in 2006 as La Noisette, receiving a Michelin Star under Bjorn Van Der Horst, but also received negative reviews after it was renamed.