Chris Hutcheson returns Petrus to Gordon Ramsay Holdings

By Becky Paskin

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Petrus re-opened at its new Knightsbridge location in April 2010
Petrus re-opened at its new Knightsbridge location in April 2010
Gordon Ramsay Holdings has regained sole control of Mayfair restaurant Petrus, after former chief executive Chris Hutcheson took it with him when he left the company in October.

Hutcheson, the father of Gordon Ramsay’s wife Tana, was ousted from the restaurant group​ after an argument with the celebrity chef.

When the restaurant first opened in April this year​ documents filed at Companies House listed Hutcheson as the sole shareholder and director of the restaurant

But according to documents filed two weeks after his departure, Hutcheson changed the restaurant’s registered address to his own home in Mayfair and appointed his son Adam as a fellow director.

A spokesperson for GRH at the time told Bloomberg: “The company structure is complicated but Petrus is owned equally by Gordon and Chris.”

“Commercial settlement”

Now, after months of speculation over the future of Petrus, GRH has announced the restaurant has once more returned to the GRH fold following a “commercial settlement”.

A spokesperson for Gordon Ramsay Holdings said: “Petrus is now owned by the GRH group, a commercial settlement on this issue having been reached with Chris Hutcheson.

“Gordon Ramsay is extremely committed to and proud of the restaurant.

“Petrus will be part of Gordon Ramsay Holdings Limited from 17 December 2010 and we look forward to welcoming customers.”

Upon his departure the group confirmed that Hutcheson would remain a shareholder, although after recent developments it his unclear what his stake is now. The company was unavailable for further comment.

Petrus left its position at The Berkeley Hotel in 2008, reopening at its new location in Kinnerton Street, Knightsbridge, two years later.

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