- Gordon Ramsay is being criticized by fans for selling $42 fish and chips at his London restaurant.
- The $33 dish of gurnard and minted peas doesn’t come with fries — which cost $9 extra.
- “Wouldn’t fill up a sparrow,” one commenter wrote. “One nibble and it’s gone.”
Gordon Ramsay is putting his own spin on the classic British dish of fish and chips, but people aren’t happy with the sky-high price tag.
Ramsay’s fans will have to fork over £24.50, or about $33, for a plate of cider-battered gurnard, served with minted peas and warm tartar sauce.
The price doesn’t include fries, which cost £7, or about $9, extra and come topped with bonito salt.
Ramsay’s fish and chips are on the menu at The River Restaurant by Gordon Ramsay, which opens at the Savoy Hotel in London on October 11. Representatives for Ramsay did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
The “MasterChef” star posted photos of the fish and peas on his Instagram and Twitter on Wednesday to promote the opening, but his fans weren’t exactly impressed.
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Another user on Instagram complained that Ramsay’s dish was a “rip-off.”
“£25 for that fish! I could eat for a week for that,” they wrote.
“Wouldn’t fill up a sparrow,” another commenter added. “One nibble and it’s gone.”
This isn’t the first time Ramsay has been roasted for the price of his food.
The dish featured a beef patty, seared Wagyu sirloin, truffle Pecorino cheese, cep mayonnaise, and fresh black truffles.
“Would be nice if all these millionaire celebrity chefs could cater to the budgets of normal people and not fellow millionaires,” one commenter wrote on Instagram at the time.
It appears the dish has since been replaced with the 1849 burger, which includes a Chilean Wagyu beef patty, truffle Pecorino cheese, mushroom ragu, freshly-shaved black truffles, porcini aioli, and watercress.
The burger still costs £80, or about $109 with the current conversion rate, but truffle parmesan fries are included without an extra charge.