Gordon Ramsay Has Good News For Fans In Orlando

Orlando's next dose of entertainment is courtesy of chef Gordon Ramsay. Opening in August 2021 is Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, the second outpost of the Michelin-starred chef's Las Vegas spot for beer-battered cod, loaded fries, and imaginative milkshakes, according to a press release sent to Mashed. One of the more casual dining options in Ramsay's international restaurant portfolio, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips will open in Orlando's ICON Park with a view of its signature observation wheel.

Why fish and chips? It's not just because it's a staple in England, where the Scottish chef grew up and trained. It's also a nostalgic food for Ramsay, the press release reads. "We didn't have a lot of extra growing up, but when Mum could scrape together enough for a bag of fish and chips to go from the local chippy — those memories are still so relevant," Ramsay told the Orlando Sentinel. "This restaurant has become a sort of ode to my Mum and how hard she worked to give us the best she could."

What else is on the menu at Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips?

Besides golden fried fish made with mild and flaky True Cod and a delicate batter, fries are a main attraction at Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips. Order yours "natural" with sea salt or "dirty" with a choice of three flavor combinations: shaved truffle and parmesan, jalapeño and chorizo, or bacon, cheddar, green onions, and sour cream. Customers can also order marinated shrimp with basil and lavender, chicken and chips, or a variety of seasonal specials and secret menu items, according to the press release.

Beverages are just as important as the food at Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, based on the Las Vegas menu, which includes spiked lemonade and milkshakes made with sticky toffee and Biscoff cookies. Can't make it to Las Vegas or Orlando? Make Ramsay's fish and chips yourself by following along with his tutorial on YouTube, which also includes instructions for his favorite sides: homemade parsley-paprika fries and "mushy" peas.