Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill, the striking new signature restaurant at Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, is set to make its debut in early 2022, marking the multi-Michelin-starred chef’s entry into Malaysia and introducing a new era of classic British style to the Southeast Asian dining scene.
Located in the main lobby of Sunway Resort, this dramatic dining destination represents the centrepiece of this luxury hotel’s once-in-a-generation transformation. The new partnership with Gordon Ramsay Restaurants forms part of Sunway Group’s strategic vision to introduce world-class dining to Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, the iconic integrated destination that comprises three hotels, a theme park, retail mall, healthcare and residential spaces, and even three universities, ensuring extraordinary experiences for every guest.
Upon opening, Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill will transport guests into a world of upmarket elegance and understated opulence. The interior design concept, which was overseen by Nelson Yong, chief principal designer of Sunway Design, blends Gordon Ramsay’s British heritage with the grandeur that characterises the new-look Sunway Resort. Truly exceptional restaurants need to deliver a touch of theatre, and Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill will ignite the senses and create culinary journeys that will leave a lasting impression and live long in the memory.
A stroll along the chic streets of Mayfair, a browse through the designer boutiques of Chelsea’s King’s Road, or a walk through the vibrant lanes of Soho; this is London at its finest – dashing, daring and debonair. Black and white images of British icons from the ‘Swinging Sixties’ line the walls, including Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, legendary fashion models Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton, and of course Sean Connery, the original 007. These monochrome portraits by celebrated photographers Terry O’Neill and Arthur Steel provide a real sense of refinement.
Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill presents a series of distinct spaces, from the grand dining room with its polished walnut flooring, brass finishes and semi-private seating booths, to the glittering cocktail bar with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the Sunway Lagoon. The vibrant red and dark green colour scheme juxtaposes the upbeat vibe of 21st century living with the timeless grace of a bygone era. Every element, from the lighting, flooring and wall finishes to the tables, chairs, tableware and cutlery, has been individually tailored to enhance the atmosphere, capturing the essence of the Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill concept.
For special occasions, a trio of private dining rooms – 8 Mayfair, 10 Soho and 12 Chelsea – all have distinct themes, including a red leather crescent sofa in one, and another with its own private kitchen that shutters down, James Bond style, after service for complete privacy. Meanwhile, a dedicated wine cellar features an impressive selection of exquisite wines curated by the in-residence sommelier who will suggest perfect pairings for any occasion.
Gordon Ramsay has a reputation for demanding the highest standards of culinary distinction, from sourcing the finest and freshest ingredients to presenting every dish with flair and finesse. These standards will be upheld at Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill, where diners can select from an impressive menu that features prime cuts of the finest meat, dry-aged in-house, as well as British classics and some of this celebrated chef’s most famous signature dishes.
“I’m super excited to introduce Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill to Malaysia. This is a concept that was born in London and exudes British sophistication. We wanted this new restaurant to showcase all these qualities and more. Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill at Sunway Resort should be luxurious and opulent – a place to see and be seen – while also being refined and elegant. Most of all, it should reflect the passion for gastronomy that I know is so deep-rooted in Malaysian culture. I want to take our diners on a journey and I can’t wait to reveal this exceptional new restaurant soon,” said Ramsay.
Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill is not only Ramsay’s first location in Malaysia; it also marks the first Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill outside the UK, joining three existing restaurants in London’s Mayfair, Chelsea and Park Walk. This represents a pivotal stage in the evolution and elevation of the Sunway Group, as it continually strives to raise the Malaysian hospitality industry to unprecedented levels of excellence.
Gordon Ramsay Bar and Grill, Sunway City Kuala Lumpur forms a part of Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, one of the United Kingdom’s largest privately-owned restaurant groups with over 45 locations worldwide and a total of seven Michelin stars. To learn more, visit gordonramsayrestaurants.com.