Top of the Pots: Ramsay Rules the Roost

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Bookings show Gordon Ramsay is the top choice for consumers when dining out at celeb-run restaurants, according to Q3 data from the Bookatable & Livebookings Index.

Book deals, ad campaigns, signature puddings - as we hurtle towards Christmas, celeb chefs aim to tuck into the accoutrements of festive cheer. But where it really matters is in their restaurants, where it all began. And despite tough competition from Marcus Wareing and Jason Atherton, Britain’s favourite fiery Scot, Gordon Ramsay, is the top choice for consumers when dining out at celeb-run restaurants.

Data from the Livebookings and Bookatable Dining Index shows online reservations for Ramsay restaurants storm ahead of the competition, with Claridge’s, Maze and The Savoy Grill topping the bookings table, ahead of Marcus Wareing’s The Gilbert Scott and Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social.

Most booked celebrity chef restaurants
1    Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s
2    Gordon Ramsay’s maze
3    Gordon Ramsay’s The Savoy Grill
4    The Gilbert Scott (Marcus Wareing)
5    Pollen Street Social (Jason Atherton)
6    Gordon Ramsay’s maze grill
7    Jamie’s Italian – Canary Wharf (Jamie Oliver)
8    Gordon Ramsay’s Pétrus
9    Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
10    The Hinds Head (Heston Blumenthal)

Despite a challenging year for Gordon Ramsay Holdings, the chef is proving as popular as ever with five venues featuring in the top ten most booked celebrity restaurants. Other celebs featured in the table include Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver, and Waitrose front man, Heston Blumenthal.

About Livebookings and Bookatable Dining Index:

The Dining Index is based on Livebookings and Bookatable online and mobile bookings data, which is provided by 9,000 restaurants from 23 countries.

About Livebookings:

Livebookings makes restaurants and diners click. We operate the world’s only global, web-based restaurant reservations and marketing service, delivering over one million diners every month to over 9,000 restaurants including Gordon Ramsay Holdings, Tantris, East, Grill and Aquavit. Our reservations tools enable restaurants to provide their diners with a free, easy-to-use online bookings service, to manage those reservations efficiently and to collect valuable customer data. Our marketing services ensure restaurants can run promotions and deals and execute online marketing campaigns to attract and retain their customers.

Our consumer restaurant reservations website, Bookatable.com, is Europe's fastest growing online restaurant booking website, operating in 9 different languages and across 19 countries. It supports our unparalleled network of 300 distribution partners, including lastminute.com, Salir.com, Ticketmaster and Eniro.se, to ensure we can spread news of deals far and wide and help our restaurant customers attract new business.

Headquartered in London, with offices across Europe and the USA and customers in 23 countries, Livebookings is the largest online reservations provider in Europe, focused on making restaurants more profitable and dining out more pleasurable.

For more information email sally.brown(at)brands2life(dot)com or call 0207 592 1200.

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