another freebie

2 Jul

london 1.17pm 22C sunny friday 2021

i didnot expect to go to this freebie, given by gordon ramsay at the opening of a new branch in the 02 arena . i told steve of it, and also told him i wont go as i am not familiar with the area. he wrote back today telling me how to get there and where that restaurant is in. so i decided to go and glad i went. there was a long queue, two queues in fact, and i joined the 2nd one, and was chatting to the last guy there when i noticed steve in front of him. such a coincidence. i thought he would be way ahead of me. but once 12pm started, the queue moved forward very quickly, becuase they allready had it made and packed in bags, so all we had to do was to be given it and go. the chap who i was talking to said he was making a video of it and asked me if i want to tell them of my opinion, but i declined.

it was actually quite nice , the burger, it got a chilli sauce in it, which made it sloppy. but it also made the burger less dry if u know what i mean. it was medium rare on the inside which is what u would expect of a high end burger. someone wrote on his twitter that it was small, but it was not. this one is a good size. but maybe he took note of that and increased its size. 

they have a veggie option even though they did not ask me whether i would prefer it. i guess they assume everyone who dont look arabic will be for the meat. haha. he did tell me when he gave me the bag that it is a meat burger. i mention arabic looking people not because they are always vegetarian, but because they will be looking for halal meat, and i doubt the gordon ramsay do halal. haha. 

later when i was eating it, i saw two arabic looking guys eating a veggie burger, from their bag. the sauce must be good, because they were licking it off their fingers, something even i wont do, as there is no chance of washing the hands first, this being a takeaway and we dont get to go inside the restaurant to use the washroom. 

the 02 arena is big, but there is nothing else there, it is not a place like a small town, so i cannot imagine who or where they expect their customers . it must be busy only when something is on at the arena, which is not likely to happen as we are in lockdown now. i saw a high rise building in the background, so i suppose some parts of it must be residential. well good luck to him for opening this branch. 

added. 4pm

we did not get to go inside the restaurant at the 02, but from this article it seems it is huge. 2floors and 175covers. and is part of his effort to build a huge empire. charging a flat £15 for burger, fries and unlimited soft drinks.

4 Responses to “another freebie”

  1. Garfield Hug Friday July 2, 2021 at 3:08 pm #

    Lucky you! Was it as good as you said? Gordon Ramsay!! Wow!

    • alifesgayventure Friday July 2, 2021 at 4:09 pm #

      have u heard of him? has he got a reputation in singapore too?

      • Garfield Hug Friday July 2, 2021 at 4:21 pm #

        Yes! He has a reputation on Master Chef and is the most foul speaking Chef. He made appearances in Singapore and was at Newton Hawker Centre for cook off with hawkers for Chicken Rice and Hokkien Mee. He lost. It was packed with his fans surrounding the cook off!

  2. alifesgayventure Friday July 2, 2021 at 4:28 pm #

    he competed with the other local hawkers!! ?that is very sportive of him.

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