The build-out for Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill continues under floor-to-ceiling protective barricades, papered with promotions for fellow Caesars Palace celebrity chefs. One of Eater Vegas' 14 most-anticipated restaurants to open this fall, the 7,613-square-foot property has a projected construction value of $815,000.
San Francisco-based EDG Interior Architecture + Design, who previously caused a Union Jack flap with their faulty design work for Gordon Ramsay Steak over at Paris Las Vegas, continue their partnership, but have held back on the flag waving. They did manage to subtly embed a royal crown into the service station desks.
The look is similar to Ramsay's steakhouse with occasional bright flourishes and warm mahogany set against muted colors such as sealskin and brown. The stark difference in these two ventures is the diverse collection of spaces within the restaurant itself. All sections are served by a gastropub menu ranging from bangers and mash to Chateaubriand and other grill staples.
Ramsay has described the style as "shabby chic," but thickly laying on English tropes such as bulldogs, fish and chips and nostalgic red phone booths. Entering the space, one encounters a striped host desk, leading you to the Stripe Lounge. The sixties Carnaby Street-style striped paintwork extends past the bar and up the wall.
A wall of kegs divides the restaurant in two and required specialty structural engineering expertise to mount the metal barrels. More than 40 beers will be on actual tap, featuring a worldwide, not solely British menu collection.
The interior is zoned by names. The Stripe Lounge on arrival, the Buckingham Room to the rear, the Skyline Room to the right. Two bars are clear focal points. The Atlas Bar and Telephone Bar, arch around a keg room and smaller wine room. A row of four red telephone booths stand sentry against the back wall of the Telephone Bar, "Whisky" painted on a mirrored sign panel at their top and 37-inch TVs embedded in the middle of the booths.
Private dining is available, as is an even more exclusive, smaller eight-seat VIP room in a rear hideaway. The VIP area tones down the flash, with a subtler, floral wall design and a striped "Nachi Slate" gray carpet.
A wall covering of the London skyline anchors the main dining area and other custom photographic wall coverings will dominate the look. Variances in floor coverings of carpet, concrete and tile accentuate the different dining spaces, with the Skyline Room tiled in a striking herringbone pattern.
A patio area, open to the casino floor, extends further than the original Bradley Ogden restaurant layout, which was almost completely gutted by this overhaul. Above the outdoor seating patio, paved with hexagonal flooring, signage in a traditional pub font displays "The Ram's Head" and "Ales & Stout." A larger canopy repeats the "Ales & Stout" tag and adds "Gordon Ramsay," but this time in the same red font utilized across the road at the Paris steakhouse. Large columns reach to the ceiling with milled crowns and a subway tile base. A cast iron fence and bollards guard the entrance mimicking a London pub frontage.
The gastropub can hold 202 patrons dining, 54 in the lounge and 28 at the bars and is anticipated to open this December.
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