New publicity posters at The Linq for the long-awaited Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips promise you'll be able to walk the promenade with an authentic bag of chips this summer. In December, a Linq spokesperson advised Eater Vegas they were shooting for June debut, marking the chef's fourth local restaurant.
The 740-square-foot chippy will wrap their wares in a Union Jack cone and provide other British-inspired menu options like bangers and mash, "chicken planks," sausages and seafood chowder. Ramsay previously told Eater the daily fish of choice would be cod, "until it ran out."
The location was announced in 2014 with plans to open near the High Roller entrance, but the new posters are mounted at the opposite end of the Linq, outside the former Purple Zebra daiquiri bar. Last year the 4,230-square-foot bar shuttered, moving to a much smaller kiosk inside The Linq Hotel. But in a strange twist, plywood is now announcing a new version of Purple Zebra will be moving back into its old space and "arriving soon."
Directly across from Purple Zebra, work continues on building Amorino Gelato's third local branch inside the former Koto boutique. Amorino neighbors yet another recent shutter, California retailer Kitson. During a February Caesars Entertainment corporate earnings conference call, investors heard there are plans to add a "a new anchor tenant" into the 13,025-square-foot building, now back up and running as the "Welcome to Las Vegas" gift shop."
Further down the promenade, the former 28,911-square-foot Polaroid Foto Bar, later re-branded as Photo & Go, is also vacant. Caesars has not announced if it intends to search for another anchor in that space. Photo & Go has moved to smaller location next to Yard House.
And work also continues on creating a beefy Virgil's Real Barbecue restaurant at the long closed Asian street market-themed F.A.M.E. dining bazaar. Covering 14,000 square feet over two stories, Virgil's will host three outdoor spaces, including a poolside patio. While construction progress is not immediately evident, The Linq is confident they will debut this summer.