Last week, I was invited to a lunch at the new Gordon Ramsay restaurant at the London West Hollywood. It's set up in the front area of the old restaurant (which is still there), and is called the Boxwood Cafe. The first Boxwood Cafe opened in 2003 at the Berkeley Hotel in London's Knightsbridge neighborhood, and the one in West Hollywood has the same ethos: "stylish yet egalitarian" food. Yes, that's a direct quote.
I took my editor from HotelChatter along for good measure so she could try at the menu too, and we had a great time gabbing, gorging and gossiping. The food was all very fresh, the dishes interesting, and the atmosphere much more convivial than that of the older restaurant. Add in some funky wallpaper and a colorful upholstery job, and you pretty much get to feel. To read more about the menu and the restaurant itself take a look at my story from HotelChatter today: http://www.hotelchatter.com/story/2009/11/23/133748/01/hotels/We_Do_Lunch_at_Gordon_Ramsay_s_Boxwood_Cafe_at_the_London_WeHo