Spotted! Gordon Ramsay dining (and tipping decently) at the Black Hoof

Spotted! Gordon Ramsay dining (and tipping decently) at the Black Hoof

Gordon Ramsay poses for a photo with Black Hoof staffers last night (Image: Grant van Gameren) 

If you’ve ever wondered just how devoted the Black Hoof is to its no-reservations policy, consider this: when chef-owner Grant van Gameren was tipped off that Gordon Ramsay was on his way over, van Gameren didn’t guarantee a table. Lucky for Ramsay, there was one available. “We let him order off the menu,” van Gameren tells us. “We didn’t do anything super-special for him. We like to treat everyone the same.”

The celeb chef apparently stayed a few hours, sipping local wines and dining on scallops and bone marrow, uni carbonara pasta, a tongue and brioche sandwich and, of course, charcuterie. “He said it was some of the best charcuterie he’s ever tasted,” van Gameren says.

True to his reputation, Ramsay took a look inside the kitchen and offered his advice: get it extended. Otherwise, van Gameren says the celebrity chef was charming, laid-back and, despite what you may have heard about his finances, a great tipper.