Gordon Ramsay has revealed the three things you should never order in a restaurant, and he should know, right?
The chef, who’s known for being brutally, and often hilariously honest, has put together a list of the items that diners should avoid at all cost when eating out, and it actually makes perfect sense.
Firstly, Ramsay warned customers to be careful when it came to ordering off the specials board.
“Specials are there to disappear throughout the evening,” he told the Mail Online. “When they list 10 specials, that’s not special.”
The second thing Ramsay recommends we avoid next time we’re in a restaurant is anything described as ‘famous’. According to him, we should be sceptical of dishes that restuarants oversell.
“When they turn around and tell me it is the ‘famous red lasagne,’ who made it famous?” he said.
“They start coming up with these terminologies, saying ‘and the wicked, famous, best in the country profiteroles. Who said that? Who named that?”
Finally, the thing all of us should avoid ordering is… the house wine.
Instead of just picking the easiest, and often cheapest wine on the menu, Chef Ramsay says we should be asking the sommelier (wine waiter) for the ‘bin end’ list, which normally includes bottles that aren’t selling well, or feature scratched labels.
“We have a fear about talking to sommeliers because you think you’re going to be ripped off.
“So get the sommelier to come up with a great glass or great bottle and give him a price. And make sure it’s under $30 (£23.50).”
So there you have it – the next time you’re paying for food in a restaurant, following Ramsay’s advice could ensure you get the absolute most out of your meal out.