Gordon Ramsay's Cape Town restaurant shuts down

Sol Kerzner makes decision to close Maze restaurant at One & Only
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Gordon Ramsay at the opening of the One & Only in Cape Town (Getty Images).
Gordon Ramsay at the opening of the One & Only in Cape Town (Getty Images).

Gordon Ramsay’s exclusive Cape Town restaurant Maze at the One & Only, has been closed by Sol Kerzner.

According to reports, the restaurant suffered from low bookings.

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It comes a year after Ramsay was forced to close another branch of Maze in Prague.

However, an industry insider told Bristish papers that Ramsay wasn’t to blame for the closure.

'It has been well reported that the hotel isn't doing well and that Maze suffered as a result,' said the insider.

“Ramsay still feels Maze as a brand is a success. He is consulting for Maze in Doha while Maze in London and the newly opened one in Melbourne are doing very well.”

Gordon Ramsay Holdings said: 'GRH Ltd is purely a consultant to Maze, One&Only, Cape Town. We were aware the hotel has been having difficulties but they only informed us of their decision to close Maze this morning.

"We will review our contractual agreement with them. Maze restaurants in the UK and around the world are performing well, with the recent opening of Maze, Melbourne, exceeding expectations."

 

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