How much would YOU pay for these celeb chef meals? After Gordon Ramsay’s pricey Sunday roast was lambasted, see if you can guess what you’d be charged for burgers and fish and chips

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Gordon Ramsay's luxury roast is carefully presented at the Savoy Grill

Gordon Ramsay has been savaged by diners over his Sunday roast, with hungry fans complaining that the portion size is not big enough to satisfy most appetites.

However, the British star isn’t the only famous chef to have his dishes criticised by foodies – after Tom Kerridge, Salt Bae and Gary Usher were lambasted for the cost or size of their restaurant meals.

Gordon promoted his roast, available at the Savoy Grill in London, in footage on X (formerly known as Twitter), which showed beef wellington, carrots, potatoes, a single Yorkshire pudding and dash of gravy – but some diners weren’t impressed.

While several people admitted the dish looked delicious, others were up in arms about the portion sizes, with one saying: ‘I’d need a kebab after that’. But would you guess the cost of the ‘small’ meal? 

Here, we the reveal the other celebrity dishes that have been criticised for their pricing or sizing – yet, would you be able to figure out the price or will the correct answers leave you shocked? Find out below… 

GORDON RAMSAY’S SUNDAY ROAST 

The chef's roast incorporates beef wellington, carrots, potatoes, parsnips, a roast pudding and a dash of gravy

Gordon Ramsay’s roast incorporates beef wellington, carrots, potatoes, parsnips, a roast pudding and a dash of gravy

Gordon’s Sunday roast includes a beef wellington with confit Roscoff onion and red wine jus – but some were put out that ‘all the trimmings’ on the dish barely covered the plate.

‘Firstly not enough, way too small, I have at least six spuds, five vegetables and more gravy and mine’s a lot cheaper,’ one commenter on X fumed. ‘However your presentation is way better than mine cos I just like it on and up.’ 

‘That’s not a Sunday roast, too clean. It needs to be piled on and swimming in gravy,’ another said. One agreed, penning: ‘Looks good but nowhere near enough Yorkshire puddings or gravy, fella.’

And the presentation also sparked a north south divide, with one X user saying: ‘Northern boys love more gravy than that!’ ‘Looks great, but would I have to sell a kidney to pay for it,’ another added.

And one scoffed: ‘All the trimmings? There’s two carrots and a piddly little Yorkshire and nothing else.’

Another chirped in: ‘I’d need a kebab after that, far too small of a portion for me.’ ‘Where’s the rest of it, Gordon???,’ one would-be diner wrote.

‘Toby Carvery let me pile on as much veg as I like fella, so you’ve got some way to go to be declaring “ultimate”,’ said someone else.

However, Gordon, 57, is clearly doing something right at the Savoy Grill. It has more than 2,400 reviews on Google, with a rating of 4.4 out of 5.

A number of celebrities have dinned at the restaurant, including Winston Churchill, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe – not to mention Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

COST OF THE MEAL: £65 

TOM KERRIDGE’S FISH AND CHIPS

Last year, Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge increased the cost of his fish and chips (pictured) despite previously being slammed for their eye-watering price

Last year, Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge increased the cost of his fish and chips (pictured) despite previously being slammed for their eye-watering price  

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Last year, Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge increased the cost of his fish and chips despite previously being slammed for their eye-watering price.

The famed television chef, 50, changed the price of his twist on the classic English dish at Harrods in London.

The Market Day Fish Meal includes a piece of Cornish fish coated in Kerridge’s gluten-free batter and is served with just eight chips, Matson curry sauce and tartare sauce.

The two Michelin-star chef runs eight restaurants also including the Hand of Flowers and The Coach both in upmarket Marlow, Buckinghamshire. 

The Harrods website reads: ‘British meals don’t get more classic than fish and chips.

‘For young and old alike, the crunch of batter encasing tender fish together with a chunky chip dipped in ketchup is the ultimate heartwarming nod to comfort and nostalgia.

‘Trust in Tom Kerridge to take the UK’s favourite dish to new heights at his eponymous restaurant.

‘On the menu created by one of the UK’s best-loved chefs, you’ll find Britain’s finest, freshest seafood, all ethically caught and hand-selected by local fishmongers.

‘From the daily catch to hand-dived scallops and native lobster, there’s a variety of grilled and deep-fried options – with the chef’s signature crisp and gluten-free batter – that will have you salivating.

‘And as you’d expect, Kerridge does not neglect the chips, which take two days to be prepared before they arrive at your table, piping hot and triple-cooked alongside a choice of dips.

‘Choose to pair yours with caviar and creme fraiche, or his homemade Matson curry sauce – a tribute to Kerridge’s local chip shop around the corner from where he grew up.

COST OF THE MEAL:  £37

GARY USHER’S BURGER  

In February, outspoken chef Gary Usher, who owns the White Horse pub in Churton, responded to 'ridiculous' complaints over the cost of his food, in particular his burger meal (pictured)

In February, outspoken chef Gary Usher, who owns the White Horse pub in Churton, responded to ‘ridiculous’ complaints over the cost of his food, in particular his burger meal (pictured)

In February, outspoken chef Gary Usher, who owns the White Horse pub in Churton, responded to ‘ridiculous’ complaints over the cost of his food, in particular his burger meal.

He took to Twitter to address the backlash saying ‘there’s an option not to buy that burger.’

The business owner shared a video assuring people they don’t ‘have’ to go to his pub, and that it doesn’t make sense to compare his prices to other establishments in the area. 

After sharing the menu on social media a few people were quick to comment on the dry aged beef burger with Comté cheese, mustard, relish and pickle with a side of skinny fries.

One person wrote: ‘W**k and overpriced, you’re a pub not a restaurant. Should do simple food such as chips etc.’

Another said: ‘Good luck with the venture pal. But sorry even after explaining this and having worked as a ‘expert’ in this industry I can’t see how a burger can warrant that value. However you have to be confident in your produce and put your own value on it. Good luck.’ 

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In a clip, Gary said someone’s suggestion that they should measure their prices against other pubs in their area was ‘just ridiculous’. 

COST OF THE MEAL: £19.50

HESTON BLUMENTHAL’S BRAISED CELERY

The price of Heston Blumenthal's main course of braised celery attracted mixed reactions last autumn

The price of Heston Blumenthal’s main course of braised celery attracted mixed reactions last autumn 

The price of Heston Blumenthal’s main course of braised celery attracted mixed reactions last autumn. 

The dish at his Michelin-starred Dinner by Heston Blumenthal restaurant in London also features a medley of Gruyere cheese, girolle mushrooms, truffle, cider apple and smoked walnuts.

Customers appeared divided, as while one TripAdvisor reviewer raved about the ‘excellent’ meal, another felt it didn’t live up to its price.

‘It was good but I didn’t expect it to be almost as expensive as the meat dishes,’ they said.

Another diner who had the dish at Heston’s now closed Australian Dinner added: ‘The main, our course four, was Braised Celery.

‘Normally we’d scoff at a restaurant trying to pass off celery as a main, but we trust Heston and he worked his magic presenting a texture-rich, flavor-punch of a dish. Parmesan, walnuts, roasted radishes and cider apple.

‘Tartness that kept the fork flowing freely from the plate to the palate, assembling mega bites as we explored ingredient combinations. We loved it. We were pleased.’

The COO of the brand, Chef Deiniol Pritchard, defended the cost, claiming that not only are the vegetables braised for over an hour (90 minutes), but the dish also contains pricey ingredients. 

He also stressed that Dinner is ‘intellectually driven’, rather than being a ‘farm to fork restaurant’.

The celery is from France and is braised in a traditional barigoule stock with drinking quality white wine and herbs, before it is filled with vegetarian cheese. 

Dinner opened in early 2011, replacing the Michelin-starred restaurant Foliage at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.

It has been listed as fifth on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in Restaurant magazine and its menu is inspired by culinary history.

COST OF THE MEAL: £48 

SALT BAE’S STEAK

Celebrity steak chef Salt Bae has regularly hit headlines for the price of his meals, and only this week astonished critics after sharing an absurd five-figure bill from his Dubai restaurant. (pictured, a meat dish at one of his restaurants)

Celebrity steak chef Salt Bae has regularly hit headlines for the price of his meals, and only this week astonished critics after sharing an absurd five-figure bill from his Dubai restaurant. (pictured, a meat dish at one of his restaurants)

Celebrity steak chef Salt Bae has regularly hit headlines for the price of his meals, and only this week astonished critics after sharing an absurd five-figure bill from his Dubai restaurant.

Nusret Gökçe, 40, known for his eccentric style of preparing and seasoning meat, posted the receipt dated January 20 on Instagram for his 54 million followers.

‘Money comes, money goes,’ he wrote, showing how the wealthy clients bought a beef carpaccio, three steaks and a golden filet mignon.

The post sparked backlash from commentators who felt the flex was an insult as ordinary Turks contest with more than 60 per cent inflation and 10 per cent unemployment rates.

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One Instagram comment said: ‘This is a case when people have more money than common sense.’ Another said: ‘My carpenter can cook better.’

And Turkish newspaper Yenicag accused Salt Bae of flaunting his wealth as ‘citizens struggle to make ends meet with a three cent minimum wage.’

Four patrons, who have not been named, managed to rack up a bill equivalent to £85,300 in just two hours and forty minutes at Salt Bae’s Nusret Restaurant – apparently named after himself.

According to the receipt, they washed down the meat feast with four Porn Star Martinis for AED 480 (£100), two bottles of Chateau Petrus 2009 for AED 198,000 (£42,300) and one bottle of Petrus 2011 priced at AED 65,000 (£14,000), among other luxury items.

THREE STEAKS COST £3,300 

RICK STEIN’S CONDIMENTS

It’s not only the price of celebrity chefs’ main meals that can cause outrage with diners – after TV’s Rick Stein hiked the cost of condiments at his Cornwall fish and chip shop.

The chef’s Padstow restaurant charges those wanting to eat inside £16.95 for a cod and chips and £18.95 for a sea bass meal – and then last autumn, the price of mayonnaise, tartare sauce and mushy peas increased.

One visitor to Rick Stein’s Fish and Chips described it as a ‘disappointment’ to have to pay for extras, saying on TripAdvisor: ‘Having had excellent takeaway from here last year, we decided to treat some visiting friends to fish and chips in the restaurant – we were so disappointed.’

Another said: ‘I was quite excited to be eating at Rick Stein’s Fish & chip shop so wasn’t surprised that it was going to be expensive fish and chips but as long as I perceive value I don’t mind the cost.

The TV star's restaurant in Padstow already charged those wanting to eat inside some £16.95 for a cod and chips (pictured)

The TV star’s restaurant in Padstow already charged those wanting to eat inside some £16.95 for a cod and chips (pictured)

‘However £35 for haddock & chips was fairly expensive. The cost isn’t really the main course but in the extras and condiments.’

Rick’s chippie in Padstow is split into two, with diners able to grab a takeaway or sit in and eat in a dining area. It is so popular that long queues form almost every time it is open. 

The sauces come in paper ramekins that measure about 1.5in by 1.5in. Stein’s Fish and Chips opened in 2004. It is not known when the price for condiments was increased, but in 2017 they cost £1.25.

A spokeswoman for Stein said: ‘Our homemade condiments using Rick Stein’s special recipes are prepared in Padstow by our team of chefs.

‘Food inflation, energy costs, along with rising wages, have driven up the cost of production significantly.

‘We have held our condiment prices since 2020, but with sky rocketing costs, we have reluctantly, along with many others, had to pass on some of the costs to our customers’.

COST OF THE CONDIMENTS: £2 EACH

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