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Gordon Ramsay Introduces ‘Bottomless Pizza’ at His Restaurant in St Paul’s

Which is good timing for the swear master, given the fresh outrage concerning his aggression on Twitter this week

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Gordon Ramsay opened Street Pizza yesterday; a new restaurant serving “bottomless” pizza, downstairs at his St Paul’s Bread Street Kitchen, as revealed by The Caterer.

For £15, diners can choose from a menu of four pizzas (with a fifth option provided by a rotating daily special), with a small selection of snacks and desserts on offer as accompaniments.

“If there’s one thing I believe,” said Ramsay (as if there’s only one thing), “it’s that pizza doesn’t need to be complicated. So, let me introduce you to simple, delicious bottomless pizza — served by the slice so you can enjoy as much of each of our signature toppings as you like. It’s pizza without rules.”

Those pizzas include a “classic” margherita; a pepperoni; a (vegan) charred aubergine pizza with pine nuts and pesto; and a corn and chorizo pizza which, confusingly, also adds “pulled chicken”, spring onions and coriander — and would appear to really test Ramsay’s “pizza doesn’t need to be complicated” hypothesis.

Street Pizza also offers a short selection of (not bottomless) beers, wines, Prosecco, and cocktails, while entertainment is provided by a nightly roster of all-female DJs — which is to be commended.

And yet, the chef apparently still has quite a way to go in recasting himself as something other than a brutally intolerant aggressor in the kitchen. Lest it be forgotten that this is a chef whose entire career has been built on a toxic representation of the testosterone-fuelled chef and the glorification of workplace bullying: A debate, which by strange coincidence, resurfaced on Twitter this week — following a Channel 4 post which compiled many of Ramsay’s most venomous attacks — drawing ire from food critics and peers alike.

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