Ramsden tells the Mandrake column in The Sunday Telegraph, at the launch of his new restaurant at the Connaught Hotel, in Mayfair: “I don’t believe anything is too big. It’s the Savoy Grill I’d like to take charge of next.”
He says he has great plans for the Grill but “right now they’re secret”.
A Savoy Group spokesman said Ramsay would like to take over the world but it had no plans to let him take over the Savoy Grill.
The Sunday Telegraph 06/10/02 page 36 (Mandrake)