Gordon Ramsay, the top-end chef, is set to open his first pub in October, after agreeing terms to take over the lease of the Narrow Street Kitchen and Dining Room in London. The Waterside Pub Partnership, the joint venture set up between British Waterways and Scottish & Newcastle, owns the Limehouse-based pub. Spirit Group, Punch Tavern’s managed pub division, which is the current leaseholder at the pub, is expected to transfer the lease to Gordon Ramsay Holdings (GRH) by the end of next month. GRH announced last month that it was preparing to make a “dramatic” entry into the licensed trade by opening a chain of pubs. Chris Hutcheson, chief executive of GRH, said at the time that the company was targeting a number of country pubs as a starting point for its latest venture. He said: “We are looking to move into pubs that serve food and I don’t mean gastro pubs, I mean good food.” GRH currently operates Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Royal Hospital Road, Claridges Hotel, the Connaught Hotel, the Savoy Grill and Banquette at the Savoy Hotel, the Boxwood Café and Petrus in the Berkeley Hotel, Maze at Grosvenor Square, La Noisette in Sloane Street. However, the company has announced that it has decided against making any further additions to its portfolio of restaurants in Britain, after it opens its next outlet in the new Heathrow Terminal Five development. The company also owns the Conrad Tokyo, Japan, and Verre in Dubai and has plans for restaurants in Florida, Los Angeles and New York. The group is also looking for locations in Amsterdam and Prague.