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Gordon Ramsay settles dispute with Marcus Wareing

12 August 2008 by

Gordon Ramsay has settled his dispute with former protégé Marcus Wareing over the future of the two-Michelin-starred restaurant Pétrus at London's Berkeley Hotel.

Wareing, chef patron at Pétrus, will leave Gordon Ramsay Holdings (GRH) next month and take over the site of the restaurant to launch his own venture, as first reported in Caterer in May.

GRH will hold on to the name Pétrus after its contract expires on 10 September and will transfer it to another site within the group, which industry sources have identified as La Noisette.

The Berkeley Hotel has not yet been able to confirm the new name of Wareing's restaurant, but "Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley" has not been ruled out.

GRH said that Ramsay and Wareing are pleased to announce that they have "reconciled their past differences".

"From 10 September, on the expiry of the present contract at the Berkeley hotel, Wareing will open his own restaurant at the Berkeley hotel while Ramsay relocates Pétrus," the company said. "Each party wishes the other well."

The bitter dispute between Ramsay and Wareing came into light last month after Wareing was quoted in Waitrose Food Illustrated saying he would "lose no sleep" if he and Ramsay never met again.

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By Kerstin Kühn

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