Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay says he is looking into opening a high-end restaurant in Singapore.
He told Life on Tuesday that the new eatery would complement Bread Street Kitchen, the casual dining establishment he opened in June last year (2015) at Marina Bay Sands.
Ramsay, also the host of several television reality shows, said the subject of a new restaurant in Singapore came up during a conversation with representatives of the Michelin Guide.
"I spoke with them about doing something more fine dining next time around, as my second restaurant," said the 49-year-old, who runs a global restaurant empire spanning the Middle East, the United Kingdom and the United States, with seven Michelin stars.
For now, he is focussed on improvements to Bread Street Kitchen, which serves British cuisine.
Once he is happy with it, he will look into a second restaurant.
"After this one's right, maybe in 2017, I can look at a 70 to 80 seat Restaurant Gordon Ramsay," he said.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is a three Michelin-star eatery in London that features French cuisine.
He said that it would be "exciting" to have the Michelin Guide appraise Singapore eateries. Singapore's Michelin Guide is set to be launched later this year.
"Are there three Michelin-star restaurants stars waiting here? Yes, there are," he said, mentioning Wolfgang Puck's Cut and Waku Ghin by Tetsuya Wakuda, both at Marina Bay Sands, as examples.
"You will see a surge of international foodies coming to Singapore to sample the best," he said.
This article was first published on January 19, 2016. Get a copy of The Straits Times or go to straitstimes.com for more stories.