Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Gordon Ramsay's Montreal eatery evacuated hours after grand opening

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's first Canadian restaurant was evacuated Wednesday night, hours after it first opened its doors in Montreal.

The restaurant, called Laurier Gordon Ramsay, issued a statement saying it experienced a malfunction with its sprinkler equipment.

It said the situation is under control and that the restaurant sustained very limited damage.

Story continues below advertisement

The restaurant, a Montreal landmark once known as Rotisserie Laurier BBQ, also apologized "to all affected customers for the incident."

Ramsay, a 44-year-old Scottish-born chef, is internationally renowned through a string of acclaimed restaurants and popular cookbooks.

He is also known for his scorching profanity on high-rated cooking TV shows.

Report an error
As of December 20, 2017, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this resolved by the end of January 2018. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to