Steak houSeSinSpiregordonS newvenueS nRamsay and five other top chefs are to cook a meal for 10 on the London Eye in a celebration of the capitals restaurants. They will host one- off dinners in a pod of the wheel on each night of next months London Restaurant Festival, which runs from 8 to 13 October. by georgina littlejohn Gordon ramsay has taken unlikely inspiration from aberdeen angus steak Houses for a back to basics turnaround of his restaurant empire after its near collapse earlier this year. The three-michelin-starred chef, who is trying to put his annus horribilis of bad publicity and financial setbacks behind him, said he had been impressed by the success of often derided tourist traps through the recession. you walk past those places and they are still full to the brim, he said. They show there is scope for a mid- market bar-orientated grill. The maze Grill (on Grosvenor square) has been a phenomenon and we believe there is potential to roll out four to six more, starting with one in Covent Garden and another in the City. ramsay was speaking after picking up the Best Food award for his royal Hospital road flagship restaurant at the annual Zagat survey of London restaurants. as well as the plans for the maze Grills, two ramsay flagships, Petrus and the savoy Grill, are due to reopen over the next six months. The chef, who put up 5m of his own money to keep Gordon ramsay Holdings afloat, says he now realises his mistakes in try- ing to expand too fast overseas. He said: This has been the most strenuous and fraught 12 months but most importantly we did not panic, even though we were really seriously under scrutiny. But well learn from the mistakes we made. He said hed been under pressure to do a Tom aikens by putting the business into flat-pack administra- tion and then reopening. I could have saved myself 5m. But it would have meant putting staff under a bus and screwing our suppliers. Last year profits at GrH dropped almost 90 per cent but these are expected to be around 3m this financial year. On the up: Ramsays Maze, left, and Savoy Grill restaurants London Lite Wednesday, 9 September 2009 11 ramsay: My nightmare in the kitchenis over at last Expansion plans: Gordon Ramsay Sound&Lite 1 Frankie Boyle: Mock The Week Musings (Frankie Boyle) 2 Friday Night Comedy From BBC4 (BBC Radio 4) 3 The Ricky Gervais Podcast (Ricky Gervais) 4 David Mitchells Soapbox (Channelflip.com) 5 Stephen Frys Podgrams (Stephen Fry) 6 Fighting Talk (BBC Radio 5 Live) 7 8 Of 10 Cats (Channel 4) 8 Best Of Chris Moyles Enhanced (BBC Radio 1) 9 Sky Sports Sunday Supplement (Sky Sports) 10Football Weekly (guardian. co.uk) Source: iTunes.com PoSt yoUr iblog reVieWS at thisislondon.co.uk/lite TOP 10 PODCASTS Cult DVDs Frasier series The CompleTe ColleCTion A Spin-oFF of Cheers, Frasier became one of the most successful comedies of the past two decades (paramount, 149.99, cert 15) This is spinal Tap: 25Th anniversary ediTion ThiS three-disc version of the rock spoof is full of extras, including audio commentaries and Up To 11, a new documentary featuring Ricky Gervais. (optimum, 19.99, cert 15) pauL JoSeph Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesnt. FOXSEARCHLIGHTPICTURESPRESENTSAWATERMARKPRODUCTION (500)DAYSOFSUMMERCOSTUME DESIGNER HOPEHANAFIN MUSIC BY MYCHAELDANNA&ROBSIMONSEN MUSIC SUPERVISOR ANDREAVONFOERSTER FILM EDITOR ALANEDWARDBELLPRODUCTION DESIGNER LAURAFOX DIRECTOROF PHOTOGRAPHY ERICSTEELBERGPRODUCED BY JESSICATUCHINSKY MARKWATERS MASONNOVICK STEVENJ.WOLFEWRITTEN BY SCOTTNEUSTADTER&MICHAELH.WEBERDIRECTED BY MARCWEBB www.500DaysofSummer.co.uk 12ACONTAINSONEUSEOFSTRONGLANGUAGE ANDMODERATESEXREFERENCE See it with Orange Wednesdays SOUNDTRACK NOW AVAILABLE ON CD & DOWNLOAD in cinemas NOW Sparklingly funny and wonderfully uplifting... oneof the best films of the year Robbie Collin - News of the World FilmstarCloserGlamour Evening StandardGraziaEmpireDaily Mail LookTime OutTotal FilmSunday Mirror SummerS Here To STay! Brilliant-a must-see film James King - BBC Radio 1 index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html