(keep reading to learn what happened)
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Original Episode Air Date: December 5, 2006
Morgan's Address: 59 Allerton Road Woolton Liverpool L25 7RE United Kingdom
Morgan’s was a Liverpool, England, UK restaurant featured on Season 4 of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares in the UK.
Though the Morgan’s Kitchen Nightmares episode aired in December 2006, the actual filming and visit from Gordon Ramsay took place earlier in 2006. It was Season 4 Episode 4 on the UK version of the show.
Morgan’s is located in Liverpool, England. Sandy Morgan is the owner, which is obviously where the restaurant’s name comes from.
Sandy works with her daughters Helen Kelly and Laura Kelly.
All three don’t have very much experience in the restaurant industry, though at least Helen has some.
Philip Lee is the head chef, and Emma is his assistant.
They have no customers and are in severe debt, which is why the Morgan’s Kitchen Nightmares episode exists.
Everyone is in danger of losing their jobs because the restaurant is months away from closure.
Before Morgan’s was a restaurant, it was an antique shop owned by Sandy. However, she obviously preferred moving into the restaurant industry over antiques.
Gordon arrives, and Helen, Laura, and Sandy all say they are the manager. The phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen” seems pretty apt here, right?
While he looks at the menu, he sees that it is filled with weird food and flavor combinations.
Gordon orders two appetizers and a main course.
The prawns he ordered are too hard, and the sausage dish is too big.
For dessert is a sticky toffee pudding that the chef dislikes.
Head chef Phil reveals he got one of his recipes from Good Food Magazine.
Gordon and Phil begin to argue because Phil doesn’t like Gordon’s constructive criticism. P
hil leaves angry after Gordon compliments the dessert made by the assistant chef, Emma.
The next day Gordon visits Sandy’s home.
He discovers she has no records of income or any clear records.
Gordon also finds out that Phil has had no real training and isn’t paid for his prep time.
Saturday is the only day of the week that Morgan’s has a crowd.
One hour before the dinner service is due to start, Sandy goes to the grocery store to buy items for the evening.
It’s just all so disorganized…
At the supermarket, Gordon informs Sandy she can get cheaper produce somewhere else if she prepared it in advance.
During the dinner service, Gordon watches as Phil sends out burnt food.
Phil gets overwhelmed, and Sandy interferes everywhere.
She says she is supposed to be serving, but instead, she is washing dishes in the kitchen.
Sandy was in the kitchen for so long her customers complained about their wait for gravy.
After dinner, Gordon wants to see who will take responsibility for the disastrous night, but Sandy is in denial.
Helen at least knows the night went badly. Gordon takes the sisters and Sandy out to find out exactly who does what.
To make everyone’s responsibilities clear, Gordon makes Sandy a host, Laura the assistant manager, and Helen is the general manager. Laura is not happy and leaves.
The public tells Gordon they want delicious yet straightforward food at a reasonable price.
Gordon goes to a local butcher with Sandy and Phil.
They want to improve the menu for Sunday lunch, so they purchase fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
It was Helen’s day off on Sunday afternoon, and Laura did not show up to work.
Laura eventually shows up but can’t find the reservation list she needs for the night.
Laura is rude to Gordon and ignores him.
On relaunch, Gordon teaches Phil new dishes.
Sandy holds an antique auction in between courses.
The guests like the food, presentation, and auction idea. The relaunch was a success, though it had some bumpy parts.
Morgan's Update - What Happened Next?
Now that we’ve recapped the Morgan’s Kitchen Nightmares visit, let’s talk about what happened after Gordon Ramsay left Liverpool, England.
A month after his initial visit, Gordon returns and find that Phil is no longer there and Emma has been promoted to head chef.
Gordon tries some of her food and finds it very delicious.
Helen has also enforced some organization on the business, with digital bookkeeping and other changes.
Is Morgan’s still open after Kitchen Nightmares?
Morgan’s closed for good in November 2007 because Sandy sold the restaurant.
After the sale, it was initially replaced by a restaurant named Oddfellows. However, Oddfellows would also close soon after.
So while the Morgan’s Kitchen Nightmares episode wasn’t a success, at least the location is carrying on the culinary tradition.
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