The only thing "Hot" about the Hot Potato Café are the flames it is going down in, with a family trying to run their café but unsure of how to even do it and with zero passion, and a loss in costumers after a bad review.
Flamangos: a restaurant with an odd name, odd structure, odd decorative alligator, and odd dishes nobody likes. And Adele: real life's example of George Costanza's mom, with more than a generous helping of ungratefulness.
Gordon takes a trip to Bazzini, where the food is hard, cold, and sticks to the plate and can pass as a wall ornament. And in the kitchen, the chef/owner who think's it's fine and is not too susceptible to criticism.
Lido Di Manhattan Beach is owned by Lisa, who proudly goes on about her young age and ownership, yet is oblivious to the faults said age and lack of experience has brought. And then Ramsay starts investigating the kitchen...
The owner and only chef of Le Bistro has his mind set to having done nothing wrong and won't listen to anybody, including Ramsay. Can Gordon help a disrespectful, rude and arrogant owner or is Le Bistro beyond help?
Casa Roma: where the carpets are dirty, food sticks to your hand, the menu misspells a key word, the bar is hoping but the restaurant side of a ghost town, and the chef is a huge SOB. In addition to that a mother and son ownership who've never worked at or run a restaurant. Top that off with one of the most disgusting kitchen and dining room investigations yet. Can it be saved?
Ramsay revisits restaurants Giuseppi and Sante La Brea, from season two, to see if they have succeeded; there is good news and there is bad news. Also included is an update on what happened at Finn McCool's.
The only thing that has changed in 30 years at Fleming is the ownership. After literally having to pull a plate from a costumer and stop orders of a menu item, Ramsay soon realizes more help is needed than known.
Gordon revisits some of the worst restaurants previously encountered: Handlebar and the Black Pearl (season two) and Casa Roma (season three) to see how they are doing. There's good news, bad news, and a surprise.