Bob Bob Ricard had been on my radar for ages. I had heard so many good things about this lavish restaurant, I really wanted to try it out. When the opportunity arose to go somewhere special to celebrate my anniversary, this was just the place.
The iconic glamorous restaurant is dimly lit and set out in an all-booth style. The atmosphere is relaxed and intimate, which made the experience so worth while. I loved how private the tables were, and the staff including our waitress was very attentive and made sure we were fine throughout the evening.
The famous ‘press for champagne’ button was such a novelty. Every booth has one of these buttons and despite my initial thought of champagne you could help yourself to – this button just highlights to the bar you wish to purchase a glass. Apparently Bob Bob Ricard is known for pouring more champagne than any other restaurant in the U.K. – wow!
Looking so intently at the menu here. The food is a mixture of english and Russian with a great selection of fish and meat options, but only 2 for vegetarian. That being said the selection is seriously scrumptious and there is a large range of starters, desserts and sides.
Initially I could not make up my mind as to what to order as so many things on the menu I had never tried before. I love picking something different, which was definitely he case here. This was the Lobster, Crab & Shrimp Pelmeni – traditional dumplings served with salmon roe. These were VERY tasty. The mixture of fish, mixed the dumpling worked well together.
MovieMoving on to the main course. This was the hardest decision, but I ended up going for the Mariner’s Fish Pie – made with smoked haddock, prawns, mussels and salmon served with puff pastry. Oh my goodness, this was incredible. The pastry was so thin on top, and etched with ‘Bob Bob Ricard’ which I thought was wonderful.
A fish pie could seem like a boring option, but wait until you try it. The fish was out of this world, there was huge chunks of deliciously cooked portions mixed within cheesy sauce. Honestly I recommend this, although it was quite heavy. This did not stop me adding a couple of sides including honey and thyme roasted carrots & parsnips. We kind of went all out…
This food is at the higher end to the average meal budget, setting you back on average £30 per main not including sides. Overall the meal totalled £105 including service charge, which to be honest was less expensive than what we estimated.
Take a peak at this place for yourself here.
The dress code here is elegant, but ties are not required. It’s a great excuse to really dress up for the night, not that you ever need an excuse to look fabulous.
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