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“Impeccable service, seriously good food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bob Bob Ricard

Bob Bob Ricard
Ranked #301 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $62 - $94
Cuisines: European, British, Russian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Soho
Description: Bob Bob Ricard serves a luxury English and Russian menu to its eclectic clientele in London's most glamorous all-booth dining room.
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Impeccable service, seriously good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Will be back with the girlfriend. Worth every penny, staff fantastic and incredibly professional / attentive. Food superb.

Visited October 2013
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Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Decadent and delicious perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

It is difficult to form complete sentences when trying to describe this place, instead I want to put down every adjective known to man about how amazing this place is.

The food is not fine dining, instead it is delicious comfort food given a luxurious decadent twist - lobster pelmeni (russian version of ravioli), lobster mac'n'cheese, chicken and champagne pie, chocolate orb filled with jelly, marshmallow and chocolate brownie which melts to reveal its hidden treasure as the waiters pour chocolate sauce over it.

The cocktails are perfectly balanced and flavoured (Raspberry Collins was sheer perfection) and served in vintage style cut glass glassware.

The service is amazing, the kind of service that you wish was offered in every restaurant you visit and makes you sad that it's not. It is attentive, discreet, polite, very friendly and warm. Our glasses of water were constantly topped up, recommendations made for menu choices, orders taken and plates cleared swiftly. Little touches like provision small side plates for sharing dishes, seafood shells taken away discreetly and re-lighting of blown out candles elevated the service from very good to great.

Finally, the decor of the place provides the final touch in making this such a fun place for a roaring night out almost like going back to 1920s. The individual leather booths with 'Press for Champagne' buttons give you the privacy and seclusion for a flirty date or for a catch up on latest gossip with a friend.
The art deco finish, low lighting and uniformed staff make you think you are on the Orient Express whisked off for a great party.

If you made it as far as this point reading the review I will finish only with this - save up (because the only fault I could find is that it's not cheap) and go.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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London
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“10/10”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tried this place for the first time last month. Wow, a really good find. The decor is amazing and really different. It is cross between a Victorian rail carriage and a Russian hotel - trust me it is great.

Visited October 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tasty food offerings and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

I always have fun and impress people when I take them to Bob Bob Ricard. Not simply because of the food and the intriguing decor...but also because the friendly and down-to-earth staff are so unusual for this part of London. They really take care of you in a kind, unpretentious style. The booths are great and the bar downstairs is delightfully intimate...great for a romantic dinner or just a fun night with close friends.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank khaleesian
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Coolest Restaurant in Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

The food is so good and the atmosphere is very nice. We had triple cheese souffle followed by chicken Kiev. Love this little place and the bar downstairs is very nice too

Visited March 2013
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