This restaurant is top class. The decor is something to be admired as its meant to replicate carriages on the Orient Express. It has a wonderful art decco feel. Like you're stepping back in time. I went with a party of 5 and the service was impeccable. Each waiter explained the history of the restaurant and were genuinely smiley, attentive and chatty. There is a cool champagne button which summons a bottle of your favourite bubbly in minutes. The menu is simple in terms of how much choice you have but the dishes are delicious. I could quite happily stayed there all afternoon eating and drinking. Yes, it may be a bit pricey but I think this is well worth it. Do yourself a favour and book yourself in.
The only restaurant in London with this kind of service that’s not attached to a hotel. From the moment we walked up to the place we felt taken care of. The nice man opened the door for us, a lady showed us to the service desk, the service desk confirmed our reservations, another lady showed us to our table... the waiters were also very capable. The champagne list was short but very good. The champagne button was a brilliant idea, although I wouldn’t go too crazy with it since the prices are quite high. The Egg à La Bob is a very good starter regardless of price. I also strongly recommend the chicken Kiev (front and bottom in the picture), I have tried other items on the menu but from the texture, to the taste, to the presentation it is excellent. Additionally when it comes to food I would also advise to stay away from any sea food unless you know that’s what you like. Russian cuisine has a somewhat different approach to fruits of the sea then the rest of the world and this is authentically represented (its supposed to be like that). Another big reason I gave this restaurant 5 stars is because there were no depressed elderly black men waiting to put soap on my hands in the toilet (which is what I expected from this type of restaurant). No instead the staff trusted me to handle my busyness by myself just like I have every other day of my life.
Extraordinary in every detail... how to describe a simply wonderful dining experience...? Friendly professional staff with a beautifully trained eye for detail, a genuine sense of pride and a gently relentless, consistent, exquisite presentation of themselves and their food. However as a word, “food” is awkwardly inadequate to describe the edible masterpieces that are created within the Bob Bob Ricard kitchen. We enjoyed a sensitive confluence of fresh ingredients that resulted in my favourite fish pie and a flamboyantly artistic yet simply delicious interpretation of dessert. Combined with excellent cocktails, fresh mint leaf tea and a table setting of carefully placed signature crockery, this restaurant is an experience well beyond simply dining, this restaurant is a representation of creative humanity at its best.
Great service, yummy food, really pretty atmosphere. I wish they had a couple more champagne options on the menu (as it's so famous for the 'Press for Champagne' button) and maybe had a more strict door policy to keep the atmosphere nice and at a consistently lovely level. Still, the restaurant itself and staff delivered a great, unique experience.
The food was ok, the potion was small but the caviar was good. The service was horrible. The waiters were impolite and it seemed they were in a rush to take your plates away. The press for Champagne bottom didn’t really do anything and they didn’t explain how it worked either. Would they just bring any class of champagne when you press? There are so many nice restaurants in London with much better food, service and value. I won’t come back again.