I'm a sucker for a good booth. Bob Bob Ricard, which bills itself as a "diner-delux", is a glorious roomful of cobalt leather booths offset by clashing Art Deco wallpaper. Designed by David Collins, it's like a souped-up 1930s' ocean liner with a dash of the Orient Express. There's a mottled marble bar where you can get sozzled on pink rhubarb gin and tonics alongside Soho's film execs.
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Been 3 times now with different groups. Stunning decor love love the fresh flowers! Service has always been great! On the pricey side but service/ food/ drinks/ decor are fab so you don't mind splashing the cash. Chicken pie is super yum! Don't forget to get your iconic photo with "press for champagne"
Terrible. No class. We had a reservation which we were late for. I called to say I was running late and they told me it was fine. When I arrived they sat me and my friend at the bar right away, which felt forced. Then half hour later they told us that they don't actually have a table for us because we were late. So they basically wanted us to spend money at the bar without being up front about it. Very cheap tactic. Instead of wasting our time they should've told us right away that we were late and they are no longer able to accommodate us. Or told us the truth "we are trying to get a table for you" so we had a choice to go elsewhere.
I've been here five times over a couple of years and finally got time to write a review. It's such a great restaurant - really nice menu of British home comforts with a Russian twist. You'll Chicken & Mushroom pie alongside Steak, several types of fish with crushed peas and a rather wonderful Beef Wellington for two right alongside caviar and vodka shots.
The decor is great, the foods is very good and the service is superb - professional but very warm and friendly. Everyone here is having a good time and the overall experience is polished but unfussy, a real crowd pleaser.
The decor - brass and green leather booths for 4 people with some larger tables and "press for champagne" buttons on each is a wonderful bonus.
One of my long term favourite Soho spots.
Pricey but my god it's worth it. The beef wellington was excellent. I brought my girlfriend here for her birthday and it was perfect. Nice booth tables which give you a real sense of privacy. Would recommend
Love the champagne button and the service is very good - but the food is average, even poor for the prices. It's not bad at all, never had a terrible time there, but so much choice nearby you could do better. That said, the frozen vodka is great fun