Bob Bob Ricard

Silver Award
London, W1F 9DF ·Website ·Call020 3145 1000

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Silver Award

“That restaurant with the Champagne buttons” is more than just a gimmick, although ostentation is undoubtedly blingy Bob Bob Ricard’s primary selling point: “I feel like I’m in Gatsby’s dining room”, notes one fan. Luckily, the palpable sense of enjoyment lends warmth to the glitz and gold, which is everywhere you look. Cloistered royal blue booths explain why celebs enjoy hiding out here, as does a sumptuous menu of comfort food – think mighty beef Wellingtons and deep-filled, steaming pies. A new executive chef has introduced some lighter (but no less lavish) additions to the menu in the shape of, say, lemon sole stuffed with scallop mousse or lobster in a sparky Champagne sauce. The Sunday roast lunch stars prime USDA Black Angus beef, drizzled with truffle gravy, while the pricey wine list favours treats from the French regions. Service glides effortlessly, and although prices are reasonably high, it’s worth it for the fun you’ll have.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Glamorous, Unique
Food Occasions
Brunch, Dinner, Late night dining, Lunch
Celeb spotting, Dates, Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

About Bob Bob Ricard

Bob Bob Ricard is a high-class dining affair in Soho, in the centre of London, serving up luxury British and Russian inspired cuisine. The well-known establishement is popular among the higher echelons of society, particularly due to the ‘press for champagne’ button featured on every table in the restaurant.

The elegant restaurant is dressed in a rich palette of colours – royal blue, gold, and ivory. The furnishings are majestic and elaborate with blue and white painted walls and pretty chandeliers sprinkling light all over the restaurant. The overall look is highly polished and impressive. The restaurant is the place you go to be seen and to impress.  

The menu reads like a extensive list of luxury foodstuffs with starters of Russian Standard Imperia vodka shots to get you buzzing for rounds of Siberian caviar and Jersey rock oysters. The baked oysters, Brezhnev style, are decadently topped with parmesan and black truffle. The starters continue with all types of tartare from salmon to steak, and Russian specialties of truffled potato vareniki and lobster pelmeni dumplings.

Once your taste buds have been thoroughly excited, you can move onto starters of chicken kiev, 35-day aged scotch beef chateaubriand served with gravy, or slow roasted pork belly. Or you can opt for a big plate of steak tartare imperial, served with caviar. The fish menu is equally decadent with Dover sole meuniere, Lobster, and salmon tartare, too. For afters, rum and raisin pudding spiked with vintage panama rum will keep you buzzy – if the vodka starter hasn’t slowed you down – plus there's a stunning strawberry and cream soufflé. There are some boozy chocolate truffles to indulge in too, as the theme of this place is all about indulgence.  And of course, the wine cellar at Bob Bob Ricard is well-stocked with international bottles, that will go nicely with the rich courses on offer at the restaurant.


1 Upper James Street, London, W1F 9DF

020 3145 1000


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12.30pm-3pm Sun-Wed 6pm-12M (Sun 5.30pm- ) Thurs-Sat 5.30pm-1am


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36 Reviews 

Chloe B

06 August 2019  
Ebligh rest at its finest.

Nirmal J

29 June 2019  
Food was delicious and presented very well. Service was good and attentive. Atmosphere was really nice, good value for money for a celebration or special occasion. Would definitely dine here again.


28 June 2019  
Amazing atmosphere, delicious food, unique decor. Staff ruins the beauty unfortunately.

Sue M

31 July 2018  
Perfect service, great food, amazing surroundings. Always a winner.

Suzy A

10 July 2018  
Always love coming here, the restaurant is beautiful and food is great. They treat you wonderfully without it being stuffy.

Nikki H

10 July 2018  
Love the decor and ambience of Bob Bob Ricard - feels really decadent and makes any experience here feel like a special occasion. Always makes me feel like Royalty! Food and service are impeccable. Love the little booths to slide into and of course who isn't tempted to press the 'Ring for Champagne' button on the hour every hour.

Frankie C

04 May 2017  
Fantastic restaurant. 1st class service. Stunning decor and divine food. Was treated very well and the "press for Champagne" button adds that little touch - who doesn't like Champagne - genius.

laura G

04 May 2017  
Incredible food, fab service and great surroundings!


13 May 2016  
Great service and food. 'Press for Champagne' Button is amazing.

Frederick E

13 May 2016  
What's not to like? It has a button for champagne.
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