Bob Bob Ricard is one of my favourite restaurants in London and weirdly one I have never featured on the blog, probably because I am completely engrossed in the food and excitedly pressing the champagne button that I forget to take any pictures.
So with the recent launch of their new Sunday Roast I figured it was the perfect time to share it with you all. Bob Bob Ricard is located in Soho and from the outset of the building you probably wouldn’t have a clue what was inside, with the pulled down curtained windows and the doorman up front. Of course luckily for me, I do. You are greeted at the door by the warmest reception and taken to your table. Inside is lavishly decorated, the tables are all booths in old train carriage style with plush leather seating.
Each table has their very own press for champagne button, which I think is obvious enough for me not to explain. Now if you press this button a waiter comes to your table within seconds, I only realised how this works on this visit. Above the bar are numbers that lit up when pressed, the magic was uncovered.
Straight onto the food, the menu is a mixture of British and Russian classics. Starters includes options such oysters, caviar, truffled potato and mushroom vareniki and seabass ceviche with avocado. We decided to go straight into our mains for lunch, I know how big a sunday roast can be so I wanted to leave room for dessert, because well you’ll see. Whilst we waited on the roast, which takes about 30-40 minutes, although it definitely didn’t feel that long we enjoyed some bread and a couple of glasses of wine. I had a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and Danny a Malbec, both were very impressive and a lovely glass to start with.
When the roast arrived it was beautifully presented with slow roast potatoes, yorkshire pudding, carrots and parsnips roasted in beef dripping with honey and thyme, horseradish cream and truffle gravy. The beef itself came out on a separate serving board which makes it great for sharing. Staring right back at two very hungry lunchers, was a 16oz USDA prime black angus. The beef was served medium rare and seasoned with sea salt which added such flavour.
For dessert I figured it was time to press the button and ordered a glass of rosé champagne, whilst Danny decided to try a rum aperitif. I’m not one for straight up drinks, but this one had a dash of lime and tasted really nice.
Now onto the desserts, Bob Bob Ricard do my favourite dessert. It is the Eton Mess en Perle and is just amazing. Served splendidly on a glass plate, the eton mess is encased in a lime meringue bomb and cracks open to discover strawberry sorbet, raspberries, marshmallows and cream. Our waiter poured over a swirling sauce on top which looks so impressive. Danny’s dessert somehow tops mine, the chocolate sauce is poured over the gold bomb shape dessert and it breaks open itself. This is Bob Bob’s signature dessert dish entitled the chocolate glory. Inspirationally put together with dark chocolate, berries, passionfruit and orange jelly. Sublime!
Bob Bob Ricard’s new sunday roast definitely has our seal of approval and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Sunday Roast at Bob Bob Ricard runs from 12.30pm – 3pm. To view the menu or to book visit www.bobbobricard.com.