I have been a very lucky fellow and out for lunch again. I hadn't heard of Bob Bob Ricard before, but after this visit i will never forget it. Classed as a "Russian-Inspired serving modern English food" restaurant, this venue aims to please. Add to this, the excitement of a champagne button; well, what more could you want.
Before i had visited, a friend had also been and advised on a few dishes. The Black pudding and scallops was one he had sampled and recommended, so i had to have it too.
Light, smooth and buttery (or juicy)- the scallops were cooked perfectly and like most scallops, they go too quickly. The black pudding added a nice contrast and a richness which filled the dish and gave it some earthiness next to the fishy scallops. LAND AND SEA.
The main course I had was baked sole stuffed with lobster and a champagne sauce. I have had a lot of meat recently and so went for the fish option and I was not dissaponted. The sauce was delicious and added an extra layer on the flakey fish.
Most others went for the Fillet Mignon and they all loved it. I had some food envy from this, but it gives me a great excuse to go back.
By the time it came to desert, i was absolutely stuffed. My belly was full and my smile was wide. Delicate, tasty and exquisite. I think that is a good way to describe this venue. The meringue below came as a huge surprise. as a round ball came to the table, my friend forgot what she had ordered. Crack open the ball and the eton mess had come into show. What a show.
One Liner: A decadent experience with food to match
Address: 1 Upper James Street, London W1F 9DF
Phone: 020 3145 1000