They are one of the most iconic fixtures on the London hospitality scene. But now Bob Bob Ricard’s celebrated ‘Press for Champagne’ buttons are to undergo a transformation to something as equally decadent as ordering bottles of fizz to your table. To mark National Caviar Day on 18 July the champagne call buttons will be […]

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It’s St George’s Day this weekend and that means there will be endless articles about where to get the best fish & chips in the country or who bakes Britain’s best pie. Subjects upon which we’ve already registered our opinion. Instead, we’ve decided to bring you the best of modern British cooking. Because being a […]

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Soho’s “OTT” but undeniably fun Bob Bob Ricard – where diners “love the ‘press for champagne’ button on every table!” – is to get a swanky new City sibling. The restaurant (working title Bob Bob Exchange) is expected to open in the Leadenhall Building, otherwise known as The Cheesegrater, in April 2017. Its 180-cover dining room will feature booth […]

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The Ivy WC2 Menus from £54 pp Richard Caring’s famous Theatreland idol – now the original of a fast expanding brand – emerged from a massive overhaul too late to be rated (just before the survey closed). Too often a let down in recent years, a handful of first-days reports say its “beautiful refurb” is “superb in every detail” […]

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We’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz.         […]

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A well executed pie is not only a thing of great beauty, but a British staple, so it seems only right to sing this humble dish’s praises. Next week 2-8 March the country celebrates British Pie Week, seven days dedicated to flaky pastry, meaty fillings and lashings of good gravy. Here are our top five […]

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As if it wasn’t already decadent enough, Bob Bob Ricard has unveiled a new £3 million Club Room. The Soho restaurant, famous for its ‘Press for champagne’ buttons on each table – a gimmick that has helped it sell more bubbly than any other establishment in the UK – has launched the 74-seater venue on its […]

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