Formerly Bob Bob Cité, Leonid Shutov has rebranded his £25m City creation as Bob Bob Ricard City, and making it similar in style to the Soho original.
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“Always fun with the ‘Press for Champagne’ button!” – Leonid Shutov’s decadently boothed joint sets an extravagant tone, ideal “for special occasions” and also “taking the awkwardness out of any business lunch or dinner”. It’s “not a cheap option, though, so you have to like the guest...”. The luxurious food, including a selection of caviar, is “fair” – “stick with the classics (such as beef Wellington to die for) to avoid disappointment”. Fortunately, the wine is “not overpriced” thanks to a £50 mark-up limit which favours the top of the list. In late 2021, Shutov relaunched the glitzy offshoot in the City’s Cheesegrater, changing its name from Bob Bob Cité to Bob Bob Ricard City. Early reports say it’s “got a lot to live up to, but it turns out the vibe amongst the banks, bling and skyscrapers of the Square Mile really works!”. More spinoffs are planned, as in late summer 2022, the brand announced it has VC backing for national and international expansion.(Note: Bob Bob Ricard has raised funds for Ukraine and changed the spelling of chicken Kyiv following the Russian invasion).
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Bob Bob Ricard City Restaurant Diner Reviews
"The fit out is opulent and the booths are always fun, although perhaps not offering the privacy one might expect. With all the mirrored surfaces, it's hard to gauge the size of the place. The menu is definitely priced for the corporate customers but the food delivers. Sweet and tangy French onion soup was a welcome throwback and worth risking a stray splash on a shirt. "
"Lively, with a nightclub like atmosphere. The food is tasty but priced for expense accounts, and it’s a fun place for a celebration "