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survey result

Summary

£81
 ££££
2
Average
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What a sexy dining room!” – the “all-booth seating” at Leonid Shutov’s extravagant Soho venue (each with its own ‘Push for Champagne’ button) “makes you feel like you’re in your own carriage of the Orient Express” and is perfect for “date night and important romantic celebrations” (and also for a lighthearted business meal). Even if the “luxurious” Russian-British cuisine (caviar and Beef Wellington are highlights) strikes some as a tad “overpriced”, most reporters also feel it’s “absolutely delicious”. In 2019, Shutov launched a £25m sibling Bob Bob Cité on the third floor of the City’s Cheesegrater. It inspired mixed reports and in October 2021 relaunches under the Bob Bob Ricard brand, after tweaks to the decor bringing it closer to the Soho original. In EC3, the menu will have a Russian-French leaning.

Summary

£98
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“OTT-opulent decor, with a ‘push for champagne’ button in each booth” have carved a big name for Leonid Shutov’s fantastical Soho haunt, whose “high novelty factor” is extremely romantic (“you just have to take a date”). When it comes to Eric Chavot’s menu of luxurious classics (“amazing beef Wellington” for example) results undisputedly taste “very nice”, but the food is “expensive for what it is, and you get more adventurous cooking at the same price-bracket elsewhere”.

Summary

£98
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“OTT-opulent decor, with a ‘push for champagne’ button in each booth” have carved a big name for Leonid Shutov’s fantastical Soho haunt, whose “high novelty factor” is extremely romantic (“you just have to take a date”). When it comes to Eric Chavot’s menu of luxurious classics (“amazing beef Wellington” for example) results undisputedly taste “very nice”, but the food is “expensive for what it is, and you get more adventurous cooking at the same price-bracket elsewhere”.

Summary

£85
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Who doesn’t love a button by the table that is exclusively for ordering Champagne?” And the “matchless”, fantasy-plush interior of Leonid Shutov’s lavish Soho ‘diner’ creates a “gorgeous” setting, especially “for a fun date”. Eric Chavot’s menu of “luxury staples” delivers some “pretty good food”, and – while the fact that it’s certainly “not a bargain” is a sticking point for a few reporters – most “don’t begrudge a penny”.

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£19.50 £34.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 15.00%
Opening hours
Monday7:30 pm‑12 am
Tuesday7:30 pm‑12 am
Wednesday7:30 pm‑12 am
Thursday12 pm‑12 am
Friday12 pm‑12 am
Saturday12 pm‑12 am
Sunday12 pm‑12 am

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