If you’ve not heard of Bob Bob Ricard, then you’re missing a trick! With a dedicated press for champagne button, it’s a glorious little spot in Soho that’s as exquisite as it’s famed champagne is. I’ve been before for a girls’ date night with Andrea, but I’ve never been with Andy before, and so I booked a table for Sunday lunch a few weeks ago – and it was every bit as good as I had remembered!
I’d dressed for the occasion, having had my hair done at Taylor Taylor in Portobello Road, popped on my favourite Ted Baker dress and owing to the autumnal afternoon I’d grabbed my Jack Wills trench coat. Date ready? Check!
Owing to our surroundings and an overdue date, we duly pressed for champagne and were brought two cool glasses of Ayala Brut Majeur. Bob Bob Ricard really is a perfect place for a date, with its intimate booths, excellent service and fun atmosphere!
Sunday lunch at Bob Bob Ricard is a decadent affair; though you do have the option of the full a la carte menu, too. Being two great fans of Sunday lunch, we both chose the Irish rump cap picanha.
Corn-fed Herefordshire beef served with crisp, slow roasted potatoes, an incredibly light and fluffy yorkshire pudding…
Carrots and parsnips which have been roasted with honey and thyme, making them slightly sweet and full of flavour. Which is high praise for someone who isn’t usually a fan of carrots at all…
And finally, served with truffle gravy to pour all over your delicious roast…
The beef was perfectly tender, full of complex flavours and was wonderful.
I’m not a horseradish fan, but I loved the presentation of the horseradish cream.
I couldn’t let Andy leave without trying to signature chocolate glory, which I had really enjoyed the last time I visited. Since we were indulging, I pressed the champagne button one more time and ordered a glass of rosé champagne to accompany our dessert.
Hot chocolate sauce was poured onto the golden chocolate casing…
Melting the dome away…
And exposing the chocolate jivara mousse…
The chocolate brownie and berries…
And finally, the passionfruit and orange jelly! A chocolate lover’s paradise (meaning we both loved it!) and it made for a lovely light pudding after our roast.
A very special pudding to put the finishing touches to a lovely Sunday date afternoon!
Sunday lunch at Bob Bob Ricard is priced at £29.50, making it a less expensive way to experience one of London’s loveliest restaurants – and it’s a darn good roast at that. With those crispy potatoes and perfect beef, it’s a wonderful way to spend a few hours on a Sunday.
Next time, I’ll be more organised and book a table for dinner as there is a lot more of the menu that I’d like to try! But if like me, you’ve not been that organised, I found it quite easy to book a table at fairly short notice for Sunday lunch!
Bob Bob Ricard
1 Upper James Street
0203 145 1000