It was our 8 year wedding anniversary last weekend (yes that does make me feel very old!) and we wanted to celebrate the occasion somewhere special. I had the perfect place in mind – Bob Bob Ricard, a glamorous restaurant in Soho serving up a luxury English and Russian menu. Okay, in all honesty I really wanted to go here for the famous “Press for Champagne” button that every table has, making it the restaurant that pours the most champagne in the whole of the UK. But silly me had left it till the last minute and being a Saturday night meant there were only super early or ridiculously late times still available for dinner. Thankfully, with lots of patience and perseverance, I managed to grab ourselves a cancellation at a reasonable time.
Bob Bob Ricard is a far cry from the little quirky independent restaurants we usually eat at. Mr Ayla’s reaction to the sparkly gold exterior and well dressed doormen as we walked past a couple of months ago was something along the lines of “That’s somewhere we would NEVER go”. Clearly he had underestimated how much I wanted to press that button.