Bob Bob Ricard City is open

From 26th October, and after more than 18 months of closure due to the pandemic, the glamour at the heart of the Bob Bob Ricard restaurants will return to the City with the relaunch of the former Bob Bob Cité site in Leadenhall Street as Bob Bob Ricard City, bringing it more in line with its hugely successful sister establishment in Soho. The objective has been to add refined warmth and cosiness, along with an evocation of luxury superyachts.

The new Franco-Russian ‘bistrôt deluxe’ menu will include Escargots en Persillade; Classic Russian Salad; Coquilles Saint-Jacques; Cassoulet with Duck Confit; Quail Grillé with Truffle Jus; Rabbit à la Moutarde; Sea Bream Antiboise; and Mussels en Champagne.  Desserts will include Tarte Tatin; Île Flottante; and Armagnac Doughnut infused with any of the restaurant’s 70 vintages of Armagnac from 1888 to 2005. Familiar Bob Bob Ricard favourites will also feature, including the Dégustation of Caviar; Oysters ‘Rasputin’; Russian Pelmeni or Vareniki Dumplings; Turbot Coulibiac; and Beef Wellington for Two.

Head Chef Ben Hobson started his career at Galvin at Windows in 2010, before moving to Tom Kerridge’s The Hand & Flowers in Marlow in 2013, and then to The Star Inn at Harome, Yorkshire, the following year.

Champagne will remain an important part of the drinks offering, with 70 options, and 10 available by the glass from £12.50-£29, including Moët & Chandon, Bollinger, Dom Pérignon Vintage, Ayala, and Krug. ‘Press for Champagne’ buttons will be available at every booth. Burgundy wines, both red and white, will also take centre stage, with 100 options, including magnums and jeroboams.  Caps on mark-ups of fine wine and Champagne will also remain in place to ensure reasonable prices, which is a huge priority for Leonid and the restaurants.

Take advantage of the three private dining rooms (for up to 18 guests each).