Review on Bob Bob Ricard
The site once occupied by Circus is now home to an OTT design extravaganza (courtesy of whizz kid David Collins) that has apparently being inspired by the luxurious world of Edwardian train travel. It's an eye-popping spectacle with staff luridly attired in shades of turquoise and pink, green leather banquettes crowned with dinky curtains of brass mesh, marble table tops and showy chandeliers. There's even a special button to press if you want to summon the Champagne trolley.
The food follows the British nursery road for nostalgia-soaked offerings including eggs mayonnaise, macaroni cheese, shepherd's pie, roast grouse and quince trifle sprinkled with 'hundreds and thousands'. It also delivers a few less familiar ideas, from carrot salad with oranges to prune and Armagnac jelly.
Bob Bob Ricard has dauntingly long opening hours (doubtless an asset), and if you call in for breakfast, you'll be given your own toaster. Otherwise start the day with the full works or a bowl of Kellogg's. In the early hours, a mug of beef tea might suffice.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00pm - 12.00am Mon-Wed (5.30pm - 12.00am Thu & Sun) (5.30pm - 1.00am Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express