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Bob Bob Cité is the second restaurant from owner restaurateur Leonid Shutov and follows Bob Bob Ricard, a Soho institution that opened in 2008 and has remained incredibly popular ever since. While the cooking tends towards modern European, Russian touches shine through caviar and chilled vodka shots, and the atmosphere is always fun.
Like Bob Bob Ricard, Bob Bob Cité features the now-famous ‘press for champagne’ button at every table. Pressing the button will immediately summon a waiter to take your order from one of the best champagne lists in the city – always a hit with couples on date night.
While the restaurant has a reputation for being a ‘break the bank’ destination, there are many affordable dishes on the menu and a lot of reasonably priced wines on the drinks list, meaning that a meal here might not be as expensive as you’d imagine.
The big energy starts with the food. This is the menu equivalent of driving around in a Lambo with the top down and Kanye West blaring out your speakers.
Every table has a number, when you press the button, yours will flash up. Presto: server appears.
This flamboyant opening in the City of London offers boisterous, if bank-account-draining, fun
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