The Handbook
The Handbook
By | 25th July 2014

Soho’s Bob Bob Ricard has undergone a three million pound investment in the shape of brand new and thoroughly decadent dining space, the 74-seater, evening only Club Room on the lower ground floor which promises ‘lively dining, music and Champagne’.

Faithful to the original David Collins design, the space features those famous luxury booths tiered around a small atrium with mahogany-inlaid backgammon floor, red-and-gold leather banquettes, burgundy marble tables, bespoke Ikat wallpaper and hand crafted copper metalwork. And especially for Champagne fans, every table still has that notorious “Press for Champagne” button.

No expense has been spared in the acoustics department either and even while the music is in full swing you’ll still be able to carry on a conversation around the table without so much as raising your voice. The whole idea, says owner Leonid Shutov, is that “we want to offer the class and sophistication of old-school dining clubs like Annabel’s but without the need for membership.”

Sounds good to us and better still, although the new space opens officially in August, there’s a soft launch til the end of this month with 25% discount on all food.