Bob Bob Ricard is stunning. Everything about it is beautiful – the interior, the food, the drinks, even the waiter’s outfits.
Never have I been so excited as when I saw this little button…
I was planning on pressing it and spending the rest of the night sipping on champagne… Until I saw the cocktail list. Hello, Champagne Mojito! It was a perfect mix of sweet and tangy, and was washed down far quicker than an Asian should drink alcohol. Mum did the same with her Strawberry Sauvignon Twinkle and ended up a little happy for the rest of the night, which I’m not going to pretend I didn’t enjoy.
Daddy Bridges was kept happy with his organic beer, which he said was very nice. I had a sip but as hard as I’ve tried to be a beer girl, it’s just not happening.
Everything was amazing, particularly the oysters. This is mainly because I love oysters, parmesan and black truffle, so it was destiny.
For mains, Mama Bridges went for the chateaubriand, which was 28 day aged fillet of Aberdeenshire scotch beef. It was a little disappointing as the outsides were very dry, although the centre was fine.
Ming ordered the grilled fillets of seabass, which was the best dish out of all of the ones we ordered. It tasted so fresh that the juice of the lemon that came with it was all it needed as a dressing.
Daddy Bridges got the ‘Mariner’s Fish Pie’, which he enjoyed. I absolutely loved the branded patterns on top of the pies.
My chicken, mushroom and champagne pie had a different pattern which excited me far more than it probably should have. I’ll admit that I ordered the pie purely because it had champagne as one of the ingredients, and came with truffle gravy. I couldn’t really taste the champagne but still enjoyed it. It looked a lot bigger than it was, which was essentially as a good thing as they looked massive and I’m only one tiny person.
As always, we ordered a range of healthy sides. We resisted the truffled mashed potato and lobster mashed potato and went with sautéed spinach, tomato salad and the crushed minted peas. The first two were the average sides you’d expect, but the crushed minted peas were exceptionally good as the two flavours worked perfectly together.
Although my mood was lifted when I glanced at the dessert list (just kidding, the dessert list was clearly the first thing I looked at).
Again, we got two to share so we didn’t feel like little fatties. I highly recommend everybody should try both of them. The first was the ‘Strawberries & Cream’ Soufflé which was outstanding. I had to fight spoons away to get some for myself. Things very nearly got ugly.
Mum was unimpressed with the amount of cream he poured in and decided to use up the rest.
And this. The ‘BBR Signature Chocolate Glory’. Watching this transform was (sadly?) the highlight of the evening. Until we tasted it.