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With its fine champagne, delicious food, divinely decadent surroundings and unique atmosphere, Bob Bob Ricard is a feast for all the senses at any time of the year. But at Christmas time, with the whole restaurant decked out in the most extravagant, over-the-top decorations imaginable, it truly comes into its own.

Open Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, this iconic Soho restaurant presents guests with a trio of fabulous settings for their celebrations.

Who for instance could resist The Blue Dining Room, with its seductive all-booth seating, leather banquettes, marble table tops, theatrical drapes and mirrored ceilings?

Downstairs the Red Dining Room continues the Golden Age of Travel theme in a red-and-gold colour scheme complemented by distinctive backgammon motifs.


Needless to say, the now legendary “Press for Champagne” buttons that adorn each table at Bob Bob Ricard will be more popular than ever at this time of year. (Well it is famous for pouring more champagne than any other restaurant in the UK!)

Overseen by Bob Bob Ricard’s brilliant new chef – and Saturday Kitchen favourite Anna Haugh, guests can feast on a variety of classic, original dishes that make a welcome change from the usual festive fare.

English comfort food (including Bob Bob Ricard’s signature Beef Wellington and Lobster Macaroni & Cheese) and a selection of Russian flavours (caviar, traditional dumplings and fine vodka served at -18C) are accompanied by a wine list featuring world- famous vintages at some of the best prices in London.

For those who prefer a more intimate backdrop for their celebrations, Bob Bob Ricard also offers a 16-seater private room inspired by the Royal Dining Carriage. Add into this impressive setting bespoke David Collins’ designed chandeliers and an art deco working fireplace, and this is a space without equal for more discreet festive gatherings.

Reservations can be made by telephoning 020 3145 1000. Children under the age of 12 are not admitted.

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