I’d seen photos from the glamorous Russian restaurant Bob Bob Ricard in London on Instagram over the last few years, and always had it on my list of ‘one day, if we have the money/an occasion’ items.
So when I suggested it to my ‘realist’ wife for our anniversary and showed her the photos, I definitely expected her to say no. It is the most expensive place we would have ever eaten! So I was shocked when she said she thought it was a great idea, and I booked it before she could change her mind.
My parents very generously offered to pay for most of the meal as our anniversary present, so Saturday we set off all dolled up to have our first anniversary dinner!
And let me tell you, it was incredible. I think I thought the experience would be amazing, but didn’t expect the food to be stellar, because it would be more about the experience. Does that make sense? But I was wrong!
The dining room was beautiful, very ornate, with the wait staff in suits with tails, and we ordered a cocktail each to get things started. Sarah ordered a chicken, mushroom and champagne pie, and I ordered the filet mignon, with a few sides each.
It was just divine. The filet mignon cut like butter, was medium rare and to die for – the pie was flavourful and warm, and the top of it was beautiful! Weirdly, one of our favourite bits of the meal was seemingly simple – the honey glazed parsnips and carrots almost brought tears to our eyes. We have tried to recreate it since to no avail.
The sides are quite small, but I’d say the flavour of everything more than made up for it.
We were delivered two glasses of rose champagne, and after a cheers to this wonderful last year of our lives, we got onto ordering dessert.
Then, the icing on the cake (quite literally) of this amazing night, they had overheard us talking about our wedding anniversary and surprised us with this pretty little celebration ice cream cake, which had sparklers on it and made us feel very special.
In short, we cannot recommend Bob Bob Ricard enough for a special celebration meal out. Delicious food, fantastic service, one of a kind experience. We will be back, whenever we can find a wonderful occasion to celebrate! Surely getting through this week counts – celebration that it’s Friday!
Part 1 of our Year 1 Wedding Anniversary celebrations can be found here! We checked out Book of Mormon.
Part 2 can be found here! We were at Pride!