Press For Champagne

“I always keep a bottle of champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes, the special occasion is having a bottle of champagne in the fridge.” -Hester Browne

On Friday night a few girlfriends and I took this a little further and celebrated the fact that there’s a “push for champagne” button on every table in Bob Bob Ricard!

I know, I know… this isn’t the first time I’ve told you about BBR, but it’s just too good to resist another trip.

Plus, this time we went down in to the depths, to the relatively new “club room” so it almost counts as a new place, right?

We took our places on the golden booths, around the marble table and immediately reached for the “Push For Champagne” button.

It arrived with a few snacks to keep us going as we read the menus.

And a few cocktails (make sure you order the elderflower and passionfruit coup, it’s the perfect balance of sweet and sour. One I really need to try and recreate at home!)

All of the girls are business minded, funny and unspeakably gorgeous.

I’ve been so wrapped up in work recently (I have a couple of projects I’m working on outside of the blog, which I wont be able to mention for a little while… but I’m already aching to tell you about!) that it’s so lovely to spend time with people who not only completely understand, but are pleased for each other’s success, want to help and can make you laugh your cocktail out of your nose.

That’s an unbeatable combo!

The Club Room is all focused around a backgammon style dance floor, with old fashioned train carriage booths for tables.

It’s an art deco enthusiast’s dream come true!

Anna and I shared oysters to start.

Alex couldn’t resist and tried her first (ever) oyster.

Down it slipped.

The verdict?

“It tastes like the sea…

…you can keep the rest!”

Between us we managed the best of the mains. Filet mignon(s) for Anna and I.

Roast chicken for Lucy.

Pork belly for Alex.

Lobster mac n cheese for the table.

Sweetcorn (the best sweetcorn you’ll ever eat, please order this!), truffle mash (*angels sing*) and greens to share.

^ Truffle gravy pouring over the perfectly seared, rare steak.

Molten cheese, mac and lobster ^.

At the end of the meal we pounced on the pudding menu like a pack of lionesses!

After much discussion, it was decided we’d all go for something different and dip into each other’s.

Shared calories don’t count, after all.

The striped strawberries and cream souflé is widely adored and much Instagrammed!

With good reason.

But does it compare to the Signature Chocolate Glory?

A golden sphere of chocolate, that slowly melts as hot chocolate is poured from above, revealing brownies, meringues and mousse.

 

Although the Eton Mess En Perle may have stolen the show.

A meringue casing which breaks to reveal strawberries, whipped cream and marshmallow.

The Dulce de Leche Creme Brûlée was the least theatrical of all, but by far my favourite.

We finished our long, boozy supper with a much needed cuppa!

I stupidly didn’t take a proper picture of this dress (bad blogger), but I’m thoroughly infatuated with it!

As you can see, it’s off the shoulder but the “scuba” fabric is sturdy enough not to slip or move around too much. At the waist it flares out into a skater skirt with pockets! (In my book you can’t beat a dress with pockets.)

It is of course ludicrously expensive. Just look for yourself!

Just the dress I needed to hide all of that soufflé!

Coupled with my “dance all night” comfiest dancing shoes. Lucy had the same plan!

The perfect start to any ladies night on the tiles!

I thoroughly recommend Bob Bob Ricard, the food and service are second to none. I do think the Club Room could be a bit jazzier… some fun music to entice people to the dancefloor and make it a little more Members Clubby than upstairs. But otherwise I can’t fault it. Make sure you book ahead.

If you’re looking for somewhere to go dancing nearby;

Sketch is fun place for a cocktail. Mahiki is very silly and a fun night out. Project is a proper “club” with killer house/hiphop. Annabel’s/Hertford St/Arts are obvious choices if you’re with a member. But there are a million bars in Soho/Mayfair… so why not just take a little stroll and see where your dancing feet take you? 

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  • I loved BBR so much on my last visit that I spent DAYS painstakingly recreating the chocolate bomb desert for our Christmas lunch pudding just past. Well worth it. Pics on my Insta…

    • Rosie

      Oh my goodness that sounds awesome! Would love to see! x

  • What a spread… The chicken and the desserts look especially delicious and looks like you had a wonderful time. And surely that must be the best button in the world! Ellie xxx http://www.eatplaylivewithme.com

  • Simply stunning review and so amazing to have a group of like-minded real friends in your life, so important x

    • Rosie

      I’m a very lucky gal indeed. xx

  • I usually don’t go for sweets (I’m more of a meat lover) but those magic balls look incredible! Des | theanti-tourist.blogspot.com

    • Rosie

      ha! Meat & magic balls? What more could you ask for?

  • Helena Wehling

    I have been wanting to go there for ages, but i keep procrastinating…
    I have the same Jimmy Choo sandals 🙂

    I just posted a weekly food diary on my blog, I would really appreciate what you think about it 🙂

    nutritionpsychology.blogspot.co.uk

    • Rosie

      I guess you Choo-se wisely then Helena, great footwear decisions! 😉 x

  • Amazing pictures!!

    • Rosie

      You’re too kind. Very, very low light… but at least I got a couple! x

  • I’ve always wanted to go here, ever since you first wrote about the Push for Champagne button! My mama is obsessed with champagne so this would be the perfect place to take her. That Eton Mess sphere looks seriously divine <3

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

    • Rosie

      A trip for champagne and eton mess sounds like a good trip to me! Next birthday perhaps? x

  • I would love a ring for champagne bell in my house!! This place looks heavenly, adding it to my London spots wishlist!
    http://Www.lovedbylaura.com

    • Rosie

      Me too Laura, me too. x

  • Now if only every place had a champagne button!

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

    • Rosie

      If only!

  • Oh wow you all look so wonderful! This makes my heart ache for dinner with my friends, but unfortunately we’re all off living our lives in different cities and countries even.. I think I need to arrange a meet up!

    Very lovely post & I can not wait to read more about your secret projects <3

    Liefs,
    Yara

    • Rosie

      There’s nothing better than meeting up overseas! Although a good skype can work wonders! 😉 xx

  • Love that you all got the LBD memo.

    http://www.blonderblog.co.uk

    • Rosie

      Winter in London – Black black and more black!

  • Wow, wow and wow. What an incredible place!

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  • ninegrandstudent

    This place sounds so much fun, and delicious food too. Will have to pay a visit! X

    http://ninegrandstudent.co.uk

  • Liziheartvegetables

    I wish every table had a “press for champagne” button… 😉 Those desserts look magical!

  • Those desserts were so unique! I would definitely want to check out that restaurant if I’m ever in the area 🙂

    http://www.daniellas-day.blogspot.com

  • Amy KD Smith

    Lovely blogpost and great dress!
    Did you have to pay tax on the dress? Xx

  • That Eton Mess dessert…

  • The other desserts may have the glitz but that creme brulee looks like perfection. You are rocking that very “expensive” dress!

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    • Rosie

      Haha thanks Kerry! Love a good bargain x

  • Omg that Chocolate Glory!

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  • Ahh Bob Bob is my absolute favourite London restaurant! The pork belly and Chocolate Glory are INSANE! Now thinking of an excuse to go back and try that lobster mac & cheese…

    Etta x
    http://www.thebrunchdiaries.co.uk

    • Rosie

      You must Etta! Make sure you come back and tell me what you think!
      Although if fancy mac n cheese is your thing, try Christopher’s in Covent Garden. Life changing. xx

      • Ooh thanks for the tip! Just checked out their brunch menu too… looks AH-mazing! xx

  • Really need to go eat here, the food looks yummy & who could refuse that button!!!! You four girls all looked gorgeous in your LBDs!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

    • Rosie

      Thanks Adele! x

  • katryn

    cant believe your meal cost more than 300 pounds! I worked it out!! no. 1 fan are your boobs real?

    • Rosie

      Ah but we had such a wonderful time… you really can’t put a price on mammarys.

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  • ‘Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right’ – F Scott Fitzgerald.
    Looks like the perfect place for a girly catch up!
    Rosie
    x
    http://www.anenglishrosie94.blogspot.co.uk

    • Rosie

      Excellent quote, Rosie! Banked. x

  • i am still stuck on the ‘press for champagne’. So great!

  • One of my favourite places in London,
    what a great post !

    With love, Hayley
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  • The food looks so lovely! x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

  • Steph Marston

    Looks delicious! I also want to know the secret behind Alex’s hair! How does she get it so voluminous?! Steph x http://www.stephstyle.com

    • Rosie

      xx

      • TheGivingBride

        Best answer!

  • The slow pace

    Oh those desserts….
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

  • You really can’t beat a night out with friends, delicious food, and a killer dress! Champagne at the press of the button is the perfect way to bring it all together!

    Erin
    upsideofchaos.com

  • Ella-Roe

    I truly agree with the dress/skirts with pockets being an awesome thing! Lovely blogpost, I need to visit BBR.
    xx
    http://www.ella-ro.blogspot.co.uk

  • Maija

    Can’t wait for my mom to come to London for a visit, she will love this!

    http://maijasblog.blogspot.co.uk

  • All these photos are making my stomach rumble so bad! The food looks glorious! Beautiful dress!!

    thelifeofastudenttraveller.blogspot.co.uk

  • Natalie Wuest

    You have no idea how happy I am that you’ve shown us all SheInside…the clothes are so cute and almost always on sale! Yay!!
    When I first clicked on the link I though “ugh another $500 dress” but nope! I think I may do some sneaky online shopping today

  • Kate

    I have been talking about BBR and dreaming of going there ever since your first post, and now I am dying even more! Why don’t more restaurants have a “push for champagne” button?!?!?

    Kate
    http://www.lamiabellavita.com

  • Emma and Emily

    I’ve been looking at going to BBR recently, I just need a reason to go!

    http://www.emandthem.co.uk

  • Molly

    I cannot wait until I’m finally in London and can try BBR! Every post you write about it looks phenomenal…. looks like a great girls night!

    https://districtofcollege.wordpress.com/

  • Hahaha I had the same exact response when I first tried oysters! This place looks fabulous, hopefully I can give it a go when I visit London one day!

  • Those puddings, what a treat! I always love it when food excels eating and explores design!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • I love what you said about your friends — so important! Also, those desserts. Gah.

    Always, Anita

  • Aw I love this place! Not that I have ever been there but, you know, it’s one of my favorite places to read about. Can’t wait to hear about the projects!!

  • OMG, that chocolate glory dessert is the best magic trick ever!

  • The gold orb dessert looks like the best thing ever!
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

  • This looks like such a fun place. I need one of those buttons in my kitchen 🙂
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  • disqus_IdbWNCdoUh

    Rosie, having no clue about the London social/nightlife scene I was wondering if you could recommend anywhere to celebrate my birthday preferably around Mayfair area? Not yet being 21 probably rules out quite a few places on a weekend, but wanting somewhere to go with only a few girls where we can dress up and sip fancy cocktails. SURELY the Londoner can advise me?! X

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Those desserts – wow – me and the girls must go!!

    Rxx

    http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  • Quite the spread! Don’t think I’ve ever seen a more photogenic group of desserts!
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  • Katie Males

    Those puddings look insane!! x

    KMales

  • I so want a “Press for Champagne Button” all of my very own! If only it worked…

    Great quote to include too. I love some fun Hester Browne fiction! She’s so wise too, obviously. 😉

    Keep up the great posts!

    ~ Shannon

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  • mags_klk

    Great post! I love this dress, I have never ordered from Sheinside. It seems they’re sizing is bit off? Do you usually order your normal size?

  • A Little Freckle

    I just cannot get over how amazingly delicious that chocolate bomb dessert looks! I just HAVE to try one!! Looks like the perfect girly evening out :)!!!

    Emma xx

    alittlefreckle

  • What a lovely post with some great buddies. Those desserts look out of this world. Salivating at the screen.
    Rosie
    http://www.rosedogandco.blogspot.com.au

  • Magda

    Love the dress! I have never ordered from Sheinside.com, do the dresses usually run true to size? Looking at the measurements it seems the sizes are run a little smaller than regular US and UK sizes.

  • Surely the world’s best button, what could possibly make a girl more happy than never-ending champagne!?

  • Raquel Pedroza

    I love your blog. I came across it researching lifestyle blogs.great tips and beautiful pics!

  • oh wow this looks so decadent and delicious! I wouldn’t mind a whole list of different “push for” buttons though, inc. but not limited to “push for merlot,” and “push for a bloody mary” (for mornings after!) x

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  • Ellie

    My restaurant food photos never do them any justice in the dark light…..just how are your photos so delicious?! Does anyone have any tips? Would very much appreciate! x

  • I absolutely 100% need a press for champagne button at home. I have the quote you opened this blog with in my alcohol cellar! Its my type of inspiration
    Sophie xxx
    https://bluntsbookblog.wordpress.com/

  • Natasha Lancaster

    Nothing like a night out with fabulous girls. Stunning photos – lots of fun and class

    http://highheelsbrownhair.blogspot.co.uk/

  • You and your friends are all wildly attractive! And you all seem to have great taste- great food, LBDs, curls and dancing shoes!

  • This place looks amazing! I’ve heard about the place where there is a ‘Press for Champagne’ button. I had no idea that this is where it was!

    http://charlottesophiaroberts.blogspot.co.uk

  • Queenie Lee

    Oh man, the food looks incredible! xx

    http://peanutbutterandmussels.com/

  • all looks yummy 🙂

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  • Adaleta Avdic

    The size and volume of your lovely pictures made my scrolling down experience quite slow. Silly MacBook! I was quite intrigued and wish I had been dining with you lovely ladies because that food is superb! xx, Ada

  • mags_klk

    This dress is really cute! I have seen some troubling reviews for Sheinside but I am very tempted to order this dress as it is the style I have been looking for…. what was your experience with ordering from them? Also, would you say the sizing tends to run smaller?

  • Photography question…how do you get such good pictures in such low lighting. I’m struggling!

  • Caroline Margiotta

    I’m really loving that dress and am considering ordering it, but am not sure what size to go for. What size did you order, and what’s the fit like?

  • Victoria Johnson

    I love how you said the dress was so expensive and when I followed the link I see it’s $18! Gotta love English humor haha your blog makes me miss London! xx

  • those puddings though!

  • Emily Kalbun

    holyyyyyyyyy crap! your life must be much improved after having that! ;D

  • I got the black dress too, because it just looks so good on you and of course, nothing beats a LBD with pockets! I don’t usually get what bloggers recommends but then again you’re my favourite blogger (and always will be), and I’m so glad I got it. It was perfect! Reached just in time for Valentines too. Thanks Rosie, please keep up the amazing work and just wanted to let you know reading your blog makes me day, always. x

    Love,
    KC

  • Oh my stars yum! This all looks amazing! I want to get dressed up and go out for dinner now! xo

    amber love

  • Your meal is so delicious. I especially love the Signature Chocolate Glory. Love how it transformed to reveal the brownie. The pink Eton Mess En Perle is also very intersting. I love the whipped cream inside it.