Skinted & minted: Bistro1 and Bob Bob Ricard


Bob Bob Ricard

Three London branches: 75 Beak Street, 33 Southampton Street and 27 Frith Street

1 Upper James Street, London W1F 9DF
Why go? Why go?

If you are looking to eat out on a budget in the West End, Bistro1 is the place to go. It's consistently good value and serves such amazing Mediterranean food that it can be hard to decide what to order. I've been quite a few times and it is always fantastic, especially if you like Turkish inspired food such as mezze and moussaka. The service is really quick, the waiters are fun and friendly and I often get a surprise glass of amaretto at the end of every meal.

Whether you're looking for a quick but sophisticated lunch from the express menu or an indulgent dinner, this place has it covered. Like Pussy Riot supporting Coldplay on tour, Bob Bob Ricard brings together the best of Russia and the UK. The 'push for Champagne' buttons and opportunity to toast your own bread for caviar all add to the experience.
Best dishes Best dishes
Mixed mezze for the starter and chargrilled chicken sheesh kebab with rice. The signature Venison Tartare Imperial will take you back to the excesses of the last days of Tsar Nicolas II, and the Beef Wellington to share is a sight to behold. If you've still got room for dessert, try the Chocolate Glory.
How much? How much?
Two courses are £9.90, so with wine you will easily pay under £40 for two. £50-200 per head, depending on your caviar selection.
Lisa Elliott, associate director, Lansons Matthew White, director, Shine Communications
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