Restaurant To Open In The Cheesegrater Building

Helen Graves
By Helen Graves Last edited 29 months ago
Restaurant To Open In The Cheesegrater Building
The Cheesegrater. Photo: Sean Batten via the Londonist Flickr pool.

A new branch of luxe restaurant Bob Bob Ricard (which currently has a branch on Upper James Street in Soho) is to open in 122 Leadenhall Street — better known as the Cheesegrater Building.

Loved for its low mark-ups on fine wines and ‘press for champagne’ table side buttons, the original Bob Bob Ricard is one of London’s most fun and unique restaurants.

The new branch will be called Bob Bob Exchange, or BBX for short and will definitely feature those dangerous buttons (huzzah!). There will be room for 180 diners, with extra private dining areas, including an option to choose the grade of private dining room, depending on how the morning’s trading went down.

Fine wines will be auctioned off in-house, and there will be another, even more exclusive, Japanese restaurant inside the main restaurant, seating just nine people. Good luck getting one of those seats, then.

Owner Leonid Shutov said that BBX will "break new ground in both design and culinary offering", serving "seasonal meat, fish and vegetables cooked over an open flames or smoked in-house." We’re excited to see what BBX can do with London’s latest trend for cooking over coals.

There’s just one snag. The restaurant will be on the third floor, so no spectacular views with your dinner. Oh well, we’ve already been to the top anyway.

Bob Bob Exchange will open in April 2017.

Last Updated 08 March 2016