The iconic Bob Bob Ricard in Soho is soon to have a sister venue, as restaurateur Leonid Shutov selects the landmark Leadenhall Building as the location for his second opening.
Pitched to open in Spring 2017, the new project – currently under a working title of Bob Bob Exchange or BBX – will be situated on level eight. Complementing the pioneering architecture of the so-called Cheesegrater, the restaurant interior will be both urban and contemporary, yet luxurious and warm.
The 180-cover restaurant will comprise an all-booth dining room divided into seating for between two and eight people. There will be a further 120 covers in a collection of private rooms that will accommodate from four to 40 guests. These will be available in standard and executive class, with the latter featuring its own bar areas, private jet style seating and cutting-edge presentation technology.
Additionally, an intimate, nine-seater restaurant-within-a-restaurant in the form of an opulently decorated Japanese dining room will serve the finest Edomae sushi.
The Leadenhall Building is a joint venture by British Land, one of Europe’s largest real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and Oxford Properties, the global investor, developer and manager of real estate.