It was Oaks Day on Friday so as tradition dictates my brother and I usually have a nice cooked breakfast out before heading off to Epsom. We have gone to the RAC club in the past and the excellent Gazette in Balham last year. However I was drawing a bit of blank this year when I remembered that Bob Bob Ricard was open early for breakfast.
We pitched up at 10AM to the restaurant to be greeted warmly and ushured into a very plush but quirky room. We were shown to a very comfortable booth by a pink waistcoated waiter. Now experience dictates that when a place spends as much as here on decor you can usually expect something lacking in the kitchen. We both ordered the cooked breakfast which arrived crammed onto a small plate. It was OK but nothing amazing and of particular concern was the bacon which had rubbery rind.
Service was brisk and friendly but overall I didn't feel entirely comfortable. The restaurant was trying extremely hard to get the gentleman's club vibe but lacked a common sense approach like providing you with decent sized plates, thick sliced bread and most importantly some decent lighting in the toilets. This place could be really good with just a bit more effort in some pretty obvious areas and if the kitchen could cook bacon properly.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Food 6 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 6
it must be me but lots of people love this place but for me if you can't do a good breakfast I ain't coming back to see you mess up my lunch