Chavot - who held two Michelin stars at The Capital hotel in Knightsbridge through much of the 2000s - opened the big money City restaurant in May this year as head chef.
Chavot has worked with owner Leonid Shutov since August 2017 when he took the helm at Soho’s Bob Bob Ricard.
“Since joining us over two years ago at Bob Bob Ricard and subsequently as chef at Bob Bob Cité, Eric’s culinary genius has shone through in every detail,” says Shutov.
“At Bob Bob Ricard he expertly refined our offering, further improving our classic dishes and adding new ones, including vegan dishes which he insisted must be at least as luxurious as everything else on the menu and which have delighted our guests.”
“The menu he created for Bob Bob Cité, with his perfectionist’s palate and eye, has proved the perfect culinary offering for the restaurant which, it is well-known, has been my labour of love. I feel we have created something truly special together and Eric leaves a lasting legacy.”
Five years in the making, Bob Bob Cité is even more outrageous and extravagant than its older sibling and is one of the most strikign restaurant launches of recent memory with an extravagant design inspired by 21st-century design and future aviation travel.
“It has been a great honour and pleasure to oversee the refinement and development of the menus at Bob Bob Ricard and Bob Cité for the past two years and more” says Chavot.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the hugely enthusiastic welcome Bob Bob Cité has received, not only from critics and the press but more importantly from the thousands of delighted customers we have served since opening.”
“I am leaving the cooking in the capable hands of the teams in both restaurants, who I am confident will maintain the high standards which are rightly expected of the Bob Bob brand.”
A new head chef will be named in due course.