The name of Bobby’s Taproom.Grill.Ribs finds its origins in a little adventure two founding partners had on a wet, grey evening in London several years ago. As they were strolling through the streets, they ran into a charming policeman, who gave them directions to his favourite restaurant in town. (In London, policemen are also known as “bobbies”, after Sir Robert “Bobby” Peel, who introduced the Police Act in the early 1800s.) The meal at the restaurant turned out to be splendid, but the star that evening was undoubtedly a platter of ribs that was peerlessly tender, succulent and sweet. It left an indelible mark on the duo. So when the time came for them to set up their flagship restaurant in the compounds of Chijmes fountain court, ribs were given pride of place and “Bobby’s” became a natural choice for a name.