On yet another balmy evening it seemed a shame to sit at home with dinner, so Lawrence and I popped to Bosco, the new Italian/Mediterranean restaurant which opened two weeks ago on Liverpool Road.
They have a couple of tables outside (perfect people watching) which were filling up with local couples grabbing a bite to eat. The menu is simple but yet with plenty of choice.
We started with squid rondelles and aioli sauce which was cooked to perfection. Crispy outside with a slight kick from the chilli flakes.
Our second starter was Homemade falafels and hummus. The falafels were flavoursome and surrounded by a huge portion of hummus. I just wish we’d had some bread to mop all the remains.
For the main I went for the sea bass with spinach and crispy tuscan style potatoes. The fish was moist and in a light lemony/garlic sauce which complimented perfectly. Definitely my favourite dish of the night.
Lawrence went for tagliatelle al Bosco with tiger prawns in a garlic, white wine, chilli sauce. The pasta was done well but perhaps the sauce lacked a little flavour and was a tad too basic as a dish.
Now we were given the pudding options but at this point we were still after something savoury. The owner mentioned how the sister restaurant is near Blackpool and surprisingly specialise in pizzas. That was the aim for this Highbury one but unfortunately they couldn’t fit a pizza oven in there, so they have made do with flatbreads.
Being greedy we went for the trio of fratbreads – Parma Ham, Chicken with Mozzarella and Tomato and then Smoked Salmon with Creme Fraiche.
It’s a good addition to Liverpool Road and they mentioned a certain weekend brunch and Sunday Roast on offer too which definitely sounds perfect after a night out!