After weeks of Matt and I walking up and down to client meetings we kept passing Bobo Social as it was taking shape. From the wreck of a building site, to a freshly painted sign appearing and then to the first customers sitting on the small balcony outside – there was only one thing for it. A casual stop on Friday lunchtime to sample the food ourselves.
Bobo Social are following the trend of many other burger joints with going for upmarket burger offerings. Simple good beef burgers topped with strange and in Bobo’s case extravagant toppings.
To confirm this is the case just look at the Debauchery burger they are offering. Wagyu beef, cheese, mushrooms, bacon mayo, truffle & onion compote topped with shaved truffles. All of this can be yours for the steep price of £20 and I should add that doesn’t include any sides!
It was safe to say we didn’t go for that one but I went for the basic Bobo – beef with all their salad offerings and then asked for the stilton to top it off. It was nice but it was all a bit too sloppy and the meat seemed to crumble at each mouthful.
Matt went for the peanut butter and seemed a little disappointed in the lack of peanut butter coming through. Seemed to be a bit of a gimmick without any of the flavours jumping out and making it different.
For sides we shared sweet potato chips and skin-on fries. They were good but again not amazing and was equally disappointing that they come in very small teacups which meant not much for your bucks.
I know this sounds like we really didn’t enjoy our meal but it was good just not spectacular, which for yet another upmarket burger restaurant isn’t going to make it life changing, ‘t needs to jump out and really impress.