This Autumn, a new high-end burger and small plates dining concept will launch on one of London’s foodie destinations, Charlotte Street. BOBO Social will offer innovative dishes made with local British and seasonal ingredients in a bijou setting.
BOBO Social is the first solo project from talented operators Michael Benson and Jacinta Maddison. Michael has over twenty years experience in the restaurant industry with previous credits including Sticky Fingers, Palm Court Brasserie and Supperclub London. Jacinta has worked for 10 years in the media and advertising industry and brings a wealth of interior design knowledge to the concept. The pair have been friends for four years and share a mutual love for eating out. Finally deciding to take on the restaurant world themselves, BOBO Social was happily born.
BOBO’s dedicated burger menu will be made with rare-breed beef from Sussex, such as Dexter, Longhorn and Red Lincoln. For BOBO’s unique taste, the burgers will be cooked in a Kopa Charcoal Oven which sears meat instantly at temperatures as high as 500°C, ensuring it retains its succulence. The oven will burn Lumpwood Charcoal along with single species woods such as Cherry, English Plum and Hickory to ensure perfectly smoked meat every time.
The burger menu will include delights such as a Lobster & Crab Burger, a Peanut Butter Burger, a Waygu Burger with Ogleshield Cheese, Foie Gras, and Truffle Shavings, plus a weekly changing ‘Guest Burger’ created at the Experiment Burger Society. Once a week, up to 20 people can enjoy an evening with the Head Chef, sipping on cocktails, getting their hands dirty creating burgers with a range of exotic and tasty meats, such as, Venison, Kangaroo, Ostrich and, of course, BOBO’s classic Rare-Breed Beef.
For those seeking a lighter alternative, BOBO Social will serve up a mouthwatering selection of Small Plates, including: Sea Bass Ceviche, with pomegranate, chilli, chive and lime dressing, Fillet Steak Strips, with avocado, chive and chipotle salsa topped with truffle shavings, British Feta & Marinated Watermelon, with heritage tomatoes, rocket and basil oil.
Guests can round off the perfect meal with delicious desserts such as a Prosecco, Elderflower & Summer Berries Jelly, a White Chocolate Cheesecake with Lemon and Ginger, and a Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart.
There will also be a range of indulgent dessert cocktails to spoil any alcoholic sweet tooth with tipples such as, Rhubarb & Custard, Death By Chocolate Martini and Apple Crumble In A Glass.
The term Bobo, short for Bourgeois Bohemian, denotes the combination of the free-spirited artistry of the Bohemian with the worldly ambitions of the Bourgeois lifestyle, and guests will be struck by the venue’s shabby chic (with more emphasis on the chic!) and intimate interior. Design features include a fresh white and grey theme with rustic oak farmhouse tables and benches, vintage lighting and splashes of pure decadence such as their beautiful trophy wine coolers. Set over two floors, the basement bar area will be the perfect destination to enjoy a cocktail after work with low lighting, wild flowers and vintage mirrors creating an idyllic hideaway from the outside world.