The owners of one of Liverpool’s most beloved bars, BoBo, are to open their first restaurant in Wirral.
Steven Burgess and Josh Moore of BoBo Group who own and run the award-winning wine bar, tasca and charcuteria, BoBo on Castle Street, the city’s only authentic Iberian bar, have announced that their new BoBo restaurant will open in West Kirby on Thursday, August 17th.
Like its big city sister, the restaurant on the corner of Banks Road and Salisbury Avenue will concentrate on the flavours of Portugal and Spain bringing the taste and the secrets of the Algarve where its famous charcoal grills – churasqueiras – are a way of life, alongside sides and sharing plates inspired by other traditional Portuguese and Spanish cuisine.
BoBo benchmarks all relate to standards of old-style service and in the three years since the bar opened in Liverpool, BoBo has proved a big hit with residents, visitors and critics alike, being described as “the best small bar in the city centre”, named runner up in Best Bar in the North by the prestigious Observer Food Monthly and shortlisted as Best Bar in the City Region at the Merseyside Independent Business awards.
Steven and Josh, former AA rosette chefs, have extensive experience in hospitality. Together they set up and operated Lucky Penny Group, a hospitality consultancy with clients including Guinness, Bentley, Google, BBC, Nike, Premier league football clubs, Virgin and Chevrolet with their work being recognised in Vogue, The Times and The Guardian.
They have also opened well known venues across the region such as Camp & Furnace and Love Lane Brewery and most recently leveltap in Liverpool ONE. They were also responsible for delivering the high-end dining at the acclaimed Festival No.6 in Portmeirion, North Wales for six years.
“With BoBo in Liverpool we wanted to stand out from the crowd and be different and that’s what we are aiming for in West Kirby. BoBo in Liverpool has won a reputation for being fun and laid back but with a premium on the experience of everyone who walks through the door and delivering great service for our guests. BoBo West Kirby will also have those elements as well as a menu that reflects our passion for Iberian cuisine, where food is akin to religion.”
BoBo’s charcoal chicken celebrates authentic Algarvian cooking techniques, flavour, and experience using a traditional Frango Piri-Piri from its origin in Guia, Albufeira. The restaurant’s all-day menus will consist of popular favourites such as spins on brunch, lazy lunch plates and sharing dishes. And extending their love affair with classic Portuguese dishes, BoBo’s dessert menu also celebrates national icons including Pastéis de Nata and dishes that are reminiscent of Spain, Portugal and Southern France, such as the classic and ever popular end to an Iberian feast, chocolate mousse.
“For us, authenticity is everything and we are trying to do something totally different with our food and to push and challenge and bring others on that journey. We will be working with local food and wine suppliers wherever possible, but many of the menus’ elements will be sourced from Spain and Portugal. It’s the same with our wine selections, which are carefully curated but also super accessible to everyone who enjoys a glass, as well as with our list of homemade sangrias and cocktails which recall holidays in the Iberian sunshine, whatever the weather.”
BoBo West Kirby can be found at 34 Banks Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 0RD. You can book your table here.