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Bobo has a very cosy and inviting ambiance, perfect for intimate dates thanks to its low lighting and soothing music that plays in the background. Guests have the option of adjourning upstairs to the piano bar to enjoy their drinks there.
For starters, try the saffron-scented arancini. Served on a bed on tomato coulis, the crispy and crunchy exterior of the arancini gives way to creamy risotto and mozzarella inside. Another noteworthy appetiser is the salmon crudo, which is made up of thinly sliced pieces of salmon and given a little sweetness with the tangy lemon curd.
The herb-crusted New Zealand rack of lamb comes highly recommended. The lamb is wonderfully cooked and the herb crust gives the dish a flavourful crunch. The perfectly grilled Black Angus sirloin is also an excellent choice. True to its name, the meat is perfectly grilled to a medium rare with a melt-in-the-mouth texture. Dauphinoise potatoes and grilled asparagus make prefect accompaniments to both meat dishes.
For a sweet ending, try the chocolate lava purse. Crunchy pastry is served with a snowing of icing sugar. Cracking into the pastry reveals a spilling of decadent chocolate lava that is balanced perfectly with its vanilla ice cream accompaniment.
Bobo’s signature cocktail is the First Blush – a heavenly concoction of Cava and Turkish rose syrup, which gives this tipple its stunning pink hue. The cocktail is made prettier with the addition of sun-dried rose buds – a feast for the eye and the taste buds. There is also an extensive list of white wines, red wines and bubblies from France, Australia, Spain, Italy and New Zealand. Most wines are by the bottle with the exception of four house pours – two reds and two whites – that are served by the glass.
The service at Bobo is good but can definitely be improved upon. The wait staff are pleasant and eager to help but can use a bit of brushing up on the menu.
The sharing platters are the way to go here with a range of western and Asian dishes to choose from. And considering guests get both dinner and entertainment, it’s definitely value for money.