Bobo Social

Restaurants, Burgers Fitzrovia
Bobo Social

Amongst the slew of burger joints popping up left, right and centre, this Charlotte Street spot looks to do things a little differently. There's Champagne, for starters, as well as cocktails with a twist and small plates including prawn ceviche and a chicken and chorizo pâté with red onion compote and toast. Still not convinced? Try the 'experimental' events on Mondays and Saturdays - your chance to tuck into things like kangaroo, alligator and ostrich.

The burgers here are made with rare-breed beef from farms in Kent, Essex and Yorkshire, with Dexter, Longhorn and Red Lincoln cattle the chosen breeds. The patties are seared hot and fast on a Kopa charcoal oven, with cherry, English plum and hickory wood used to give things a little extra smoky flavour. 

There's variety to the burgers, too. A Bobo is pretty much your classic burger but there's one with peanut butter, a lobster and crab burger, a spicy 'capsicum' burger (a beef and chorizo patty with manchego, tomato and chilli salsa, fresh chillies, lettuce, tomatoes, charcoal-roasted red onions, Bobo sauce and jalapeno mayo) and even one with wagyu beef - coming in at a cool £20. 

 

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Bobo Social says
Bobo Social brings you a new dining experience. Take a seat and relax, pop the Champagne, enjoy an innovative small plate of deliciousness, a succulent burger made with fresh British ingredients, and indulge yourself with a decadent dessert cocktail and laugh amongst friends? After all, why rush?
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Venue name: Bobo Social
Contact:
Address: 95 Charlotte Street
Fitzrovia
London
W1T 4PZ
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Fri Dinner served 6pm-10.30pm Mon-Fri Food served all day Saturday from noon-10.30pm
Transport: Tube: Goodge Street
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £60
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3.9 / 5

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  • 1 star:2
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The venue looks great, lots of simple/clean whites and greys, not what I expected from a burger restaurant. The service was attentive and friendly but the real news here is that these guys have taken burgers to the next level.
The Bobo burger - this is the finest burger I have ever eaten. Great quality meat (Red Lincoln was the offering that day), cooked in an indoor charcoal oven with English plum wood. Wow. Branded 'B' buns, vintage mismatched plates - my expectations were all surpassed and the burger rule book rewritten. The guys next to me were eating debauchery burgers and looked like they were in heaven.
The small plates menu looked good but the burgers here are insane.


Not good not worthy. The voucher has no value. They remove the same amount you prepaid from the Bill. Simply a scan for an overpriced medium quality Burger. Served with a warm beer. Not worth it.

tastemaker

On Saturday we visited bobo social for a 40th birthday party - as there was around 30 people we reserved the whole basement area which was great as we could mingle around and swap tables between courses. We chose the £28, three course set menu which offered a great variety but as usual limiting for vegetarians. The crispy squid for starter was fantastic and to some extent better than the crab and lobster burger I had for main. Many of the guests had the steak which they said was great. The 2 desserts were both served in little glass jars and both disappointing as they were grainy which cheesecake or mousse should not be - although I'm not really a dessert person so I may not be the best judge.


I would definitely recommend the bobo cocktail - champagne and gin combo along with the squid starter. The staff were friendly but could have been slightly more attentive understandably we were a big group but many people had to go upstairs to get drinks from the larger bar area. All in all good value and a pleasant evening enjoyed by all. 

Tastemaker

I visited Bobo social for a burger dinner with the friend. It was early Friday night and we were the only one across the whole restaurant which was quite awkward. I tried their classic Bobo burger and my friend the one with the mushroom. Both were dry, tiny and of basic quality. The same also applies for the fries. On top of that, I wouldn't say that this is a cheap place or the prices correspond to the quality provided. I wouldn't visit again.

tastemaker

Thanks to a fabulous Time Out offer, I enjoyed a brilliant burger class as part of Bobo's Experimental Burger Society.


Bobo Social is tucked away at the top of Charlotte Street; a real hidden gem.


For £23 each my partner and I enjoyed a cocktail, a meat and wine pairing starter, a class where we learnt about burgers, made our own and experimented with making salsa, and finally finished up enjoying our creations with a tasty side dish.


For our burgers we had the choice of beef, ostrich or nduja - all of which we sampled with wine before making our choice. (and all of which tasted delicious!)


The class leaders were entertaining and informative, sharing plenty of facts about the history of burgers as well as telling us how Bobo makes theirs.


We did pay a little more for extra sides and drinks - but could easily have enjoyed the experience without these too.


Overall the class (and eating afterwards!) lasted around 2 1/2 hours - well worth the money! Highly recommend.

Tastemaker

After being enticed by a lovely Time Out offer, I bought 2 vouchers for a burger and fries for £6 for myself and a friend. Booked a table online easily and went along with my voucher for dinner. Upon arrival we realised that this restaurant is very very small, so it's definitely worth reserving a table online.


The voucher entitled us to a Bobo burger or a Mushroom and Truffle burger, and as I'm veggie I went for the latter. I also chose to swap my normal fries for sweet potato ones at no extra cost. The burger arrived promptly and was accompanied with a choice of mayo and tomato sauce to dunk my chips in. The sweet potato fries were really tasty, and served in a dainty little tea cup. The burger itself was also very nice, albeit a little dry in texture.


Now to get to the reason for awarding 3 stars instead of the 4 which up until this point was my plan... Shortly after finishing the meal, and I mean about 2 minutes after, the waitress came over, cleared our plates and asked if we wanted desserts or drinks. We politely declined but didn't ask for the bill just yet as we were finishing our drinks. We were then told we needed to move to the bar area as they wanted to put other people on our table. It was almost like they couldn't get us out of there quick enough, which really put a dampener on an otherwise pleasant evening!

Tastemaker

 Ordered as a delivery so didn't quite get the full dine in experience. First glance I was worried the burger may be a little dry but that wasn't the case at all. The brioche bun was probably the most delightful part of the burger. The branded bun is unique and rather different to anything I have come across from the burger joints out there. I missed the memo on the way the burgers are cooked but would recommend stating your preference beforehand. I ended up with an extremely pink burger which wasn't to my fancy felt quite wet and left the bun soggy. The chips were well salted which added an element of flavor to the entire meal. 


Great burgers! Great drinks! Great staff! Cannot reccommend this place enough!


Anywhere with peanut butter on a burger was already a winner in my eyes but what I wasn't expecting was a cute and cosy venue with an impressive cocktail menu. Some places are all about the sides, but the burgers were delish and weren't try hard. We struggled to choose which burger to go for so I suppose will just have to go back for more... 


I am a big Burger fan! I can say that I found a really good burger place and next to my work! Burgers are tasty with fresh ingredients! I will recommend the "Debauchery" and the sweet potato with Truffles!!

Tastemaker

With fairy lights, eclectic vintage plates and shabby chic decor, you can only hope the food (a selection of small plates and a menu of bombastic burgers), tastes as good as Bobo Social looks.

Myself and a party of 12 booked a table downstairs, where we had a dedicated bartender mixing tasty, inventive cocktails. I would recommend starting your meal with a selection of the small plates; the prawn ceviche was full of citrus tang while remaining soft and sweet, the pork ribs were mouth wateringly juicy and sticky, and the calamari was crisp and tender. Already, you are wholly satisfied with your decision to come to Bobo Social, but it is not until you taste the burgers that you promise to return.

The succulent, well seasoned burgers act as hosts for a variety of delicious toppings; try the Belissimo with fresh basil, mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes for a taste of Tuscany, or go nuts and opt for the peanut butter burger. It might sound like a hot mess, but the crunchy, gooey sweetness of the peanut butter compliments the perfectly cooked medium rare beef impeccably. And if you really want to go wild, try the crispy bacon with dark chilli chocolate dipping sauce as a side. You might not be able to tell if you like it or not until you have subconsciously demolished the plate.

In a city saturated with burger joints, Bobo Social manages to keep it classy with superb quality while adding a touch of fun and creativity. Most definitely worth a trip.


The venue's quite small but it feels very cosy and intimate - great for dates or catching up with friends. The burgers are gorgeous too - plump, juicy and generous. 

Tastemaker

Bobo Social offers a cosy atmosphere with fun-sized meals. Meaning small, succulent and scrumptious burgers. 


They do not compete in the burger arms-race for how many ingredients can fit between two buns. Bobo offer high quality products and unique ingredient combinations. Peanut butter, bacon and beef? Mushroom and truffle? All wedged between a pair of brioche buns? Yes you're right, that does sound rather excellent.

Definitely worth a visit. Oh, and feel free to try their cocktails too - they made me a mighty old-fashioned.


Eating at Bobo is like popping round to a good friend's for dinner, the dining room is small and intimate *adds to date spots list* with cute mismatched crockery. Go for the steak strips on the small plates menu to start, they're amazing! I went for a 'desperado' burger infused with chilli and lime and I felt like I'd died and gone to heaven. It was arguably the best burger I've ever had in London. The sweet potato and truffle salt chips are insane in the membrane and they even had 50% off some bottles of wines - the Bobo White is delicious and only £10 a bottle!! 


Absolutely fabulous Bobo, I will be back!

Tastemaker

A burger joint that looks a little different - white and simple - calming and serene. We were sat downstairs, with mismatched chairs, fairy lights and decorative bar front creating a wonderful atmosphere. Waiter was good, menu fairly simple but very creative and executed to perfection. We had a Capsicum which was pretty hot and a burger with cheddar and blue cheese - both cheeses were stunning. Burgers were delicious and the dessert cocktails were amazing. Such a tasty combination of flavours I could have drunk them until they threw me out (or ran out of ingredients!) . Will certainly return, fab all round. 


Superb burgers & fantastic service - very much looking forward to going back and trying the Lobster & Crab burger!  

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Peanut butter and maple smoked bacon on a juicy rare Hereford beef burger. Enough said. 

Staff Writer

Great burger restaurant.  If you love burgers, but want a non-traditional specialist burger joint, the atmosphere is great, and it's a real restaurant experience.  A great idea for a first or second date.


Charly Lester - Time Out Head of Dating