We’ve heard of this trendy Soho restaurant that is located conveniently on Dean Street. When walking in, you feel more like you are in a Hoxton hipster hangout than a Soho Street surrounded by old institutions such as L’Escargot, Gay Hussar and Ronnie Scotts. Bo Drake’s is an East Asian restaurant with combines US style smoking. The people behind this restaurant are ex-Roka – well I couldn’t resist for one.
The décor is super modern with Scandic wood tables and trendy warehouse style chairs. There is also a nice bar areas for food too. We arrived early and so were seated in prime location next to the window. There is nothing I like more than watching people in Soho on a winter night when you are cosy in the warm. The eclectic bunch of people coming and going is incredible.
To start I ordered crispy squid and my fellow diner order the beef sliders, they both came out fairly quickly and looked an Instagram dream (sorry all I forgot to take photos…). The beef sliders looked more like mini beef burgers. There were three, really cute and most importantly melted in the mouth. The squid was slightly smaller than I liked but were fried in a spicy seasoning and served with a spicy mayonnaise type dressing that was incredibly moreish.
For main course I Ordered ‘Bossam’ which is smoked pulled pork with kimchi and lettuce. This came out on a large plate with a huge mound of pulled pork, the idea was that you placed the meat into a butter lettuce leaf with sauce and kimchi and rolled up into a roll. It was delicious. I am salivating while writing this. My friend ordered the roasted cod with porcini salad. When this came out it looked a lot smaller than expected and had fried noodles over the top. However when it came to digging in we realise it was a much heftier meal than expected. We both didn’t like the fried noodles on top – I realise they can add something to the look of the plate and some even like eating it but not us unfortunately – but the cod was cooked to perfection and the mushrooms were full of delicious earthy flavour.
The service was fast and very friendly, the atmosphere was a mix of hipster/Soho and Asian vibe and the food was pretty much faultless. It is safe to say we’ll be going again.
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