It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago, so Mr Bug offered to take me out for a special treat meal. Seen as birthday calories don’t count (because I say so!) I got him to take me to the Boozy Cow – it’s just across the road from my office and had been catching my eye for a while. Plus, their solid fayre of good burgers and drinks had gone down well with a few of my friends and I had heard great things about the place.
The premises used to be occupied by quite a nice cocktail bar, and one of my favourite haunts, Amicus Apple. To be honest, I was still mourning its loss and was secretly hoping that there was maybe some remnants of it left behind – no fear of that though. When we went inside I saw that the decor had taken a complete 180° on what it used to be!
Sweet and feminine furnishings had been replaced by bare lightbulbs, bright red fluorescent lighting, wooden benches, graffiti and metal details. The Boozy Cow caters to a completely different market to its predecessor, and the interior design of the place makes that perfectly clear!
With the last remaining embers of Amicus Apple swiftly eradicated from my memory, I settled down to order. The Boozy Cow, as the name suggests, is famous for its burgers. We had to test this reputation, of course, so Mr Bug and I ordered a feast of burgers, fries, coleslaw and onion rings.
The food is served on a tray with all the sides you ordered – as you can see, we may have went slightly overboard with it all!
The fries were good, nice crispy and dry. The onion rings were a bit oily for me, but Mr. Bug seemed to enjoy them and he is a big onion ring fan. I, on the other hand, love a bit of coleslaw. The coleslaw was lovely but the portion size was huge – I’d advise getting this serving to share between two people!
But for me the real star of the show was the burger. Oh my goodness. I don’t say this lightly, but I think it was probably one of the best burgers I have ever had. The patty was perfectly cooked and literally melted in my mouth, I don’t think I’ve ever had anything else like it.
While I had the plain ol’ beef burger patty, Mr Bug had the haggis burger, which was the special for the day, and he absolutely loved it.
I should also give special mention to the Boozy Cow’s milkshakes, which they also do very, very well. We both had one with our meal, and they were INTENSE. The special milkshake for the week was blueberry muffin flavour, and it did actually taste like a liquified blueberry muffin. It was absolutely delicious.
So yeah, while I went in feeling a little sad about losing one of my favourite places, safe to say I am really impressed with the Boozy Cow. With their fantastic burgers and imaginative milkshakes, I will definitely be back whenever I am craving a carnivorous feast!