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BoBo in West Kirby has gone down a storm with local people since it opened last month, with more than 1,500 people going through the doors in the first 10 days. So when we were invited along to try it out, we couldn’t resist….

It’s fair to say that there has been something of a revolving door of restaurant concepts at 34 Banks Road in recent years.

Following the years when it was occupied by the likes of What’s Cooking, Scognamiglios and then just plain Scog’s, West 34 and Mon Ami came and went in relatively quick succession.

Could BoBo be about to change the unit’s fortunes? Based on our visit, we think so.

The restaurant’s all-day menus consist of popular Portugese and Spanish favourites, with small and larger plate options.

We visited on a Friday night, and it was good to see it was buzzing. Most tables were occupied and there was a lively, but not too noisy, vibe about the place.

Our server patiently explained the menu options and gave us some guidance as to the number of dishes we should order, as we were keen to leave enough room for dessert.

We started with the croquetas, which were really tasty – but be warned they are not very big and you only get two in a serving. They were accompanied by the Spanish fried chicken covered in Moorish spices with lime chilli butter, which gave them a bit of a kick, and the bacalhau (salt cod) fritters, which were absolutely delicious.

On to the mains, and I had ordered the half chicken with lemon and garlic flavour, which comes with fries. It was a very generous portion, and I could not finish it. My wife opted for the house burger which she really enjoyed.

We knew we wouldn’t have room for two desserts, resulting in a minor domestic in front of the waitress about whether it should be churros or chocolate mousse. All was fine as we both agreed afterwards that the mousse (my choice) was definitely the right decision!

If you’re thinking of heading to BoBo with the family in these cost conscious times, children under 12 can eat up to three items each free of charge – as long as adults order food too. It has provided us with the perfect excuse for us to head back soon, with the kids in tow.