Bobo Social

4.5
57 reviews
£25 and under
International
At Bobo, we’ve always liked to bring you the best. We work closely with our suppliers ensuring short supply chains to bring you the freshest seasonal, sustainable and ethical ingredients.

Our menu caters for every occasion and dietary requirement. If you are vegan, vegetarian or avoiding gluten, we’ll have you covered. Great food, good wine and friendly service are the order of the day. Our Cocktail Bar is home to a selection of bespoke cocktails alongside the classics that can be enjoyed pre-dinner or even late into the evening …

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

3 courses with a glass of wine, beer or prosecco £29

Nov 1-30, 2020·Mon-Fri 11:30-20:30, Sat 17:00-20:30

Enjoy 3 courses from a set menu with a complimentary glass of beer, wine or prosecco

What 57 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been meaning try this place for ages and when finally do so, it is night before lockdown 2!! But so glad to have had meal out there; food was great- delicious goats cheese salad, freshly made sweet potato fries- first time been to place that didn't serve the usual frozen ones!! -they were so much better. Friend loved the Korean chicken bao and martini cocktail Friendly service, lovely ambience. Looking forward to coming back for a full meal next time.

Bobo Social
Responded on 7 November 2020

Thanks for eventually trying us and great to read you enjoyed you visit. Look forward to seeing you again after lockdown 2!

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BenjaminH
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my steak was a bit rarer than order this time, but it was still amazing, just not as amazing as the first time.

Bobo Social
Responded on 7 November 2020

Thanks Benjamin, sorry your steak was a bit rarer than your first one, let is know next time and we'll get it back on the grill. Hope to see you again soon.

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eandcdiner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Staff seemed a bit unprepared because when we got there we didn’t have a booking and the hostess said the restaurant was full and they were only letting people with bookings in, but as we left we managed to book a table through opentable straightaway and then were able to sit at the bar while we waited for our table, which didn’t make much sense compared to what the hostess had said.

Bobo Social
Responded on 2 November 2020

Dear EandCdiner, Thanks for giving us a try and your feedback. Your situation arose because the restaurant had filled up quite quickly and we hadn't had a chance to turn off the live bookings on Opentable. When you booked online after the hostess had told you we were full we had to put you at the bar and wait for a table to leave. Hope that helps you make sense of what happened. Hope you enjoyed you meal with us!

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Victoria
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant evening at BoBo Social. Steaks were delicious and the servers couldn’t of been more helpful.

Bobo Social
Responded on 27 October 2020

Thanks Victoria!

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Hali
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Such a lovely place. Amazing staff. Food is so rubbish though. Chips are so oily. Blinis were awful. Desserts tasted like they had been microwaved. It’s my third time going there and I do love the place do it’s dog friendly rule and how lovely the staff are. But seriously the food is a bit rubbish. Great place to go for drinks though

Bobo Social
Responded on 27 October 2020

Hi Hali, Great to read you like visiting Bobo and sorry to hear your food wasn't up to our usual standards, apologies. I would always recommend taking up issues with the manager on shift who should be able to rectify issues quickly. Hope to see you again.

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Zubaira
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite lockdown, staff for upbeat and the food was amazing.

Bobo Social
Responded on 27 October 2020

Thanks Zubaira, hope to see you soon!

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SuzyK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm and welcoming staff. Very helpful. Delicious weekend brunch.

Bobo Social
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hi Suzy, great to read you enjoyed your brunch and a warm welcome is always waiting at Bobo! Hope to see you again soon.

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CustomerK
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely ambience, pleasant staff, clean surroundings

Bobo Social
Responded on 17 October 2020

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and hope to see you again soon!

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clari
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

the food was truly worth it, and the ambience is perfect for friends to catch up

Bobo Social
Responded on 17 October 2020

Thanks Clari.

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Frances
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was enjoyable but not outstanding. Other than the sweet potato fries, they really were great.

The service however, was fantastic and we had a lovely gentleman serve us who brought a bowl of water to our dog.

Bobo Social
Responded on 8 October 2020

Hi Francis, thanks for giving us a visit and great to read you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you soon for some Sweet Potato, water bowls and fantastic service!

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vipVirginia
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighbourhood venue! Our server was also really attentive ( which is uncommon in the UK - so a total plus!)

Bobo Social
Responded on 5 October 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars Virginia, the team will really appreciate the review. Hope to see you soon.

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NaomiE
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely new brunch venue! Great menu and lovely ambience. A huge fan!

Bobo Social
Responded on 1 October 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars Naomi, see you soon for brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service, the staff was very efficient, friendly and welcoming. Food was good too, maybe a bit too pricey I would say.

Bobo Social
Responded on 8 October 2020

Thanks for trying Bobo and great to read you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you again soon!

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Jojo
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved when you guys were in Fitzrovia and now I love you guys in Elephant. Excellent evening - great food, splendid atmosphere and your staff were delightful

Bobo Social
Responded on 2 October 2020

Thanks Jojo, great to have an original disciples making the pilgrimage to Elephant.

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AJJJ
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice location off a main road in central london. Staff were very helpful. Still doing eat out to help out which made the meal great value. However, perhaps some need for a menu refresh. The veggie options were a bit mundane (goats cheese salad) and the braised chicory left a very bitter taste in the mouth (perhaps I had a bad batch). 3 dessert options but one was off.

Bobo Social
Responded on 26 September 2020

Hi, thanks for giving Bobo a try and the feedback. Chicory is supposed to be bitter, it's the natural flavour of chicory, not a bad batch! There are 9 veggie options on the menu, some of them seasonal and some firm favourites like the Goats Cheese Salad. The next refresh will be Autumn flavours joining the menu next month. Sorry we had sold out of one of the desserts, we make fresh batches each day occasionally get caught out. Hope this helps.

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IvanB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great, the food was good, very good. Good atmosphere when can easily talk.

Bobo Social
Responded on 26 September 2020

Thanks Ivan!

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KPJP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great brunch , second time here , it was better than first time ,
What’s consistent is the excellent service and friendly staff
I live close enough , we will he back ( regularly )
Thank you

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Drinkandeat
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 2nd time here and we're working through the menu. Cocktails are great and love that they have Camden Hells on tap. Food is just right and would recommend this place for a mid week dinner and service is with a smile.

Bobo Social
Responded on 26 September 2020

Thanks for the kid words, hope to see you soon!

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WilliamS
Gloucestershire
9 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our trip to Bobo Social. The restaurant was well designed and laid out and the food was really lovely. I was disappointed the fish was not available but had other things to choose. Not sure why the waiting staff didn't wear facemasks?

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Tajybajyboo
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great location, cocktails and very friendly staff; Bobo has become the go-to, LGBT neighborhood restaurant in Elephant Park. As a vegan, the breakfast is excellent, hearty and filling. The avocado rose starter and salad are delicious; although the only main - a sweet potato and bean burger - could be more adventurous. Great for a casual night out with friends or family.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night. Staff are very friendly. Food is lovely and delish cocktails.

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RichardP
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great neighbourhood restaurant. Just what the Elephant and Castle needed - an upscale dining experience.

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Gema
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch!
Great place to meet friends. Loved the brunch options and good coffee, too. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and good service.

Bobo Social
Responded on 9 September 2020

Great to hear you enjoyed your brunch Gema and thanks for the 5 stars, made our day!

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was decent however they have forgotten the sweet potato for our main and we have to ask for them and by the time it was up we were half way through... same with dessert ordered 2 things only one came up, not pleased with the fruit flies that was hovering around me all the time.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was really friendly, cocktail are great and the Ribeye steak... Amazing !

Bobo Social
Responded on 8 September 2020

The Ribeye is amazing!Thanks for the review,

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BettinaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere - would definitely recommend.

Bobo Social
Responded on 8 September 2020

Thanks for the kind words Bettina.

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vipOdyssey
London
19 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dined here for mid week date night. Location and ambience was great, busy within a healthy level of background vive but nothing too loud. Obviously a fairly new batch of young and inexperienced staff - however all were freindly and keen to learn, supervision by the manager was note worthy. Food was very tasty and well presented, however slight note that mains consist of only the main item with any sides including chips having to be ordered seapratley. Beers on tap/bottle were complimentary of the overall theme. Overall had a great evening and would highly recommend for casual weekday dining.

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RosaEster
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food, excellent service - the French waiter was one most hospitable, polite and genuine waiters we’ve thus far come across.

Bobo Social
Responded on 8 September 2020

Thanks Rosa and we'll pass on your thanks to the waitress.

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Maycook27
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Although the actual restaurant itself is decorated nicely and if I was to stay there for cocktails I think I would of enjoyed the experience more, we was very disappointed with the brunch menu.

I ordered a Latte which was cold and was served in a teacup. The hot chocolate also come in a tea cup.

At the end of the meal I had asked to leave the service charge in change but pay the bill on my card, the waitress made a very big deal out of this even though I was only asking a question I was left feeling a little embarrassed.

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MatthewH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a fantastic brunch experience, the best i've had in central London!

Bobo Social
Responded on 8 September 2020

Thanks Mathew, the Brunch menu is getting a big following. Hope to see you again soon!

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Localdiner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Middling bistro-style restaurant. Perfectly fine but nothing special. Service a bit lax.

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KarenLB
London
18 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location and excellent service

Bobo Social
Responded on 8 September 2020

Thanks Karen, hope to see you again soon!

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KPJP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Not great. Over priced. Very very small portions

Bobo Social
Responded on 30 August 2020

Sorry to read Bobo wasn't for you - thank you for giving us a try.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came in yesterday 26.08.20, despite it being busy we were seated by the manager. Staff managed to keep on top of things despite the busy period (final night of eat out scheme). Service was a little slower than usual , understandably so! Food tasted great as ever! Top marks for the peanut butter burger and Miso Salmon. Will return

Bobo Social
Responded on 30 August 2020

Thank you for the review and being understandably regarding the slower service due to the eat out scheme. Great to hear your enjoyed your meal all the same. We will continue to offer the scheme during September, spread the word!

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MeganF
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was a bit slow but to be expected at that time in London

Bobo Social
Responded on 30 August 2020

Thanks Megan and the success of the dine out offer has stretched our service a bit. We will continue to offer the scheme during September, spread the word and see you soon hopefully.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Will come again.

Bobo Social
Responded on 30 August 2020

Thanks!

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SarahM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We waited an hour for our food! We had to ask more than once where it was! The servers were not overly helpful or friendly. We had the sharing platters which were nice but not amazing. They’re pricey enough as you need to order quite a few. Nice venue but needs to improve!

Bobo Social
Responded on 30 August 2020

Hi Sarah, thank you for trying Bobo and apologies for the slow service. The dine out scheme has stretched all restaurants taking part and the service takes the brunt of it. We take onboard all feedback and are always looking for ways to improve. Apologies.

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AlahnaK
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very yummy food and polite staff. The food came out in good time.

Bobo Social
Responded on 30 August 2020

Thanks for the review, always great to read positive feedback and makes it all worth while. Hope to see you soon. PS. We will continue to offer the dine out scheme during September!

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FabioC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my bday there with a few friends. Staff was great, just like the food and environment.

Bobo Social
Responded on 26 August 2020

Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us Fabio, Great to read you had a good time and hope to see you again soon.

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JenniferLH
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I am really pleased to see Bobo Social and other small/medium sized businesses opening up in Elephant and Castle. I went to Bobo Social for brunch with my family and partner. The food is decent with top marks for the bacon and quality eggs but the coffee standards could do with some improvement. A flat white and cappuccino were identical and the taste was decidedly mediocre. That said, if this place pushes to improve it will likely become a staple with locals.

Bobo Social
Responded on 30 August 2020

Hi Jennifer, thanks for trying Bobo and we are pleased to make Elephant ad Castle our new home. Great to read you enjoyed your breakfast and the quality of the products. Look like we messed up your coffee, sorry! When you are passing next please pop in and we will make amends!

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FAQs

Bobo Social offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 07592 075764.

Bobo Social is rated 4.5 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.