Ever since I follow Boma Restaurants on Instagram it find it increasingly hard not to want to dine there on a weekly basis. Their dishes not only look impeccable, but they are a refreshing mix of healthy without going OTT. So yes, expect burgers on the menu, but also expect all your food to be locally sourced.
Plus it helps that both Boma (the flagship restaurant – on Wandsworth Bridge Road) and Boom Green (on Parsons Green) are within walking distance from my house. And prices are reasonable. And you don’t really have to queue for a table.
So I have been a couple of times. Boma is the original one but I prefer Boma Green as think it has a slightly better vibe and always tends to be a bit busier. It has a better location after all. In the evenings people often just go for drinks – their cocktail list is simple but good (very temped by their Lychee Martini and Elderflower Bellini) and very reasonably priced. Plus they have Happy Hour from 5 – 7pm, Monday to Friday. But it’s their food that really stands out.
So what have I had?
Grilled goats cheese with peaches, chickpeas and French beans. Love the addition of the chickpeas which give it a slightly nutty taste.
Duck in filo pastry (one of my favourites). Stunning presentation. A nice variation of crispy aromatic duck pancakes.
Steak tartar. Delicate in flavour and love the capers as an addition.
Burrata. Basically a better version of mozzarella – so creamy and delicious, especially with sundries tomatoes and crisped bread.
Irish Three Fish Terrine. This one surprised me. The herb layer in the pate kept it light. And the fish taste was not overpowering. Add horseradish creme fraiche and sourdough toast and you have the perfect combination.
The Boma Burger. Good quality meat, cooked to perfection, with crisp lettuce and fresh tomato topping. For an extra £1 you can add an egg on top, which is always welcome!
Zucchini Frutte. Ever since having lived in Rome I am obsessed with Zucchini Frutti. In fact, I’m a big lover of vegetable tempura in general, but it is something about the courgette that works so well. This version was crisp on the outside and soft, but not soggy, on the inside. Yes please.
I would almost recommend going for two starters than one main – as I think their starters are the most unique. The space itself isn’t much to write home about – they have art for sale on the walls and Boma Green has a large bar.
But the service is always exceptionally friendly and efficient and makes it a place I will definitely keep returning to. And they make a mean cappuccino the end your meal.
Boma Restaurant & Bar
116 Wandsworth Bridge Rd, Fulham SW6 2TF
271 New King’s Rd