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The Boo

Top-notch burgers, local beers and a spot of barefoot bowls. The Boo has all bases covered.
By Mimi Hyll
August 18, 2014
By Mimi Hyll
August 18, 2014

You mightn't think this is a destination worthy of a food review but we are here to inform you that the Booroodabin Bowls Club (fondly nicknamed The Boo) has stepped up its game when it comes to feeding the hungry hoards of barefoot bowlers on Friday nights and weekends.

Firstly, let's start with their chicken schnitty. Golden crumbs coat a succulent, juicy chicken breast that comes served with crunchy, perfectly seasoned chips and a side salad as well as your pick of sauce. Our recommendation? Mushroom, hands down.

Next you have their generously proportioned burgers, which rival the likes of Grilled. Opt for something traditional like their handmade beef pattie with tomato chutney, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and horseradish aioli, or go upmarket with seared pork belly, pickled cabbage, onion marmalade, harissa mayo and sesame seeds. Regardless of the burger you choose, expect it to come on a light, pillowy bun with flavoursome thick-cut chips. Just make sure you ask for an extra side serve of sauce for dipping.

If you're looking for something more refined, the Boo's caramelised onion polenta salad with oven-dried cherry tomatoes and pickled cucumber is surprisingly tasty, as is the Smoked Trout and Baby Beetroot Salad. Alternatively, enjoy the za'atar spiced pork cutlet with cauliflower three ways, the fresh fish of the day or a succulent sirloin with carrot and caraway puree.

Extra bonus points go to the Boo's well-priced and nicely varied drinks list, stocking a number of local brews. It's the perfect post-work destination to welcome the weekend or is great for a lazy lunch on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon playing bowls in between. Yes, it might be pub grub, but it's a little bit fancy.

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