Given our blog name, you can tell we love a good burger! And with the recent opening of The Boozy Cow we thought we’d head down after work one night last week to sample the menu. The Boozy Cow has taken over from Amicus Apple and what a transformation it has undergone. Gone is the stylish interior and hello to the new underground feel. The walls are covered in murals and graffiti and it has a more edgy feel.
One thing we were pleased about was the fact they’ve kept the cocktail list and are working towards even more exciting combinations, which are sure to cause our taste buds to explode with joy. Unfortunately I was driving home and Mr E was in the mood for a beer so we didn’t sample any on this visit but we have made a mental note to return just to try the cocktails.
The menu is packed full of burgers, chicken, hot dogs and a huge selection of sides. Mr E was impressed by the beer menu and was pleased to see some of his favourites on there. I opted for a coke float. This was great, it took me back to when I was younger and reminded me of warm summers in the garden at home.
We both knew we wanted a burger but choosing which one exactly was a little harder. In the end I opted for the maple bacon cheese burger with a side of cheese skinnies.Mr E decided he would tackle the Holy Cow burger with a side of red slaw. You would think that that would be plenty but oh no, we were tempted by the buffalo wings.
All the burgers are cooked medium to well done but if this isn’t your cup of tea they are more than happy to cook it to your taste. We were amazed at how quickly the burgers arrived. It really didn’t feel like very long at all!
The burgers were fantastic! Definitely would recommend them medium to well done as they were still plump and juicy. They had just the right amount of cheese and toppings without being overloaded and making them harder to eat. A burger bun is an important part of the burger and this was soft and fluffy and managed to contain the burger without falling to pieces. They’re maybe not quite up there with BMB or Burger just yet but it won’t be long! I’d say if you’re having a burger each, 3 sides is a good amount, any more and you’re just plain greedy. The fries were hot and crispy and we quite liked dipping the chips into the cheese sauce rather them being smothered in it. The red slaw was fresh and seemed relatively healthy. Finally the buffalo wings were succulent and the sauce complimented them beautifully. The sauce was a tad hot for me, it was only mild we had ordered, but Mr E didn’t mind having extra on his wings.
Now we might have said that ordering more than 3 sides was greedy but you can’t go home without trying the dessert. This we shared between us, as we thought we couldn’t resist the combination of Dark & white chocolate ice cream, honeycomb crunch, cookie dough, toasted mallows, peanut dust & whipped cream.
It was literally a bucket of sugary goodness. I think the picture pretty much speaks for itself, it doesn’t take long to make and is pretty much in keeping with the menu. Between us we had a bit of a debate about the cookie dough. I prefer the uncooked type from a well known brand and Mr E preferred the cooked type in front of us. I would like to see a sundae or cheesecake on the menu for a bit of variation but almost everyone likes ice cream to finish.
Overall we left feeling very satisfied and planning our next visit. Next time we are planning on working our way through the cocktail menu and we might just have to have another burger!
*We dined as guests of Boozy Cow. All views expressed in the review are our own.
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