Bobo Social

4.5
84 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 84 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was nice, the peanut butter burger though is just a normal yummy burger with a dollop of PB.. nothing crazy. Drinks sound soooo delicious on the menu but the actual drink doesn't really live up to the hype, for example, the salted caramel drink was £9.50 and it's basically just a shot of Bailey's with salt on the rim. Also 4 of us were sat at a tiny table even though a bigger 4 person table with an umbrella was free. The blankets they gave us were soft and warm but two were dirty so that was a bit grim. Also the food and drinks took ages to arrive and considering you only get an hour and a half slot.... That wasn't cool. Finally, it was kind of annoying to only have a brunch menu..who serves brunch up until 4pm?? Haha at least we'll know for next time. Toilets are unisex and clean so that's good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Remember Bobo Social from Charlotte Street where I often took my clients. This visit was massively disappointing.
The staff, barring one sweet girl, seemed conceited. At least entertain a request to get a table under the brollies. But acting as if they’re the Ivy in Chelsea.
Cheap quality China. Ordered tea and the China made it look like I was in a local cafe by a car garage. Small hair on the teapot, so sent it back. While the girl who served it was quick to replace it and apologised. No apology or acknowledgment from the main waiter. Ordered the full English , with the bread.. just bread! Completely not toasted from one side. Had to wait for that to be fixed too. Average quality ingredients, average plating. Waiter bobs about happy later to ask if everything is good! I mean.. c’mon. Disappointing.

Bobo Social
Responded 5 days ago

Sorry you couldn't get a table with a parasol, we try to fulfil all requests but it isn't always possible. The crockery is Steelite and the cutlery Fortessa - premium. Ingredients come from Natoora, Flock and Herd, Cobble Lane, Carron Lodge and Chapmans - the highest quality. The managers are there for you to discuss your thoughts with and we take objection at general online mud slinging and will defend ourselves in a similar tone. It sounds like you belong in your local café by a car garage.

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Ambra
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night! Excellent food and a selection of exotic cocktails. Great service, both food and drinks came really quick. Imogen was serving us and she was lovely and extremely helpful! Highly recommend Bobo!

Bobo Social
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for trying Bobo and great to read you enjoyed your visit Ambra.

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Krissie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience - service was very attentive, we had a table in the sun and Burgers were delicious - one of the best we have had in a long time!

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JackieA
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice food and friendly staff, totally recommend for a lovely brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved BoBo Social. The staff were welcoming and attentive. I really enjoyed the opportunity to read my book in the sun and have some coffee whilst waiting for my friend. We then had a wonderful brunch, the vegan & veggie options were great. Can’t wait to come back, thanks guys!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is delicious and prices at bobo social are very reasonable. I was especially impressed with the banoffee pie. Be warned that there are no heat lamps and very limited blankets available so the outdoor dining experience was very cold as the night wore on. The service was quite slow as well even though towards the end of the night there were very few tables. I would go back once there is less outdoor dining as the restaurant seems to have overstepped its capacity to provide service by adding too many outdoor tables.

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vipSusieG
London
120 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good new addition to Elephant and Castle - our experience was marred by being in a windy spot on a chilly evening, but the more sheltered area was full - it wasn't their fault, but made it hard to relax and enjoy! But will go back when we can go inside :)

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LaurenG
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute 5 stars! I was booked with a friend on Monday 12th when the bars opened and I’ve already been back again twice bringing along other friends! The happy hour is amazing and the food stunning also! I’m so fussy with sauces etc but nothing was too much! The portion of the salmon as also amazing! Our waiter was called Alex he was the happiest, politest guy, offered a speedy service, blankets and moved us to the heater where possible! 5 star service! We will be back!

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JH03
London
15 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great service and lovely food. Quite expensive and not much of an atmosphere where we were sat.

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Simon
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were all lovely and helped make it such a wonderful evening. Food was good, and the wine was better. Strongly recommend Bobo Social and I'm looking forward to returning soon.

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EmilianoR
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, Good food, Nice vibes.
(the half-Italian waiter... the best)

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service and staff! We had an amazing time. Will go again.

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NatalieS
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Although we enjoyed our drinks and food, we experienced very poor service. At one point a pint of Camden Hells took almost an hour to arrive to our table. This was hard to comprehend as it's not a complicated drink, but somehow cocktails were coming out faster. When we asked where the beer was we were just told it was 'in the system'. It also took 4 times of asking for tap water and over 90mins before we were actually brought any.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Welcome was great. Service was a little slow with some of our drinks but we would go back. But when we can sit indoors. Our lunch outside At 1 was Arctic with the cold weather.

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Ambra
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the cocktails were amazing - especially during happy hour 2 for 1! The service was remarkable, Alex was serving our table and he was brilliant! He catered to all our requests and even offered us blankets when it got cold!

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TheCheebs
London
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning as usual - our favourite and consistent quality.

Bobo Social
Responded on April 24, 2021

Thank you !

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vipPhilB
London
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Fantastic set of staff who make you feel safe abs welcome

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and lovely food.

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Ambra
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - incredible food, stunning decor, great atmosphere and amazing staff!

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Charlie
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I like everything about Bobo Social apart from the desserts, which taste like they're bought in.

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BenjaminH
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

quick service, food came out in about 20 minutes that night.

Bobo Social
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thanks for the 5 stars Benjamin.

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Hilary
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely new venue in SE1
Friendly staff and very helpful on arrival
Food is delicious and good value for money
Highly recommend this restaurant

Bobo Social
Responded on December 15, 2020

Thanks for the review Hilary. Great to read you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you soon.

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Billie
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was the best dish I've had in years. Absolutely incredible.

Bobo Social
Responded on December 12, 2020

Thanks Billie, we are big fans of the salmon too. A nod to our great fish suppliers, Marrfish.

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RonnieW
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails are amazing and the food is lovely as well (we only tried some sides and small bits, though). The place has a very chilled vibe. The guys at reception and the bar are lovely and very friendly. Very good experience!

Bobo Social
Responded on December 9, 2020

Hi Ronnie, great to read you has a good experience with us. Don't forget our 2 4 1 happy hour between 4 - 6!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Friendly staff and nice surroundings. Good menu and tasty food.

Bobo Social
Responded on December 9, 2020

Thanks!

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Ricky
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, nice vibes, good service. Highly recommend

Bobo Social
Responded on December 9, 2020

Thanks Ricky, hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 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 November 7, 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
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 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 November 7, 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 October 30, 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 November 2, 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 October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Bobo Social
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thanks Victoria!

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Hali
1 review
Dined on October 23, 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 October 27, 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 October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Bobo Social
Responded on October 27, 2020

Thanks Zubaira, hope to see you soon!

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SuzyK
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Bobo Social
Responded on October 20, 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 October 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely ambience, pleasant staff, clean surroundings

Bobo Social
Responded on October 17, 2020

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

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clari
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

Bobo Social
Responded on October 17, 2020

Thanks Clari.

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Frances
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 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 October 8, 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
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 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 October 5, 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 September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Bobo Social
Responded on October 1, 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 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 October 8, 2020

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

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FAQs

Bobo Social offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 07780 808071.

Bobo Social is rated 4.5 stars by 84 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 reservations at the moment.