BoBo Iberian restaurant to open at Chester Northgate as popular Merseyside eatery expands

An Iberian-themed restaurant is set to open at the Chester Northgate development, it has been announced. Popular Merseyside bar and restaurant firm BoBo has been revealed as the latest addition to the city centre development.

It will join the likes of Cosy Club, Zizzi, North Light and Bridge Street Coffee and Bakery in surrounding the new Chester Market. The expected opening date for BoBo is said to be 'early 2025'.

The 120-cover Iberian-themed bar and grill in the city’s growing food and leisure destination will be the group’s third restaurant following the launch of BoBo West Kirby, Wirral in August.

BoBo will move into Unit 9, Princess Street - a 3,000 sq ft prominent corner plot premises next to the new Chester Market and Picturehouse Cinema.

Josh Moore, BoBo Group’s managing director, said: “We’ve long had an ambition to bring our take on Portuguese and Spanish food to Chester. It’s a historic destination city where the old and new sit comfortably together and which fits closely with our own values.

“BoBo’s benchmarks all relate to standards of old-style service, customer experience and authenticity. Our dishes celebrate the rich heritage and culture of their origin countries and we feel our bar and grill will be a perfect fit for Chester where tradition meets innovation and will add to the city’s vibrant and varied food scene.”

BoBo Group’s original venue is a wine bar, tasca and charcuteria on Castle Street, Liverpool. In the four years since it opened, it has been named runner up in ‘Best Bar in the North’ by the prestigious Observer Food Monthly publication and shortlisted as ‘Best Bar in the Liverpool City Region’ at the Merseyside Independent Business awards.

BoBo celebrates authentic Algarve charcoal cooking techniques and drinks including traditional Piri-Piri recipes and homemade Sangria. The all-day menus consist of popular favourites such as spins on brunch, lazy lunches and sharing plates inspired by other traditional Portuguese and Spanish cuisine.

Steven Burgess, BoBo Group director, added: “BoBo is not about formal restaurant dining, it’s a good time venue, informal and relaxed. Those who walk through our doors can make of it whatever they will.

"If they only want to have a glass of wine and a cheese board or maybe a pint and some Padron peppers, they can, at any time of day. Just as they can sit down and have a long lazy three course meal.”

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