Monday 18 September 2017

Leicester Loves Boo! | Boo Burger Review*

Hey fellow foodies,

We need to discuss a burger I ate a couple of weeks ago, because quite frankly, I've not been able to get it out of my head!

I was invited for a meal at Leicester's newest burger joint, Boo Burger by the lovely people at Spottydog Communications. Situated on London Road, about a ten minute uphill walk from the train station, you might be wondering if it's worth the effort? Abso-friggin-lutely. Started up by two brothers with a love for burgers, you can see that their passions have been passed down to the whole team at Boo, as everyone we spoke to was so upbeat and friendly. They have an open kitchen too, so you can keep a watchful eye on your beloved burger as it's being made. (Although not for long, service is fast!) The menu is fairly simple, in that there are only 6 burgers to choose from, but they do everything on it so well that I'm not mad in the slightest.

Cutie Patootie Sorcha perusing the menu...

Naturally before heading down, I checked out a few reviews online (which were all glowing, by the way) and pre-read the food menu, just to triple check that there was something equally mouthwatering for my vegetarian self to eat - which there was, AND it contained halloumi. 10 Points to Gryffindor Boo Burger. 

After a cheeky cocktail at 33 Cank Street with my gal pal, Sorcha, we headed up to Boo to see what all the fuss was about. What followed was probably the fastest bit of decision making the world has ever seen! Sorcha settled on the Haystack, and I the Booloumi (obvs); both with a side of rustic fries. The cheeky but charming server convinced Sorcha at the last minute to order the Sticky bites too (which according to her were AHMAZING) so I think she was pleased he did! He then handed over a little plastic buzzer, that we were told would go off when our food was ready.

After about ten minutes of waiting patiently (AKA me staring intently at the little black buzzer) our food was ready, and a very hangry and excitable me went to the counter to pick it up. Sorcha and I then didn't talk to one another for the longest time in our history as friends (which is 8 years FYI) as we munched through our food. We did stop however to discuss the arc-shaped curve on the fries that made them perfect for dipping in the burger sauce and mystery hot sauce!  
Another 10 points to Boo Burger.

Sorcha played it safe with a refillable soda and I went all out with a strawberry milkshake, which was absolutely delicious, but so filling I couldn't even finish it! One of the cool things about the choices at the soda fountain (Which Tiff from Frost In Space pointed out before my trip) was that the Blue Mix tastes SO much like Blue WKD, but it's obviously completely alcohol-free!!

Please be advised: mouthwatering pictures of food incoming!

I feel like the attention to detail is what puts Boo above other fast-food joints. The execution on all the food is so right, and the staff go above and beyond to make sure their customers have the perfect meal. The interior is really cool too; you can tell they've really thought about how best to market themselves. I love the cute and clever slogans placed on the products and walls of Boo Burger, making it impossible to forget what to hashtag your food pics with on Instagram! #DoItForTheGramBoo

All in all Sorcha and I had the best, most delicious time at Boo Burger, we left practically beaming from ear to ear we were both so happily full! I can totally see why it won the Leicester Mercury's poll for Best Burger in Leicester too, and I can't wait for them to expand so more people can see what Boo are made of! Thanks so much for having us both and I'm already dreaming of my next visit...

Thanks for reading your Dose of #BooBurger

Disclaimer: The majority of things I review on this blog are purchased by myself, however I was  invited along to Boo Burger for a free meal in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way by brands/companies. If you are a company interested in sending me something for a review, you can contact me at


  1. For some reason I don't come to Leicester enough, even though it's not a million miles away! I'm always looking for a great independent places to eat, so I think this is now top of my list. Everything just looks, and sounds amazing!

    Beka. xo

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