Inspired by the recipes recorded in the 80 year old diaries of their Austrian grandparents, Oma & Opa, brothers Ed & Ben Robson have created Boopshi’s.
A homage to their Austrian heritage, in Fitzrovia, that will seat 35 upstairs in the restaurant and 30 in the downstairs bar.
Ed and Ben first realised they aspired to open a restaurant together on holiday as teenagers. Having spent their childhood forever requesting their Oma’s schnitzels, both brothers have worked hard to bring their grandparents legacy to life and develop this all-new concept for London. And we love that the name for the restaurant is taken from a term of endearment that Ed and Ben’s Grandparents used for each other! Aww.
Serving a modern interpretation of classic Viennese dishes, Boopshi’s will showcase life long London influences alongside a variety of authentic Central European traditions and techniques. Made from the finest British rose veal, free-range chicken and rare breed pork, head chef and close friend Rino Scalco will fry each schnitzel using the traditional method of pan-frying to ensure a crumb cooked to absolute perfection.
Alongside the signature schnitzel, Boopshi’s will serve a succinct yet eclectic menu that offers specialties including bratwurst sausage, Ox Tongue, spätzle & cheese and of course Oma’s own apple strudel.
Attention to detail has been paid to their drinks menu, with Prosecco served on tap besides a bespoke cocktail offering. Using their very own hand made sherbets, the cocktails will encompass a variety of seasonal combinations and ingredients, such as those found in the spritz #5, – a heady mix of London Dry Gin, apricot puree, orange and lemon sherbet topped with Prosecco.
Beyond the spritz cocktails are Boopshi’s own inspired libations – twists on traditional cocktails such as the whisky sour, or as Boopshi’s has termed it – the Sachertorte sour. Even Boopshi’s house martini has been stamped with their own personality, swapping the conventional vermouth for Kümmel.
Not forgetting Austrians love for beer, an exclusive brew will be on draught, developed by Ed & Ben alongside their long-time friends at Camden Town Brewery.