What does she put in it? There’s something indescribable about a grandmothers cooking. Something that you can’t quite put your finger on. Is it the vigor she took with the mixing bowl or the mechanic like mastery with the rolling pin? Who knows? Two chaps that do, are the brother duo behind Boopshi’s, Ed and Ben.
With a little bit of their family heritage sprinkled in every dish, the pair have derived their menu from the recipe book of their grandmother (Oma). This knowledge is what makes Boopshi’s menu entirely unique.
The authentic schnitzels are pan fried and crumbed to perfection with an option of rare breed pork, rose veal, and the classic chicken, which all are served with a traditional and optional fried egg, kappers and a squeeze of lemon.
Once you’ve hit your weekly schnitzel quota make sure you give the Bratwurst or the frankfurter a go, which come with a sweet mustard sauce. Other mains include a wholesome grilled trout with spinach, bacon and mushrooms and the bushed, tender ox tongue with green lentils, carrots and horseradish.
The spätzle & cheese – which is Ed and Bens version of mac n cheese – is Monday night comfort food in its most godly form. Bronzed on top, the smooth cheesy sauce is speckled with flavourful mushrooms and leaks throughout. Other lighter sides include pickles, sauerkraut, and the house salad.
Make sure you save room for Oma’s heavenly apple strudel, which is served with vanilla cream, or if you’re looking for an authentic chocolate hit, go for a slice of sachertorte of which recipes date back to as early as the eighteenth century.
Sip and savour (or swig if you fancy) the taste of Austria with Boopshis spritz. The hefty cocktails encompass a variety of seasonal fruits, homemade sherbet’s and Proseccos. Helpfully the boys have numbered menu, which means that 3 spritzes down, when you’re pining for a #5, you can just raise a paw.
Other nectar’s on draught have been developed by Ed and Ben and the good folk at Camden Town Brewery.
Contrary to the traditional recipes and the nostalgia laced dishes the interior looks like it been ripped right out of Wallpaper magazine. The venues clean lines and covert drinking booths In the basement hark the fine-liner they were penned with, yet despite the slickness of the finish the crowd and atmosphere remain very warm and friendly.
Created with a zealous for good food and good people, Boopshi’s will be a visit you treasure time and time again.
31 Windmill Street