May 11, 2018
Previously a Cuban themed venue, in 2011 Bohemia closed its doors and was refurbished, to emerge reinvented as an American style brasserie (albeit it with strong Latin American and Mediterranean influences). The Argentinian-style wood burning grill is central to a menu that is heavy on the meat and seafood, with sample dishes including Black Angus filet mignon, oysters or tiger prawns, though there are a range of pastas available and there’s always a vegetarian option for the non-carnivore in your party. There are also home-made cakes and desserts if you’re just there for a snack (the place serves its own organic coffee, too). A lighter bar food menu us available, including the Bohemia Club Sandwich, and there’s a kids’ choice on offer a family friendly joint for lunch or early evening, the place will even supply toys to keep your little ones busy when you’re eating. It’s also a popular spot for weekend brunches. There are regular sets by local DJs and live bands and other arts performances, too, which keeps the atmosphere lively. There’s an excellent and extensive wine list, a reasonable choice of beers and spirits (especially rums and single malts) and a very inviting cocktail menu. We’d go for the Straits Sling (which includes cherry brandy, Cognac and gin) or the Passionfruit Sake Martini, though if you’re feeling traditional all the classics are accounted for, and bonus points for including a nice choice of non-alcoholic cocktails. Should you be really impressed by the venue, the Bohemia shop sells everything from their coffee to bottled sauces to glassware, so you can take a little bit of Bohemia home with you.