With the summer months approaching, why not relax in the sunshine after a long and tiring day at work with a candy flavoured cocktail?
Bosleys restaurant, in the Parade, Watford, rebranded itself last summer after previously being a Yates bar and now offers two-for-one during its Pick’n’Mix night every Monday, as well a a Pitcheres and Platters night every Tuesday from 5pm and an Unplugged live music event every Thursday, which offers certain drinks containing Smirnoff at only £1.50 each.
It has also recently updated the menu and I paid a visit to try out their new Candy Corner.
We sat on a table outside with a pleasant view overlooking the pond in the Parade and immediately ordered a cocktail each.
I tried the Refresher cocktail (£8.95), which was made up of Absolute lime vodka, Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur, crème de banana liqueur and blue Curacao, all shaken with Funkin passion fruit puree to give it a sweet and sour mix. It was then topped with a mini refresher bar, which instantly brought back nostalgic childhood memories.
My friend tried the Gin and Juice cocktail (£9.95), comprised of Gordon’s gin, St Germain elderflower liqueur, Funkin strawberry puree and Ting grapefruit soda. She complained that there was too much ice and thought paying almost £10 was a bit steep, but she still happily gulped it down without taking a breath before our first meal had even arrived.
We began with a Mexicana sharer combo (£10.45), which had generous portions of nacho cheese bites, chilli con carne chips with sour cream, chicken fajita taquitos, chicken tinga quesadilla and mini nachos.
Feeling adventurous, I tried a chicken tinga burrito filled with spicy rice and black bean mix, cheese and sour cream and served with a salad garnish for my main course (£5.75).
I was surprised that the food was cheaper than the cocktails, but the burrito was still packed with flavour and the chicken tinga had an unexpected chorizo blend to it.
We enjoyed listening to the eclectic music as we ate a dessert of cookie crumb profiteroles, which were a very reasonable price of £2.75. They were filled with very rich cream and had a vanilla flavoured cookie crumb coating with a dollop of chocolate sauce splattered on top. They were so creamy that it was a struggle to finish them all.
With cheap food and plenty of entertainment on offer, Bosleys is ideal for a relaxing evening after a busy day.