Merseyside restaurant brand to open third outlet

Iberian-themed bar and restaurant venture BoBo Group is to open a third venue – its first outside of Liverpool city region. Tony McDonough reports

BoBo will open its next Iberian-themed restaurant in Chester


Iberian-themed bar and restaurant business BoBo Group is to open a new venue in Chester.

Steven Burgess and Josh Moore defied the COVID pandemic to open their first BoBo in Castle Street in Liverpool city centre in 2020. In August 2023 the pair opened their second venue in West Kirby in Wirral.

Now they have announced a further expansion, joining the growing line-up of restaurants at the new Chester Northgate development. The 120-cover venue plans to open its doors early in 2025. It will be located at Unit 9 in Princess Street.

BoBo will join the likes of Cosy Club, Zizzi, North Light and Bridge Street Coffee and Bakery with its 3,000 sq ft corner plot premises next to the new Chester Market and Picturehouse Cinema.

Josh Moore, BoBo Group’s managing director, said: “We’ve long had an ambition to bring our take on Portuguese and Spanish food to Chester. It’s a historic destination city where the old and new sit comfortably together and which fits closely with our own values.

“BoBo’s benchmarks all relate to standards of old-style service, customer experience and authenticity.

“Our dishes celebrate the rich heritage and culture of their origin countries and we feel our bar and grill will be a perfect fit for Chester where tradition meets innovation and will add to the city’s vibrant and varied food scene.”


Steven Burgess, left, and Josh Moore, founders of BoBo Group


BoBo celebrates authentic Algarve charcoal cooking techniques and drinks including traditional Piri-Piri recipes and homemade Sangria.

Its all-day menus consist of popular favourites such as spins on brunch, lazy lunches and sharing plates inspired by other traditional Portuguese and Spanish cuisine.

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Steven Burgess, BoBo Group director, added: “BoBo is not about formal restaurant dining, it’s a good time venue, informal and relaxed. Those who walk through our doors can make of it whatever they will.

“If they only want to have a glass of wine and a cheese board or maybe a pint and some Padron peppers, they can, at any time of day. Just as they can sit down and have a long lazy three course meal.”

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