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Schnitzels and spritz are the twin selling points at this family-owned restaurant, which is due to open soon in the heart of Fitzrovia. Dreamed up by brothers Ed and Ben Robson, the new eatery will
be built around recipes handed down to the two guys by their Austrian grandparents – who apparently called each other ‘boopshi’ as a term of endearment. Food-wise, the menu will have a strong
Austrian and central European slant with bratwurst sausages, ox tongue, spätzle and apple strudel all featuring alongside the signature schnitzels – prepared using top-grade rose veal, free-range
chicken or rare-breed pork. To drink, expect Viennese beers, house martinis made with Kümmel instead of vermouth and, of course, the spritzs themselves: the no. 5 version will mix London Dry gin,
apricot purée, homemade orange and lemon sherbet with Prosecco (also served on tap).
Long before I had any idea what a schnitzel actually was (We didn’t get many of these in rural Malaysia where I grew up) I had certainly heard of one. And the origin of my schnitzel knowledge should be fairly clear, my favourite childhood movie, nay my favourite movie for always is Sound of Music, watched at least once a week as a kid and even now, I know every word, every song, every expression and every yodel.So when an Austrian colleague suggested we try out Boopshi’s, the new Austrian kid on the block, I thought this was my time, long overdue, to try some schnitzel with noodles.Unfortunately, noodles don’t feature on the menu and apparently that’s not really an Austrian thing (That’s false advertising, Sound of Music people) so we get stuck in...
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My adventures for The Upcoming take me into W1 to explore the Austrian-influenced cuisine at Boopshi’s on Windmill Street.No matter how old you are, us Brits love to bawl with laughter at a good old-fashioned sausage joke. As I’m sat in Boopshi’s on Windmill Street, I wonder if the Austrians have a similar affinity with wiener jokes, or do they think those are the wurst kind? The owners of the hip new Austrian-themed restaurant have created a simple menu, focusing on two simple elements – schnitzels and spritzers, which happen to be my second and third favourite Austrian things beginning with ‘sch’ (just after Schwarzenegger, of course)...
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I had been hearing a bubbling on the foodie scene with talk of Boopshi’s on the horizon. The appeal was definitely hitting home for me. In more ways than one. The main features are schnitzel & spritz. At first I thought it was more of a gimmick, like with bubbledogs (to which I wasn’t a fan) but delving deeper I learnt it was so much more. It’s Austrian fare and not only have they taken the very best it has to offer, but they have honed the recipes exceptionally.I’m half Austrian and with a Viennese mother I grew up eating schnitzel, potato salad, poppy-seed cake and the like. It was standard for me, like roasts for true Brits. My sister’s wedding cake was Sachertorte, from Hotel Sacher, in a plethora of sizes and so I feel whilst I am suitably familiar with Austrian food, I also have very high standards. Aky came with me and although he has tried all of these things, he hasn’t grown up on it and so it was interesting to have a view on the food from someone who is, let’s say, unbiased...
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It was the Wiener way or the highway; no chicken or pork cutlet could beat the satisfaction of tucking into a thin, perfectly crumbed veal schnitzel. Boopshi’s brought back that same state of bliss, with a gigantic wiener schnitzel I can only describe as heaven on a plate: crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, accompanied by a bowl of lavishly salted skinny fries (what other UK restaurant bothers to season fries, you may ask, and the answer may well be “none”). My equivalent to Proust’s madeleines, taking me back to a time when life was beautiful – and even when it wasn’t, a deep-fried wiener schnitzel was all it took to right its wrongs...
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Traditional Austrian food is never going to take over the world. At the risk of making a crude generalisation, old school Austrian food at its best is tasty, but also rather heavy with lashings of meat and rich pastries. Still, there’s definitely a place for that kind of food, especially during the brisk, frigid British winter. Boopshi’s concentrates mainly on schnitzel, but also has a small selection of other Austrian dishes.Boopshi’s itself, having taken over the premises of an older, defunct Thai restaurant, is a small, spartan place. During my first visit with The Euro Hedgie, the place was so new that we could still smell the wood glue and, according to the Hedgie, the cubicles in the gent’s were missing a door or two. Aside from all that, the decor had a sparse, Ikea-like feel to it – especially the pinewood tables. Still, the service was friendly...
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''Gast in Deutschland !'' It is probably what you will have in mind if you walk around Soho & Fitzrovia those days, as two restaurants (German/ Austrian inspiration) opened recently Herman Ze German and Boopshis.Herman Ze German: This place is probably my ''emergency'' choice when I have no idea where to get my take away food for lunch. I know I will never be disappointed ! In the last month I have been there many times, which gave me the occasion to try most of their dishes. The concept of this restaurant is easy and based on a kind of fast food concept. You order at the counter and then a waiter brings the food to your table when it is ready or you can ask for take away...
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