Boopshi’s (I’m still not sure how you pronounce it) is a charming little restaurant just off Tottenham Court Road that specialises in schnitzels and spritz. The wiener schnitzel at The Delaunay is the best I’ve ever had, so I was excited to see how good these ones were.
It’s a bright and airy space with long shared tables and old-fashioned school chairs to perch on. Service certainly wasn’t rude, far from it, but it lacked a certain warmth and chattiness that a place like this seemed crying out for.
The wiener schnitzel (£14.50), which is veal, and the rare breed pork schnitzel (£11.50) were both superb. Giant blankets of breadcrumbed meat that looked similar to that of a Cumbrian hillside were so big they overhung the plate. They had the crispest of coatings with the most succulent meat imaginable; they were the closest to schnitzel heaven I’ve ever been.
My gentleman companion and I thought it only appropriate to share a sausage. The Bratwurst (£6) was a big ol’ bastard and although the accompanying honey and mustard dip tasted a little ‘motorway service station’, it was a brilliant companion. A side of spätzle n cheese (£4) was a gooey/cheesy delight.
I really liked the food at Boopshi’s, it was the sort I’d gladly go back for. It ain’t fussy or stuffy; it keeps things simple but with perfect execution. I just wish the service was a bit more personable.