Following the recent opening, IN Magazine was kindly invited down to Bar Soba in Derby to try their Boozy Brunch menu, and wow we were not disappointed.

Available Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 12-4pm, the Boozy Brunch Menu is the best way to start the weekend! A delicious sharing platter, main course brunch, plus 4 cocktails, glasses of prosecco, or bottled beers for just £25pp.

We began with the sharing platter: two types of Gyoza dumplings, Chicken & Vegetable, Shrimp Crackers, Bang Bang Chicken Wings and Tiger Prawn Tempura. It’s safe to say the plate went back empty as we demolished the entire thing!

The chicken fell off the bone, the tiger prawns were so fresh and the dumplings were unbelievably full of flavour, the beauty of sharing platters is that there’s something for everyone.

We decided to put the vegetarian option to the test: Basil Chilli Stir Fry. This dish includes wok fried Asian greens, aubergine & tofu in chilli paste, garlic, light soy & basil with jasmine rice, cashew & fresh chilli… and all I can say is wow!

What also surprised me was how much flavour you got through the dish, from the vegetables to the chilli to the garlic, it all tasted amazing.

We also ordered the Singapore Street Noodles and they were downright delicious. Every ingredient included complemented each other perfectly and it was full of meat, something you don’t get with a lot of restaurants.

With Wok fried egg noodles, chicken, tiger prawns, sticky pork & chilli omelette with curry, ginger and garlic, this dish is something we’d recommend to everyone.

Even though Bar Soba focuses on their flavours and spices to give you the most authentic Street Food experience, they still do offer you the option to substitute ingredients.This is nice to know as if you’re not the biggest fan of spice then you don’t have to worry, there’ll still be something for you.

Of course, how can you talk about a Boozy Brunch without mentioning the Booze!

Sadly, as one of us had to be the designated driver, we asked the waiter if he could make us a mocktail version of the Strawberry Sail Daiquiri, which he was more than happy to do, recommending he substitute the alcohol for apple juice. Even without the alcohol the mocktail was delicious.

We were also able to see and experience Bar Soba could put their twist on the classic cocktails.

Both the Classic Mojito and Drumstick Caipirovska were heavenly and a must try for any cocktail lovers.

So, as you can see it was a very successful lunch and the next time you’re out and about in Derby, Bar Soba should be your new must try restaurant – we recommend the Boozy Brunch!