Burgoo is an international stew house offering value oriented, flavour - filled bowls of comfort food.
Food: I had the grilled cheese and chicken corn chowder. Both sound mild and a bit blah but my god they were delicious. The chicken corn chowder could have be a bit chunkier but the spicy, smoky flavour distracted me from any complaints I could think of. The grilled cheese was big and the perfect blend of aged, smoky and crispy flavours. I am not a fan of bread pudding but gave the banana bread pudding a go and though not my favorite ... pretty darn tasty!
Service: Slow and a bit distracted. I was at a table with good people and fun conversation so I was lucky but even still she was damn slow.
Value: A tad expensive but not excessive.
Ambiance: Everytime we got up to allow someone to go to the bathroom the table and or bench slid and bumped the people beside or behind us... not a great position to be in. The room was a tad dark but the music was just loud enough and the restaurant was the right temperature so all in all I would say 4 but had the table not been topsy turvy and I not required a flashlight to read the menu it would have been a 5.
My wife and I went here for our Anniversary. The service and food was Incredible. We split an appy and I had the Irish Stew and she had the Ratatouilles. My wife mentioned that it was our anniversary so they comped us both a dessert. I declined as I was stuffed. My wife couldn't resist. I am sorry that I can't remember the dessert she had, but I do remember it was outstanding. They also have food for kids(grilled cheese etc...). I can't wait to go back for the first snowfall. It is so cozy. We will take the kids next time.
In my quest to find a Sticky Toffee pudding to rival that served at the Sunset restaurant on Saltspring Island I have come upon this offering at Burgoo. The ultimate sugar fix. Great toffee sauce, although they could be a little more generous with it! If you're in need of comfort, try it! Don't forget to have it with vanilla ice cream. Yum! As for the rest of the menu, solid results, but in general, I would say that the prices per dish are $3.00 to $5.00 too expensive per item. The prices are over inflated for the type of restaurant (casual comfort food).
We went here on March 29th to participant in Dine out for AIDS..
The Cheese foudue was so good we were fighting over the last drops.. The irish stew (mmm lamb braised in guinness) hello.... served with garlic potatoes and mint was even sprinkled on top was just delightfull. Mac and cheese was served in a cute pot that it was baked in the oven in oh was gorgeous. Great place, friendly staff, would return again.
Parking down here is horrid. 2 of us decided to go here for lunch and the fist time there was nowhere to park so we came back another day. The menu is a bit pricey for a lunch menu and there was not much too chose from, some sandwitches and salad and then a selection of wierd stews. We had Olive Tapanade to start and the Tapenade was good but we only had 2 tiny little pieces of bread to put it on so it just made no sense. The bread was also hard. We both ordered the same thing by coincidence. I dont rememebr what it was called but it was basically seafood with rice and tomatoe. It did not have much flavor to it and the Muscles had broken shells in mine so I crunched down on pieces of shell a couple times while I was eatting. I do not think it was worth the money or the hassle of getting down there.
In the last weekend of November, during the snow, we decided to try Burgoo for the first time. The wait was about 30 min, but we were happy to wait at the bar with the friendly bartender (but the French Momo Mojito tasted like children's cough syrup, but really, with a name like that, what was I thinking?)
The staff are friendly and welcoming. The food is outstanding. We had Irish stew and Beef Bourginone. Both were excellent. The atmosphere is warm, cozy and inviting.
On the sunday of the same weekend, it was snowing like crazy. We were cold and in need of some hot comfort food, so we marched right back to Burgoo.
Now, the place was almost empty because of the weather, but the staff remembered us from a very busy night two nights previous, and treated us like returning friends.
The french onion soup was absolutely amazing! We also bought some Burgoo to go for a sick friend!
I would give Burgoo a very high rating, and plan to return very soon.