Updated from Last September:
Smoky Boys has continued to expand and this time they have ventured to Wembley and the fabolous new Boxpark. Boxpark from its trendy scene in Shoreditch has now expanded across London and its latest venture to the Wembley Stadium walkway is a great one.
Once inside, you are greeted with a familiar vibe and smell. Chilled out, exciting and lots of food being cooked and grilled. Alongside competitors such as Cut & Grind, Smoky Boys welcomes you with their classic burgers and vibrant chicken wings and char grilled shrimp.
The Wembley branch at Boxpark fits the vibe of fast food and because of this they unfortunately do not have the beef rib. However, their classics of the char grilled shrimp and lemon and herb wings stand the test of time and location are ones to order.
The rest is as it was in Watford. The burgers are nice, the milkshake thick and creamy and the fries well seasoned. I can imagine on match day, that it would be filled with burger mad punters.
The highlight of the menu is the tender Smoked BBQ Ribs, which we had to have (the size of it, was ridiculous). We had this to share and one of their burgers; ground beef sourced from native bred free-range cattle, which is aged for a minimum of 40 days.
The beef rib was exactly what I have always wanted. Watching cooking shows on Food Network or Saturday Kitchen, you always see the meat pull away from the bone; this became a reality here.
The beef arrived and using just our forks we pulled at the meat, making sure we got the burnt ends in one mouthful. Juicy, Tender and Delicious. Thank you.
For the burger, we shared the Smoky bacon; this was a Beef patty with maple glazed oak smoked turkey bacon, grilled onions, mature cheddar & American cheese, Smoky Boys sauce all squeezed into a brioche bun. It sounds like they packed a lot but thankfully it wasn’t jaw-breaking or too messy.
The quality was good and the sauce quite tasty too. I would describe the experience as similar to a Byron Burger. A ‘Proper Hamburger’, but not something I was blown away by. An accurate description of Byron too.
Rupal and the team at Smoky Boys looked after us really well. It was a quiet Sunday afternoon, so we practically had all their attention to ourselves. They treated us to good food and drinks and a lovely Chicken Wings and Prawn platter too. The Wings are a MUST as a starter and I would recommend sharing the Lemon & Thyme as well as BBQ.
Watford, I need to venture a bit more out there and see what you have in store. If they are all like Smoky Boys, then I'll be a frequent visitor.