Whether you’re hankering for a light bite with a bit of a kick or you want a slap-up, lip-smacker of a feast, Roosters Piri Piri on Bournemouth’s Old Christchurch Road is ready to spice things up!
The restaurant brand was founded more than two decades ago and today there are more than 40 branches up and down the United Kingdom. Roosters was the brainchild of Khalid Mirza, who wanted to recreate the traditional, authentic street food flavours he enjoyed in his youth while keeping the dishes healthy and affordable.
Today, Roosters blends a range of influences into its intricately spiced dishes. Its trademark Piri Piri coating is available in various grades of Portuguese spices, from lemon and herb to an extra hot signature blend of Portuguese and African herbs and spices.
Spice it up
Not quite to fierce in heat as the Piri Piri but still full of flavour, the Roosters Lebanese spice is packed with authentic middle-eastern flavours.
The Mexican uses a colourful and vibrant mix of Tex-Mex spices to deliver a medium-hot punch, while the Tikka flavouring draws on the recipes of Khalid’s ancestors in the sub-continent to deliver authentic tastes of India and Pakistan.
Street food style
By definition, street food is healthy and uses the freshest possible ingredients. The dishes on the Roosters menu combine the convenience of this style of cuisine with keenly-tailored flavours passed down Khalid’s heritage for generations.
If you want a bit of a mix for your main, a Roosters platter is a great filler, combining favourites like chicken wings, strips or even a whole chicken with your choice of sides.
Wrap it up
Onto the grilled meats mains, and remember to pick your type of topping and favourite grill, from butterfly chicken to beef or chicken strips. Roosters also offers a variety of wraps and pitta mains with tempting fillings such as lamb, beef, prawn, roasted vegetables and falafel. Perhaps you’d prefer a burger? Well how would a Roosters Rio Grande stuffed with jalapenos and other Mexican touches tempt you? Perhaps you’d rather a lamb or butterfly chicken burger, again spiced up just the way you like it.
If you’d prefer to strike a balance between Roosters’ signature grills and some greens, the restaurant also offers a selection of salad dishes combining the beef or chicken strips, halloumi, prawns or falafel with crisp lettuce and a variety of other sweet and saintly vegetables.
Roosters also stocks a variety of hot and cold drinks including smoothies and milkshakes. If you’ve had your main and have still got room for more, why not order a slice of chocolate or blueberry cake, a piece of apple pie or a scoop or two of ice cream?
Young diners are spoilt for choice with the Roosters kid’s menu, offering smaller versions of the standard mains including a mini gourmet burger and eight different flavours of ice cream such as Vanilla Brownie and Raspberry and Mango!
Roosters Bournemouth is open every day of the week, from (an early) lunch to the early hours of the morning. If you’re lazing around at home and don’t want to make the trip out, Roosters can also deliver every day between 12pm and 11pm within a three-mile radius and with a minimum order of £10. So, whether you’re passing by in the day, searching for the perfect after-club bite or loafing about on the couch, you can enjoy the sophisticated Roosters spices anyway you like.