Before leaving Korea I was invited to a Bloggers’ brunch hosted by Soak Lifestyle. Soak is a beauty and cosmetics company that promotes Korean beauty products as well as hosting influencer lifestyle events. This brunch was hosted at Bover Lounge in Myeongdong to promote Mask Moments natural face masks. I do love a good face mask, so I was thrilled to get to try out a few of the high end ones whilst eating a a good meal at the same time.
Bover Lounge has been open for a couple of years now. However despite its beauty it is not particularly well known. It sits on the corner of the big crossing in Myeongdong just across from Shinsaegae Department Store. The place is super fancy inside, all thanks to its high ceilings and white marble with gold accents.
Since there were twelve of us attending they brought us out a lot of food, so it is hard to know where to start. The Main dish we had was the 1KG Porterhouse Steak (176,000), which they have a promotion on right now so it comes with a bottle of red wine too. It looked very impressive when it came out in its sizzling pan, and was served with horseradish, mustard and chimichurri. As good as it looked, I found this steak to be a bit disappointing. It was overcooked and quite hard to cut into. I know that the price comes from the weight of the meat, but considering how expensive it was I was expecting more.
Along with our steak we were given some pasta to try. The Cuttlefish Spaghettini (28,000) was very light, and perfect for summer. I’m not a huge fish person but this just tasted very fresh to me, and it seemed to go down well with the whole group. The second dish was the King Crab Bisque Pasta (46,000). The linguine part of this was fabulous. It was in the most rich and satisfying bisque sauce, I practically ate the whole dish myself. However while the crab gave the dish a lot of colour it wasn’t particularly easy to eat and most of it went untouched. I think if they took the meat out of the shell before serving then it would have been more popular.
The meal was rounded out with a couple of sides too, which ended up being the most popular dishes. The Yogurt Green Salad (21,000) was absolutely lovely, and was devoured in minutes, along with Truffle Fries (6,000). We also got the Pesto Cream Chicken Casserole (27,000) which went down a storm. The creamy chicken topped with crispy brussels sprouts was very flavourful and comforting and a dish I haven’t seen before. Again it was on the pricey side, but big enough to share between four people.
Overall I think that Bover Lounge is a unique spot and has a setting like no other in Seoul. The menu was interesting and I did enjoy most of what we ate, although it is my opinion that it was rather expensive for food that didn’t knock my socks off. However since there are very few dining options like this in Myeongdong I wanted to share it with you.
Bover Lounge is located at 100, Toegye-ro, Jongno-gu Seoul. To get there take a train to Myeongdong Station (line 4) and come out of exit 4. Walk straight until you reach a very tall building on the corner of the crossing. Bover Lounge is inside on the ground floor. For more information you can call them on 02-6020-5755 or check out their Instagram account.