Thursday, 13 June 2013

Bubbledogs – Hotdogs & Champagne?

When I first heard of Bubbledogs – a restaurant serving hot dogs alongside champagne – I knew I had to go! It took me a while to get around to it, but finally last night I grabbed my friend Simon – a chef who cooks at a Mitchelin star restaurant, so knows his stuff – and excitedly headed over to Charlotte Street (Goodge Street is the nearest tube).

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We arrived at ten past six, and although I did expect a brief wait, I was quite surprised to be told it was 45 minutes. I dread to think how long you’d wait if you went at a peak time! There’s no bar to wait at – you have to stand in the corridor, so it can be a bit tedious. At least, unlike some unlucky people behind us, we didn’t have to stand in the rain!

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When we got in we were given seats at the bar, which was okay, although again I’d really prefer to be seated at a proper table. Having said that, the waitresses and barmaids were so lovely and helpful that it wasn’t really a problem. We were brought menus, brown paper on little wooden clipboards, and selected a bottle of champagne. There’s a really good selection covering all price ranges from around £35 up to £250!

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The waitress kept all the bottles in ice and poured our glasses. She was brilliantly attentive, making sure we were always topped up, and the champagne was gorgeous – crisp, clean and fresh.

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Time to pick our hot dogs!

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I went for the New Yorker, a pork frankfurter with onions, and Simon chose the Fourth Of July, with bacon, barbecue sauce and coleslaw.

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We had a side of sweet potato fries – I didn’t like the sound of any of the other sides, but later wished I’d gone for some cheesy tots – the people next to us had some and they looked great!

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My hot dog was okay. I don’t know if I’ve been spoilt by bratwurst in German restaurants and from markets, but I felt it was a bit lacking in flavour. I also wasn’t expecting a tomato-based sauce with the onions (maybe this is because I don’t know how they serve them in New York!) It wasn’t bad, it just didn’t set my world on fire. The sweet potato fries, on the other hand, were truly amazing!

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Like I said the waitress service was exemplary, down to the little note they wrote us when leaving the bill…



In all, it was a fun evening, and I would thoroughly recommend going once just for the champagne itself, but it’s not somewhere I can see becoming a new regular. Maybe if they open a few more and I didn’t have to queue as long! Have any of you been to Bubbledogs? Would you go?


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13 comments

  1. I really wanted to go here but haven't yet found a willing companion. I'm sad I've not heard brilliant things about it because the concept is awesome.

    Laura
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    1. I know, I loved the concept! It really is worth going, but I'd probably try to go at lunchtime if I went again - or go with a large party and book a table! xx

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  2. It looks delicious, by the way I nominated you for the Liebster award.
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  3. Aww looks so delicious!
    What a great combination, champagne and and hot dogs!

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  4. Looks so yummy making me so hungry

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  5. Wow. This looks really cool! Wish I can go there one day! xx

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  6. It sounds totally awesome, although it does sound like a rapper came up with the concept. Who else would think about Champagne and Hotdogs?

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  8. hehe, what a fab concept - food looks delicious indeed! :)

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  9. I'm a vegetarian so (and this may be a dumb question) did you happen to see any veggie dogs on the menu? I love the idea of champagne and hot dogs, I'd probably even go if I just had to drink the champagne ;)

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  11. Aw wow, this place looks beyond amazing. If only I lived remotely close. Everything looks like it's bursting with flavour.

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  12. Looks super yummy! I like how the restaurant looks <3
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