Bubbledogs, Fitzrovia

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I foresee this place being my next obsession. Does anyone else have that incessant habit where you find something you like, do that thing over and over and over again until you hate it? I do it with songs, food, clothes. EVERYTHING.

But I doubt I will ever hate Bubbledogs. I’d heard a couple of people mentioning it around my office and the name stood out right away, I’m a sucker for a quirky name. To my delight Bubbledogs happen to fall under the category of the unique dining experience of gourmet fast food, this time incorporating hot dogs and champagne. It’s like they just fabricated themselves from my dreams.

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Hot Dogs. Champagne.

Now if I’m honest when I go out to eat and order a Hot Dog its usually in a knock-off American Diner where everything is supersize and to be frank, when the dish arrives I’m a little overwhelmed without even taking a bite. This is not what Bubbledogs is like. Whether you like your Hot Dog plain in the bun with or without ketchup or mustard or you like it covered in macaroni cheese, bacon bits and crispy onions – there will be something for you. You can take a look at the menu here. My choice was the Sloppy Joe (topped with pork chilli and mature cheese) and a side of sweet potato fries. I was prepared to be intimidated by the portion, checking for napkin stations and perched strategically on the high rise seats to avoid any future incidents of missing my piehole.

But this was the perfect portion. The Sloppy Joe was just big enough, with just the right amount of chilli that it could satisfy the good old tastebuds as well as actually staying in the bun – which I would genuinely call a science. Filled with delicate flavours and cooked to perfection I couldn’t fault them. And don’t even get me started on the sweet potato fries.

If you’re looking for somewhere fresh and funky to go for dinner but aren’t quite ready to throw away that classy vibe, this is the restaurant for you. Although, our waiter seemed to be unable to comprehend we didn’t want any champagne with our meal and had actually visited the restaurant for their food the whole experience was great. I plan to return on Thursday next week to dabble in their champagne list, I’m no connoisseur, but no better time to learn seeing as I’m going to be spending all my time there now, right?

 

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