Haute Hot Dogs: Bubbledogs Opens in London

An unlikely pairing of hot dogs and champagne is served at James Knappett’s new restaurant


Husband-and-wife team James Knappett and Sandia Chang have opened Bubbledogs, a haute hot dog and champagne venue on Charlotte Street in London

Knappett, the former head chef at Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley, has created a whimsical menu that features 10 hot dogs served on traditional steamed buns, like the BLT dog, which is wrapped in bacon and served with truffle mayo and caramelized lettuce; the José dog with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, and jalapeños; and a regularly changing guest chef’s special. Hot dogs start at £6 ($9.65) and sides, including tater tots, can be paired with the hot dogs.

Bubbledogs also features a champagne and sparkling wine menu, with champagne and wine by the glass starting at £6 ($9.65) and by the bottle at £32 ($51.48). A changing list of five classic cocktails includes updated versions of classics, like a gin and tonic mixed with homemade tonic and Bubbledogs’ own gin, blended by the Cambridge Distillery.

Bubbledogs also features The Kitchen Table, where Knappett and his team host intimate lunches and dinners for up to 19 guests in the open kitchen. The Kitchen Table is a space for Knappett to showcase his contemporary European cooking and discuss the dishes with guests. The £65 ($104.58) three-course lunch tasting menu and the £80 ($128.73) three-course dinner tasting menu includes dishes like beetroot, fennel, and garlic scapes; chicken skin, grilled onion and burrata milk; and beef, nettle, and carrot. A £29 ($46.66) three-course set lunch menu is also available.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.