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Hot dogs and Champagne go together like… well, better than you might imagine. Forget nibbling canapés with warm fizz, Bubbledogs is a very different sociable gig and a “great concept” – so sit down to a wacky combo with a glass or two of exclusive bubbly at this oddball no-bookings venue set up by cool chef James Knappett and equally cool sommelier Sandia Chang. For some, inventive dogs such as the Stavros (with smoky aubergine, feta and pickled red onions), Reuben or Charlie Brown with Malaysian satay sauce and cucumber ribbons are “not worth the wait”, but when it comes to the fizz itself there are some seriously interesting ‘grower’ Champagnes at pretty serious prices. Be warned that the stripped-back, bare-brick room isn’t designed for lingering, and it’s a tight squeeze once you’ve negotiated the ubiquitous queue.

Champagne List of the Year 2013

Champagne List of the Year 2013 The Champagnes on the Bubbledogs list are split up by style: ‘touch of spice’, ‘fresh fruit bowl’ and ‘toasty and nutty delights’, and so on. The 14 sections (including one dedicated to by-the-glass and another to magnums) rarely contain more than three or four wines, and, combined with a super-clear layout and impressive consistency and accuracy, the list is very easy to follow.


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  1. Published : Thursday, 27 March 2014

    SilverSpoon London :: Bubbledogs - Hot dogs and Champagne

    Its great to mix the low brow and the high brow. At university I had to read many great works of literature but I always made sure I read Heat magazine whenever I could...

    With this in mind I was very intrigued when Melanie from Sunny in London invited me along to try Bubbledogs; a restaurant that juxtaposes fast food hot dogs with luxurious champagne.

    Well I never say no to champagne no matter what it's paired with...

    The interior of Bubbledogs is small and quite cosy, a sweet little place. Though I'm not a huge fan of perching on a stool to eat my lunch, these were reasonably comfortable...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 16 April 2013

    Over the Hype :: Bubbly at Number 70

    Walking down Charlotte Street, a real gem in the heart of all the hustle and bustle of Fitzvoria, you will find a restaurant that serves champagne and hotdogs (not bad for a friday night).

    Having opened in 2012 by James Knappett and partner Sandia Chang, I’d describe it as what you see is what you get – simple with a selection of 13 different dogs at very affordable £6-£8 a piece. Sloppy joe, horny dog, 4th of July etc (it’s hard to forget these names) are served with a selection of champagne or sparkling wine.

    It was a welcoming feeling like walking into someone’s living room, a real homely, cosy...
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  1. 3 people were in front, eagerly waiting for the time to strike 5:30pm. As soon as it did everyone hurried through that door. Upstairs the floor was filled with communal tables, and artwork of the sausage dog.

    I think the idea of a low fuss quick bite is a great idea, the floor filled up very quickly. Seated at the bar I knew exactly what I wanted a glass of champagne and a gourmet hotdog. Since I wasn’t feeling too adventurous I ended up with the New Yorker, sweet potato fries and sparkling wine...
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 28 November 2012

    bloke does blog :: <Food Review> Bubbledogs @ Fiztrovia, London

    The wife and I headed up to London for a spot of Christmas shopping and after putting in a busy two hour shift on the streets of London, it was time for some chow down. So where should we go? We opted for something we would both would enjoy, so Bubbledogs seemed to be the obvious choice, bubbles for the lady, and dogs for me.

    Let me tell you a little bit about Bubbledogs, Bubbledogs is a hot dog & champagne bar on Charlotte Street in the Fiztrovia area , yes you heard me right, a hot dog & champagne bar, it’s only been open a few months but has had some really good reviews, anyway, on with my story...
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 10 October 2012

    laymytable :: bubbledogs

    It seems to be the fashion within restaurateurs’ ventures that novelties and making the menu simple with only a few options will suffice. Yeah, but only if the food is any good. There’s a reason novelties are what they are. Think Burger & Lobster, Dirty Burger etc, I’m not stating these are below average but...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 12 August 2014

    TRUsocial :: Sausage Fest

    Never in one day, have I eaten so much sausage before last week, but to satisfy my long-standing need to try Bubbledogs, I was happy to forgo the regular levels of excitement felt for my weekly Friday sausage baguette a la desk. How did I then feel about the array of bratwurst, veggie dogs and frankfurters over lunch a la office?! Sausage Fest sprang to mind...

    Located high up on Charlotte Street, this is a tiny but delightfully cosy establishment, with a small bar illuminating their street-level window up front and a fabulous private room tucked at the back for those who want a more intimate Kitchen Table...
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  1. Published : Thursday, 1 November 2012

    Burgers And Bruce :: Bubbledogs, London

    Last week I conveniently arranged a 4pm meeting in town, and when it finished I hotfooted my way over to Charlotte Street to get in the queue for Bubbledogs, a newish hot dog and champagne bar causing a bit of a stir in London. I got there at 5.15pm and was about 14th in the queue...for a 35 cover restaurant I was relieved that I would be one of the first batches through the doors. This queuing malarkey gets my goat.

    Bubbledogs is cosy and surprisingly small inside, barebrick walls, soft lighting and cute illustrations on the walls...
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  1. Published : Thursday, 30 August 2012

    Fd Over LDN :: Blogging and dogging

    Bubbledogs is the new venture by James Knappett, who has previously held stints at Noma and the Ledbury. With that kind of pedigree, this was always going to be somewhere that needed checking out. Together with his wife Sandia Chang (of Roganic fame), the menu features a combination of hot dogs and grower champagne. This seems a bit of a strange combination initially, but the place itself inside is a kind of classy, upmarket (although not necessarily in terms of prices) diner with bar seating and tongue-in-cheek illustrations of sausage dogs drinking champagne...
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  1. The long anticipated Hot Dogs and Champagne-centric restaurant, Bubbledogs, opened their doors to the public this week! Can the odd-couple of hot dogs, (the icon of fast-food) and champagne (the epitome of fine dining) really work?
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 6 March 2013

    the dinersaur :: bubbledogs

    So I may be a little late to the party, but I only managed to get myself to Bubbledogs for the first time last week. Bubbledogs sports an exciting champagne/hotdog combo at a small bar on Charlotte Street, near Goodge Street Station. The place has been open for around half a year and, whilst the word-of-mouth buzz amongst my friends has died down a little, I was still very excited at the prospect of some bubbles on a Saturday morning with a good gritty hotdog - what better way to get over Friday night drinks?...
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  1. Published : Monday, 3 February 2014

    inher30s :: Bubbledogs

    Mac & Cheese, Burger & Fries, Peanut Butter & Jam. These are all fairly normal food combinations, Hot Dogs & Champagne however, feature on the funkier end of the taste sensation spectrum. Bubbledogs, the site, doesn’t really explain the reason for this unlikely pairing but reviews suggest it’s going gangbusters and not being one to be at all on trend, numerous months later, I trot off to find out what the big deal is.

    This is another one of those annoying no reservations places, so to avoid a silly sort of wait, we’re here for what some might charitably describe as an early bird dinner. Even so, the place...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 11 September 2012

    LONDONcalling :: Bubbledogs&

    Ignore reports of massive queues down the street waiting to get into latest hot ticket Bubbledogs. Here timing is all. As with all of the latest no booking places, if you really must visit at peak times expect a bit of a wait, but do as we did and arrive at 1.30 on a Saturday lunch time or similar and your pretty much guaranteed no wait at all. Another plus though  is that if you are in a party of six you can book a table. Still, having said all of that, this being a slick operation, turnover is pretty darn quick, After all this is not (yet) about multi course extravaganzas. Its hot dogs and bubbles essentially.Cards...
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  1. Published : Sunday, 15 December 2013

    The Funky Truth :: Bubbledogs – Requiem

    It has been over a year since I last visited Bubbledogs, the frighteningly trendy ‘gourmet hotdog’ and Champagne bar on Charlotte Street. How time flies! But what has changed over the last twelve months?

    Not its popularity for a start. Since I visited with work in 2012, I have attempted to visit three times and we always baulked at the wait time for a table, the shortest being fifty minutes for two chairs at the bar...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 7 January 2014

    Gingle lists everything :: Bubbledogs, 28th December

    Christmastime in London is one of my favourite times of the year. Why? Because everyone else buggers off and finally you get a chance to get into places without the queue that exists all throughout the year. Last year we took advantage of the emptiness to try out Bone Daddies. this year, we went to Bubbledogs. When we got there it was still pretty busy but there were several empty spaces. We installed ourselves at the bar. We'd already had almost a half a bottle of champagne at home before going out and, given the nature of the venue, I saw no reason to not continue so I had a glass of bubbly. The cheapest one, admittedly,...
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  1. Published : Thursday, 27 September 2012

    HungryinLondon :: BUBBLEDOGS (Fitzrovia)

    Seldom has a restaurant been more omnipresent on twitter and various other foodie related social media and its opening more eagerly awaited than the recently launched Bubbledogs. Bubbledogs‘s concept is bizarre as much as it is genius, combining two things that I certainly have never enjoyed together (and never in my wildest dreams would have envisioned a possible match): champagne and hot dogs...
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  1. Happy New Year! I hope this finds you rested and rearing to go. The two weeks of sloth leading up to the first day of work in the New Year is a dead time in London. It is also a great time to eat at hot restaurants without the usual scrum to get in. That was my theory anyway as I made my way to Bubbledogs on Charlotte Street in London, late on a wet Saturday afternoon. Charlotte Street has now gone all genteel. Time was when its most famous resident was Theresa Berkley, an early 19th century dominatrix who ran a brothel specialising in flagellation. Up the road from the old whorehouse is Bubbledogs, which serves...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 10 September 2013


    I have wanted to go to Bubbledogs since it opened last year - hot dogs and champagne - what's not to like? Well, quite a lot according to my fiance Pascal - he refused to make the 45 minute journey with me to try it out, so I had to resort to just drooling over the hot dog pictures on foodspotting.

    Anyway with him out of town last weekend I bribed my 5 year old daughter to come with me as there is a toy museum around the corner - (Pollock Toy Museum.....pretty random but entertaining...good doll selection)...

  1. OK, let me just come out and say it. We didn’t like Bubbledogs.

    We booked a table weeks and weeks ago, and had been excitedly anticipating the day of the booking. We didn’t fancy queuing for hours in the freezing cold, so as the minimum amount of people you need to book a table is six, we did just that.

    Selecting a few random fellow Bubbledog virgins to join us, a mixed bunch. There was a food PR, fellow blogger, a film director and man with the best job in the world, a Google employee, we didn’t really get what his job entailed but we were jealous regardless...
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  1. We decided to go to Bubbledogs based on all the hype it’s created in the social media. That and who doesn’t love a good hotdog? I wish we hadn’t have bothered! Don’t get me wrong, there are some good things about it – like the friendly staff and the buzzy atmosphere – but I just found the food to be quite ordinary!
    We were expecting some gourmet sausages and possibly some artisan bread rolls...
    More from The Square &#8211; Sam The Food Fan »

  1. With an hour of time to kill one evening, I decided to wander down Goodge street. I found myself in front of Bubbledogs, with miraculously no queue in front of it. Well it was 6 pm on a Wednesday but I’ve always refused to go near Bubbledogs since I can’t rationalize the standard 60 minute wait just for hot dogs with a glass of bubbles - all of which can be consumed within 15 minutes.

    When I went to the door, I was told there was still 10 to 15 minute wait. I asked if there any way they could squeeze me in given I was there by myself and the manager was nice enough to find me a spot at the bar. Sitting at...
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James Knappett

James Knappett, in partnership with his sommelier wife Sandia Chang, is responsible for one of the capital’s most unique concepts: Bubbledogs (a ‘gourmet’ hot dog and small-producer Champagne bar) and The Kitchen Table (a 19-cover chef’s table), both housed within the same Charlotte Street site (launched in 2012). Knappett has worked for some big UK chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Wareing and Rick Stein, as well as René Redzepi and Thomas Keller.

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  • Address: 70 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4QG
  • Telephone: 020 7637 7770
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  • Opening Hours: Mon - Thurs 12N-15:30 5:30pm-11:00 Fri-Sat 11:30- 11pm

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