Hot dogs and Champagne may not be obvious best buddies, but oddball Bubbledogs tries to conjure some magic from this bizarre pairing. Cool couple James Knappett (ex-The Ledbury) and Sandia Chang run the place with real enthusiasm, and readers appreciate that the venue ‘doesn’t take itself too seriously’. If you don’t mind standing in line, the reward is a choice of inventive hot-dog combos ranging from the ‘K-dawg’ (a Korean riff with kimchi and gochujang sauce) to ‘breakie’, a sizzling fry-up in a bun. To drink, there are glasses of exclusive ‘grower’ Champagnes and sparkling wines aplenty. Bubbledogs isn’t everyone’s flute of fizz, with complaints about the interminable queues, cramped interiors and steep prices, but you can go another way by reserving a civilised berth for Knappett’s tasting menu at the Kitchen Table (housed behind a curtain at the same address).
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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