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The Hot Dog Challenge


To celebrate bubbledogs’ 4th birthday, we have invited some of London’s finest chefs to compete for the title of top dog at our augural Hot Dog Challenge. On Monday 10th October a panel of discerning judges will put their creations to the test in a blind tasting, where one dog will have its day. The winning hot dog will then make a month-long guest appearance on the menu, with £1 of each dog sold donated to James’ trek around Ethiopia in support of Action Against Hunger.

Battling it out on the night in the bubbledogs kitchen will be James Lowe of Michelin-starred Lyle’s, Johnny Lake & Matt Larcombe from The Fat Duck, José PizarroTomos Parry from Kitty Fishers, Lee Tiernan of Black Axe Mangal and Shake Shack’s Mark Roasati and Mark Dobbie from Som Saa. Completing the line-up will be Robin Gill from The Dairy, Magnus Reid of Legs and John Walton of Number 6 in Padstow. Sitting on the judging panel will be rock ‘n’ roll restaurateur Scott Collins, chef and food writer Olia Hercules, Bloomberg’s longstanding restaurant critic Richard Vines and renowned gastrophile Skinny Bib, alongside Ed Smith and Jemma Wilson from Crumbs and Doilies. Challengers will be working against the clock, with 20 minutes to prepare and serve their hot dog creations using bubbledogs hand rolled buns and house recipe sausages. Tasked with producing the most inspired hot dog toppings, the panel of experts will mark entries out of ten for; taste, creativity, quality and appearance. One dog will then reign supreme whilst the others are left in the dog house, and keeping everything in check will be your compere for the evening, Missy Flynn.

To take the edge off the fierce competition, bubbledogs birthday celebrations will be in full swing throughout the evening in true bubbledogs style. You are invited to sip on Champagne and will have the chance to taste each entry for the Hot Dog Challenge in canapé form, while the bubbledogs signature soundtrack of old school Hip-Hop pops in the background. You will also be doing your good deed of the day, with £5 of each ticket sold donated to James’ fundraising efforts for Action Against Hunger.


Guest Dogs…Get them while you can!


Calling all die hard bubbledogs fans!

Our guest chef hot dogs is nothing new to shout about, but over the next few months, you will not want to miss out on our awesome line up. Over the coming months we are going to be welcoming some banging hot dogs for you to feast on, from some of the best restaurant personalities – including the King of Small Plates, Polpo’s Russell Norman (Oct), the amazing Som Saa team (Nov) and for a Christmas special you MUST not miss out on, Thomas Keller’s Surf ‘n’ Turf!
First up for September though, bringing the spirit of Texas to bubbledogs, is Texas Joe with his Texas Ranger. Joe’s authentic taste of Texas, has turned his Dragon’s Den dream into the best little jerky house this side of Texas.
The Texas Ranger is topped with 14 hour slow smoked brisket chilli, cheddar cheese & jalapenos and is only available for the month of September for £7.50.

Wine Car Boot


On Saturday 17th September, Johnny and the bubbledogs team, will be attending the ever-popular Wine Car Boot which returns to the Greenwich Peninsula. London’s best independent wine shops will be rolling in and as well as wine, there will be street food, music, demos and competitions.

Each boot is an independent wine shop presenting their favourite wines for you to taste, buy, drink-in or take home. This is about tasting your way out of the supermarket and finding the best independent wines for the festive season.

The bubbledogs team will be serving up hot dogs, as well as our top choices in grower Champagnes for you to be able to stock up on.