Hawksmoor chef opens Rockadollar Dogs off Carnaby Street


Taking over the newly-vacated space on Newburgh from Pitt Cue Co is posh dog purveyors Rockadollar Dogs. It's the brainchild of chef Richard Sandiford who has the little matter of just over 25 years’ experience of cooking and is also currently head chef of Hawksmoor Knightsbridge. He set up the company with his partner Emma Jerrard who, it turns out, has an equal amount of experience in running entertainment and food events.

"In the last few months we have had great success at Roof East, Meatopia and most recently at the Vaults in Waterloo," says Richard. "After rooftops, open air cinemas, festivals and tunnels, we are desperate to show what we can do in a proper restaurant kitchen. We are excited about bringing something new and special to Carnaby St."

The self-proclaimed pimped up posh dogs will be selling a short menu of dogs - all at £8 and served in a steamed bun:

  • The Onglet Bulgogi - beef dog with onglet steak, dutch chilli, ginger, kewpie mayo, fried onion and micro coriander
  • The Yakisoba - pork dog with pulled pork, lime fennel and fresh slaw with yakisoba sauce and kewpie mayo
  • The Smoked Chilli Pork dog - with rockadollar chilli, French's cheese sauce and coriander
  • The Pork RFD - with french's cheese sauce, kewpid baby gem, pork scratchings, cider pickles and kimchi gravy
  • The Four Cheese dog - with ricotta, stilton, mozzarella and parmesan with leeks, pickled shitake, sirarcha kewpie, onions and red vein sorrel

There'll also be sides of pigs head nuggets with kimchi ketchup, tripled cooked chips with either smoked or malt vinegar, BBQ beans, lime fennel and herb slaw and cider vinegar crispy banana shallots. And it looks as though the odd special will creep on the menu. We've spotted Kimchi ketchup on ribs with pickled cucumber salad and there are cocktails as well.

Rockadollar Dogs is now open at 1 Newburgh St, London W1F 7RB. Opening hours are Mon-Sat 12 -10:30pm and Sunday 12-5pm Sunday. Keep up with their news on Twitter @rockadollar