It professes to be ‘home to the finest American comfort food and cocktails’, and it seems Dirty Bones serves up all of the favourites. Think BBQ pulled pork hot dogs, a burger topped with mac and cheese, fried chicken with waffles and chilli fries.
The place also prides itself on its liquid libations, with bartenders on hand to whip up bespoke concoctions for guests. The menu includes the Dirty Bones Martini, which features olive oil washed gin, as well as the Coffee Donutini – an espresso martini paired with a freshly made doughnut.
Where: 20 Kensington Church Street, W8 4EP and Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, Soho W1B 5PW
Contact: 020 7920 6434
Joe’s Southern Kitchen
Choose from three different menus at Joe’s Southern Kitchen – the bar, restaurant or group option. Snacks such as corn bread, jalapeno poppers and wings are available at the bar, meanwhile those who opt to sit at a table can enjoy a more filling dish, such as a buffalo southern friend chicken bun, Big Apple hot dog or slow roast beef short rib.
For groups of 10 or more, opt for the ‘feed me menu’, where guests are served a range of dishes which are to be shared amongst the table. A selection of southern-inspired cocktails are also available here.
Where: 34 King Street, Covent Garden WC2E 8JD and 300 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town NW5 2TG
Contact: 020 7240 4008 and 020 7485 7331
All Star Lanes
Combine food with exercise – bowling of course – at All Star Lanes, which offers between four and 14 lanes to hire depending on the venue. They can be found in five different locations across London and in Manchester.
Menus vary according to the site, however across the board starters include BBQ wings, hot wings, popcorn squid and BBQ baby back ribs. There’s a build your own option for burgers and dogs, as well as buttermilk fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and a series of signature dishes, such as the nacho cheeseburger.
Where: London and Manchester
Contact: Visit the All Star Lanes website for individual venue details
Described as a diner-deli, Bodean’s was established by Andre Blais after he sought to bring a slice of Kansas City to the capital. The BBQ specialists can now be found in six locations across London.
The menu features BBQ spare ribs, pulled pork nachos, hot deli sandwiches, burgers, hotdogs and steaks. Bodean’s specials include its ‘famous’ burnt ends – slow smoked beef brisket with a BBQ sauce, fries and colseslaw - as well as a classic macaroni and cheese, a pulled pork meal and a 1lb burrito.
Where: Throughout London
Contact: Visit the Bodean's website for individual store information