Top Dog, London


Burgers vs Hot Dogs? What will you pick? Burgers will always be everyone's firm favourite, it can also be a tough battle against pizza too. It is hard to imagine how hot dogs can be imaginative, serving American-style hot dogs made with premium British ingredients in the foodie hub of Soho is Top Dog. 

The menu is nothing short from the classic dogs to the more adventurous dogs with toppings like kimchi, pulled pork and even a vegan tofu dog option. Operate in a fast food model, you place your order at counter, get given a tracker that locates your table for the staff. It's a speedy process, in and out in less than 30 minutes.


A box of condiments placed on every wooden tables, tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, Frank's hot sauce, American mustard and English mustard to add to your fries or dogs.

Cheesy Fries and Sweet Potato Fries

Starting off with the fries, it's decent but it was lukewarm. Therefore the cheese did not melt, it was just cheese and fries with some kind of white sauce on it which could have been mayonnaise. The sweet potato fries were a bit better, the portions are on on the small size and it looked rather lifeless.

Pulled Pork N' Slaw

Chilli N' Cheddar

The dogs are on the small size again, it is packed with flavour and the sausage has a snap to it. Perhaps they can be more genourous with the fillings, there was not much pulled pork or beef chilli although the meat was tender. There's improvement for the bun, it was slightly dry. The whole thing was demolished with just few bites along with a can of San Pellegrino Aranciata.

Gourmet hot dogs are indeed another fantastic choice against burgers, but it will never arrival it and it doesn't come cheap either for the fast food concept. I think there should be a greater freedom of customising the dogs rather than only able to choose the already customised dogs, give a bigger portion and serve the food hotter. Sorry hot dogs, I will always pick a quality burger over a gourmet hot dog.

Score Rating: 2.5/5
Price: £5-10/head (50% soft launch, £12.8 for 2 people)

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