Prepare for things to get a little meze at Firedog, the Aegean-inspired restaurant that banned avocado and prides itself on cooking on open flame charcoal grills.
Just a stone’s throw away from Tottenham Court Road station lies a dimly-lit, intimate restaurant that has recently branched out from brunch to providing a spectacular dinner service.
And we mean spectacular.
The idea is simple – order lots of small meze plates, share and feast till your heart’s content. Tap your feet along to old school hip-hop and disco whilst sampling some sujuk (an immense spicy sausage).
There’s a selection of cold and hot meze dishes including some of the best damn hummus you’re likely to have, served warm and topped with burnt sumac butter.
‘The Firedog’ is a traditional wood-chip-fired grill where dishes like lamb saddle, preserved lemon chicken and stuffed aubergines are all lovingly seared to perfection. Go with an open mind and order something like their lime and mandarin cured red mullet, hung yoghurt and some ever-so-slightly-mind-blowing charred octopus with smoked corn puree.
Accompanying this new dinner menu is a careful selection of quirky cocktails, expertly crafted. Think candy floss on your hibiscus gin cocktail and a witty concoction called No Smoke Without Fire, that literally arrives on fire and with marshmallows for you to toast over it. So clever.
Firedog are currently offering a 50% discount off all food until June 15th, excluding the weekend bottomless brunch option. You can find Firedog at 92 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3EZ.