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Where To Take The Boyfriend: Red Dog Saloon, Hoxton Square

Where To Take The Boyfriend: Red Dog Saloon, Hoxton Square

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Struggling for ideas as to where to take your boyfriend for dinner? Look no further than Red Dog Saloon in Hoxton Square.

On a recent trip we decided this was probably the perfect place to take a hungry man on a date, for his birthday, or just a Friday night treat. The reason? The portions are big, the staff are mega friendly and it’s minutes from the party hubs of Shoreditch and the City. So you can have a few relaxing beers (we recommend the Brooklyn East IPA, with strong authority, thanks to our other halves) and the best burger you’ve ever eaten before meeting friends.

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We arrived hungry (which is the only way to do so – the menu is extensive and you need an appetite to match) and ordered the Wing Sampler, a huge array of large chicken wings doused in varying sauces. Next up was Pulled Pork from the Pit-Q-Bar-B-Q, Ribs and a Californian Burger – with lashings of guacamole, applewood smoked bacon and mozzarella.

Washed down with Beverly Hills Iced Tea and Boston Sours, we were soon well on our way to a memorable night out. Each dish seemed better than the last (though we’re not sure if that was helped by the copious amounts of alcohol – either way, we don’t care), the highlight being the sumptuous burger – we’ll be on a diet for weeks following that, but it was totally worth it!

If your other half has a particularly large appetite, we highly recommend he tries the Devastator Challenge. We’ll leave the details to the experts (just asked a member of staff on arrival) but if he’s up to it,  it’s definitely worth the schlep…

Amy @ FashionBite xx

Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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