Red Dog Saloon founder Tom Brooke is to open a second site under his modern Indian street food concept Burra Khana, in Liverpool, and also has plans to tweak the offer at Red Dog Soho, MCA can reveal.
Brooke opened his debut Burra Khana in Nottingham, in September, and told MCA at the time he was considering a second opening but was keen not to open a chain of Burra Khana’s and was instead considering opening a site inspired by it but under a different name.
The site is due to open in March above the existing Red Dog Saloon – which is located on the ground floor – at 66 Bold Street, Brooke told MCA. “It will either be called Burra Khana or Shebang,” he said.
The menu at Burra Khana is inspired by street food dishes in Delhi and Jaipur, as well as the traditional cookery techniques of Middle Eastern countries such as Persia, Turkey and Lebanon.
Brooke also told MCA that he was planning to revise the offer at Red Dog Saloon on Berwick Street in Soho, following its temporary closure due to a fire earlier this summer.
He said the restaurant would reopen – timetabled for January – under the same name, but the concept would be much more around traditional smokehouse dishes, then all-encompassing American-style fare such as burgers and wings.
“Red Dog’s cuisine is everything American and this will be more of a smokehouse,” he explained. “The restaurant is very small so we are not going to do such a big menu as at the larger sites, and it will be a bit more refined and focused on barbecue dishes.”
Brooke said there were currently no plans to tweak the Red Dog offering at its other sites in Hoxton Square, Liverpool, Nottingham and Southampton. “Red Dog is doing amazingly well at the moment, it’s had a real renaissance. I think a lot of the competition has gone,” he added.
Red Dog founder to expand Indian street food concept
Red Dog Saloon founder Tom Brooke is to open a second site under his modern Indian street food concept Burra Khana, in Liverpool, and also has plans to tweak the offer at Red Dog Soho, MCA can reveal. The site is due to open in March alongside the existing Red Dog Saloon at 66 Bold Street, and will either be called Burra Khana or Shebang, Brooke told MCA. Red Dog in Soho is to reopen next year, following a fire at the site, under a new smokehouse focused concept.