Red Dog Saloon to expand beyond London at £80m Southampton scheme

Developer Hammerson has announced that it will be welcoming American barbecue restaurant, Red Dog Saloon to WestQuay Watermark, its £80m dining and leisure development in Southampton, marking the brand’s first move outside of London.

Offering diners its signature range of authentic Kansas City style barbecue dishes, Red Dog Saloon has signed up to take a 3,506 sq ft unit that will be located on the lower promenade of the development.

Red Dog Saloon’s restaurant in Southampton will be the brand’s fourth in the UK, having launched its debut restaurant in Hoxton Square, London which was followed by further openings in the capital in Clapham South and most recently in Soho.

The restaurant will join a number of other brands making their debut in the city, including the Buenos Aires inspired international restaurateur, CAU and Brazilian barbeque eatery, Cabana.

Part of the centrepiece of Southampton City Council’s VIP ‘Heart of the City’ project, as identified within its City Centre Master Plan that promotes its vision for the city, WestQuay Watermark will be Southampton’s new dining and leisure destination when it launches in late 2016.

Sarah Fox, Head of Restaurants and Leisure at Hammerson, commented, “Securing Red Dog Saloon to join the fantastic and varied line-up of restaurants we will be bringing to Southampton is a great result for the scheme.

'We are particularly pleased that the brand selected WestQuay Watermark to take its first step outside of London, joining a number of others that will also be making their Southampton debuts, as this reflects the confidence that the brand has in the city as a leisure and retail hub.”