Brad McDonald and The Lockhart launch Shotgun in Soho

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Updated 4/10 with details of the menu.

We loved the Lockhart (particularly that cornbread) so it's very good news today as we hear that the people behind The Lockhart are expanding things - bringing Brad Mc Donald into Soho. They're setting up Shotgun in Kingly Street - an area which has a lot of interesting foodie developments (like a huge Dishoom) incoming.

The name comes from a style of house in Southern USA - as they say "the structure is long with a narrow frontage that gives a straight ‘shot’ from one end of the house to the other." The look of the new restaurant fits that bill as they'll have a long cocktail bar on the ground floor that feeds into the main restaurant downstairs.

Food wise, there will be a big focus on low and slow barbecue cooking in the downstairs dining area where the open kitchen will be.

  • Snacks & small plates, inc: Pig Ear & Sour Pancakes, Hot Tamales, Eel & Mash, Broccoli & Cheddar Soup
  • "Daytime sandwiches" in potato buns inc: Smoked Ox Tongue, Oyster Mayo and Hot Sausage & Sauerkraut
  • And the highlight is "From the pit", which comes in all manner of sizes - there's:
    • Pork Belly / Boston Butt from George Swaledale
    • Dexter Brisket from Finclass
    • Barbarie Duck Crown from Yorkshire Game
    • Jacob’s Ladder from Turner & George 

On top of that, lots of sides, including "Pont Neuf Potatoes" and regularly changing desserts including ice cream from their own soft serve machine. From there, flavours include Chipotle Chocolate, Brown Butter Caramel and Sour Cherry.

The cocktail bar has drinks put together by Matt Whiley - aka The Talented Mr Fox and best known for Peg and Patriot - with a list split into Brown Liquor, Punch, Absinthe and White Liquor and will have a big emphasis on punch. We like the sound of these, all with a very southern US feel (and that float sounds GREAT):

  • Prairieville Punch - Arrack - jasmine green tea - hiver amer - house made Carolina rice wine
  • Triple Oaked Old Fashioned - Double Oaked Bourbon - bourbon barrel sugar and burnt sugar bitters
  • Aliciatore - Barbecued Chicory Vodka - coffee liqueur - home made sarsaparilla - brown sugar
  • Mescal Roux - Fermented Trinity (gumbo) Mescal - jalapeno bitters - lime
  • Float- Absinthe - bourbon - root beer - chefs doughnut filling float

Shotgun opens officially on Monday 12 October at 26 Kingly Street, London W1B 5QD. They have a soft launch until 11 October with 50% off food. For the latest from them, follow them on Twitter @ShotgunBBQ