bodean'sKansas City-style BBQ joint, Bodean’s, has announced that its seventh hog hotspot will open in Covent Garden on 12 April. The new restaurant will offer 50% off food (lunch and dinner) during its soft launch, 12-14 April (inclusive). The discount is only available for direct bookings via

The group has taken over the former site of Russell Norman’s rather inauthentic – “they wouldn’t know their challah from their cholent” – Jewish restaurant Mishkin’s in Catherine Street, just off Drury Lane.

Bodean boss Andre Blais and exec chef Richard Coates will use the new eatery as a proving ground for exciting new menu items, inspired by their intensive BBQ pilgrimage of Kansas City earlier this year.

As well as new dishes, the Covent Garden menu also includes the ol’ favourites – serving-up pork, beef, chicken and seafood, cooked low and slow in its smoke house.

Tucked away in the shadow of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, the 60-seater venue has Bodean’s signature Americana decor and Sam Adams on tap, as well as a cast of ever-changing guest beers from around the world. There’s also prosecco on tap if you don’t fancy the hoppy stuff.

Bodean’s was founded in London in 2002 and currently has six outlets open in Soho, Balham, Clapham, Fulham, the City and Shoreditch.

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