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Wunderlust (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Hot dogs Deptford

Time Out says

Austrian-style hot dogs, burgers and barbecue in a double decker bus.

Please note, Wunderlust is now closed. Time Out Food & Drink Editors, May 2017.

There’s Nothing new about Deptford having a red double decker bus that functions as a restaurant. Nor that it’s primarily frequented by a trendy crowd of dungareed, dip-dyed women and men in baseball caps. But Big Red Bus has recently been taken over by Austrian street-food crew Fleisch Mob until October (possibly beyond). They’ll be serving up burgers and hot dogs (Wednesday to Saturday), fancier barbecued foods (Friday and Saturday) and roasts (Sunday). The bun-based meaty menu is decent, featuring onion rings so fat they could double as chunky hoop bracelets, and mucky sauce-laden hot dogs. A Rock Me Amadeus is so drenched in ketchup, mustard and caramelised onions that there are consequences:

1. It’s like someone has topped your dog with a badass French onion soup.

2. It’ll leave any hipster beard owners looking like a living, breathing Jackson Pollock artwork.

3. Sorry, still staring at the dude with the beard.

The downsides? Cheap-tasting mayo in the slaw renders it akin to slimy moisturiser. Also, beware the barbecue menu: on our visit, every dish arrived late (more than an hour’s wait per item), lukewarm, missing a component and so lacking in smokey flavour that you wouldn’t know it had even been in the same postcode as charcoal. The (very polite) staff explained it was due to staff illness, but we’re not sure we’d want to visit again to check.


Address: Big Red
30 Deptford Church St
Transport: Deptford Bridge DLR
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