There’s no denying it – London’s gone barking mad for dogs. From the huge number of people getting lockdown pups, to the shift to WFH which has no signs of going anywhere, we’re trading the office life for more time with our canine companions… and London’s restaurant scene has taken note.

From dog-friendly brunch spots to dedicated doggy afternoon teas – here are the best spots to dine with your doggo.

Megan’s

A noted name in London thanks to their beautiful interiors, neighbourhood vibes and delicious menus (think Turkish brunch feasts, shakshouka baked eggs and mezze bowls), Megan’s appeals to London’s masses – including dogs. Known for their dog-friendly dining spaces, pup-parents and their furry friends can brunch the day away here and feel right at home. They even have dog beds, water bowls and an endless supply of treats for your pooch!

 

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Pup parents and their furry friends can brunch the day away here.

Where: Multiple Locations

Website: www.megans.co.uk

Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station really does take the cake when it comes to dog-friendly dining. So many of their bars and restaurants are dog-friendly (including Tonkatsu, Vagabond Wines, Cinnamon Kitchen, Megan’s and Fiume) making it the perfect place to bring your pooch. So if you and your four-legged friend are in the neighbourhood, make sure you stop by for a bite to eat and a doggy treat.

But if you really want to treat your doggo, head to Tapas Brindisa, where they have a new doggy menu and doggy beer to accompany it – so you and your pooch can both enjoy your favourite tapas, Spanish style.

Where: Circus Rd W, Nine Elms, London SW8 5BN

Website: www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk

No. Fifty Cheyne

If you’re searching for dog-friendly restaurants in Chelsea, then No. Fifty Cheyne is a must-visit. Head to this neighbourhood gem for a constantly changing menu of British ingredients that’s centred around an open grill. All they ask is that you bear other guests in mind and keep your dog on the lead when necessary.

 

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Where: 50 Cheyne Walk, London SW3 5LR

Website: www.fiftycheyne.com

 

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Egerton House Hotel

Treat yourself and the pup to a little luxury at one of London’s best dog-friendly hotels. Aside from VIP grooming, a pet concierge, and dog-friendly bubbles, the real star of the show is their dedicated doggy afternoon tea. Served in the drawing rooms, dogs can tuck into homemade peanut butter biscuits, chicken liver meatloaf and doggy ice-cream. To wash it all down? A chicken consommé martini and turkey skewers.

Don’t worry – there’s tea on offer for humans too!

The star of the show is their dedicated doggy afternoon tea.

Where: 17-19 Egerton Terrace, London SW3 2BX

Website: www.egertonhousehotel.com

Smith & Whistle

For pups looking to enjoy a night out on the town, Smith & Whistle, the elegant retro bar at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, is open to all four-legged friends.

The impressive cocktail menu includes a delicious selection of ‘dogtails’, where owners can order their preferred tipple as well as a refreshment fit for their furry friend. The menu includes the Poochie Colada, Hound’s Hops or Posh Pooch created by the talented mixology team and set to get tails wagging.

The menu includes the Poochie Colada, Hound’s Hops or Posh Pooch.

Where: Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, Piccadilly, London W1J 7BX

Website: www.smithandwhistle.com

 

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Cheneston’s

Whether you’re after delicious British options like Scottish salmon carved right at your table, or delicious daily roasts presented on a silver trolley, Cheneston’s is a delicious spot to indulge yourself – puppy-pal in tow.

Dogs are more than welcome at this Kensington restaurant – invited with their human friends to enjoy sumptuous luxury and, if they’re staying overnight, a special package to ensure they have the time of their lives.

Where: 1-3 Kensington Ct, London W8 5DL

Website: www.milestonehotel.com

 

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Aquavit

Nestled in the heart of St James’s Market lies Aquavit London, the stunning Nordic inspired restaurant offering delicious and daily changing dishes from lunch through to dinner. Welcoming both dogs and diners, Aquavit London is the ideal spot for long lunches, working meetings and a mid-week meal treat.

On the menu, expect to find dishes like pickled herrings with vodka, pink peppercorn and lingonberry; sumptuous shrimp skagen on sourgdough with dill mayonaise; and the signature Swedish meatballs served with lingonberry, pickled cucumbers and potato mash.

Welcoming both dogs and diners, Aquavit London is the ideal spot for long lunches.

Where: 1 St James’s Market, St. James’s, London SW1Y 4QQ

Website: www.aquavitrestaurants.com

The Happenstance

Overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, The Happenstance welcomes all customers – both human and canine alike. Humans can tuck into a range of light bites, mains and indulgent desserts while sipping on a wide variety of wines, beers on tap and cocktails, including old favourites and The Happenstance’s  new summer bloom cocktails.

Meanwhile, pooches will love lounging on the outside terrace and will find plenty of treats inside the bar. All 17 Drake & Morgan venues are dog-friendly.

Pooches will love lounging on the outside terrace.

Where: 10 Paternoster Sq., London EC4M 7DX

Website: www.drakeandmorgan.co.uk

Blue Door Bistro

Nestled away inside The Montague On The Gardens hotel, Blue Door Bistro provides a welcoming and informal setting for you and your pup, with a superb à la carte menu to match. Light and airy at lunchtime, and warm and cosy by evening, the room’s decorated on three sides with a panoramic view of London circa 1849. 

Humans can tuck into dishes like the Montague Duck, whilst doggies are treated to a choice of Woof Waffles (grilled waffles with cumberland sausage), Meaty Munch (chunks of steak in gravy with mashed potatoes), or Toast and Topping (toasted bread served with cheese or scrambed egg).

Where: 15 Montague St, London WC1B 5BJ

Website: www.montaguehotel.com

M Victoria Street

If man is a dog’s best friend then surely M Restaurants must be their favourite restaurant as the innovative venue revels in throwing unique events, geared towards honouring our canine chums. Their ‘Pooch Parties’ include a six-legged brunch where guests can dine with their dog. You can expect mouth-watering dishes including shakshuka, steak and eggs and a pancake stack, and furry friends can look forward to chicken jerky three ways, biltong risotto and peanut butter cookies.

 

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Where: Zig Zag Building, 74 Victoria St, London SW1E 6SQ

Website: www.mrestaurants.co.uk

Ave Mario

Can’t bear the thought of leaving your beloved pooch while you go for dinner with your friends? Big Mamma Group’s Ave Mario has your back, serving up delicious Italian fare and cocktails for the humans (just make sure you cover your dog’s eyes when you’re digging into all that pasta). Here you can relax the night away in their comfy booth seating with your fur-ball friend, and take a few gorgeous shots for your pup’s Instagram page, too.

 

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Where: 15 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QG

Website: www.bigmammagroup.com

The Little Yellow Door

For West London dog lovers, The Little Yellow Door is the perfect place to take a breather after a long walk. Wear your pooch out on a walk around Notting Hill’s pretty streets before popping in here to refuel with brunch. The venue welcomes dogs with open arms, so you can wine and dine alongside your favourite furry pal.

Expect delicious,  hearty fare like roasted banana pancakes with caramel and coconut sauce; avocado topped with chilli flakes, chives and amaranth; and eggs Colombian style with onions, plum tomatoes, mix sweet peppers and coriander. In the summer, you and your pooch can take a seat on the terrace out front, or curl up on a cosy sofa come winter.

Wine and dine alongside your favourite furry pal.

Where:6-8 All Saints Rd, London W11 1HH

Website: www.thelittleyellowdoor.com

Rake’s Café Bar

Putting the ‘tail’ in cocktails, head to Rake’s Café Bar at the Andaz Hotel for one of their epic Espresso Martinis and your furry friend will be welcomed with open arms. A café by day and bar by night, it’s a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city; offering simple and comforting food alongside artisan coffee and a specially crafted signature cocktail menu made up of both modern and classic concoctions. Meanwhile, the food menu is filled with of Med-inspired dishes like Spanish ham & potato croquettes with chipotle mayo & chilli jam, and homemade olive tapenade.

The foliage-filled décor at Rake’s is gorgeous, but despite the grandeur of this five star hotel, they’re certainly not beyond making sure that every single guest is well looked after – including dogs.

Where: 40 Liverpool St, London EC2M 7QN

Website: www.rakescafebar.co.uk

Mercato Metropolitano

More of a food court than a restaurant, there’s no denying that Mercato Metropolitano certainly loves dogs. Both the Elephant & Castle and Mayfair sites welcome canine companions (they just ask that you please keep your dog on the lead), and you’re bound to make a four-legged pal or two any time you visit. If you’re out and about with your pup in need of some amazing food and refreshments, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Where: Multiple Locations

Website: www.mercatometropolitano.com

Sloane Place

For a laidback, bistro style dinner in a swish location, look no further than Sloane Place Restaurant or its sister restaurant The Roof Terrace at The Sloane, where dogs will be welcomed with a bowl of water, treats – and probably a cuddle from one of the team too! If you fancy a walk afterwards, ask the team for their specially curated dog walking map that shows all the best dog walks nearby.

Dogs will be welcomed with a bowl of water, treats - and probably a cuddle from one of the team too!

Where:60 Lower Sloane St, London SW1W 8BP

Website: www.sloaneplace.com

Sketch

Fine dining with your dog? Not an issue at Sketch. Pop into the art-filled interiors of The Parlour between 7am and 4pm and your dog will be free to be their most fabulous self (as long as they’re well-behaved, that is).

Sadly, dogs aren’t allowed in other parts of the venue, but even so, we reckon The Parlour is the swishest spot in Mayfair to make your dog feel like a VIP (Very Important Pup).

The swishest spot in Mayfair to make your dog feel like a VIP (Very Important Pup).

Where: 9 Conduit St, London W1S 2XG

Website: www.sketch.london

 

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