Dog-Friendly Dining: 17 Places To Take Your Pooch

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Saturday 26th August marks International dogs day.  There’s no denying it – London is barking mad for dogs. From the huge number of people getting lockdown pups back in 2020, to the shift to WFH and dog-friendly co-working spaces, we’re spending way more time with our canine companions… and the city’s hospitality scene has taken note, with a whole host of dog friendly restaurants in London to choose from.

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

 

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Bellanger

Located in the heart of Islington, Bellanger is a dog-friendly brasserie worth visiting, inspired by Parisian cafe culture.

Head inside with your pooch where you’ll be able to enjoy French brasserie classics like croque monsieur, onion soup, steak tartare, and steak frites. To top it all off, they also serve homemade Bellanger-branded dog biscuits for your furry pal.

Where: 9 Islington Grn, London N1 2XR

Website: www.bellanger.co.uk

There's homemade Bellanger-branded dog biscuits for your furry pal.

Kudu Grill

A favourite spot in the heart of Peckham, Kudu Grill don’t just pride themselves on their incredible food and hospitality to humans, they absolutely love dogs too.

Both Kudu and Kudu Grill welcome pups of all sizes, so pop in with your pooch and enjoy open-fire braai cooking including grilled prawns and peri peri sauce; pork chop with monkey gland sauce (a name for south african barbecue sauce); and dry aged T-bone, beer pickled onions and treacle bordelaise for two.

Where: 57 Nunhead Ln, London SE15 3TR

Website: www.kuducollective.com

Pop in with your pooch and enjoy open-fire braai cooking.

Maggie Jone’s

In the heart of Kensington, Maggie Jones’s provides a welcoming and informal setting for you and your pup, with a superb menu of classic dishes to match. Rustic and informal at lunchtime, and romantic and cosy by evening, the room’s decorated on all sides with hanging baskets of dried flowers, vintage artwork and candlelit tables.

Humans can tuck into dishes like roast pork belly with apple sauce; Maggie’s fish pie; breast of chicken with creamed tarragon; and apple crumble to finish.

Where: 6 Old Ct Pl, London W8 4EP

Website: www.maggie-jones.co.uk

Los Mochis

Whether you’re after vibrant Mexican flavour or elegant and precise Japanese dishes, Los Mochis’ is a delicious spot to indulge yourself in perfectly paired Pan Pacific cuisine – puppy-pal in tow. 

Dogs are more than welcome at this Notting Hill restaurant, that’s named after Mochi, the founder’s miniature Yorkshire Terrier. Her Dia de Muertos inspired portrait even hangs in the ground floor dining area. If you happen to book a weekend lunch at Los Mochis, chances are you’ll see her there dining on her favourite dish – salmon sashimi.

Where: 2-4 Farmer St, London W8 7SN

Website: www.losmochis.co.uk

The restaurant's named after Mochi, the founder’s miniature Yorkshire Terrier.

 

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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

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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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

 

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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

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

M Canary Wharf

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, and tuck into a special Bone Appétit Menu, a special three-course menu for both you and your furry friend.

 

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Where: Unit 10, Newfoundland Place, London E14 4BH

Website: www.mrestaurants.co.uk

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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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

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


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