It’s no secret we’re a sucker for a restaurant who lets us bring our cute fluffy friends in for a bite to eat, and luckily for us, London is brimming with restaurants making it easier to bring your furry pal along for the ride. To help you along the way, we’ve rounded-up our favourite pooch-perfect eateries in the capital so you never have to dine without your pets again.
Situated next to Walpole Park in Ealing, Soane’s Kitchen is the perfect spot to visit after a long walk with the dog. Pop in for a light lunch or a spot of tea and cake, and of course, get up close and personal with your favourite furry felines.
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. Four times a year, there’s a party dedicated to your furry friends so expect to get your legs and paws moving to the groove.
Taking ‘hair of the dog’ to the next level is Savage Garden with their mega doggy brunch series. Spend the afternoon with your four-legged friends surrounded by views over London’s iconic skyline. Your VIPS (very important pooches…) will even receive their very own Savage pupcake and there’s even option for some pawsecco…
Mews of Mayfair doesn’t imply there are a bunch of tiny kittens hanging about, but dogs on the other hand are most welcome! Our favourite little hideaway just a stones throw from Bond Street, allows dogs in all forms no matter their size. You can sit and enjoy food and drink a’plenty whilst not having to worry about what Fido is getting up to back at home, as your pet sits by your in the courtyard or in the bars on the ground floor.
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All Drake and Morgan bars are dog-friendly. So much so that they’ve invested in special crockery for the little mutts that visit. Not only that, they’ve got animal Prosecco (Pawsecco) to wash down all those dog treats. Not quite Lady and the Tramp, but nearly.
Where: 6 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AG, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London St Pancras (0.1 miles)
After you and your dog-friend have been out for a romantic dinner, you’re going to need somewhere to turn in at night. Why not push the boat out and check into the Sofitel London St James? The hotel is fully dog-friendly, meaning you can enjoy the untrammelled luxury of this grand St James’s restaurant along with your canine friend.
Where: Sofitel London St James, Waterloo Place, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.3 miles)
Can’t bear the thought of leaving your beloved pooch while you go for dinner with your friends? Balans Soho Society in Clapham has your back, serving up delicious small plates and cocktails for the humans, while your furry best-friends will be pampered with a bundle of cuddles. Relax away in their comfy booth seating with your fur-ball friend.
With the French Bulldog taking its name from our oversees allies, it’s no wonder that the London-based French restaurant La Ferme welcomes our puppies into its restaurant. Why not enjoy a great brunch of Eggs Florentine or Croque Monsieur and then pop for a stroll with your pooch in Regent’s Park for the ultimate relaxing weekend.
Afternoon tea is everyone’s guilty pleasure and now it can be your dog’s too! The Egerton House hotel has a custom dog afternoon tea menu including pawsecco, chicken and beef meatloaf and doggy ice cream. Dog owners can indulge in freshly cut sandwiches, homemade cakes, washed down by some leaf tea or champagne. Ah, only the best for our VIP’s (Very Important Pets).
If you never thought you would hear the words Michelin star pub and dog-friendly together then think again! The Harwood Arms allows your pet pooches inside so you can both experience fine-dining. Visit on a Sunday for the perfect roast dinner and its generous portion sizes will mean your dog might get a few lucky scraps, yum.
No matter what breed, shape or size of your dogs – yes that includes the Newfoundlands – all dogs are greeted warmly at Pizarro. The Spanish restaurant ensures customers and dogs don’t have separation anxiety and get to dine together – after all dogs are man’s best friends. The two-legged kind can enjoy Spanish classics like Padrón peppers, Jamón and Arroz caldoso.
With dogs being allowed in their downstairs bar dining area, fur-tunately, you won’t have to miss out on a fix of some great Asian cuisine. The gastro-pub dining downstairs is a great place to chill with your dog. While you’re munching away on dim sum, bao buns and Cantonese duck, your dog can slurp up some dog beer.
For North London dog lovers, the Drapers Arms in Islington is the place to take a breather after mid-walk. Wear your pooch out on a walk down by Regent’s Canal before popping into the classic gastro-pub to refuel. Expect hearty, homely fare from suet crust venison pie to braised short rib, roast salsify, shallots, kale and gravy. In the summer, take a seat in the enclosed garden out the back, or curl up in front of the fire come Winter.
Man’s best friend only deserve the finest so it’s only fitting that private member’s club Annabel’s opens its doors to its members and their pets. Wine and dine alongside your favourite furry pal and if they need a leg-stretch, Annabel’s is on hand with their exclusive dog-walking service. If you’re lucky enough to have a membership, afterwards head on over to George Club, who have a particular love for Labradors – after all their club was named after Mark Birley’s beloved Lab. Day’s out with your pets never seemed so good.
Cover image: Aurélie Four @photobya4