Looking for dog friendly restaurants in London? We’ve got you covered. The days of struggling to find a delicious meal whilst your four-legged friend is in tow are finally behind you. These are the very best restaurants in London where the staff will be just as excited to see you as your fluffy companion…
Fancy a picnic with a difference? This summer, the team at DUKES LONDON are offering to set the perfect picnic spot for guests in either Green Park or St James’ Park, complete with cushions, blankets, cutlery, glasses and weather-dependent parasols. Tuck into a delightful selection of British delights like chorizo and goats cheese scotch eggs, pomegranate and vegan cheese scones and chocolate brownies, while furry friends enjoy wet or dry dog food and a dog bowl, with a toy to keep them busy for the afternoon. For extra luxury, opt for the 3-hour butler service.
The Hero of Maida
Not only are dogs allowed in all areas of this cosy pub, chefs prepare fresh biscuits for four-legged guests, as well as veal bones from family run butcher H.G. Walter. Apparently two thirds of customers bring their dogs, so they can make some new friends while they’re there too!
Smith & Whistle
The first Dogtail menu in London launched last year, so you can now enjoy a few tipples alongside your four-legged friend and they won’t feel left out. Treat your dog to a G&T Ginger Tails which is a mix of fresh ginger and tonic, or for more sophisticated canines, a Bubbly Bow Wow: a dog-friendly Prosecco mixed with liquidised blueberries. The bar’s ideal location opposite picturesque Green Park means you can enjoy a post-drink stroll too.
After their first event proved successful, Soho members club The Court will be holding another Dog Days Brunch, with profits going towards the Wild at Heart Foundation, an organisation funding animal welfare projects all over the world. Bring your dog along and they can enjoy Pawsecco, Dog Beer and personalised dog biscuits, while you tuck into dishes like Walforf salad, artichoke gnocchi and pork fillet. The next brunch takes place on 29 June.
Head to Bellanger, the traditional French brasserie in the heart of Islington, with your pooch in tow. Whilst you’re enjoying the fine food or a pot of fresh coffee, your furry friend can munch on Bellanger’s own dog biscuits and wag tails with the regulars.
Upmarket Argentinian steak restaurant Gaucho recently launched a new doggy menu, The Muttropolitan, alongside a brand new dog policy which means pups are allowed all day between 12-6pm. Their ‘Doggy Sundays’ have also been given a makeover, with a selection of dog brands taking over the terrace on the first Sunday afternoon of each month. Book a table under your pooch’s name, and waiters will offer treats and entertainment for them, including a doggy bag of treats and surprises to take home.
Paws For Coffee
This cute cafe is not just dog friendly, it’s actually dedicated to furry pals and their walkers. Pups can choose from their very own menu, featuring puppuccinos, doggie sausages, and homemade dog treats, before having a quick snooze in one of the comfy dog beds. Oh, and humans can eat here too – think traditional lunch brunch, salads, paninis and smoothies. With one branch in Hampton and another in Richmond, both are perfectly placed for a dog walk round the park afterwards.
Pups are welcome year-round at M Victoria: a ‘Dine with your Dog’ menu is available, complete with Pawsecco for your Canine Companion. Or if your dog is more of a brunch fan, they can tuck into their own brunch menu of either bacon and peanut butter cookies or dried chicken livers. The £5 cost will go towards Battersea Cats and Dogs Home.
Egerton House Hotel
Who wouldn’t want to go for Afternoon Tea with their dog? The Egerton offer a unique experience in which dogs are offered their own afternoon tea menu, featuring homemade dog biscuits, chicken and beef meatloaf, and a special dog-friendly ice cream to finish. Meanwhile humans can dine on an equally delicious menu, with options for vegetarians, vegans and those with a gluten intolerance.
Mews of Mayfair
Tucked away in a historic courtyard, the Mews offers four floors of sophisticated style with food to match. Whether you’re nursing an after work cocktail or enjoying a dinner with friends, your pet can come too.
Inspired by the wine bars of Spain and Italy, Vinoteca pairs an impressive wine list with seasonal, fresh dishes. The best bit? You can have your dog by your side as you sip and eat away.
Pups are more than welcome at long-standing Chelsea haunt Bluebird Café, a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the Kings Road. After being greeted with a warm welcome by staff, dogs are given a bowl of water (with a choice of tap or still), and a goody bag of treats to devour while you tuck into an idyllic Saturday morning lunch.
Afternoon Tea at the Milestone Hotel
For afternoon tea by the fire with your best friend, head to the glamorous Milestone Hotel. Tuck into macaroons, tartlets, a multitude of finger sandwiches and tea or coffee while your dog sits happily with a treat or two.
With the same easy atmosphere as a pub, Ben’s Canteen is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a burger and a shake, or to indulge over the weekend with their mouth-watering, reviving brunch. If you’re craving melted cheese, carbohydrates and anything to make you skip the gym, this is it. Your pup will be just as at ease as you are, although we can’t guarantee the puppy dog eyes will go away for not offering them a bite…
The days of feeling bad for eating a slice of cake whilst your dog watches with sad eyes are over. The Outsider Tart provides everything from sweet pies to brownies for humans alongside a special Barkery for your fluffy companion, offering a variety of canine-tailored homemade treats. Who will leave the bakery happier? It’s a tough call.
In the centre of Sloane Square, this French-inspired restaurant is the convergence point of Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Belgravia. The upscale cuisine will have you staying for a few hours, but the people watching will keep you there for a good while longer. Lucky you’ll have your trusty companion to keep you company.
The Jam Tree
On a summer’s day, there’s nowhere better than The Jam Tree’s pretty suntrap beer garden at their Chelsea branch – particularly with your dog in tow. Perfect for Saturday brunches and lazy Sunday afternoons.
Indulge in some traditional Spanish cuisine at Pizarro alongside your puppy pal. Owners and their pets can sit on the window counter seats so your dog can watch passers-by to entertain themselves – and they may even see a fellow furry friend wandering the streets of London. It’s a dog’s life…
This intimate restaurant has been a favourite with the locals for over 40 years thanks to its friendly charm. Fresh and dried flowers hang from the ceiling and occupy the tables, along with candles placed in champagne bottles. Dogs are welcome ‘as long as they behave’ and given a fresh bowl of water upon arrival.
National Theatre’s Green Room
Sundays are for one thing: Bottomless Brunch. But what is bottomless brunch without your furry friend? Bring your favourite companion along as you whet your whistle with bottomless Prosecco or Bloody Marys before feasting on bacon mac and cheese fritters, crushed avocado with a poached egg on sourdough, jerk chicken pot pie and The Green Room’s very own signature burger. The perfect place to dine in the summer months, The Green Room’s sustainable garden was designed and is being maintained by the Bankside Open Spaces Trust. The urban oasis awaits… (as do the bottomless drinks) Available Sundays 11:30am-4pm.