2018: The Best Dog Friendly Restaurants in London

Luckily for Londoners, the capital is a dog-friendly city. There’s the abundance of green spaces for off-leash walks, the pubs that are happy to welcome pets, and the restaurants that accept doggie guests as well as human ones. So for foodies who can’t bear to leave their canine companion at home, here’s our breakdown of ten of the best dog-friendly dining spots in London.

M Bar & Grill Twickenham

M Twickenham

M BAR AND GRILL, TWICKENHAM

Check into one of the elegant blue banquettes at Twickenham’s M Bar and Grill, and enjoy a menu of modern British classics – including, for the more daring, pig’s head nuggets. Water bowls and treats are on hand for dogs – all sizes are welcome here – and Crane Park is just around the corner for some pre- or postprandial walks. Visit www.luxepetguide.com

Randy's Wing Bar dog friendly restaurant London

Randy’s Wing Bar

RANDY’S WING BAR, HACKNEY WICK

Dog owners looking for a more casual spot for dinner will enjoy this riverside bar in Hackney, which serves some of the best chicken wings in London. There’s five types of wings to choose from, including classic buffalo, as well as burgers and loaded fries. It’s not far from the green spaces of Hackney and Walthamstow marshes, and pooches are welcome to join their humans, as long as they’re well-behaved. Visit randyswingbar.co.uk

gordon ramsay dog friendly restaurant london

London House by Gordon Ramsay

LONDON HOUSE BY GORDON RAMSAY, BATTERSEA

He’s a well-known dog-lover, so it’s no surprise that several of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants welcome pooches. At Battersea’s London House, guests can sup on bottomless prosecco brunches, and lounge atop comfy leather sofas. Dogs of all sizes can join humans for dinner, with the menu including wild bream and wild duck, as well as beetroot risotto or wild pumpkin for the veggies. Visit www.luxepetguide.com

Duck and Rice Soho dog friendly restaurant London

The Duck & Rice

THE DUCK & RICE, SOHO

Indulge in some Chinese comfort food at this Soho joint, which serves up dim sum, bao buns, roast duck, and chop suey. There’s a set of carefully selected draught beers on offer too, and an unusually extensive beer cocktail list. Dogs of all sizes are welcome to join their humans, as long as it’s on the ground floor, and might even earn a treat or two for good behaviour. Visit www.theduckandrice.com

Ben's Canteen dog friendly restaurant London

Ben’s Canteen

BEN’S CANTEEN, CLAPHAM JUNCTION

South Londoners returning from dog walks on Clapham or Wandsworth Common can stop off at Ben’s Canteen, which welcomes well-behaved pups all day long. Expect gourmet burgers, pulled pork and duck nuggets, with a healthy serving of craft beer or wine. For those that have had a heavy weekend, there’s plenty of room for mutts to curl up on the wooden floorboards, while their humans recover with breakfast burritos or banana pancakes. Visit www.luxepetguide.com

Lisa's Kitchen Bar dog friendly restaurant London

Lisa’s Kitchen & Bar

LISA’S BAR & KITCHEN, NOTTING HILL

West London has a reputation for offering the finer things, and this is certainly true when it comes to Lisa’s Bar & Kitchen. Resident dog Sherlock is ready to greet fellow pooches,  who can expect blankets, bowls, and even the odd treat for good behaviour. Lisa’s Bar & Kitchen has a Scandi menu to match its all-white interiors, and serves up reindeer stew and salmon gravlax for lunch, and baked cod and meatballs for dinner – all with a side of aquavit cocktails. Visit www.luxepetguide.com

Colbert Chelsea dog friendly restaurant London

Colbert

COLBERT, CHELSEA

Enjoy the atmosphere of a typical French bistro at Chelsea’s Colbert, which serves a classic Parisian all-day cafe menu – that means everything from escargots to croque monsieurs. Dogs receive their own special treatment, and can expect to be served bones and bowls of water. Be careful on busy days though, as dogs are only allowed in the outside area and at the bar booths. Visit www.colbertchelsea.com

Daphne's Chelsea

Daphne’s

DAPHNE’S, CHELSEA

There’s both design and dog credentials at this Chelsea establishment, which welcomes pooches into its conservatory while humans enjoy a seasonal Italian lunch menu. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio oversaw the lavish interiors, which are all marble tops, murano glass and cane chairs. There’s a strict code of conduct that governs the behaviour of all canine guests, which includes no excessive excitement and no eating off the table. We hear a rumour that especially well-behaved pups might earn themselves a doggie biscotti from the general manager however. Visit www.daphnes-restaurant.co.uk

 
Bellanger dog friendly restaurant London

Bellanger

BELLANGER, ISLINGTON

Choose from Toulouse sausages, confit of duck or sea trout at this Islington restaurant, which lets dogs of all sizes through its doors and into its grand wood-panelled dining room. Bellanger was included in the Evening Standard’s list of London’s best dog-friendly restaurants, and the paper notes that pooches can expect to receive not just water, but “a generous supply of biscuits and much attention from the waiters”. Visit www.bellanger.co.uk

 
Well Street Pizza dog friendly restaurant London

Well Street Pizza

WELL STREET PIZZA, HACKNEY

Well Street Pizza serves up a classic Neapolitan slice, made from fermented dough and cooked in a wood-fire oven. There’s all the classic options on the menu, as well as a few specials including the nduja-topped Calabrese and Collina – and don’t forget the accompanying negroni or Aperol spritz. Four-legged friends can join their humans here, and have even been known to perch on the leather banquettes. Visit www.wellstreetpizza.com

Do you know of some other great dog friendly restaurants in London? Tell us in the comments below! 

 

Emma Tucker is a London-based writer and editor, who's been covering all things design-related for the past six years. After studying English Literature she spent several years working at magazines including Dezeen and Creative Review, before going freelance. Emma's now a regular contributor to several magazines, including The Spaces and Pitch, and also works with design brands on copywriting and editorial projects. On a day-to-day basis she's assisted by puppy PA and cockapoo Bear.

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