Nine dog-friendly outdoor restaurants in London
Planning a day out with your four-legged friends might mean packing the sandwiches and biscuits for a picnic at the park. But if your furry friends would prefer a potter around the city and a visit to one of the capital’s many restaurants then we’re here to help! Here are nine dog-friendly restaurants in London.
1. 28°-50° Wine Bar & Kitchen
Location: Covent Garden
Dog-friendly star feature: Sunny patio
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28°-50° Wine Bar & Kitchen, in Covent Garden, is a cool restaurant in the heart of the city. With indoor and outdoor dining on offer, this is a great spot for a quick bite, lazy lunch or a la carte dinner, no matter the weather. Dogs on the lead are welcome from 8am to 11pm.
2. The Duck and Rice
Dog-friendly star feature: Dog-friendly beer
The Duck and Rice is one of the most popular Chinese restaurants in central London and is the paw-fect spot for dining with your dog! While it may not be an ‘outdoor’ restaurant, it welcomes pups with open arms. In fact, your pet will get more than a bowl of water here as the team has their own special dog-friendly beer on offer.
3. 40 Dean Street
Dog-friendly star feature: Italian charm
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40 Dean Street is a small family-run restaurant offers wonderful Italian food, from oven-baked pizzas to fresh, tasty pasta dishes. There’s an extensive wine list and options for vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements. Dogs are welcome inside but there’s also a small terrace with tables.
Dog-friendly star feature: Goodie bags
Image source: Bluebird
Bluebird, on the famous King’s Road in Chelsea, is a stylish restaurant with a large terrace, where you’ll find all of the coolest canines (and their humans)! Dogs can enjoy a goody bag full of treats while their two-legged pals enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner or drinks.
5. Mercato Metropolitano
Location: Elephant & Castle
Dog-friendly star feature: Casual outdoor dining
Image source: Mercato Metropolitano
Staff at Mercato Metropolitano have lots of cuddles on hand for any four-legged visitors who venture to the pop-up style hub of bustling food stalls and small independent eateries. Enjoy everything you’d find in Italy from pizza, artisanal cheese and gelato. Maybe your pup can have a nibble too!
Cuisine: Modern, seasonal food
Dog-friendly star feature: Dog biscuits
Image source: Minnow
Minnow is a laid-back Instagrammable restaurant overlooking the greenery of Clapham Common. Chefs serve modern, seasonal dishes using local produce and fresh ingredients. Dogs are welcome inside the cosy restaurant, and at the tables outside. There are free dog biscuits for the best girls and boys, too!
7. Smith & Whistle
Cuisine: Bar snacks and casual classics
Dog-friendly star feature: Doggy cocktails!
Image source: Smith & Whistle
Fido won’t be left out if you head to Smith & Whistle for a night out. Widely considered one of London’s dog-friendliest bars, you can enjoy sitting on the terrace with a G&T while your four-legged friend enjoys his own refreshing drink from the dogtail menu, such as a Bubbly Bow Wow or a Poochie Colada!
Cuisine: Argentinian steakhouse
Dog-friendly star feature: Doggy Sundays
Image source: Gaucho
Gaucho has upped its dog game by launching a special doggy menu called The Muttropolitan, and welcomes dogs every day between 12 noon and 6pm. On the first Sunday of every month, they host Doggy Sunday on the terrace. Book a table under your dog’s name, enjoy the dog brands on display and take home a special bag of treats and surprises!
9. M Victoria Street
Dog-friendly star feature: 6 Legs Menu
Image source: M Victoria Street
Dogs are always welcome at M Victoria Street grill and bar, but Saturday’s are extra special because you can enjoy lunch with your canine chum. The 6 Legs Menu offers you - and your pup - a two-course meal, alongside free-flowing Prosecco for you and Paw-secco for him! Cheers!
Find out more about M Victoria Street here >