Whether it’s a Sunday gastro-pub lunch, a great coffee spot or a midweek supper out, it’s always so much more fun when your dog can come along too. Unfortunately not everywhere in London loves our canine friends as much as we do so we’ve sniffed out 10 of the best that boast great food, cool atmosphere and delectable tipples, for both the two and four-legged kind…
Everyone loves this Californian-style cafe in Parson’s Green where your hound can hobnob with all his friends after a swift walk in Hurlingham Park. Anna, the stylish owner, has a gorgeous Irish Terrier called Arthur and knows how to keep the canines happy. Brunch staples include mashed avocado on toast and wild mushrooms on brioche topped with an egg. Hally’s is also now open in the evening for accompanying canines.
Across the road is Little H – little sister to Hally’s and just as gorgeously designed. It’s a great stop-off spot for a delicious juice (the green dream is a favourite) takeaway coffee or super healthy veggie lunch. It’s super pet-friendly too.
Surround yourself in leafy splendour while you and your pooch partake in breakfast, lunch or tea. Treats and water bowls provided to ensure your canine is suitably spoilt.
Park at Roehampton Gate and take a brisk hour’s walk to Richmond Gate then walk down the hill to Petersham Nurseries. Reward yourself with coffee and quiche or homemade cake, sit back and enjoy the picturesque green houses. You are bound to get chatting to one of the other pooch owners and come away with a gorgeous plant or two.
THE BROWN COW
Pooches will be thoroughly spoilt at the Brown Cow on Fulham Road. The four-legged are welcomed on arrival and allowed to sit with their owners over dinner and get served with water and treats too. Famed for its hearty pub fare – and for its divine homemade scotcheggs which are to die for! Prince Harry was recently spotted here and David Gandy is a regular.
BOND AND BROOK AT FENWICKS, BOND ST
Enjoy dainty finger sandwiches and scones with your pet after a spot of shopping in this glamorous setting complete with a library-full of fashion books. Your pooch will love the attention he gets in the store, plus there’s always the possibility of a few crumbs coming his way.
The Phene is one of Chelsea’s most talked-about gastro-pubs, not only for its pretty sun-drenched terrace, heady cocktails and tasty food, but it’s cute canine visitors too.
THE PRINCE BONAPARTE
After a walk in Kensington Gardens, pop into the Bonaparte for a swift pint in this stylishly designed Art Deco-inspired establishment. Dogs are welcomed in the bar area where they will receive water and biscuits whilst you tuck into the pub’s famous Sunday roasts.
This is a glamorous French café and restaurant on Sloane Square where the pooches are as stylish as the patrons. Dogs are allowed in the right hand side of the restaurant, where you can enjoy a glass of champagne with your steak and chips.
THE GOOD LIFE EATERY
Post-workout with your dog – pop into this Sloane Avenue coffee spot that everyone is talking about. Famed for Skinny Eggs Benedict and Ninja Turtle Smoothies, this healthy joint is a haven for spotting the fitness set and their adorable dogs