Once upon a time, the only place you could expect to welcome your pet was the dingy pub around the corner. But times have changed and now even the smartest establishments are throwing open their doors to you and your trusty hound. You can take your dog with you for a stylish brunch, an elegant lunch at Daphne’s or even for a romantic evening dinner date, with a wealth of dining options.
Here are some of PetsPyjamas’ dogs Rufus and Heidi’s favourite culinary haunts:
Top dog-friendly breakfast/brunch spot. One of Rufus and Heidi’s favourite restaurants where they are welcomed by manager Robyn and petted by all the hipsters. Expect to see a plethora of hounds and enjoy your poached eggs on toast with the most delicious rye bread made by local Dalston bakers Dusty Knuckle.
This is a great place for doggies who get spoilt rotten at brunch time on Saturdays and Sundays, and receive a Nutbourne farm sausage if they are especially good. Great for night time dining with your dog. Signature dishes include prime steaks straight from the farm, grouse and the most delicious
brunches with boiled eggs and marmite soldiers. Manager Theo makes all pups feel welcome and they are offered bowls and treats.
Colbert, 50-52 Sloane Square, Chelsea, London SW1W 8AX
A prime spot for your pet in this Parisian-inspired brasserie on Sloane Square in Chelsea. Perfect for people and pup watching on one of their outside tables or pets can dine inside with you at any time of the day in the bar side section of the restaurant. Lucky pups will be given a large bone to chew on. Signature dishes include steak or moules-frites.
Daphne’s, 112 Draycott Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 3AE
An institution, Daphne’s is a fabulous Italian lunch time people watching spot where Fido is warmly welcomed too. Have lunch with your pet in the garden area year-round (it has a covered glass top). Signature dishes include scallops, burrata, linguine with crab, chilli and parsley and their famous meatballs. Pets can expect water from a super stylish Lulu Guinness Daphne bowl and lots of love.
Hally’s, 60 New King’s Road, Fulham, London SW6 4LS
This Californian-themed cafe in Parson’s Green is something of an institution in Fulham. Owner Anna has a terrier called Arthur and the café is usually full of canine customers. In fact, regular Labrador Fudge receives a carrot on every visit! Expect great coffee and brunches and a buzzy atmosphere. Favourites include the full English with homemade beans or pop along to their juice bar across the road for a gym bunny smoothie or delicious bacon brioche rolls.
If you and your dog are vegans, or even if you are not, you will love the plant-based dishes at Farmacy. Here you can bring along your best friend for breakfast, lunch or dinner with dishes that are free from dairy, refined sugar and additives. Top choices include the Farmacy burger and plant-based sundaes.
Riccardo’s, 126 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London SW3 6HU
Locals love to dine with their dogs at this super welcoming South Kensington neighbourhood restaurant. Expect Tuscan dishes and delicious favourites like pappardelle with venison ragu and linguine with clams. Your trusty hound will be welcomed for lunch or dinner, given a water bowl and lots and lots of attention.
A great place to pop in with your pooch after a brisk walk in Richmond Park. Step into this stylish nursery, pick out some plants, and hang out with Fido amongst the foliage for a coffee and homemade cake or stay for lunch for some delicious sandwiches, quiches and seasonal salads. Your pet will love wandering around the nurseries and afterwards enjoy another walk along the river with fabulous views.
After a stroll around Hyde Park follow up with Sunday lunch at super pet-friendly pub The Builders Arms delightfully decorated with flowers in pots and local artwork. Your pet will receive a wonderful warm welcome, water and treats and you can enjoy a traditional roast with all the trimmings whilst Fido has a well-earned rest.
If you are looking for a glamorous pit stop in W1 with your canine in tow, check out Sketch. A fabulously quirky 18th century town house, it welcomes you and smaller pets for coffee or lunch. Or for something special enjoy an afternoon tea with caviar and quail egg sandwiches, macaroons and an assortment of cakes.