By Location

Places to wine and dine in LONDON with your dog(s) –

(this page is being refined for easier usage, as most of them are in central London – they will still be classified by cuisine)

We live in London and one of the things that got us started on this blog was the search of dog-friendly places. I had separation anxiety, I did not want to go out without Darcy. Besides, I have a better time whenever she is out with me. So I set about finding places that would allow me to share my dining experiences with Darcy and eventually George. We have looked around for dog-friendly restaurants using sites like Dandy Kat. We are now going to write about which restaurants are best for your little friends. If you love eating out at restaurants then you should consider using a credit card company that rewards you for it! Use a search engine such as to find out what each company offers, so you can enjoy more time out with your pooch.

Because we wanted to let other dog owners know they can do the same, we started to blog about our experiences! We have very quickly come to the realisation of why people say London is the epicentre of the world! It has everything! Great living areas, fantastic Offices and wonderful restaurants and pubs.

We did not settle for the obvious pubs which tend to be dog-friendly but sought out white table-cloth restaurants, cafes, healthy places to eat and especially those with an ambience.

At the time of posting, these listed places have been tried and tested by me and doggies but things might have changed since – and some may have closed. We try to update this list as often as we can but can you imagine what state we would be in if we ate at all these restaurants regularly!

If you know of any places in London or Greater London that are not listed here, do let us know – it will give us another reason to try yet another place that welcome our furry member of the family. We have known of many friends moving out into the greater London area in order to take advantage of the countryside available. I guess moving has never been easier with man and van hire in London always at hand to help.

But PLEASE be a considerate dog-owner. When you go out to dine with your pooches keep in mind it is a privilege, not a given. Places in London are opening up to the idea, let’s keep that momentum going. There aren’t a huge amount of restaurants that allow dogs in and I did find a beautiful restaurant for sale that I thought I could re-develop. I want to make a dog friendly restaurant for dogs and ther owners to enjoy! It’s upsetting to hear that some restaurants have reverted their policies because they had “bad experiences.”

  • Keep your dog on a leash
  • Keep them out of the way of waiters and other diners (preferably under the table)
  • Don’t let them get near the food on the table (I am sometimes guilty of this but I only do so at more casual eateries)
  • Make sure they don’t bark. Nothing like having an intimate conversation over dinner and be interrupted by a bark.

Otherwise, go forth and conquer the world with doggy love. So often they are much better behaved than humans but there’s a huge prejudice to overcome, so let’s help ourselves.

Central London – (City of London Corporation, City of Westminster)


Ikoyi – A contemporary restaurant that gives a modern twist on authentic West African flavours. The chic decor reflects the cuisine — and it has recently achieved its first Michelin star. 1 St James’s Market, St. James’s, London SW1Y 4AH

Afternoon Tea or stopping for a cuppa (13) – a very English tradition, something to enjoy with visitors to England.

Dolly’s at Selfridges – If you can carry your dog into Selfridges, you can take your dog to Dolly’s Cafe! I did and we celebrated with champagne tea! 400 Oxford St, London W1C 1JS

Dominque Ansel Bakery – serves creative dessert, savory food, Afternoon Tea and their famous pastries like the Cronut, Frozen S’more. 17-21 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9RP


Chiltern Firehouse – Andre Balazs luxury hotel and restaurant in Marylebone. Dogs are no longer allowed inside the restaurant but there’s outside seating in the courtyard – well-heated and mostly covered. Love the people watching! Their very elaborate dog bowl has a story behind it.

It was a gift from Carrie Fisher who frequented the restaurant with her dog, Gary. Since her passing they have made it their signature dog bowl. 1 Chiltern St, London W1U 7PA

Joe Allen – A classic American restaurant based in the heart of London’s busy Covent Garden, favoured by theatre goer. Joe Allen has been serving the best in authentic American food since 1977. Only “small dogs” allowed. Covent Garden, 13 Exeter St, London WC2E 7DT

Asian/Pan-Asian/Antipodean or Fusion – not easy to find Asian restaurants that allow dogs in so we value these highly for purposes of variety..

(Darcy at OKA Chelsea)

A. Wong – A Michelin star, upmarket Chinese eatery for dim sum and a menu showcasing regional Chinese cuisine.
Address: 70 Wilton Rd, Pimlico, London SW1V 1DE.

Abuelo in Covent Garden is an Australian-meets-South-American coffee house and kitchen serving light, fresh, produce-led meals. 26 Southampton St, London WC2E 7RS.

Bronte – Menu inspired by the Pacific Rim, interiors designed by Tom Dixon, this restaurant, bar & patio, a good fusion menu. Named not after the literary sisters but after the 1st Duke of Bronte aka Horatio Nelson who stands at the top of the plinth on Trafalgar Square. Close to Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross station. Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5EJ.

CHOJO is a cosy Chinese restaurant and tea house in the Westbourne Grove neighbourhood. They serve authentic oriental small plates, dumpling and noodles for sharing as that is the Chinese dining etiquette. 16 Garway Road , London W2 4NH.

The Duck and Rice – Dim sum with dogs on a Sunday – heaven!!! Stylish British pub with copper beer tanks and upstairs dining room serving elevated Chinese dishes. Dogs are only allowed downstairs in the bar area but you can basically have the same menu as upstairs. The same proprietor as Hakkasan and Yauatcha – prefer not to mention Wagamama and Busaba Eathai. 90 Berwick St, London W1F 0QB

The Providores & Tapa Room – Only “well-behaved SMALL dogs” are allowed in the front of the ground floor Tapa Room. The Tapa Room is an all-day cafe and The Providores provides formal dining, offering an Antipodean fusion menu, tapas and New Zealand wine list. 109 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 4RX.

Ugly Dumplings – not sure if this goes under here as there are dumplings to suit every taste form the classic prawn and chive to cheeseburger. In Soho – at 1 Newburgh Street, Carnaby, London, W1F7RB.

British – also see Pub (Gastro) section. Much the same.

11 Pimlico Road – is an all-day dining experience focusing on freshly prepared food. Not quite a bar and not quite a restaurant; but an eclectic marriage of the two. Ever so friendly staff and light, spacious elegant room made it even more easier for doggies to be in tow. Located at 11 Pimlico Rd, Belgravia, London SW1W 8NA.

Arthur’s Restaurant – Tucked away on the 2nd floor of Liberty London, it is open for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, early dinner and all-day cocktails. Regent Street, Soho W1B 5AH.

Cambridge Street Kitchen – A homey restaurant within Pimlico’s boutique hotel, Artist Residence Hotel it serves a seasonal British menu, from pancakes to burgers. 52 Cambridge St, Pimlico, London SW1V 4QQ.

HUNter 486 – The restaurant at The Arch Hotel, a relaxed, boutique-style hotel. Hunter 486 is named after the 1950s dialling code for Marylebone. It offers a ‘Best of British’ inspired menu – Fish & Chips and Afternoon Tea with a twist. While it is dog-friendly, diners with dogs sit in the Library. It was absolutely fine. 50 Great Cumberland Pl, London W1H 7FD.

Kitty Fishers – A dimly lit space that serves modern British with a Spanish twist at the fast becoming hip Shepherd’s Market. Very popular now, hard to get it. Interesting food. 10 Shepherd Market, London W1J 7QF.

Mews of Mayfair – Tucked away in the heart of Mayfair, in fact in an alley way is an elegant modern British brasserie, a courtyard restaurant, cocktail bar in a converted 18th-century building. There’s also a pizzeria, and they also serve afternoon tea. Lovely atmosphere. 10-11 Lancashire Ct, Mayfair, London W1S 1EY.

Petersham Nurseries Cafe – is not a cafe at all but a restaurant with a Michelin star. Not quite sure which category it belongs except that their menu consists of seasonal dishes dotted with edible flower flourishes, served within a plant-filled glasshouse, it’s been allocated under “British”. Church Lane, Petersham Road, Richmond TW10 7AB

They have also opened in London’s Covent Garden and both their formal dining as well as cafe are all dog-friendly. Petersham Nurseries, Floral Court, London, WC2E 8JD.

The Quince Cafe located within the Clifton Nurseries – a plant nursery with a range of outdoor furniture, gardening accessories, lovely gift shops and The Quince Cafe. Scrumptious food! At 5A Clifton Villas, Little Venice, London W9 2PH.

The Crown and Two Chairmen – Landmark Soho pub serving British menu, roasts and bar snacks, with table service in the upstairs bar. 31-32 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 3SB.

The Wigmore – a modern English tavern. Iconic interiors and excellent food. Busy lunch place given its location but our dogs sat quietly under the table and the waiters were delighted to see them. 15 Langham Place, Regent Street, London W1B 3DE.

European Cafes/Brasserie/Diners/Bars

Andrew Edmunds serves a modern European menu served at candlelit tables in a snug 18th-century townhouse. “Small to medium-sized, well-behaved dogs welcome. Please mention when booking.” 46 Lexington St, London W1F 0LP.

Cafe Liberty – Tucked away on the second floor of Liberty’s Department store is the perfect place to stop and have a break for lunch, tea or a snack. We love Liberty’s and we love that they love dogs. At Great Marlborough Street, just off Regent Street, W1B5AH.

The Conran Shop Marylebone Cafe – Chic contemporary furnishings including design classics and one-off vintage pieces that has a cafe tucked in the back. 55 Marylebone High St, London W1U 5HS.

Serge et le Phoque – The duo behind Hong Kong’s Michelin-starred French restaurant Serge et le Phoque have opened a new restaurant in London. Wasn’t sure to out this in the French category as the menu in the London restaurant is more European Asian fusion “highly sophisticated but not complicated.” It was a lovely summer day and we sat on the terrace but confirmed that dogs are also allowed inside the restaurant during lunch time. 20 – 21 Newman Street, London W1T 1PG.

Sketch.London – “Quirky modern European” was how a chef described it. It has become a destination place, for food, art and music. Dogs are allowed in the Parlour Room – which during the day is a townhouse tea room that transforms into a cocktail lounge every evening. Therefore, dogs are only allowed during the day. 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London W1S 2XG.

Swans Bar at Maison Assouline – not just a cafe/bookshop on Piccadilly, but a terribly chic place to stop for a cocktail or a cup of Dammann Frères tea. Once a banking hall designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1922, it is now the London home of book publishers Assouline. In one corner is Swans Bar serving late breakfast to early dinner snacks such as salmon toast and flutes of champagne. 196A Piccadilly, London W1J 9EY.

French Cuisine

Cocotte – A welcoming rustic chicken rotisserie restaurant based in Notting Hill serving French, spit-roasted chicken, sides & more, to stay or go. 95 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UW.

Le Gavroche – I’ve dined at this granddaddy of London’s dining scene but I did not know it was dog-friendly. They do not have policies against dog but they warned that because it is such a small space, the dogs have to be “small.” I reassured them that my dog will sit under the table. It might have to be George the next time we go. Let’s find a reason to celebrate. 43 Upper Brook Street, W1K 7QR.

L’Escargot – Set in the heart of London Soho, situated near great theatres, L’Escargot is classic French fine dining. Located in a converted townhouse with artworks by Miro, Warhol and Picasso. Amazingly dog-welcoming! The maitre’d walked my pooches to our table and off rose served water. 48 Greek St, London W1D 4EF.

31.below – a laid-back cafe serving Med-inspired cuisine . 31 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 4PP

Healthy / Organic Options / Vegetarian and Breakfasts

Farmacy – this was a good find. Not too many dog-friendly places to eat around Bayswater. We learnt about it from one of our blog readers. And then we even met up for breakfast! They are also open for lunch and dinner. It’s all about clean indulgence, inspired by dishes from around the globe and supports vegan and vegetarian diets -free from dairy, refined sugars, additives and chemicals. 74-76 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W2 5SH.

Italian Restaurants and Pizzeria

Assunta Madre – Italian fish dishes are the focus of this cream-and-wood dining room modelled on the Roman original. Quite a formal restaurant – must let them know if you’re bringing a dog – preferably not large and must be quiet! 9-10 Blenheim Street, Mayfair, London, W1S1LH.

Bernardi’s – Italian food & drinks in a polished, bi-level digs with a basement bar & terrace. 62 Seymour St, London W1H 5BN.

Cacio e Pepe – dogs allowed upstairs in the bar area, there’s also a small table for two and also the outside seating. At 46 Churton St, Lillington and Longmoore Gardens, London SW1V 2LP.

Casa di Stefano – an Italian restaurant that offers authentic food located in the heart of Mayfair, steps away from Piccadilly. 19-20 Dover St, Mayfair, London W1S 4LU.

Chucs at The Serpentine – Fourth in the Chucs series of Italian restaurants around London, this well-placed branch sits in the swooping, tent-like structure expertly designed by Zaha Hadid at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Dogs are allowed inside the bar area for dining but there’s also outdoor seating. W Carriage Dr, London W2 2AR.

Fazenda – This is as close as you can possibly get to eating lunch in Italy but you’re in Spitalfields. Very hearty and genuine food and atmosphere, for a very reasonable price. Coffee is also strongly recommended, both to drink in, take away, or buy a bag of to take home. 9 Harrow Pl, London E1 7DB.

Forty Dean Street – for nearly two decades this restaurant has been serving exquisite Italian food in Soho. Super dog-friendly. When we walked in with six dogs, every table there had dogs! 40 Dea, W1D 4PX.

Franco’s – Upscale Italian restaurant for all-day haute dining amid elegant old-world interiors. Situated at the St James’s end of Jermyn Street, Franco’s has been serving the community from early morning to late at night for over 60 years. Rumoured to be London’s first Italian restaurant. Very much a business clientele during the day. Haven’t been in the evenings so not sure what happens then. 61 Jermyn St, London SW1Y 6LX.

Fucina – Situated in the heart of Marylebone. An Italian restaurant that sources the best organic produce to create their menu of wood-fired pizza, roasted meats, elegantly plated pasta. The stylish and cavern-like space with coloured glass panes and a warped brick ceiling is supposed to conjure up the look of a brick oven’s interior. 22 Paddington St, Marylebone, London W1U 5QR.

Il Baretto – A basement Italian restaurant below a ground floor bar offering an extensive wine list and cocktails, dogs are allowed on the ground floor level. There are two banquettes where we can sit. 43 Blandford St, London W1U 7HF.

La Brasseria Milanese – open breakfast, lunch and dinner, a modern Italian restaurant in the heart of Marylebone. When I called to make a reservation and informed them I have a dog, their response sounded like – why are you even asking? Like. Another dog-friendly Italian. 42 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 5HD.

La Goccia – is the Italian restaurant at the Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden. It offers Petersham Nurseries’ interpretation of the Italian aperitivo and small plates known as ‘cicchetti’. Petersham Nurseries, Floral Court, London, WC2E 8JD.

Locanda Locatelli is a Michelin-starred restaurant in London, noted as much for its conviviality as the quality of its food. The patrons have a cockapoo called Olive. They understand that those of us who like to dine with our dogs. 8 Seymour Street, Marylebone, London W1H 7JZ.

Polpetto – the “little sister” of Polpo restaurants, the “jewel box” of Soho. It offers sharing plates with Venetian influences – dishing up a taste of Venice in whimsical surroundings. 11 Berwick St, Soho, London W1F 0PL.

Zafferano – Sophisticated Italian cuisine served in an exposed brick dining room with striped banquettes. But dining with dogs is outside covered seating seating totally sheltered and heated. Perfectly fine under most conditions. 15 Lowndes St, London SW1X 9EY.

New Zealand Dining

The Providores & Tapa Room – Only “well-behaved SMALL dogs” are allowed in the front of the ground floor Tapa Room. The Tapa Room is an all-day cafe and The Providores provides formal dining, offering an Antipodean fusion menu, tapas and New Zealand wine list. 109 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 4RX.

Outdoor/Alfesco Dining

Chiltern Firehouse – Andre Balazs luxury hotel and restaurant in Marylebone. “Small and well-behaved dogs” are allowed inside the restaurant but there’s also only in the outside seating – well-heated and mostly covered. Love the people watching! 1 Chiltern St, London W1U 7PA

(Chiltern Firehouse has the most elaborate of dog bowls!)

Chucs – This is the original Chucs, nestled in the heart of Mayfair. A 1950s-style menswear boutique and classic Italian restaurant. Very busy at lunch time and very small space so it’s understandable that they do not allow dogs inside. There’s outdoor seating and the waiter apologised for not letting us in. But the one in Westbourne Grove have a back garden and in the evening there are a few tables in the conservatory where humans can dine with their dogs. 30B Dover Street London W1S 4NB.

Le Caprice – when a restaurant only allow dogs outside it’s not really dog-friendly. But it is after all Le Carprice and the staff was lovely when we turned up. It was a cool day and we sat outside like lemons – just us, no one else. They brought me a blanket and put on the heater. The staff was very welcoming but the policy is no dog inside. So in the case of having something a little more upmarket and willing to dine alfresco, this is a good option. Le Caprice in St James’s is a modern European restaurant offering bar dining, pre and post theatre menus and Sunday brunch. 20 Arlington St, London SW1A 1RJ.

OPSO Restaurant – inspired by traditional and contemporary Greek taste, OPSO serves modern Greek tapas to be shared. Not usually a fan of Greek food but this is “modern” Greek – whatever it means, it’s delicious! 10 Paddington St, London W1U 5QL (NOTE: They have recently disallowed dogs inside. They have outside seating and dogs are allowed there.)

Scott’s – Another one where it’s no dogs inside but alfresco pavement dining is an option. Huge selection of market-fresh fish, seafood and caviar plus an elegant oyster and champagne bar. Again, they warmly welcome dogs – outside only. 20 Mount St, London W1K 2HE.

Patisserie/Cake Shops/Gelateria

Peggy Porschen – Pretty in pink is how we describe this chic bakery featuring creative cakes and sweet treats which serves coffee, tea and champagne! Also an Instagram sensation! They have recently made it dogs outside only – probably due to its Instagram popularity, it has become very crowded – and probably complaining clients. 116 Ebury St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9QQ.

But we eagerly await the opening of their new store on the King’s Road – hopefully the venue will be larger and will once again allow dogs inside. Fingers crossed.

R Chocolates – a gourmet chocolate shop and patisserie with indoor and outdoor seating. 198 Ebury St, Belgravia, London SW1W 8UN.


The Alfred Tennyson, formerly known as The Pantechnicon Rooms has been re-named, the gastro pub offers a warm, rustic and comfortable interior with a delightful seasonal British menu. Located in Belgravia. 10 Motcomb Street, SW1X 8LA

The Grazing Goat – a warm, rustic and comfortable interior with a delightful seasonal British menu. Near Marylebone area, it is a restaurant, pub and hotel. Part of the Thomas Cubitt group. 6 New Quebec St. W1H 7RQ

The Orange – A 5-minute walk from Sloane Square tube station, a gastropub and hotel featuring wood fired pizzas, classic British dishes. Dogs there all day! Part of the Thomas Cubbitt group. 37 Pimlico Road SW1W 8NE

Percy & Founders – All-day British-European restaurant, bar and lounge with a polished, art-filled space. Located in a new development at the top of Berners Street in London’s Fitzrovia. Part of the Thomas Cubitt Group. 1 Pearson Square, London W1T 3BF

Smith and Whistle – Sleek hotel cocktail bar themed around 1920s detective novels, serving British share plates. Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7BX.

Thomas Cubitt – A local favourite in one of London?’s most distinguished and picturesque neighbourhoods, buzzy atmosphere of the Ground Floor Bar usually spills out onto the streets when the weather is nice. Also a restaurant upstairs but not accessible to dogs. Close to Sloane Square. 44 Elizabeth Street, SW1W 9PA.


The Harcourt – Scandi pub-restaurant for cross-Nordic fine-dining in the Swedish neighbourhood of Marylebone – with the Swedish Church across the road and the embassy around the corner. A five-storey Georgian townhouse, besides the bar area, there are private dining rooms. 32 Harcourt St, Marylebone, London W1H 4HX.


Assunta Madre – Italian fish dishes are the focus of this cream-and-wood dining room modelled on the Roman original. Quite a formal restaurant – must let them know if you’re bringing a dog – preferably not large and must be quiet! 9-10 Blenheim Street, Mayfair, London, W1S1LH.


Lurra – A Basque grill in an airy dining room focused on chargrilled fare. We can go back there any time! 9 Seymour Pl, London W1H 5BA.

Steakhouses / Hamburger

M Restaurants – The original restaurant was in Threadneedle Street where they had doggy Saturdays. It’s near the city and a bit far for us to go to. Since then they had opened up two new restaurants (Grill or Raw), a clubby bar & an attached wine store in Victoria. The menu is high-end steakhouse, mixing beef with fashionable cured-and-pickled small plates.
Dogs are allowed on regular days but you need to alert the staff when booking and to be seated accordingly.

M Threadneedle Street is located at 2-3, Threadneedle walk, 60 Threadneedle St, London EC2R 8HP

M Victoria Street Restaurant is located at Cardinal Place, 74 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 6SQ.

North London – (Barnet, Enfield, Islington, Hackney, Haringe)

Afternoon Tea or stopping for a cuppa – a very English tradition, something to enjoy with visitors to England.

The Parlour at Fortnum & Mason – In the upmarket department store are several restaurants. They allow dogs that can be carried, and The Parlour on the First Floor allow dogs. 181 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1A 1ER

British – also see Pub (Gastro) section. Much the same.

St. John – “Nose-to-tail, proper English grub, with fantastic ales, bin ends, and cocktails … magnificent Welsh rarebit with lashings of cheese and mustard on white toast” – Not an easy menu but whatever we had was excellent! There are three set-ups, restaurant and bar, and bakery. Dogs are only allowed in the bar area of the restaurant. 26 St John Street, London EC1M4AY.

French Cuisine

Bellanger – Traditional French restaurant inspired by the original Alsatian brasseries of Paris – glossy, grand cafe-style surroundings. Was greeted by the maitre’d who has a cockapoo, sat next to a couple who was so excited we were sitting there and fussed over Darcy the whole time, and others walked past and patted Darcy. They even had Bellanger dog biscuits.

And we met another cockapoo Ziggy sitting outside. 9 Islington Green, London N1 2XH.

Pubs – Gastro – There are quite a few Gastro Pubs usually dog-friendly but these are just few we have been to.

Spaniards Inn – Along Spaniards Road (NW3 7JJ) just on the edge of Hampstead Heath is Spaniards Inn, one of London’s oldest pubs. An oak-panelled atmospheric pub, said to have been built in 1585. It also has great literary heritage. It has been mentioned in Charles Dickens’s The Pickwick Papers And Keats supposedly wrote “Ode to a Nightingale” in the gardens.

North East London – (Hackney, Redbridge, Waltham Forest)

European Cafes/Brasserie/Diners/Bars

Pitfield Cafe – Pitfield in Shoreditch is an eclectic emporium that stocks only beautiful, unique and attention grabbing homewards. The café is an extension of the Pitfield lifestyle; a unique and inspirational gathering place in which to work, relax and socialise. We were there for an event and found out they’re dog-friendly. 31-35 Pitfield St, London N1 6HB.

East London – (Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Tower Hamlets).

Afternoon Tea or stopping for a cuppa – a very English tradition, something to enjoy with visitors to England.

Teas Spitalfields at Verde & Co Building, 40 Brushfield Street, E16AG, Spitalfields offers a selection of the finest teas from around the world – and serves cakes.

British – also see Pub (Gastro) section. Much the same.

Theatre Tea House – Based in an old Victorian public house, it is a cafe and event venue with British menu and theme, lots of leaf teas, sandwiches, lunch and LOTS of cakes. 139 Vauxhall Walk, Vauxhall, London SE11 5HL.


Taberna do Mercado is a joint effort between Nuno Mendes and head chef Antonio Galapito to capture and reinterpret Portuguese food and flavours whilst championing specially sourced Portuguese ingredients. Old Spitalfields Market, 107b Commercial Street, E1 6BG.

South East London – (Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham).

To be added soon.

South London – (Croydon, Lambeth, Merton, Southwark, Sutton)

Pubs – Gastro – There are quite a few Gastro Pubs usually dog-friendly but these are just few we have been to.

The Black Dog – A historic Vauxhall pub and dining room offering seasonal food with a rustic vibe, an open kitchen and a dramatic stained-glass arch behind the bar. 112 Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London SE11 5ER.


Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House at Borough Market is the original of the Wright Brothers restaurants in Borough Market. A seafood restaurant with a small dining room made up of a long oyster bar and high tables. There’s outside seating and we are also allowed inside the front part of the room. And we sat at the bar which was perfect – too high for Darcy to have a peek at what was ordered. 11 Stoney St, London SE1 9AD.

Steakhouses / Hamburger

Knife Steakhouse is a small neighbourhood steakhouse serving seriously good steak – ethically sourced beef from master butcher ‘Lake District Farmers’, rustic interiors and linen napkins all adds to the atmosphere. So good we went twice in one week! 160 Clapham Park Rd, London SW4 7DE.

South West London – (Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Richmond upon Thames, Wandsworth)

Afternoon Tea or stopping for a cuppa (13) – a very English tradition, something to enjoy with visitors to England.

The Drawing Rooms at the Ampersand Hotel“Part English drawing room, part ‘salon de thé’, with deep sofas and studded armchairs in scarlet velvets and kingfisher blues, The Drawing Rooms is the place to enjoy pretty pastries, exceptional teas, freshly-pressed coffees and Afternoon Tea.” 10 Harrington Rd, London SW7 3ER.

Egerton House Hotel – A five-star boutique London hotel set on a quiet street in a red brick 1843 townhouse. Close to Knightsbridge shopping and South Kensington tube station, traditional afternoon tea is served in the lounge. Charming and a great place to bring out-of-towners for something very English. And they even serve a Doggy Afternoon Tea. 17-19 Egerton Terrace, London SW3 2BX.

(Doggy Afternoon Tea at Egerton House Hotel)

The Knightsbridge Hotel, one of the Firmdale Hotels, located on a quiet, leafy street in central London, the interior of the charming Knightsbridge Hotel welcomes guests with Kit Kemp’s genius decor. 1PT, 10 Beaufort Gardens, London SW3 1PX – Due to a change in Management, they are less welcoming than before. You can have Afternoon Tea in the reception area not in the drawing room as we did before.

The Milestone Hotel a five-star hotel located across the street from Kensington Gardens, classic afternoon tea served in the main tea room (subject to the staff discretion based on other customers needs) or in the equally nice conservatory. We have made reservations in the past but we have also just walked in after a running session in the park, I needed a cup of tea! 1-2 Kensington Ct, London W8 5DL.

Number Sixteen is one of the Firmdale Hotels. Situated in the heart of South Kensington, close to the tube station, it has its own tree-filled private garden. And back there, it is a little oasis. Dining with dogs is in the garden only, but on a good day, that’s the best place to be. 16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG.

The Roasting Party – Australian coffee roasters serving a good coffee and light food. 253 Pavilion Rd, Chelsea, London SW1X 0BP.

Asian/Pan-Asian/Antipodean or Fusion– not easy to find Asian restaurants that allow dogs in so we value these highly for purposes of variety.

.(Darcy at OKA Chelsea)

Kurobuta – a contemporary version of the traditional Japanese Izakaya, is the very hip Japanese bar and grill. The previous chef of Nobu now has his own restaurant in Chelsea and Marble Arch. The Chelsea restaurant allow dogs in. It is very noisy so if you decide to dine here with your pooches, I would request to sit closer to the front and on a beautiful spring day when the doors are open, it’s better than being in the back room where it is crowded and noisy. 312 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UH – Kensington and Chelsea.

The Marble Arch branch also allow dogs but they prefer to seat dogs and owners for the earlier sittings – as it does get very noisy. 17-20 Kendal St, London W2 2AW.

Sticks ‘n’ Sushi – Japanese sushi and Danish sticks – a fusion restaurant. They have several venues but the one closest to us is at 113-115 King’s Road, London, SW3 4NT.

Suksan – Classic Thai food in a dining room filled with understated Asian motifs. They have two other restaurants but not sure if they are also dog-friendly. They have recently become dog-friendly when they learnt that all the restaurants around them are. They just didn’t know they could. A welcomed addition. 7 Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ.

British – also see Pub (Gastro) section. Much the same.

Brompton Food Market – Right around the corner from South Kensington tube station, Brompton Food Market is a butcher, greengrocer, fishmonger and deli all under one roof. They have the best produce and at the back there’s also a place, a little sanctuary where you can sit and have something to eat from the deli. 33 Thurloe Pl, London SW7 2HQ.

The Botanist – Simple Modern British food served at tables or the bar in this airy, all-day Chelsea restaurant. Part of the ETM restaurant group, but we have only been to the one at Sloane Square. Dogs are allowed in the bar dining area. 7 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8EE.

Bumpkin – rustic-chic modern British brasserie serving carefully sourced Modern Brit food and wines. There are two – South Kensington and Stratford. We’ve only been to the South Kensington location. Dogs are allowed in the bar area, no reservations. 102 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3RD.

Hans Bar & Grill – Along Pavilion Road behind Peter Jones Department Store, is Hans Bar & Grill – inspired by namesake Hans Sloane, serves an all-day menu. 164 Pavilion Rd, Chelsea, London SW1X 0BP.

Maggie Jones – A favourite haunt among Kensington locals for over 40 years. Cosy, rustic, informal and incurably romantic, the restaurant is tucked away off Kensinston Church Street. Named after Princess Margaret who frequented the place. The royals come often from nearby Kensington Palace. There’s a special silver water bowl for their dogs – Darcy was served water once with it. 6 Old Ct Pl, London W8 4PL

Nutbourne Battersea – In south London’s Battersea, this is a good place to go after a good walk in Battersea Park with the dogs. A bucolic brasserie serving British-grown health foods and salads. 35-37 Parkgate Rd, Battersea SW11 4NP.

Petersham Nurseries Cafe – is not a cafe at all but a restaurant with a Michelin star. Not quite sure which category it belongs except that their menu consists of seasonal dishes dotted with edible flower flourishes, served within a plant-filled glasshouse, it’s been allocated under “British”. Church Lane, Petersham Road, Richmond TW10 7AB.

The ShedSeasonal, modern British plates served in a rustic space with colourful fabrics and barrel tables. Tapas size servings meant to be shared. Their theme “whatever grows together goes together.” 122 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 4RT.

Tom’s Kitchen – A light-and-airy brasserie, focusing on comforting classics and seasonal specials, using the very best of British produce, serving an all-day menu to stylish clientele. 27 Cale St, Chelsea, London SW3 3QP (under renovation).

29 Power Station – serving up everything from brunch to dinner, this independent neighbourhood bar and restaurant with a contemporary interior. Located alongside other equally dog-friendly restaurants in Circus West Village. 29 Circus West Village, SW118NN.

European Cafes/Brasserie/Diners/Bars

April’s at Boutique 1 – Breakfast, serious lunch, snacks, cocktails and nice wine, this is the in-house café of a swish Sloane Street Boutique 1. 127-128 Sloane St, Chelsea, London SW1X 9AS.

A Wanted Man is an espresso canteen that serves food and comes with brow bar (browhaus) and waxing salon. Unique! 330 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UR.

Beaufort House Chelsea – a relaxed, home-style feel restaurant/brasserie and cocktail bar. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 354 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UZ.

Bluebird Restaurant/Bluebird Cafe – European food and cocktails in smart spot on the trendy King’s Road. It used to be dogs in the courtyard only but it has recently opened their doors for dogs in the cafe and the bar area in the restaurant.
350 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UU.

Cafe Mess – Eclectic all-day dining restaurant and bar at Saatchi Gallery. Dogs are allowed at the bar area and there’s alfresco dining. Saatchi Gallery at Duke of York Square, King’s road, SW34LY.

Finns of Chelsea – Gourmet food and catering store. Wander in for a light lunch or have a coffee – there are lots of little things for sale to look at. 4 Elystan St, London SW3 3NS.

The Kensington Wine Rooms – The focus as suggested by the name is wines but serves modern European cuisine. The name did not suggest anything more but happy to find out that we can eat there happily with the dogs. Maybe wine people are dog-people. 127-129 Kensington Church St, London W8 7LP.

Margaux – Upscale European cooking & refined Old World wines in laid-back room of earthy, exposed brick walls. 152 Old Brompton Rd, Kensington, London SW5 0BE.

Matcha Beyond, SW35ED – coming soon!

Nell’s a brunch, lunch, salad & juice bar on King’s Road for eat-in or takeaway. It has often been an if-fy issue – some of their clients don’t like dogs but there are also dog-owners who do not respect others. Dogs off-lead and barking meant now we have to sit downstairs. That’s fine because their cakes are worth having and besides, it is quitter downstairs. 191 King’s Road, London SW35ED.

Pear Tree Cafe – cafe on the boating lake in Battersea Park serving delicious seasonal brunch, lunch and dinners. Lakeside Cafe, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ.

202 Café – Nicole Farhi’s open plan café/restaurant provides brassiere food. After dining, one can browse in the shop. There’s usually a fight for the tables outside on nice days. Inside is noisy – very Yummy Mummy during the week and on weekends, everyone’s out. 202 Café, 202 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2RH.

French Cuisine

Bibendum Oyster Bar – Elegant, airy French seafood bistro with art deco tiled mosaics, for oysters, seafood and champagne. Many memories of this place – very convenient for after shopping at Conran’s. Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, London SW3 6RD.

Colbert – Inspired by the great boulevard cafes of Paris, Colbert serves a French cafe menu in trio of rooms with art nouveau, art deco and Victorian features. Dogs are only allowed in the bar dining area and there’s also outside seating. One time we were there, one of the Princesses was there, saw Darcy and said, “Hello doggy.” 50-52 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AX 50-52 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AX.

Cuisine de la bar by Poilane – Serves toasted, open-face sandwiches using classy Poilane bread in chic space. Now that Peter Jones allow dogs back inside, it’s a perfect combo. 39 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2TB.

La Colombier – French brasserie serving classic cuisine, with year-round covered terrace – therefore even though dogs are only allowed “outside” it is well sheltered and heated during the winter. 145 Dovehouse St, London SW3 6LB.

Medlar – Exceptional high-end, modern French food with global influences using seasonal ingredients served in an understated dining room. Once a Michelin star restaurant. They started off being dog-friendly but after some complaints from clients, they have become more discreet. Dogs are still very welcome at off-peak hours. 438 King’s Rd, London SW10 0LJ

Montparnasse Cafe – Great little French cafe, snug, quiet spot with marble-topped tables, only a stones throw from the bustling main streets. Fab to stop for croissants, sandwiches and coffees after a walk in nearby Kensington Gardens. 22 Thackeray St, Kensington, London W8 5ET.

Oree – bringing a taste of the boulangeries and patisseries of rural France to London, Orée offers freshly baked viennoiserie, artisan bread and fine patisserie, alongside a selection of breakfast dishes, salads and coffees, to eat-in, or takeaway. 277 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9NY.

Soif – which means “thirst” in French is a rustic-chic restaurant in Clapham serving daily limited menus of modern French fare, and of course a long list of mainly French wines. Lovely walk across the Common with pooch to lunch – not bad. 27 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG.


Jak’s on King’s Road – Mediterranean menu of pizza, pasta and unfussy meat and seafood dishes in an industrial space with brick walls and sofas. There’s also a cafe across the street to hang out for cakes and coffees. 533 King’s Rd, London SW10 0TZ.

Jak’s on Walton Street – “Inspired by our belief in local produce, of being happy and healthy in our lifestyles and wanting to provide London with a little taste of the Mediterranean using food that is home cooked, organic and delicious.” Been there to watch football matches with doggies. 77 Walton Street, London, SW3 2HT.

Jakobs – casual bistro with skylight and tiled floors, for middle-Eastern and Mediterranean-inspired organic dishes. People who do not like dogs have been known to be turned away. And there’s jazz night every Wednesday. 20 Gloucester Rd, London SW7 4RB.

Healthy / Organic Options / Vegetarian and Breakfasts

B Bagel Bars – an authentic bagel bakery offering in-house stone-baked bagels, healthy salads. 236D Fulham Rd, London SW10 9NB.

Cpress – Organic juice, coffee and food. 285 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9PZ.

The Good Life Eatery – Eat better, healthier and happier with their array of cold dressed juices, smoothies and all-day menu. There are several locations. We have only been to the ones in Chelsea (59 Sloane Ave, Chelsea, London SW3 3DH) and St. John’s Woods (1 St. John’s Wood High Street London NW8 7NG) – and its dog-friendly. Must check out the one in Chelsea and Belgravia.

JUICE Baby – Modern cafe serving organic cold-pressed juices and smoothies plus health-conscious food and salads. Our daily haunt. Creamy Cacao for breakfast, some smoothie for lunch and another treat late afternoon. Don’t count the calories, just think it’s all organic! 398 King’s Rd, London SW10 0LJ.

Raw Press – Their first physical outlet is on Dover Street in Mayfair beneath Wolf & Badger and the second on Chelsea’s Ellis Street. We’ve only been to the Chelsea outlet. 3 Ellis St, London SW1X 9AL.

Squirrel – An all day fast casual healthy food and drink hangout set within such natural surroundings that even a squirrel and dogs would feel at home! Dog treats available and we can sit in the back of the restaurant. 11 Harrington Rd, South Kensington SW7 3ES.

Wulf & Lamb – Just behind Sloane Square or rather Peter Jones is a vegetarian cafe that serves ‘indulgent plant-based comfort food’. 243 Pavilion Rd, Chelsea, London SW1X 0BP.

Italian Restaurants and Pizzeria

Blakes Restaurant – At the Blakes Hotel, a contemporary Mediterranean influenced menu in newly refurbished space in the hotel. Dogs were welcomed in the restaurant and they are again! They also have a courtyard garden in case your dogs are not comfortable indoors. If it’s too cold, there’s a heated “birdcage” that seats eight. 33 Roland Gardens, London SW7 3PF.

Brutti & Boni Bottega Contemporanea – More of a deli serving Tuscany’s food and wine. We stop by often on our walk home from the park – to speak some Italian and flirt with the guys. 14 Gloucester Rd, London SW7 4RB.

Cacciari’s – Classic and modern Italian dishes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Close to South Kensington tube station. 82 Old Brompton Rd, London SW7 3LQ.

Chelsea Cellar – Relaxed wine cellar in Chelsea serving simple delicious Italian food and great. 9 Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ.

Chucs – An intimate, all-day restaurant serving breakfasts to to dinner. This is an off-shoot of the original Mayfair 50s-style menswear boutique and restaurant and café concept on Dover Street. Chucs menswear collection is also housed on the ground floor of the venue. But when I asked them if it is an Italian restaurant, they rather be classified as Modern Cuisine. 226 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH (We have listed Chucs Mayfair in Outdoor/Al fresco Dining.)

Cibo – Elegantly upmarket Italian dishes, plenty of seafood. 3 Russell Gardens, London W14 8EZ.

Como Lario – Buzzing local Italian restaurant with modern menu, informal atmosphere and lengthy wine list.
18-22 Holbein Pl, London SW1W 8NL.

Da Mario – Simple Italian trattoria open since 1972. 15 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4PP

Daphne’s Restaurant – An Italian mainstay in South Kensington/Chelsea, known for people-watching and classic cuisine. Nice to go on occasions, reliable for good food and feeling special. Dogs allowed only in the conservatory for lunch time 12-15pm. 112 Draycott Ave, London SW3 3AE.

Fiume – D&D London’s newest Italian Restaurant with Francesco Mazzei, sits on the Riverbank of the Thames in Circus West Village within Battersea Power. There’s outdoor seating but dogs are also allowed inside. Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, London SW8 5BN.

Frantoio – Family-run restaurant with white tablecloths serving classic Italian cuisine. An institution along the King’s Road towards World’s End. The owner who is more English than Italina would at times would break into song! 397 King’s Rd, London SW10 0LR.

GOAT – Formerly a well-known pub in Chelsea which has been transformed into a New York-Italian restaurant & lounge bar. Manager is dog-crazy, the dogs get all the attention. They also have a kid’s club on Sundays – so good for the family outing. 333 Fulham Rd, London, SW10 9 QL.

(At GOAT, Darcy looking on with great envy at Sasha’s pizza)

La Pizzeria – pizzas of course, inside and outside seating available, very casual. At Chelsea Farmers Market 125 Sydney Street, London SW3 6NR. Chelsea.

Lucio – Italian staples in a simple, bustling dining room with fixed-price menus at lunchtime. Family owned and the whole family is there to greet you. Always see someone famous in there, especially their cockapoo, Coco. 257-259 Fulham Road, London SW3 6HY.

(Greeted by Lucio. Photo courtesy of

Made in Italy – Rustic restaurant serving thin crust pizza by the metre on wooden sharing boards, with roof terrace. We sat up on the terrace – what fun – before the rain came. There are at least three “Made in Italy” in London, but we’ve only been to the one on King’s Road. 249 King’s Rd, London SW35EL.

Manicomo Chelsea – At the Duke of York Square along the row of restaurants, it’s modern Italian with an outdoor terrace serving upscale takes on classic recipes. The Duke Of York Square, 83-85 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY (outdoor seating).

Mother RestaurantAn utterly Italian restaurant without all the nonsense. Mother’s menu aims to bring out really good simple soul food, the kind we never tire of.” Most welcoming, dogs are allowed inside and for the comfort of everyone, they reserve the table in the front for dogs – and we were five dogs! Circus West Village, 2 Arches Lane, London SW11 8AB.

Orrechini Italian – Italians love dogs, like how we have experienced in Italy. In our Wine and Dine list, the most extensive list is that of Italian restaurants. And here’s another! 154 Fulham Road, London SW10 9PR.

Ottoemezzo Cafe/Pizzeria – All-day cosy (crammed) Italian cafe with vintage movie posters and colourful fabrics. Good basic Italian. 2-4 Thackeray St, Kensington, London W8 5ET. The restaurant next door, Locando Ottomezzo, is a rarity for an Italian restaurant – NO DOGS!

Pellicano – Intimate trattoria with a menu of Italian/Sardinian dishes and outside tables under an awning. 19-21 Elystan St, London SW3 3NT.

Pizzeria Livieto, Calabria comes to London, a welcomed addition to our neighbourhood. “Lievito is a restaurant concept with its own identity, bringing innovation and tradition together. Our bespoke mixture of wholemeal flours makes our pizzas unique and recognisable for their lightness. 273 Fulham Road, London SW10 9PZ.

Polpo – A bàcaro, Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving small plates/simple food and good, young local wines. You can sit both inside or outside. 81 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY. There are nine other locations in London – another near Regent Street which comes in handy when out and about shopping.

This includes Polpo Ape and Bird (a gastro pub version of Polpo) on 142 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8HJ.

Riccardo – Home-style Tuscan sharing dishes. They remember your birthdays! 126 Fulham Rd, London SW3 6HU

Vini Italiani – Wine shop which also serves simple tasty offerings in the lower level … and the dogs get to check out the wines! At 72 Old Brompton Rd, London SW7 3LQ.

Ziani – Neighbourhood Italian restaurant on a quiet street. Small space but we managed. 45 Radnor Walk, London SW3 4BP.

Outdoor/Alfesco Dining

The Bluebird Courtyard – dining alfresco in the courtyard but it is now dog-friendly in the cafe and the bar section of the restaurant. 350 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UU.

The Market Place Restaurant – an all-day diner with rustic decor and large terrace, for breakfasts, chargrilled burgers and salads. Outdoor seating only for humans and dogs. Chelsea Farmers Market, 125 Sydney St, London SW3 6NR.

Number Sixteen – one of the Firmdale Hotels, occupying a Victorian white stucco townhouse in the heart of South Kensington, London, with its own tree-filled private garden. We walked in one day and asked if me and my dogs could have a cup of tea in their conservatory. Only in the garden and only if the dogs are on a leash and well-behaved. It was a beautiful summer’s day and we didn’t mind sitting in the garden – a little oasis in very busy South – Kensington. Good for lunch and afternoon tea. 16 Sumner Place, London SW7 3EG.

Patisserie/Cake Shops/Gelateria

Hummingbird Bakery – There are at least three branches of this cupcake, American style bakery. At the Chelsea branch, we are allowed to go inside with the dogs, and depending on the manager on duty, the dogs can stay inside while you sit and indulge. It changes all the time. If not, there are outside tables. 47 Old Brompton Rd, London SW7 3JP.

Maitre Choux – Eclairs, choux, chouquettes baked fresh every morning by three Michelin Star pastry chef Joakim Prat. Stop to look at the amazing array of beautiful choux or stop and have coffee or tea and indulge in these delicious pastries. 15 Harrington Rd, London SW7 3ES.

There’s a new Maitre Choux on King’s Road – 59 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4ND.

Oree – bringing a taste of the boulangeries and patisseries of rural France to London, Orée offers freshly baked viennoiserie, artisan bread and fine patisserie, alongside a selection of breakfast dishes, salads and coffees, to eat-in, or takeaway. 277 Fulham Rd, London SW10 9NY.

They now also have another store on Kings Road.

Snowflakes – handcrafted and lovingly made gelato using locally sourced ingredients, then mixing them up with the love and passion by Italian chefs using traditional methods. There are at least five outlets but the one we’ve been to is by the South Kensington tube station – and we were warmly welcomed in! 42-44 Thurloe Street, London SW7 2LT.


R&H is a modern Persian Cafe and Art Gallery at 15 Richmond Hill, London TW10 6RE. No reservations and the venue is tight.


Daquise is the legendary oldest Polish restaurant serving traditional Polish cuisine since 1947. We loved the dumplings! 20 Thurloe St, London SW7 2LT (near South Kensington tube station).

Pubs – Gastro – There are quite a few Gastro Pubs usually dog-friendly but these are just few we have been to.

The Abingdon – A quaint interior Kensington gastro pub serving great food and wine. Quite busy in the evenings and it was one of those days when George wasn’t behaving! 🙁 54 Abingdon Rd, London W8 6AP.

The Cross Keys – The iconic restaurant & bar in Chelsea serving creative takes on traditional Euro-Brit food in a historic setting. 1 Lawrence St, London SW3 5NB.

The Fox and Pheasant – A little country pub tucked away in a corner of Chelsea, serving great food including Sunday roasts and Saturday brunch. 1 Billing Road, SW10 9UJ.

The Phoenix – Just off King’s Road serving seasonal, update of a traditional pub with a menu of modern British and European food. 23 Smith St, London, Chelsea SW3 4EE.

Prince Albert – a Geronimo Inns gastro pub situated just across Battersea Park, decked out in rustic finery with stripped wooden floors and open fire, for real ales and an eclectic menu. 85 Albert Bridge Rd, London SW11 4PF.

The Surprise – A homely Youngs Pub with, floral sofas, a silver tankard display, small-plate menu and bright white walls, it is close to Sloane Square, Pimlico Station and near the Royal Hospital & Chelsea Flower Show. 6 Christchurch Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 4AJ.


Bibendum Oyster Bar – Elegant, airy French seafood bistro with art deco tiled mosaics, for oysters, seafood and champagne. Many memories of this place – very convenient for after shopping at Conran’s. Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, London SW3 6RD.

Wright Brothers South Kensington – There are about four of them scattered throughout Central London and this one is closest to us. Right by South Kensington tube station, it is an intimate dining room that feels like the bistros of Paris. It is best described as an oyster bar and seafood nook. Again we are allowed inside and we have only sat at the tables in the front. 56 Old Brompton Rd, Kensington, London SW7 3DY.

Wright Brothers Battersea – Located beside the iconic Battersea Power Station, in the burgeoning neighbourhood of Battersea, it is both dog and child friendly!

The other two Wright Brothers in Central London are in Soho (courtyard seating for dogs) and Spitalfields. There’s also a restaurant in Cornwall.

Steakhouses / Hamburger

Hache Burger – Fab burgers! Smart eatery with a menu of gourmet burgers, including Scotch beef, chicken and vegetarian versions.It has changed hands recently. They didn’t allow dog in before but their rules have changed and “well-behaved” dogs are welcome – probably seated ta the front of the restaurant. 329-331 Fulham Road, London SW10 9QL.

Maze Grill Park Walk – Gordon Ramsay’s polished restaurant for steak, sushi and modern grill fare with Asian influences. One of their two Maze Grills that are dog friendly – this and the one at Royal Hospital Road. 11 Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ.

Maze Grill Royal Hospital Road – Gordon Ramsay’s laid-back bistro, serving traditional comfort food in a room with multi-hued walls. This is the second dog-friendly restaurant. 79 Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4AN.


Simit Sorayi – there are three restaurants at the moment. The only one we’ve been to is on the King’s Road.

West London – (Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hillingdon)

British– also see Pub (Gastro) section. Much the same.

The Harwood Arms – Hidden away in the back streets of Fulham, the Harwood Arms is currently the only Michelin-starred pub in London. Award-winning food and wine in a casual and relaxed pub setting. Walham Grove, Fulham, London SW6 1QP.

Pubs – Gastro – There are quite a few Gastro Pubs usually dog-friendly but these are just few we have been to.

The Brown Cow – A foodie pub with carefully considered rustic decor. 676 Fulham Rd, London SW6 5SA.

Princess Victoria – A restored Victorian gin palace, a grand British pub with walled courtyard herb garden and traditional British menu. We went there one year for Burns Night. 217 Uxbridge Rd, London W12 9DH.

North West London – (Brent, Camden, Harrow)

Afternoon Tea or stopping for a cuppa – a very English tradition, something to enjoy with visitors to England.

The Montague is a boutique hotel set in a row of Georgian townhouse across the street from the British Museum. They serve Afternoon Tea in the conservatory. 15 Montague St, London WC1B 5BJ.

St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel – Afternoon Tea is served at the Hansom Lounge at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2AR.

The Rosewood Hotel – A contemporary Art Afternoon Tea is served in the exquisitely designed Mirror Room, “a jewel box of a dining room.” 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN.

Asian/Pan-Asian/Antipodean or Fusion – not easy to find Asian restaurants that allow dogs in so we value these highly for purposes of variety

OKA Restaurants – Traditional Japanese & fusion hand-made sushi combined with hot wok dishes from all over the world. There are three OKA restaurants – Primrose Hill, Chelsea and Carnaby Street. The one in Carnaby Street only allow dogs when it is not busy as it is a small restaurant, and probably not big dogs. 251 Kings Road, Chelsea, or 71 Regent’s Park Rd, London NW1 8UY.

British – also see Pub (Gastro) section. Much the same.

Cafe Hampstead, NW31NH – Information coming soon.

York & Albany – a hotel and bistro-style restaurant in chic townhouse near Regent’s Park, serving a British dining menu. 127-129 Parkway, London NW1 7PS

European Cafes/Brasserie/Diners/Bars

28 Church Row – is a restaurant housed in the cellar of a Georgian building in Hampstead. It has an intimate yet relaxed & informal atmosphere. The menu offers small plates sharing, inspired from the best of Spanish and Italian cuisine. Located at 28 Church Row, Hampstead, London, NW3 6UP – it has a no reservations policy. Worth the wait and you can wait in the vault!

The Black Penny – chic cafe with bare brick walls serving health-conscious fare in Covent Garden. Loved the food there. 34 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5AA.

Greenberry Cafe – All day dining and delicious wines in the heart of Primrose Hill. 101 Regent’s Park Rd, London NW1 8UR.

French Cuisine

La Ferme – a charming slice of provincial French in Primrose Hill. 154 Regent’s Park Rd, London NW1 8XN.

Italian Restaurants and Pizzeria

J Pizzeria & Cucina Italiana – Serving an extensive menu of creative and traditional pizzas and pastas. 148 Regent’s Park Rd, London NW1 8XN.

Pesantissimo – well priced and very tasty Italian restaurant in Primrose Hill. 57 Regent’s Park Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 8XD.

Polpo Ape and Bird (a gastro pub version of Polpo) on 142 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8HJ.

Pubs – Gastro- There are quite a few Gastro Pubs usually dog-friendly but these are just few we have been to.

Alice House – A mix of vintage chic, innovative cocktails, craft beer and British food in stripped interior with exposed bricks and bare bulbs. 53-55 Salusbury Rd, London NW6 6NJ (To be trialed soon!)

Steakhouses / Hamburger

Gaucho Restaurants – There are numerous Gaucho Grills dotted around London but only the one in Hampstead is dog-friendly – on special days. Gaucho Hampstead is well-known amongst many London dog-owners for their Doggy Sundays (the first Sunday of every month) and special doggy events (which we have hosted a couple of times). 64 Heath St, London NW3 1DN.

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