THE BEST DOG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS IN LONDON BY ANNABEL BIRD (OWNER OF LONDON LIFESTYLE STORE BLEAK HOUSE)

Sometimes you really just don’t want to leave your dog at home when you go out to eat. Here are our favourite dog-friendly restaurants in London that serve great food, have lovely interiors, good service and who will make your dog feel as welcome as you are.  
  1. LIBERTY OF LONDON | SOHO
  If your dog is small enough to walk under the famous Liberty stick, you can head to the second floor cafe for London’s best toasted tea cake and excellent coffee. Your dog will have such a fuss made of him and will love it.  
  1. PETERSHAM NURSERIES | RICHMOND
  Walking along the Thames from Richmond to Petersham Nurseries is one of the best days out London has to offer. Eat at the teashop or, if budget and reservations permit, the utterly fabulous restaurant.  
  1. COLBERT | SLOANE SQUARE
  Colbert feels like it’s been there for a hundred years. It is very glamorous to sit in the bar, or outside, and watch the world go by. It’s fun to watch your dog receive the same respectful and attentive service as you.  
  1. FERNANDEZ AND WELLS | VARIOUS LOCATIONS
  There are a few of these around London and they are a great pitstop for coffee or lunch. The cured meats and cheese are delicious and make perfect treats for dogs and owners alike.  
  1. GREENBERRY CAFE | PRIMROSE HILL
  Buzzy and vibrant for weekend brunch, great for morning coffee and romantic and twinkly in the evening, this is easily our most-visited restaurant in London. Try the baked pancakes, they are incredible.  
  1. ANDREW EDMUNDS | SOHO
  Dark, candlelit and impossibly romantic, this Soho institution wholly deserves its excellent reputation and it’s great to have somewhere so central up one’s sleeve. Ask for a table upstairs.  
  1. MARKET | CAMDEN
  If the quality of the bread and butter is an indication of the quality of the food, then this is the place to go in Camden. The food is fresh, healthy and delicious. We love this relaxed, friendly and great at any time of the day.  
  1. L’ABSINTHE | PRIMROSE HILL
  Proper French food with excellent wine and a convivial welcome. Your dog will be spoken to in French and referred to as ‘le chien’ so make sure he brushes up on his language skills   BLEAK HOUSE | WWW.BLEAKHOUSE.LONDON | INSTAGRAM: @BLEAKHOUSE.LONDON