Home to some of the most stylish hangouts in the whole capital, there’s also an abundance of dog friendly restaurants in East London.

When you live in East London with your dog, you will always be able to find a relaxed spot for brunch, a stylish dinner venue or a chic place for a cocktail – dog in tow.

Whether you’re looking for somewhere to meet friends or a respite spot after a long dog walk along Regent’s Canal, discover eight of the best dog friendly restaurants in East London.

Sodo Pizza

Relaxed pizzeria Sodo Pizza welcomes both pizza lovers and their pooches. This dog friendly restaurant in East London has a warm, neighbourhood vibe, making it a popular choice for brunch and dinner. As well as Walthamstow, there are also East London branches in Bethnal Green (a short walk from our Dressage Court apartments) and Clapton, and North London’s Hoxton in the George & Vulture – all of which are dog friendly.

The sourdough pizza menu features classic toppings and unusual combinations, such as the ‘White Goat’ (olives, walnuts, goats’ cheese and chilli honey) and the ‘Lorena’ (butternut squash, feta, and pine nuts). Pair your pizza with one of the natural wines and order some sides to share with friends. If your dog is especially well behaved, they might receive some special treats of their own.

Address: 21 Hatherley Mews, Walthamstow, London E17 4QP
Phone: 020 8520 1244
Email: [email protected]
Follow: @sodopizzalondon


Bethnal Green’s Bistrotheque is a good dog friendly restaurant choice for a relaxed brunch, smart dinner or cocktail with friends. This stylish hangout will become your weekend meeting spot when you live in East London.

After a brisk morning walk around Victoria Park, the menu will satisfy all of your brunch cravings, with a choice of egg dishes, seafood plates and glasses of bubbly. Or visit in the evening for French-inspired fine dining and award-winning wines. Dogs are allowed to dine with you and your friends at the bar. The waiters will happily accommodate for your pooch, bringing over their own water bowl.

Address: 23-27 Wadeson Street, London E2 9DR
Phone: 020 8983 7900
Email: [email protected]
Follow: @bistrotheque



The steak restaurant group Gaucho has a dog friendly branch in Canary Wharf. Overlooking the River Thames, the restaurant is a picturesque place to visit after a long riverside walk with your dog.

Make the most of sunny weather by dining alfresco. The large and leafy continental terrace is a hotspot for dog owners, so your pooch is likely to meet other four-legged friends here. While you tuck into one of the finest premium Argentinian steaks, your dog may be lucky enough to receive some meaty off-cuts of their own.

Address: 29 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 8RR
Phone: 020 7925 3900
Email: [email protected]
Follow: @gauchogroup

Barge East

Situated on the River Lee in Hackney Wick, Barge East is one of the most relaxed dog friendly restaurants in East London. Holding the title of London’s best rated restaurant on TripAdvisor for 2019 to 2020, dogs always receive a warm welcome here. As its name suggests, this ‘floating restaurant’ is set on a renovated historic Dutch boat. Alongside the dining tables and bar area on the boat itself, there’s a large garden and terrace area – a sunny secluded spot for the summer.

Visit for a refreshing drink (dog water bowls provided) and bite to eat after a roam around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park or Victoria Park. The set menus are carefully curated to showcase the best of seasonal British produce. Upgrade and go bottomless with bubbly or Bloody Marys.

Address: River Lee, Sweetwater Mooring, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
Phone: 020 3026 2807
Email: [email protected]
Follow: @bargeeast

Mother Kelly’s

Mother Kelly’s on Paradise Row (a five-minute walk from our Dressage Court apartments) is the best dog friendly spot for beer lovers. Housed in a converted railway arch, the taproom is a lively meeting spot inside and outside on the picnic benches. Your pooch will love people and dog watching here.

The taproom serves a jaw-dropping number of beers by acclaimed independent breweries from around the world and local London-based ones. To complement your pint, there’s a casual food menu of sharing platters, charcuterie and cheese boards. Visit over the weekend to enjoy light bites from London’s best street food vendors. Your dog might be treated to a little snack too.

Address: 251 Paradise Row, Bethnal Green, London E2 9LE
Phone: 020 7012 1244
Email: [email protected]
Follow: @mother_kellys


For a feast of Middle Eastern food in a dog friendly setting, visit Bubala in Spitalfields. There’s a neighbourhood-minded atmosphere here that makes it popular with humans and dogs alike. Visit with a group of friends to enjoy the sharing plates and mezze dishes, including fattoush salad, falafels and laffa flatbread.

While you satisfy your appetite with the all-vegetarian menu and choice of wines, your dog will be given plenty of attention by the friendly staff. The restaurant itself is on the smaller side, making it best for petite pooches.

Address: 65 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6BD
Phone: 020 7392 2111
Email: [email protected]
Follow: @bubala_london

The Narrow

Gordon Ramsey’s East London restaurant, The Narrow, invites all kinds of diners, including those with four legs. This dog friendly restaurant brings together a menu of delicious British pub-inspired dining with a chic setting along the River Thames.

The pub is expertly located at the end of Regent’s Canal towpath, making it a convenient spot for lunch after a walk with your dog from Bethnal Green or Hackney. Dine alfresco with friends on the large terrace area, soaking up the sun and scenic riverfront views. After a Sunday roast with all the trimmings and special treats for your pooch, you will have both topped up your energy levels to make the walk back home.

Address: 44 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London E14 8DP
Phone: 020 7592 7950
Email: [email protected]
Follow: @thenarrowgordonramsay



The Parlour

Part of the Drake & Morgan group, The Parlour is one of their chic dog friendly restaurants in East London. Located in Canada Square Park in Canary Wharf, the botanical bar and restaurant feels like an idyllic oasis away from the bustle of the city.

Meet with friends for a cocktail and nibbles in the terrace area, which is a sun-trap during the summer months. Dogs are treated like royalty here with water bowls and doggie treats readily available. Your dog is also invited to strike their best pose to be included on the dog hall of fame on Instagram.

Address: The Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London E14 5FW
Phone: 020 7715 9551
Email: [email protected]
Follow: @theparlourbarlondon

Dog-Friendly Restaurants in East London

Living in East London, you’ll have numerous hangouts to enjoy with your pooch.

Struggling to find a rental apartment in the area that allows dogs? At Essential Living, we understand the importance of living with pets which is why our apartment buildings are all pet-friendly.

Make the most of this vibrant side of London by moving into stylish Dressage Court in Bethnal Green.

Tilly Martin


Leading the way with the London lifestyle and interior editorial content, Tilly sources all of the most stylish hangouts, up-and-coming venues, and latest interiors trends to share with readers.