When you live in North London, you and your dog will have no trouble finding somewhere to stop for a delicious meal. From a relaxed brunch or coffee pitstop with friends to a stylish dinner and cocktail venue we’ve found eight of the best dog friendly restaurants in North London.
After a stroll along Regent’s Canal, a wander along Islington high street or a long park walk, you and your pooch can happily wine and dine together at all these restaurants.
The French-inspired brasserie, Bellanger, is one of the best dog friendly restaurants in North London. The chic interiors are paired with a relaxed atmosphere, whether you’re visiting for a quick coffee, meeting friends for brunch or dining in the evening – dog in tow.
Dogs are made to feel welcome throughout the restaurant. There’s a large outdoor terrace at the front, private alcoves in the main restaurant and plenty of bar seats. Your pooch will be treated to a generous handful of homemade biscuits, while you can choose from the delicious menu of brasserie classics, Parisian desserts and fromage sharing plates.
The Good Egg
Stoke Newington’s The Good Egg will become your favourite brunch spot to meet with your friends and fellow dogs. After a wander around the nearby parks, you and your pooch will be ready for a bite to eat. This dog friendly café-restaurant offers all-day dining centred around the flavours of the Middle East.
On the menu are Jewish deli-style dishes, from generously filled bagels to traditional shakshuka and egg plates. To satisfy your sweet tooth, try their homemade chocolatey babka. Dogs are welcome to dine indoors with you or pick up a snack-to-go while you’re out for your walk.
If your dog enjoys jogging alongside your bike while you ride to the shops, you’re in luck as The Spoke welcomes both cyclists and dogs. Doubling up as an artisan hamburger restaurant and relaxed bicycle café, this Holloway Road all-day eatery is perfect whatever your mood.
Pop by for a morning coffee and pastry, treat yourself to breakfast with all the trimmings, or tuck into a classic burger. Your dog is sure to bump into other four-legged friends in this trendy neighbourhood hangout. (It’s also just a five-minute walk from our Vantage Point apartments.)
Drake & Morgan
All of Drake & Morgan’s restaurants and bars are dog-friendly. The stylish King’s Cross Drake & Morgan branch is no exception. Your dog will be the centre of attention here with a choice of dog munchies on the menu. The stylish venue offers an abundance of indoor seating for you and your pooch. Or dine alfresco in the large all-weather terrace area, which overlooks St Pancras Square.
The bar-restaurant is conveniently located by King’s Cross station – perfect if you’re travelling into the City from other North London areas. It’s also around the corner from Regent’s Park, making it an ideal respite spot for brunch and a cocktail after a long walk with your dog.
Little Bat will become your local haunt for a cocktail and bottomless brunch when you live in North London. Since it’s situated just off of Islington’s main Upper Street road, it’s an ideal place to meet with friends in the area.
This dog friendly bar-restaurant has a neighbourhood atmosphere, making it a popular hangout. Your pooch is sure to meet other four-legged friends among the cosy booths and leather sofas. While you’re enjoying a morning pick-me-up courtesy of a Bloody Mary and smashed avocado on sourdough, your dog can enjoy their own water bowl and snacks.
With picturesque views over Regent’s Canal, The Lighterman is an idyllic pitstop after a dog walk along the canal from Camden Town. Named after the Victorian lightermen who worked on the canal barges, this dog friendly restaurant in North London is a stylish nod to the past.
Dogs can join you on the ground floor for a casual lunch, evening cocktails with friends or a romantic dinner with a menu of biodynamic wines – doggie equivalents happily provided. Or make the most of the British summer in the canalside bar and wraparound terrace. The dining menu changes with the seasons, featuring brunch classics, meat cooked on the wood-fired grill, and Sunday roasts.
For meat lovers and Sunday roast enthusiasts, Smokehouse is one of the best dog friendly restaurants in North London. Located near Highbury Fields, Smokehouse will become your go-to Sunday lunch spot after a park stroll.
Working closely with British farmers, the restaurant’s chefs butcher the meat on site so you can expect only the finest, freshest cuts. The fruit and vegetables are also supplied by a local greengrocer, offering a truly authentic British dining experience. With all the meaty smells in the air and bones to chew on, you can guarantee your dog will love this restaurant as much as you.
Dog Friendly Restaurants in North London
Living in North London, you’ll be able to experience the best of the area’s vibrant social scene and delicious eateries with your dog in tow.
Finding a dog friendly apartment doesn’t need to be difficult either. At Essential Living, we understand how important pets are, which is why we offer pet-friendly lets in all of our London buildings, including our stylish Vantage Point in the heart of Islington.