Living with a dog in South London, you’ll have plenty of scenic riverside and park walks to enjoy. After a tiring adventure and game of fetch, sometimes the best remedy is a filling lunch and refreshing drink. Thankfully, there are an abundance of dog friendly restaurants in South London for you and your pooch to visit together.
From British fine dining to a relaxed brunch hotspot to meet up with friends, here are eight of the best dog friendly restaurants in South London, spanning Greenwich to East Dulwich.
Your pooch is sure to love Minnow as much as you. This dog friendly restaurant in South London has built a strong reputation among dog owners in and around Clapham.
The relaxed neighbourhood atmosphere means everyone is welcome here. Dog water bowls are happily delivered straight to your table, as well as a handful of special doggie biscuits.
And for humans, the menu is made up of modern British cuisine, inspired by the seasons. Meet with friends at the weekend over a brunch of all your favourite egg dishes and a cocktail.
Or visit for a delicious artisanal lunch and hand-roasted coffee after a long morning dog walk around Clapham Common. The sunny and leafy patio area is a pleasant retreat from the bustle of nearby Clapham high street.
Cosy and colourful, the Greenwich Peninsula branch of Bill’s Restaurant will become your go-to place for a coffee and lunch after a dog walk around Greenwich Park or along the riverside.
The vibrant decor will instantly uplift your mood, especially on cold or gloomy days when it’s a struggle to get yourself and the dog out the door (in fact, it’s only a 5-minute walk from our Union Wharf Greenwich apartments).
Your dog can expect plenty of attention from the friendly team of waiters here. The laidback nature of dining means your dog is likely to be in good company too.
Tuck into the all-day menu of salads, grilled meat dishes and burgers. What's more, there’s something to cater to all dietary requirements, making this a good meeting spot for friends and dogs alike.
Address: 13 Nelson Road, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 9JB
Phone: 020 4512 6629
Independent bar-restaurant The Orchard is a great dog friendly venue for laidback dining and a drink. You and your dog are welcome to sit throughout this Brockley establishment – unwind in the relaxed lounge area on the comfy armchairs, join friends at the dining tables or make the most of the British summer on the outdoor chairs.
Dog water bowls are readily available to keep your pooch hydrated while you enjoy a morning coffee, a glass of wine or a craft beer from the local Brockley Brewery.
And the seasonal European food menu is worth staying for; all ingredients are sourced from local and independent suppliers where possible, offering an authentic dining experience.
Blackheath’s Avocado Garden has a community-minded ethos. This dog friendly restaurant in South London champions a menu of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes, with some extra special snacks for dogs too.
The restaurant works closely with local suppliers, serving dishes carefully crafted with homegrown ingredients.
Your dog with love popping by after a trek across Blackheath parkland. While you enjoy a freshly made sandwich with all the fillings or a warming soup on a winter day, your pooch is sure to be the centre of attention among the staff.
The Table Café
The mouth-watering brunch menu at The Table Café will become a regular fixture of your weekend plans. It’s a popular haunt for South Londoners, having been part of the Bankside and Southwark Street dining scene for more than fifteen years.
After a wander along the riverfront past some of the capital’s most iconic sites, you and your dog will gladly enjoy the respite of this relaxed café-restaurant.
The warm and friendly environment makes this a good meeting spot for friends and dogs alike.
So choose your favourite egg dish, waffles, pancakes or a full English while your dog laps up all the attention and a water bowl of their own.
And there’s even an urban garden terrace area for the summer months.
The Turkish-inspired Midpoint is an alternative dog friendly restaurant to visit with your four-legged friend.
The interiors are a charming mismatch of knick-knacks, making this feel like a stylish home-away-from-home.
Located along the riverside in Greenwich Peninsula, you can pop by here after a brisk dog walk. And if you’re looking for somewhere different to your local Greenwich pub, Midpoint is a good place to meet with friends over a coffee and light bites.
While you choose from the dining menu of charcoal grilled meats, seafood or Turkish pizza pides, the attentive staff will make sure your dog has their own water bowl and snacks.
Copper & Ink
Reward yourself and your dog to a drink and delicious lunch at Copper & Ink after a long ramble across Blackheath. It’s one of the best dog friendly restaurants in South London, allowing dogs on the ground floor during the lunch service.
Run by an acclaimed trio of chef patron and 2015 MasterChef finalist, Tony Rodd, his partner, the gluten-free baker and freelance writer, Becky Cummings, and MasterChef contestant Rob Parks, you can expect nothing but impeccable cuisine here.
There’s always a dish to ignite your taste buds on the seasonal menu, from pressed duck leg and radicchio to a warming spiced pumpkin soup.
Or order a cheese board to share with friends alongside one of the many international wines.
Focusing on a farm-to-table ethos, Franklins is the best dog friendly restaurant in South London for seasonal British dining.
The menu changes daily to make the most of locally harvested vegetables and meats from nearby independent butchers. From rich pork belly and ox heart dishes to flavoursome roasted butternut squash, there is something to tempt both meat lovers and vegetarians.
Dogs receive a warm welcome in this chic East Dulwich restaurant and, if they’re well behaved, there may be a few meaty offcuts for them to enjoy.
So if you don’t have time to stay, visit the restaurant’s farm shop to pick up some groceries and a coffee-to-go for your dog walk around Peckham Rye Park & Common.
Dog Friendly Restaurants in South London
South London is a great place to live if you have a dog. Not only are there endless dog walking routes, but you’ll also benefit from a number of dog friendly restaurants right on your doorstep.
So if you’re struggling to find a dog friendly apartment in South London, find out more about our lets with pets. At Essential Living, all of our London apartments are pet friendly, including our stylish Union Wharf in Greenwich.