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London’s Top Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Hotels

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By Cherelle Mukoko on 19th March 2024

London, a city known for its rich history and vibrant culture, welcomes visitors from all walks of life. But what about our four-legged friends? Fear not, as this bustling metropolis is also home to a plethora of dog-friendly establishments.

From luxurious hotels to charming restaurants, London offers a haven for both humans and their beloved canine companions. Join us as we explore the best dog-friendly hotels and restaurants in the city, where wagging tails and friendly smiles are always in abundance.

Nobu Hotel Portman Square 

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square in central London is an excellent choice for you and your furry companion due to its exceptional dog-friendly policies. Dogs are warmly welcomed and treated to a luxurious experience throughout their stay. What caught my attention was their collaboration with Tielle Love Luxury to create exclusive doggy spa robes. These robes are made of soft white fabric and feature the Nobu logo and paw print. With a hood and Velcro tie waist, they are both stylish and comfortable.

The pet-friendly rooms at Nobu Hotel London Portman Square are specially designed to ensure the utmost comfort for dogs. They even provide a plush dog bed, guaranteeing a perfect night's sleep for your furry friend. What sets this hotel apart is that dogs are not only allowed in the guest rooms but also welcomed in the impressive Lounge space. This central hub is a great place to unwind and enjoy a drink or a meal, you can spend quality time with your dog while enjoying the hotel's offerings. Additionally, the seasonal outdoor terrace overlooking Marylebone's Portman Square provides a picturesque setting for both to enjoy. Nobu Hotel London Portman Square caters to the energy levels of our four-legged friends. They offer a variety of activities to keep dogs entertained and active. 

Address: 22 Portman Square, London W1H 7BG

Average Cost Per Night: £360

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L’Escargot Afternoon Tea

Pictured owner Doris with his British bulldog

I want to start by saying L’escargot is now one of my favourite London restaurants, I was blown away by the food, the service and the atmosphere and if you want your pooch to receive some of the luxury French action then look no further.

L’Escargot, located in the heart of Soho, is one of London's oldest and most renowned restaurants. Known for its exceptional French cuisine and friendly service, L'Escargot has now introduced a delightful afternoon tea experience. Guests can enjoy a variety of finger sandwiches, scones with raisins, clotted cream, and strawberry jam, as well as delicious cakes like Raspberry & almond frangipane and Snail-shaped meringues. For tea lovers, a selection of teas from Paris-based Mariage Frères will be available, along with Champagne Henriot and Crémant de Loire for those who want to add some sparkle to their experience.

L'Escargot has received numerous accolades over the years and has been a favourite of some notable figures including Princess Diana, Coco Chanel, Frank Sinatra, and Elton John. Head Chef James Tyrrell, formerly of Claridge's Hotel, leads the kitchen with a passion for classic French cuisine and seasonal ingredients from independent suppliers. The restaurant is housed in a stunning 18th-century Georgian townhouse, originally the residence of the Duke of Portland. Inside, guests will find a charming and intimate atmosphere with original features, colourful decor, and an impressive art collection featuring works by Matisse, Bacon, Peter Blake, and more. 

Address: 48 Greek St, London W1D 4EF

Average Cost Per Meal: £29

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Hart Shoreditch

Hart Shoreditch, a distinctive property from Curio Collection by Hilton, invites guests and their furry companions to indulge in a truly unforgettable stay in the heart of London's vibrant East End.

Conveniently located just a short 5-minute walk from Old Street Station and Shoreditch overground, Hart Shoreditch offers a haven of comfort and style, making it the perfect base for exploring the city's most exciting hotspots. 

This remarkable hotel is a testament to the area's rich heritage of talented craftspeople and makers, providing a unique and immersive experience for guests. As you step into Hart Shoreditch, you'll be transported into a world of creativity and inspiration.

For those seeking a memorable night out, Hart Shoreditch is surrounded by a plethora of dog-friendly pubs and venues, including The Crown and The Prince Arthur. Enjoy a paw-ty with your furry friend as you sip on delicious cocktails and soak in the lively atmosphere of East London.

Alternatively, treat yourself and your four-legged companion to an exceptional dining experience at Hart's on-site Argentinian restaurant and bar, Mostrador. Indulge in an array of mouthwatering, locally sourced salads and perfectly prepared proteins, all while immersing yourself in the vibrant energy of the hotel.

Address: 61 - 67 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HU

Average Cost Per Night: £326

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Holmes Hotel

A gorgeous and dog-friendly hotel in the heart of Marylebone. Holmes Hotel in London is a delightful retreat that effortlessly blends contemporary luxury with classic charm. Nestled a stone's throw away from Regents Park, this boutique hotel offers a unique and welcoming experience for guests, and what sets it apart is its thoughtful inclusion of furry family members. As a dog-friendly establishment, Holmes Hotel goes above and beyond to ensure that canine companions are just as pampered as their human counterparts. From spacious and comfortable pet-friendly rooms to the hotel’s ‘Bulldog Basket’ that comes full of delicious snacks and treats to be devoured during their stay – as well as a dog-cierge service that recommends the best places in the Capital to play fetch, meet other pups, and explore during walkies. the commitment to providing a truly inclusive experience is evident. The friendly staff is always ready with a warm welcome for both guests and their four-legged friends, making Holmes Hotel a standout choice for those seeking a memorable and accommodating stay in London with their beloved pets.

Address: 83 Chiltern St, London W1U 6NF

Average Cost Per Night: £224

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Vintry and Mercer

In the heart of the City, where history meets modernity, Vintry and Mercer warmly welcome both discerning travellers and their four-legged companions. Unlike many hotels, Vintry and Mercer proudly extend their hospitality to canine friends, allowing them to share the experience in Deluxe Rooms, Deluxe Studios, and Suites. The inclusivity doesn't end there – at Vintry Kitchen on the Ground floor and, weather permitting, outside on Mercer Terrace, dogs are more than welcome to accompany their owners. Vintry & Mercer, just a short stroll from Cannon Street station and a breath away from the River Thames, boasts 92 individually designed rooms and suites that pay homage to the historic trading guilds of the area – Vintry for wine merchants and Mercer for noble textile sellers. This modern haven also houses three distinctive drinking and dining venues, including the enchanting Mercer Rooftop, the inviting Vintry Kitchen, and the clandestine speakeasy bar 'Do Not Disturb,' ensuring an unforgettable experience for every guest, whether two-legged or four.

Address: 19-20 Garlick Hill, London EC4V 2AU

Average Cost Per Night: £266

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The Ampersand 

Nestled in the heart of South Kensington, London's cultural hub, The Ampersand stands as a cherished five-star hotel, exuding quintessential British charm. Commemorating its 10th anniversary, the hotel's roots trace back to 1880, housed in a meticulously transformed Edwardian townhouse that emerged from the legacy of the Great Exhibition in 1851. Boasting 110 rooms across five distinct categories, The Ampersand caters to the diverse needs of every traveller. The culinary experience at 'Apero,' the hotel's main drinking and dining outlet nestled within the 19th-century cellar arches, is a feast inspired by the Mediterranean's finest ingredients. Notably, the August launch of Apero's Jurassic Afternoon Tea perfectly coincides with the return of Dippy the Diplodocus to the nearby Natural History Museum, offering an enchanting complement to a family day out. Additionally, The Ampersand's acclaimed Science Afternoon Tea, served in the elegant Drawing Rooms, has earned accolades for its interactive approach, engaging young minds with a series of delightful mini experiments throughout the experience. This historic gem seamlessly marries tradition with modernity, making it a cherished destination for both guests and locals alike.

Address: 10 Harrington Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 3ER

Average Cost Per Night: £221

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Nestled on a serene street in Belgravia, Ganymede unveils itself as a hidden gem, inviting patrons to a dog-friendly dining experience that beckons for return visits. With the welcoming ambience reminiscent of a countryside pub, this establishment exudes charm and warmth. The thoughtful gourmet menu elevates the dining experience, promising a symphony of flavours that captivate the palate. Ganymede strikes the perfect balance between homely comfort and culinary sophistication, creating an atmosphere where both two-legged and four-legged guests can relish in a delightful escape offering a cosy atmosphere. Undoubtedly, this is a place that captures hearts and taste buds alike, making it a destination to savour and revisit time and again. I highly recommend the butternut squash soup starter and the succulent duck main, the chef has put thought and heart into each dish designed for the Ganymede menu.

Address: 139 Ebury St, London SW1W 9QU

Average Cost Per Meal: £30

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Bank House Restaurant 

in the London Borough of Chislehurst is a secret gem which is owned by former Gordon Ramsay Group CEO and TV Chef, Stuart Gillies. Bank House firmly takes the top three spot of one of my favourite restaurants of 2023. I never expected to love this place as much as I did, I did not have low expectations but did not expect to be blown away.  At this charming establishment, culinary excellence meets a commitment to local sourcing, creating a dining experience that is both unique and rooted in community connections. Bank House has a menu rich in premium products. The eclectic wine selection, curated in collaboration with natural and biodynamic wine experts Les Caves de Pyrene adds a distinctive touch to the dining experience. Highlighting local English Vineyards such as Kingscote, Gusbourne, and Chapel Down, the wine selection enhances the overall gastronomic journey. In addition to this, the bar boasts an impressive array of spirits, draught beers, and expertly crafted cocktails, including unique concoctions on tap like the refreshing Rum Punch and the classic Tommy’s Margarita. This establishment seamlessly weaves together a tapestry of flavours, showcasing a dedication to quality and a celebration of local and international craftsmanship.

Address: 11 High St, Chislehurst BR7 5AB

Average Cost Per Meal: £30

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