I just come back from a short weekend in London, a quick visit in the city to visit friends and obviously Sam. If you don’t know who is Sam, check out my first ever article on the blog to know more about our Borrow My Doggy‘s story with him before we adopted Timon.
London is a great city if you have a dog with its many parks as well as dog friendly restaurants and cafés.
This weekend we have stayed in our old neighbourhood, Maida Vale, a little hidden gem close to central London and with many places where you can take your dog with you.
In this article we are sharing of our favourites in Maida Vale for all our London’s furry friends.
Right outside Maida Vale tube station you will find The Elgin, on the Elgin Avenue. A quirky pub that I have always liked for its warehouse type interior and the cosy sofa area at the back. A great place to pop in for a casual dinner and try one of their beer from the craft selection. This Monday through my friend I have just discover that you can also grab breakfast there in the morning. The place is entirely dog friendly and the atmosphere is also very relaxed.
The Quince Tree Café
The Quince Tree Café located in Clifton Nurseries is one of Maida Vale’s best hidden spot in this quiet neighbourhood. Whether you are going there for breakfast, lunch or cake you won’t be disappointed, the food is consistent and always delicious.
Let’s not forget about the beautiful set up and that this amazing place is dog friendly. Some pictures are old but I had to share how beautiful it is during the summer too. It is without a surprise that the word has now spread, so I would highly recommend that you book it in advance.
The Hero just reopened before we moved to Madrid; we visited a couple of times for lunch and this weekend for drinks. This is a very nice pub in the area to enjoy a nice meal with dishes mixing English & French cuisine, in a fantastic interior. The hero is the upstanding version of your local pub but still dog friendly how great is that. We love good place, nice interior and when it’s dog friendly it’s even better.
Right next to The Hero, you can find Da Daniela a small local Italian restaurant where you can also bring your own drinks to accompany one of their delicious pizzas. The place is very informal, the service always very friendly and if you like a thin pizza crust then it might be the perfect place for you to grab a pizza with your dog.
The Prince Alfred
Here’s the Prince Alfred and its Victorian Bar, this historic pub is really worth a visit for its interior but also as the ancient “snobs screens” divide the space into some more private areas. We visited it on Sunday for a casual roast but please note that The Formosa Dining Room side is not dog friendly yet the menu is the same.
The Peppermint is an independent café right outside Maida Vale station with a couple of tables on the streets. We have previously visited for brunch with Sam and it’s a cosy neighbourhood café to grab a pastry and café with your dog. I sadly cannot find the picture of this day.
We hope that if you are in the neighbourhood you will find a place that would suit you and your dog. All three pubs mentioned in the area have a very different interior, atmosphere and menu but all dog friendly.