A Comprehensive Dog-Friendly Guide to Glasgow
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So in case you missed the news, my husband (Graeme) and I got a puppy recently, an adorable chocolate cockapoo called Joffrey (yes, named after that Game of Thrones character). He's nearly 4 months old and already quite the connoisseur of Glasgow pubs and restaurants. I wanted to make a comprehensive list to Glasgow dog-friendly eateries and so this post is actually a work in progress – I'll keep updating it as we discover more places.
For now, here's 5 places we've tried so far:
Cafe Strange Brew
1109 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow South Side (Shawlands) G41 3YG
Cafe Strange Brew's had a few recent mentions on the blog and for good reason – it's bloody amazing. We popped in for a takeaway when Joffrey was too wee to walk in public (hence the sling) so we haven't properly tried it for eating in, but I believe they'll even cook up something delicious for the pooch. Recently, Laurie's been posting about some amazing specials they've been doing so I'm sure we'll be back very soon for a proper visit.
17-21 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow South Side (Strathbungo) G41 2AL
I hadn't been to The Bungo for ages and I'm glad to say not too much has changed. This is such a nice relaxed spot for a catch up and I love the booth seating by the window. There's lots of dogs and the staff were even nice enough to give Joffrey a little chew stick to entertain him. The human food menu has great options you can eat with one hand!
Newlands Park, Glasgow South Side (Newlands) G43 2RY
This is fast becoming a weekend routine for us – up early and head to Newlands Park for a walk and then to Dandelion Cafe for food. While the cafe inside isn't actually dog friendly, there's a great covered area with table service under the verandah. I really love sitting outside, watching all the dogs go by and waking up for the weekend. The food is really lovely and there's also a wee takeaway window if you want to grab some food to go.
44 Main Street, Milngavie G62 6BU
I headed over to the other side of town for lunch with the lovely Hayley A at Finsbay. This is such a lovely restaurant – really nicely decorated, a beautiful menu and packed for lunch even on a Wednesday. They have a choice for dogs on the menu – yesterday it was a sausage which Joffrey devoured in about 14 seconds flat. The staff are all super sweet and welcoming, so while this place isn't local to me, I would definitely trek to the other side of town to visit. It was that nice. And that croque monsieur was HEAVEN.
8 Speirs Wharf, Glasgow G4 9TB
Ocho isn't far from the city centre but feels like you're in a whole different world – Speirs Wharf is a lovely area and inside Ocho is really nicely decorated and welcoming. The food is absolutely exceptional and they have tasty twists on traditional lunch favourites – like baked sweet potatoes alongside your usual white potato. It's a lovely place which you might not realise is dog-friendly – so now you know, you can take the pup along next time!
Ok, so there's 5 of our favs so far to get you started but I'll be adding more each week. If you have somewhere you'd like to recommend, please let me know!