A Comprehensive Dog-Friendly Guide to Glasgow
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.
I've broken down the list into areas of Glasgow to make it easy for you to browse:
Cafe Strange Brew
1082 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow Southside (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, and now they've moved to a larger location at 1082 Pollokshaws Road. We went on their first day of opening and it was very dog friendly and of course, the food is delicious.
17-21 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow Southside (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 Southside (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 slowly waking up for the weekend over a coffee. The food is really lovely and there's also a wee takeaway window if you want to grab some food to go.
38 Nithsdale Road, Glasgow Southside (Strathbungo) G41 2AN
This is a new addition to the southside and is a really wonderful place. It's a small cafe with limited seating but both times I've been with Joffrey they've made such a fuss over him and made sure he had plenty of water. The food is exceptional so even though you might have to wait for a table, it'll be worth the wait.
You can read my full review of Pot Luck over here.
742 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2AD
This is another new addition (seriously, there's somewhere new opening most weeks at the moment!) and it's a perfect spot for sipping a coffee the window and watching the world go by. With your pooch by your feet, of course. I've only been in for a quick visit but really liked this place and I believe they've now expanded the seating area a bit, so I'll have to go back for another visit.
Reviews for these businesses are coming soon:
The Glad Cafe
1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow Southside (Shawlands) G41 2HG
The Rum Shack
657-659 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow Southside (Pollokshaws) G41 2AB
67 Nithsdale Rd, Glasgow G41 2AJ
The Butterfly & the Pig Southside
1041-1039, Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 3YF
Merchant City and east of Glasgow dog friendly spots
127 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NP
99 Hutcheson St, Glasgow G1 1SN
12 King St, Glasgow G1 5RB
85 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0UT
304 Duke St, Glasgow G31 1RZ
Glasgow City Centre dog friendly spots
265 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6TT
You can check out my full review of Singl-end here.
The Butterfly and the Pig
153 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4SQ
Glasgow West End dog friendly spots
The Sparkle Horse
16 Dowanhill St, Glasgow G11 5QR
14 Chancellor St, Glasgow G11 5RQ
We visited Kimchi Cult recently, so if you want to read about our dog-friendly Korean adventures, here's the blog post.
445 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G12 8HH
51 Old Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G3 8RF
23 Sandyford Place, Glasgow West End G3 7NG
Here's my blog post about McPhabbs recently.
Greater Glasgow dog friendly spots
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!
This list is a work in progress however I try to keep it up to date and ensure it is always accurate. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please contact me.