Dog friendly restaurants in Edinburgh

No need to leave your four legged at home anymore!

Wael Makki | Date posted - 28 Nov 2018

If you’re a dog owner, you may have a hard time finding good restaurants that are also dog friendly. That’s where we come in. We’ve scoured the city and found 5 amazing dog-friendly restaurants in Edinburgh. Say goodbye to those shady side eyes and whispers from diners. In these spots, your furry friend will be welcomed with open arms.

Scran and Scallie

The Scran & Scallie is the latest  venture from the team behind the popular Michelin star the Kitchin. It’s an authentic Scottish relaxed dining venue, serving good old national food just how we like it. Modern dishes such as fish & chips, fish pie, and Sunday roast are served alongside some forgotten classics such as sheep’s heid scotch broth, traditional cottage pie, chicken liver parfait, and eton mess to name a few. Expect authentic beers, good wine, and the finest water for your pooch. Book your spot and “sit ye doon yer welcome”!

The shore

Contemporary, Seafood, British, Fine Dining, Gastro Pub, Scottish

In the mood for good fish, crab, or  oysters? We’ve got you covered! Located down the shore in Leith, these guys have come up with a menu selection that changes daily, featuring the freshest catches of the day cooked with contemporary influences. They love dogs and are always happy to welcome them, so enjoy a great seafood meal here before heading for a relaxing walk with the fluffy one. And if you’re waiting for your table to be ready, their comfortable well-stocked bar is ideal for pre-meal drinks. Quick note for the lazy ones: you don’t need to go all the way down to Leith, they’ve opened the same restaurant in town called Fishers in the City.


Take your dog for a nice walk in Holyrood park before heading to the cool, chilled-out Lebowskis. Only a short walk away from the park, this authentic dog friendly restaurant in Edinburgh is the spot to head to if you’re a burger fan. After enjoying a couple of years wowing the Glasgow crowd, they’ve figured it would be time to open a new eatery in the capital. And we thank them for that! From the BLT and brie melt to the Thai chicken and Moroccan falafel, these guys specialise in all kinds of awesome burgers. Also, their brunches are pretty amazing! Order yourself a good Bloody Mary and an awesome bowl of water for the puppy, and start the day the right way.


Looking to heat up this cold summer? Are you a meat-lover? Say no more. With their South-American cuisine and quality ingredients, Fazenda will ensure you enjoy “the true essence of the Brazilian gaúcho experience”. Their menu includes 15 different prime cuts of meat including beef, chicken, pork, and lamb, which come with their quality salads, fresh cut vegetables, continental cheeses, and hot dishes. They welcome dogs with open arms so take your BFF and enjoy an awesome high-protein feast.


Bistro, Scottish, British, Contemporary, Fine Dining, Seafood

Sister restaurant of The Shore, Fishers is a great dog friendly restaurant in Edinburgh, and more specifically in Leith. Set in a 17th-century watchtower, this award-winning bar and restaurant serves fabulous seafood in a great relaxed atmosphere. Specialising  in Scottish dishes, these guys also cook typical Irish and English dishes with international influences. If you’re looking for a great feast for you and your dog, this spot is the one for you!

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