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Top 5 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Edinburgh

You don't need to leave your pooch behind when you're planning a meal out in the Scottish capital!

24 . 08 . 2018

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. Don’t leave your four-legged friend behind when you go out for dinner!

As any dog lover will tell you, those four-legged furballs really are part of the family. That’s why at Fountain Court Apartments we offer a wide range of dog-friendly accommodation across the city centre of Edinburgh.

We also believe that your visit to the Scottish capital shouldn’t be any less enjoyable when you have a dog with you. In fact, bringing man’s best friend with you will make your trip even more enjoyable! We’ve compiled a list of our favourite pubs, cafes and restaurants that cater to both man AND man’s best friend. As an added bonus, each of these happen to be within close proximity to some of the city’s prime dog-walking spots!

So, without further ado, here are Edinburgh’s top 5 dog-friendly eateries.

Dog-Friendly Accommodation


Address: 55A Frederick Street, EH2 1LH

Positioned in the heart of the city, Rabble is home to Edinburgh’s first low and slow taphouse where high quality produce is giving the love and attention that it deserves. Here, not only are dogs welcome, but your pet pooch will be treated like a king! With a designated ‘doggie station’ including tasty treats and ‘pawsecco’ bowls, your four-legged friend will be well taken care of. Rabble is ideal for anybody taking their dog for a stroll in the Princes Street Gardens.

Enjoy a 20% discount on food at Rabble when you stay with us.

A happy labradoodle at Rabble

A happy labradoodle at Rabble

Scran and Scallie

Address: 1 Comely Bank Road, Stockbridge, EH4 1DT

With Michelin star chef Tom Kitchin at its helm, the Scran and Scallie is perhaps not somewhere you would expect to be pet friendly but that couldn’t be further from the truth. This affluent gastro-pub and restaurant welcomes dogs of all shapes and sizes and unlike similar establishments, there are no areas that are off limits (besides the kitchen, of course). Based in Edinburgh’s famously dog-friendly neighbourhood of Stockbridge, there are plenty of green spaces nearby including Inverleith Park – the perfect puppy playground for post-meal walkies.

The Fountain

Address: 131 Dundee Street, EH11 1AX

What was once your average spit-and-sawdust boozer, The Fountain, located in Edinburgh’s west end, is now a warm and welcoming gastro-pub. With cosy interiors, comfortable couches and a seasonal menu of delicious homemade food it’s the perfect place to cuddle your canine. The perfect stop-off after a walk along the Union Canal, dogs are always welcomed and the staff love to make a fuss, offering treats and a bowl of water so he or she won’t feel left out.

As if that isn’t enough, The Fountain is currently running a Pimp My Prosecco deal. For only £25 you can enjoy a bottle of prosecco, Edinburgh Gin liqueurs and tasty garnishes. Enjoy!

Enjoy a 20% discount on food and drink at The Fountain when you stay with usCannot be used in conjunction with the Pimp My Prosecco offer. 

The Caley Sample Room

Address: 42-58 Angle Park Terrace, EH11 2JR

The Caley Sample Room is another popular pup-friendly pub. This cosy bar is just minutes from leafy Harrison Park and the perfect place to recharge after a long walk. Dog-lovers will delight as the staff here really go above and beyond for man’s best friend. Their dedicated dog menu includes offerings such as beef sticks, milk biscuits and even a specially designed dog-friendly beer (don’t worry, it’s alcohol free). Humans on the other hand can enjoy homemade burgers and the ever-popular Caley Sunday Roast.

Frankie enjoying an afternoon out in Edinburgh

The Pantry

Address: 1 North West Circus Place,  EH3 6ST

Still relatively new to the Edinburgh foodie scene, The Pantry is something of a culinary hotspot. Having opened its second location in Colinton, a village on the edge of the city, this ‘rustic-yet-refined’ cafe is favoured for its brunches, while its Belgian waffles are the talk of the town. The village itself has a large dog-walking community, with Colinton Dell and the Water of Leith on its doorstep. Boasting 25 acres of woodland, it’s the perfect place to walk up an appetite.

Bring your dog to Edinburgh!

All dogs are welcome in Edinburgh! With plenty of restaurants, bars, walking routes, parks and events to choose from, there’s no reason to leave your pooch behind. Treat yourself and your best friend to a night away in Edinburgh.; small-medium sized dogs are welcome for stays at all of our properties. This is available for £10 per dog per night.

If you do bring your dog to Edinburgh, be sure to pop into our reception so we can say hello!

Book your stay with us today.

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