Never Leave a Friend behind: Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

Never Leave a Friend behind: Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town


When it comes to dining out there’s nothing wrong with bringing your pooch along for the trip, as long as you know which Cape Town restaurants are happy to accommodate your canine companion. Furtunately for you, we’ve tracked down some of Cape Town’s top dog-friendly restaurants so that you don’t have to deal with those sad puppy-dog eyes next time you go out for lunch.

The Leopard Bar, 12 Apostles, Camps Bay

If whining and dining is your thing then The Leopard Bar at 12 Apostles is a must. Not only do you get to enjoy a fine dining experience (or even high tea – “Tea by the Sea”) with picturesque views, but they actually have a doggy-dedicated menu featuring beef fillet steak with boiled potato wedges and gravy, or even ostrich mince with cooked oats. Take note, though, that only dogs under knee height are allowed.

Massimo’s, Hout Bay

Massimo’s is a cosy Italian restaurant that makes a great effurt to make all their guests feel right at home — regardless of whether they walk in on two legs or four. Regulars will already be well acquainted with the resident Border Collie, Luna, who belongs to the husband-and-wife owners. Apart from the wonderful food (for both humans and dogs) and hospitality, Massimo’s is involved in community upliftment: when certain meals are ordered, a portion of the cost is donated to welfares such as DARG (Domestic Animal Rescue Group), Border Collie Rescue Group, and Hout Bay Pets Charity.

Rhodes Memorial Restaurant and Tea Garden, Newlands

Rhodes Memorial Restaurant is known for its idyllic setting, showcasing what is quite pawssibly the best vantage point. Tucked away in Table Mountain National Park behind the famous Rhodes Memorial, this is where you go to indulge on panoramic views of the Cape Flats to the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland Mountain ranges. It is also one of the very few places where you can see both the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Take your pup for a stroll on a mountain trail before settling down to enjoy the beautiful tranquillity.

Dizzys, Camps Bay

Dizzys is Camps Bay oldest pub, and it’s all about friendly and unpretentious hospitality, mixed with delicious pizzas and burgers that feature organically-grown herbs and vegetables fresh from the garden. It is also a well-known fact that Dizzys loves dogs, so much so that they get their own menu of beef patties, chicken strips, rice and gravy, and a Puppucino for dessert (a cup of warm frothy milk).

Bone appétit!

On days that you’re not taking your furry friend out for five-star meals you can rely on a variety of diffurent dog foods and treats available from PETWORLD.