10 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Brighton

By Ellie Smith

6 months ago

Bring your dog along to these seaside hotspots


Just a short train ride away from London, Brighton makes the perfect seaside day trip. And if you’re planning to bring your canine friend along for the ride, fear not: the vibrant town is renowned for being dog-friendly, with plenty of walks, parks and of course the famous seafront. Go for a stroll along the beach before heading for lunch at one of the many restaurants, pubs and cafes that welcome four-legged friends. Read on for some of the best dog-friendly restaurants in Brighton to visit now, from boutique hotels to waterfront eateries.

10 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Brighton

  • Al Duomo
  • Burnt Orange
  • The Basketmakers Arms
  • Lost in the Lanes
  • Food For Friends
  • Artist Residence Brighton
  • Plateau
  • Earth & Stars
  • The New Club
  • Murmur

Al Duomo

 

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First opened back in 1979, Italian restaurant Al Duomo has been a local favourite for years, going through a number of different owners along the way. It was recently taken over by a family-run Italian food venture, which saw the venue spruced up, with fresh interiors and a brand-new menu. Diners can enjoy sourdough pizza, handmade pasta and local seafood, ahead of an array of gelato for dessert. If you’re dining with your pup, grab a seat on the outdoor terrace where dogs are allowed.

6-7, pavilion buildings, 2-3 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 1EE, alduomo.co.uk

Burnt Orange

 

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This fairly new neighbourhood restaurant from the team behind The Coal Shed has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, and furry friends are welcome if you’re dining on the terrace. Menus are designed for sharing (it’s up to you if that includes a nibble or two for your dog), with seasonal ingredients cooked over fire: think BBQ chicken with spring onion aioli and charred hispi cabbage with harissa. Pair with a cocktail or two – our pick is the Malfy Orange Spritz, the perfect summer tipple made with mandarin liqueur, blood orange gin and prosecco. 

59 Middle St, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 1AL, burnt-orange.co.uk

The Basketmakers Arms

 

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A traditional pub in the heart of the Lanes, The Basketmakers Arms has been around for many years, and is always buzzing with locals and visitors alike. It’s a failsafe spot for classic pub fare, cask beers, craft lager and spirits with a group of friends or family – including your dog. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the pub, with water available and treats on the bar. 

12 Gloucester Rd, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 4AD, thebasketmakers.pub

Lost in the Lanes

 

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For a stellar brunch with your pup in tow, head to Lost in the Lanes, a dog-friendly cafe in the heart of the town. Opened in 2017, the cosy spot serves a small, seasonal menu made using ingredients from local producers, alongside coffee from the nearby Pharmacie Coffee Roasters. Tuck into French toast with pistachio praline, nduja eggs or a veggie fry-up, or veer more into lunch territory with mains such as slow-cooked Sussex lamb. The team are dog lovers and will make your furry friend feel as welcome as you.

10 Nile St, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 1HW, lostinthelanes.com

Food For Friends

Brighton is big on veggie food, spearheaded by forward-thinking restaurants like Food For Friends, which has been serving plant-based fare since 1981. Menus use local and organic ingredients where possible, and everything is vegetarian – with many dishes fully vegan, such as aubergine kofta with harissa dressing, Sri Lankan beet curry, and mapo tofu with shiitake mushroom. Naturally, it’s also dog-friendly.

17-18 Prince Albert St, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 1HF, foodforfriends.com

Artist Residence Brighton

 

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The Brighton branch of art-focused boutique hotel group Artist Residence is characteristically cool, perched on the seafront with a bright and airy cafe and bar space. Here dogs aren’t just tolerated, but made a real fuss of, and given water, treats and a blanket. Pop in early for breakfast and a coffee, or visit for dinner, where the friendly team serves up sharing plates such as Iberico pork chop, grilled sea bream and crispy fried aubergine, plus excellent cocktails.

33 Regency Square, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 2GG, artistresidence.co.uk

Plateau

 

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Who says your pooch can’t come for cocktails? Plateau is a natural wine and cocktail bar in the South Lanes where dogs are welcome. The menu makes the most of the bountiful Sussex produce with dishes like burnt leek with smoked cashew, baked mushroom rice with salted ricotta, and BBQ South Down lamb. Enjoy alongside fun cocktails like the Wake n Bacon, made with bacon-washed vodka and espresso, and the Princess Peach, featuring gin, peach liqueur and egg white.

1 Bartholomews, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 1HG, plateaubrighton.co.uk

Earth & Stars

Found just round the corner from Brighton train station, the Earth & Stars is a cheerful pub which aims to be kind to the planet – it’s powered by solar panels, and serves organic cider and wine. It also strives to be kind to pet friends, welcoming dogs with open arms. Humans, meanwhile, can enjoy dishes like classic cod and chips (you are in Brighton after all), bavette steak, and spiced vegetable and chickpea curry.

46 Windsor St, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 1RJ, earthandstars.pub

The New Club

 

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An American diner-style restaurant on the seafront, The New Club is renowned for its buzzy New York vibe and indulgent brunches. Enjoy big stacks of pancakes or baked Mexican eggs – or visit on a Sunday to try the famous roast, a feast piled high with a choice of beef, chicken or pork (or all three if you’re really hungry), alongside Yorkshire puds, roast potatoes and veggies. Well-behaved dogs are allowed – and, in fact, some local canines are already regulars – with water bowls provided. 

133-134 Kings Rd, Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 2HH, thenewclubbrighton.com

Murmur

 

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For some of the freshest fish in town, head to dog-friendly Brighton restaurant Murmur, a venture helmed by Great British Menu winner Michael Bremner. Overlooking the water, the eatery has a daily changing board menu based on what’s available – if you spot the lobster croquettes on there, be sure to give them a try. The restaurant is family-friendly as well as welcoming dogs.

Kings Road Arches, 91-96, Brighton BN1 2FN, murmur-restaurant.co.uk

Featured image: Artist Residence Brighton