Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Edinburgh

By Ellie Smith

1 year ago

Where to dine with your dog in the Scottish capital

Often billed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Edinburgh is home to an abundance of open spaces and greenery – from pretty Calton Hill to the famed Holyrood Park. This means it’s a great city break for those travelling with a dog. Thankfully, there are plenty of dog-friendly restaurants in Edinburgh too: cosy pubs, buzzy cafes and seaside wine bars (yes, there’s a beach there!). Here we highlight some of the best spots to dine with your dog in the Scottish capital.

Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Edinburgh



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This hotel, bar and restaurant in New Town is famed for its roof garden, where you can not only enjoy boozy brunch, but also bring your dog along. Cocktails and dogs – what more could you want from a Saturday? If you’d rather sit inside, though, four-legged friends are welcome throughout the venue, with water and treats available. Humans, meanwhile, can enjoy brunch dishes of Belgian waffles and toasted crumpets, or lunch fare such as burgers, charcuterie boards and salads.

55A Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 1LH,

The Espy

A charming pub overlooking the sands of Portobello, The Espy is well known for being dog-friendly. Water bowls and doggy treats are provided – plus they run film and quiz nights to raise money for the local cats and dogs home, a symbol of their commitment to pet pals. Roasts are a highlight here, alongside dish favourites including fish tacos, loaded fries and mac ‘n’ cheese. 

62-64 Bath St, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1HF,



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Housed inside a former art gallery at The Shore in Leith, Toast is a wine-focused cafe serving brunch, Mediterranean small plates and pastries. Its philosophy is to ‘welcome everyone at all times’ – and that’s not limited to humans. Dogs are welcome to relax with a water bowl while their owners sip natural wines and soak up the views.

65 Shore, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6RA,

The Scran and Scallie


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Take your pup for a walk through Stockbridge before ending up at friendly gastropub The Scran and Scallie. A venture from the team behind The Kitchin, it’s a characterful spot which welcomes dogs, serving Scottish-inspired pub classics – favourites include the steak pie and the Newhaven lobster with garlic butter and chips.

1 Comely Bank Rd, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH4 1DR,

The Torfin


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Dogs will find much to be excited about at The Torfin, a hotel, restaurant and bar in the area of Corstorphine. There’s a designated dog station complete with biscuits, water bowls and towels for any mucky paws – and if you do want to stay overnight, certain bedrooms at the venue are dog-friendly. The food menu focuses on hearty classics, with something to please all tastes – from burgers to curries, salads and fajitas. 

108 St John’s Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 8AX,

Honeycomb & Co.


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Head here for brunch and pastries with your dog in tow. Well-behaved dogs are allowed on leads at this cheerful all-day dining cafe in Bruntsfield, where everything is made using locally sourced ingredients. Menu highlights include rhubarb and custard French toast, potato and courgette latkes, and cheesy mushroom toast, alongside an array of show-stopping cakes.

1 Merchiston Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4NP,