But first, BACON: Top 13 dog-friendly dining spots in Sydney
We got together with the folk at Zomato and curated a list of Sydney's best pooch-friendly dining spots in Sydney. Bring your furbaby, grab a drink and let the good times roll.
The Crescent on Bayswater, 33 Bayswater Road
(02) 9357 7331
A breezy spot nestled in Sydney’s bohemian Potts Point, Uliveto channels Australian food with a Mediterranean twist serving up delicious eats like free-range eggs with chicken chipolatas, Spanish baked eggs and smoked trout with sun-dried tapenade. Their extensive all-day breakfast menu is perfect to get you through relaxed, lazy weekends - no matter what time you show up. They also use the Sanchez coffee blend from the little Marionette, one of the only places in the area to offer this. Dogs are lovingly welcomed.
Newtown Railway station, 324A Newtown
(02) 9557 7006
This popular cafe located at Newtown station behind bustling King Street serves a tempting menu, cold-drip coffee and espresso. There are plenty of drool-worthy feeds to be had like the ‘Bacon Mac Daddy’ which includes double smoked bacon, bacon mac ‘n’ cheese, a 63ᐤ poached egg served in a croissant. Dogs can join in on both the drooling and eating, they serve ‘Pupples’; house-made maple bacon dog treats in addition to ‘Pupachinos’ made with goats milk and crushed liver treats. Nuff said.
The Vic On The Park, Marrickville
(02) 9557 1448
A bustling spot in Sydney’s inner west for hounds and humans with good pub grub including beer, burgers, steaks and schnitzels which is sure to keep the whole pack happy. With regular designer markets, live music, open-air cinemas, street art and an ongoing calendar of unique events, all you have to do is get your friends together and let the good times roll.
Dogs are allowed in the basketball area, balcony back deck and in the carpark. Tag your pooch #dogsofthevic
(02) 9969 4411
A celebration of all things french, Frenchy’s cafe is located in a peaceful spot in Mosman. They offer alfresco-style dining for patrons and are proudly dog friendly with a designated ‘bark park’, offering shade and water for your furry friends. Dogs should be kept on a lead with the owner at all times, however the cafe is conveniently located next to a parkland area where the dogs are free to roam after indulging in your Parisian fix. The charming cafe is nestled in a quiet spot with harbour views and you can feast on croissants, french onion soup and homemade quiches. What’s not to love? Bone appetite!
(02) 9569 5858
A neighbourhood friendly pub located in Sydney’s inner west. The community-driven pub grows a lot of it’s own herbs, lettuce and citrus fruits in the beer garden and the kitchen sources most of their products locally. The modern, child-friendly pub offers a diverse range of cuisines plus traditional and craft beers. Dogs are welcome in the yard and should be kept on a lead.
The London Hotel
(02) 9331 3200
A light-filled watering hole located in Paddington with a spacious courtyard, pets can sit with you on the lower level including the front bar and back courtyard while you sip on local bottled beers. They offer $15 pizzas for lunch (Monday to Friday) and have a good range of daily deals starting from 5pm. Dogs are allowed on the lower level, including the front bar and back courtyard.
Three Blue Ducks
141-143 MacPherson St Bronte NSW 2024 or
(02) 9389 0010
With a strong focus on sustainable and local produce, the food from Blue Ducks comes from their own gardens and what doesn’t is organic, fairtrade, biodynamic or locally produced. Their Rosebery restaurant “Bob” Pop-Up by Three Blue Ducks has a wood-fired oven and specialises in Argentinian style roasts on the weekend. There is more to come in the Rosebery location including weekday dinners and live music. Dogs are welcome in the outside areas and should be on a leash.
285A Crown St, Surry Hills
(02) 9331 0833
A modern inner city Australian wine bar in Surry hills with a dedicated champagne bar and chandeliers. They offer cosy booths, 30 curated wines by the glass and weekday lunches for $30 with 2 courses including a glass of wine. Dogs are welcome in the outside laneway area and should be on a lead.
The Balmain Hotel
74 Mullens st, Balmain
(02) 9810 7500
The Balmain hotel offers stiff drinks, thumping beats and gourmet pub grub in a colourful, kitschy space. Their menu reflects Southern American fare meets Asian pub food and they have 2 for 1 pizza’s on Thursdays as well as a choice of 3 share-plates for 2 people for $35. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor courtyard and must be on a lead.
2 Elizabeth Bay Rd, Elizabeth Bay
(02) 8070 2424
A buzzy, garden oasis wine bar in Sydney’s Pott’s Point. They offer soulful beats and seriously tempting eats. The leafy watering hole is perfect for a long, lazy Sunday. They offer weekday lunch specials with two courses for $25pp including wine and have a good selection of meats and cheeses. Did i mention they have a wood-fired oven? Dogs are allowed in the outside seating area and must be on a lead.
5/2A Waters Rd, Neutral Bay
(02) 9953 8367
A local, charming South American restaurant located in Neutral Bay offering diners with Latino favourites with distinctly Colombian flavours and textures. They offer a traditional cocktail menu spiced up with imported Latin american spirits in addition to an extensive wine list featuring top range Chilean and Argentinean wines. Who can say no to margaritas and mini empanadas? Not I. Pets are welcome in the outdoor seating area.
The Commons Local Eating House
32 Burton St Darlinghurst 2010
(02) 9358 1478
Nestled in Sydney’s Darlinghurst, The Commons offers locally grown, seasonally influenced, ingredient-focused cuisine. They are a committed localvore and aim to source all their produce as ethically as possible and support local artisan food makers. You can order and collect local, organic fruit’n’veg boxes every Wednesday and live music is on the cards. Dog are welcome out front and guide dogs anytime.
Queens Park Shed
31 Darley Road, Queens Park 2022
(02) 9380 9350
A rustic-inspired cafe, Queens Park shed is an airy converted shed located next to parks and playing fields. The family friendly venue offers tantalising eats like halloumi burgers with egg, tomato chutney served on a milk bun and heath bowls with poached eggs, grains, dukkah, sweet potato and hummus. Kids eat for free on Fridays during NSW school holidays. Their spaces are perfect for human-kids and fur-kids alike.
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