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The 10 Fantastic Manchester Restaurants Where Your Pup is More Than Welcome!

The 10 Fantastic Manchester Restaurants Where Your Pup is More Than Welcome!

Finding a good spot to eat out with your dog can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. Every time I think I’ve found the perfect place, I end up somewhere where my dog gets more stares than treats, and I’m left wishing I’d just stayed home with a takeaway.

But let’s be real – I’m Manchester’s biggest advocate for dog-friendly dining (okay, that might be a stretch). My dog and I have sniffed out every corner of this city, and I’ve got the scoop on the best places where your pup is as welcome as you are!

So, leash up your furry friend and get ready to explore the top dog-friendly spots in Manchester! These places know how to treat a dog right, and they’re not too shabby for humans either.


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Website: Elnecot

Address: 41 Blossom St, Ancoats

Contact details: +44 161 222 4999

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 12PM-10PM

Elnecot is a laid-back diner specialising in British cuisine with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available.  With Elnecot, you can sample a taste of everything from menus that change on a weekly basis. 

Pick a mouthwatering main from their daytime selection and pair it with a side (because who could say no to rosemary fries?)  If you’ve got more of a sweet tooth, their afters menu offers ice cream and crumbles galore. 

Best of all, your furry friend can join, too! Elnecot believes that pets are an integral part of the family, so you’ll find thoughtfully placed water bowls around the restaurant and plenty of warm staff hospitality.

Pro tip:
Don’t miss the ‘Elnecot Eggs’ – a brunch favourite. And your pup? They’ll love the complimentary dog treats.


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Website: Rudy’s

Address: 9 Cotton St, Ancoats

Contact details: +44 161 820 4799

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 12PM-10PM

Rudy’s, appropriately named after founders Kate and Jim Morgan’s dog, is a Neapolitan pizzeria that takes Italian cuisine to new heights. This dining spot cooks their pizzas using traditional methods: Rudy’s dough-making techniques come straight from the kitchens of Naples. 

Now, Manchester residents can sample a slice of their pizza range at either of their two locations. With its casual, friendly atmosphere, it’s perfect for a relaxed meal with your four-legged friend.

Dogs are more than welcome to join their owners in the dining experience. While they can’t enjoy a Margherita or a Marinara deep dish, they can certainly enjoy the lively atmosphere by your side. 

Pro tip:
Try the ‘Portobello’ pizza – a mushroom lover’s dream. Dogs get a fresh bowl of water and plenty of pats from the staff.

Albert Schloss

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Website: Albert Schloss

Address: 27 Peter St

Contact details: +44 161 833 4040

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 12PM-10PM

With its spacious bier halle, your furry companion won’t feel cramped at Albert Schloss. The menu is packed with hearty dishes like Schweinshaxe and an impressive selection of beers. 

Dogs are welcome in the bar area, where they’ll find water bowls and plenty of attention from the staff. This Bavarian-inspired establishment is renowned for captivating diners with its diverse menu of indulgent alpine dishes. 

Sample their Tyrolean schnitzel, or opt for a Schloss classic with Paprikash Chicken or crispy bier-battered fish and chips. The restaurant also stands out for its dog-friendly policies: until 7pm, all small dogs are welcome to sit with their owners. 

Pro tip:
Check out the live entertainment schedule – there’s always something fun happening. Your pup will love the lively atmosphere and friendly vibes.

Gaucho Manchester

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Website: Gaucho Manchester

Address: 2A St Mary’s St

Contact details: +44 161 833 4333

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 12PM-11PM

Gaucho Manchester brings a touch of Argentine elegance to the city’s dining scene. Known for its sleek interiors and prime cuts of beef, it’s the perfect spot for those special outings with your furry friend. 

The high ceilings and chic décor set the scene for an upscale dining experience. While you savour their famous steaks and delectable chimichurri sauce, your dog will be treated to fresh water and a cosy spot to relax. 

This place is all about the finer things in life, and that extends to making sure your pooch feels right at home too.

Pro tip:
Don’t miss out on their Sunday brunch – it’s an indulgent affair. Your pup will enjoy the extra attention from the staff and maybe a bit of your leftover steak!

The Refuge

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Website: The Refuge

Address: Oxford St

Contact details: +44 161 233 5151

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 12PM-12AM

Relaxed in equal measure, The Refuge is a testament to global flavours. This beautiful dining room, located in the stunning Principal Hotel, is the perfect spot for catching up with friends over small plates on a sunny afternoon or enjoying a hearty Sunday roast in the winter. 

With its 10,000 sq ft space, The Refuge offers an eclectic mix of environments under one roof, welcoming everyone to come as they are – including dogs! The Winter Garden is particularly dog-friendly, with plenty of room for your pooch to stretch out and enjoy the ambience. 

And while you’re indulging in the perfect Sunday roast, so can your dog. For only £6, your furry friend can enjoy ‘Dog Roast Bowl’, packed full of pet-friendly ingredients; it’s a prime example of how modern dining spaces can go out of their way to make the whole family feel included.

Pro tip:
Head there for their weekend brunch – it’s a feast. Dogs are welcome in the Winter Garden area, where they can lounge in style while you dine.

The Gatehouse – Ale & Aloo

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Website: The Gatehouse – Ale & Aloo

Address: 37 Deansgate

Contact details: +44 161 839 4556

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 12PM-11PM

The Gatehouse – Ale & Aloo introduces a new style of pub dining to the North West. As the first Greater Manchester Indian Gastro Pub in Tyldesley, it brings a menu packed full of Desi Delights in a traditional pub setting. 

Think small plates perfect for sharing, curries made your way, and Masala Roasts on a Sunday. They’ve retained that old school public house charm with an open fire, pool table, and even their own house beer. 

And the best part? They’re dog-friendly! Dogs get water bowls and plenty of attention from the pub’s regulars.

Pro tip:
Check out their Sunday roast – it’s legendary. Dogs get a water bowl and lots of attention from the pub’s regulars.

Peaky Blinders

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Website: Peaky Blinders

Address: Peter St

Contact details: +44 161 236 6700

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 12PM-12AM

The perfect place to enjoy a table with a 1920’s twist! Peaky Blinders offers an immersive experience right in the heart of Deansgate, bringing the roaring ’20s to life. 

With a homemade Gastro Pub Menu, bespoke cocktail menus, and a wide drinks selection, there’s something for everyone. They’ve got live entertainment four nights a week, which keeps the place buzzing. 

Gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian dishes are available, making it a spot where everyone can find something they fancy. Your dog will love it here too – the staff are great with pets, always ready with a water bowl and a friendly pat.

Pro tip:
Try the signature cocktails – they’re top-notch. Your dog will appreciate the outdoor seating area where they can people-watch while you enjoy your drink.

The Pen & Pencil

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Website: The Pen & Pencil

Address: 57 Hilton St

Contact details: +44 161 660 3303

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 8AM-12AM

The Pen & Pencil is a New York-style cocktail bar and eatery in the Northern Quarter, right on the corner of Hilton Street and Tariff Street. 

Inspired by the infamous 1960s ‘Mad Men’ bar on East 45th Street in New York, it’s open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and late-night cocktails. Vegetarian and vegan options include burgers, falafels, curries, and stews. 

Their popular Bottomless Brunch on the last Saturday of the month is a real treat. And yes, it’s dog-friendly, so your pup can join you for a relaxed meal in this hipster haven.

Pro tip:
Don’t miss their bottomless brunch on weekends – it’s a hit. Your pup will love lounging by your side as you indulge.


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Website: BAB

Address: 14 Little Lever St

Contact details: +44 161 806 0813

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 12PM-11PM

BAB NQ, nestled in Manchester’s vibrant Northern Quarter, stands out as a unique destination offering a delightful twist on traditional kebabs. 

This fiercely proud independent restaurant is known for its creative approach to babs (kebabs) and meze, drawing on the best of locally sourced ingredients, vibrant spices, and homemade marinades and sauces. 

The open theatre-style kitchen allows diners to watch the team of chefs skillfully prepare the entire menu from scratch, including fresh flatbreads cooked on a robata grill for that distinctive charcoal flavour. 

Pro tip:
Try the Halloumi Kebab – it’s a favourite. Your dog will enjoy the cosy setting and the friendly staff.

The Bay Horse Tavern

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Website: The Bay Horse Tavern

Address: 35-37 Thomas St

Contact details: +44 161 669 5799

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 12PM-12AM

The Bay Horse Tavern, a modern take on a friendly Victorian pub, is situated right in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. From the same team behind Cane & Grain, The Liar’s Club, and Crazy Pedro’s, this pub is a favourite for good reason. 

Famous for its pies, pub classics, rotisserie, and Sunday roast, it delivers comfort food with style. The cosy interior, complete with a snug fireplace, makes it a perfect spot to unwind. 

It’s also incredibly dog-friendly, so your furry friend can join you for a pint and a pie, enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and warm hospitality.

Pro tip:
Their Sunday roast is a must-try. Your dog will love the welcoming vibes and the attention from other patrons.

Cane & Grain

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Website: Cane & Grain

Address: 49-51 Thomas St

Contact details: +44 161 839 7033

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 12PM-12AM

Cane & Grain in the Northern Quarter is a dog-friendly favourite, coming from the same team behind The Liar’s Club, Crazy Pedro’s, and The Bay Horse Tavern. This spot offers three distinct floors of rum, ribs, bourbon, and beer. 

On the ground floor, the 80s skate scene Rib Joint & Tap Room serves up ribs, burgers, and beers. The first floor houses the more sophisticated secret cocktail bar, Science & Industry, which also serves food. 

The third floor, Liar’s Lounge, is perfect for after-dinner tiki rum cocktails. With its rustic décor and laid-back vibe, it’s the ideal spot for a casual meal with your dog.

Pro tip:
Try the baby back ribs – they’re legendary. Your pup will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the friendly staff.

The Wharf

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Website: The Wharf

Address: 6 Slate Wharf

Contact details: +44 161 220 2960

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 12PM-11PM

The Wharf in Castlefield is a beloved spot for dog owners. This canal-side pub is a haven for dogs and their owners, who are always greeted with open arms and a bowl of fresh water. 

The Wharf offers hearty meals and an impressive selection of beers, gin, and whiskeys. It’s got the charm of a country pub right in the city centre, making it a perfect place to relax. 

The spacious outdoor seating area is particularly popular on sunny days, offering a scenic view of the canal. With its warm, welcoming atmosphere, The Wharf is a top choice for a relaxed outing with your furry friend.

Pro tip:
Head there on a sunny day to enjoy the outdoor terrace. Your dog will love the fresh air and the scenic canal views.
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