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    Top 6 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Manchester

    22nd January 2024
    Top 6 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Manchester - Victoria Riverside
    Top 6 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Manchester - Victoria Riverside

    Who doesn’t love dining out? Whether you do it regularly or as a weekend treat, grabbing a bite to eat in Manchester is easier than ever. You’ll find a traditional pub or trendy cocktail bar around every corner, with cuisines to suit every palate.

    There’s only one problem: what about our four-legged friends?

    Some pet owners in Manchester may avoid restaurant dining because their dogs have to stay at home. It’s no wonder dog-friendly restaurants have exploded in popularity, offering diners the chance to expand their taste buds with canine company.

    So, if you’re living in one of our dog-friendly apartments in Manchester and want to treat your pooch, here’s a rundown of the top 6 dog-friendly restaurants in your local area.

    1. Elnecot

    Celebrate the rich flavours of Manchester with a visit to Elnecot, a beautiful bar and kitchen located in the heart of Ancoats. This laid-back diner specialises 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. 


    Website: Elnecot

    Address: 41 Blossom Street, Cutting Room Square, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6AJ


    2. Rudy’s 

    Appropriately named after founders Kate and Jim Morgan’s dog, Rudy’s is a Neapolitan pizzeria that takes authentic Italian cuisine to new heights.

    This casual 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.

    Of course, Rudy’s also permits pups 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.


    Website: Rudy’s

    Address: 9 Cotton St, Ancoats, M4 5BF | Petersfield House, Peter St, M2 5QJ


    3. Bab

    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.​

    Bab’s dog-friendly atmosphere means you can enjoy their wonderful creations with your best friend close by. 


    Website: Bab

    Address: BAB, 14 Little Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1HR


    4. Albert Schloss 

    Albert Schloss is a restaurant brimming with energy, the perfect environment for your lively dog! 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. Just give them a heads-up before arriving, and they’ll make sure to sit you at one of their most comfortable dog-friendly tables.


    Website: Albert Schloss

    Address: Albert’s Schloss, 27 Peter St, M2 5QR.


    5. Crazy Pedros

    Crazy Pedros offers pizzas with a twist. While this quirky restaurant puts its own spin on US-originated pizzas (like spicy pepperoni and Hawaiian), it’s their signature creations that really steal the show.

    Enjoy a buzzing atmosphere and great music as you decide between Crazy Pedro’s KFC or Fried Chicken and Waffle Pizza. If you’re not sure which to choose, don’t worry! Indecisive diners can try a slice before committing to a whole pizza.

    Offering the largest mezcal and tequila selection in Manchester, Crazy Pedro’s drinks menu is equally impressive. Quench your thirst with their ‘Frozen Margs’ and Agave cocktails, or enjoy a soft drink with your meal.

    The Crazy Pedro experience is only made better by their dog-friendly policies. Pets are welcome to enjoy the atmosphere during the daytime. However, it’s recommended that your furry friends return home in the evening before the party ramps up. 


    Website: Crazy Pedros

    Address: 1 Short Street, Manchester Northern Quarter, M4 1AA


    6. The Refuge

    Last but certainly not least is The Refuge. Sophisticated and relaxed in equal measure, this beautiful dining room is a testament to global flavours. Catch up with friends over small plates on a sunny afternoon, or enjoy the heartiest of British winter food with a filling Sunday roast.

    With its sprawling 10,000 sq ft space, The Refuge offers an eclectic mix of environments under one roof, welcoming everyone to come as they are. Even dogs! As you’re indulging in the perfect Sunday roast, so can your dog.

    For only £6, your dog can enjoy a nutritious ‘Dog Roast Bowl’, packed full of pet-friendly ingredients. The Refuge is a prime example of how modern dining spaces can go out of their way to make the whole family feel included.


    Website: The Refuge

    Address: The Refuge, Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA


    Looking for a dog-friendly apartment in Manchester? 

    We hope any of the restaurants on our list help you make lasting memories with your four-legged friends. If you’re thinking of moving to Manchester to be closer to these dog-friendly eateries, why not check out our apartments?

    With beautiful homes available in our pet-friendly Crown View Apartments and Bromley Street duplexes, you and your companion can settle down and enjoy all the city has to offer.

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