Pet-friendly cafes and restaurants used to be a foreign concept in big cities, but with more outlets offering green grass yards and playful snooping grounds for your four-legged buddies, Bangkok is finally opening up to the idea.
Waste no more time searching like the Scooby-Doo bunch, as we’ve curated a list of ten dog-friendly venues known for their sumptuous menus, and loved for the spacious areas they provide for our pooches. From tropical bars to garden restaurants, you’ll be surprised to find that there are many more options for bonding with your pets other than the regular parks.
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Situated on Pan Road in Silom, former 1950s shophouse Luka is serving comfort food spanning Mexican delights, gourmet salads, and a variety of baked goods, alongside a selection of in-house brewed coffees and teas. And yet, whilst the menu is certainly rave-worthy, Luka pays special attention to pampering the furry friends that all guests are allowed to bring with them. Featuring a cold concrete floor designed specifically to cool down your pets in Thailand’s merciless heat, it’s truly a wonderful spot for both you and your pets to unwind in laid-back surroundings.
Themed around multi-cuisine comfort food inspired by the cooks’ palates and journeys, Roast Thonglor invites diners to gorge on dishes like their Grilled Seabass, The Roast Burger and Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes. The alfresco seating section here also welcomes in your pets to come chill whilst you relish your meal. theCOMMONS Thonglor in general is also pet-friendly. The outside area is open for your pooch so no worries about leaving him or her alone at home.
Good vibe, good food, good fit-for-a-picnic space: these three concepts come together at H Dining. The venue offers up a great range of dishes perfect for any time of day. What we would recommend is their spread of sourdough bread and pastries curated by Chef Kanta “Toiting” Siddidharm who had her former tenures at Noma and Gaa. With such a high profile of culinary experience, you know her baked goods won’t disappoint. Another plus is H Dining is pet-loving, so bring along your buddies.
Those hankering to have a decent day out with the pup, hop on over to Siri House, a hub for succulent fare, drinks, and creativity. Within the establishment you’ll find Luka, Quince and Jacqueline bar, which are all paw-friendly. The lush green garden dubbed with a pool outside is also open for you to unwind whilst your pups enjoy a few hours in the great outdoors.
For caffeine aficionados, Craft within the newly-opened Kimpton Maa-lai Bangkok is all about coffee brewed from locally sourced premium beans grown in Thailand. Besides a mean cuppa, the outlet also opens its door for your furry, fluffy friends to take delight in the indoor space as well as in their evergreen garden in the back, which is the hotel’s highlight.
Charoen Krung’s Tropic City is just about as tropical as it gets, with bright green and pink paintings of plants and birds exhibited throughout the space. Known for their cocktails, the highlights here are the ingredient-focused drinks, all made with local produce such as Thai herbs and seasonal fruits. Whilst the bar is certainly a hotspot for cocktail enthusiasts, few know that the venue is also extremely welcoming to accompanying pets. Amongst relaxed holiday vibes, it’s a great location to sample great drinks and hang out with friends.
Nestled inside the leafy neighbourhood of Ramkamhang 44, the Greek food haven Rallis boasts a spacious and green dining area, which is in fact the front yard of their home. And within the territory of their home slash restaurant, pets are welcome to run around freely here, and if you haven’t got a pet of your own, chef/owner Alex’s handsome pooch with a handsome name, Johnie, will definitely put a smile on your face with as he darts by to say hello and begs for some loving petting.
After its opening relatively recently, Hungry Pack is giving pet lovers one more spot to chill out within the bustling area of Thonglor. Allowing for people and pooches to wine and dine together, the restaurant provides American and Thai dishes in a casual environment. After your meal, head to the dog park conveniently attached to the back of the restaurant for a post-meal workout — they’ve got everything from a playground to a swimming pool for your pooches. A specialty dog hotel is also in the works for the second floor of the location, making the destination an incredible all-in-one spot for all pets and pet lovers.