Here are our recommended Sloane Square and King’s Road dog-friendly visits;
For glamourous people watching in the heart of Sloane Square, head to Colbert. Inspired by the great boulevard cafés of Paris, this neighbourhood restaurant has been an institution for several decades. A buzzy restaurant, you and your dog can start your day there with a coffee and croque monsieur or round it up over an evening meal of French staples and good wine.
Colbert, 50-52 Sloane Square, SW1Q 8AX.
Open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 11pm for last orders and Sunday from 8am to 10pm last orders.
Farm Girl Chelsea
If you and your dog like healthy, delicious food with a side Insta-factor, this is the spot to keep up your social profiles. With a menu to make your grid sing – think avocado toast, house granola, berry pancakes, jackfruit tacos, all kinds of coffee and tempting smoothies. The bar also serves an extensive range of drinks from beer to cocktails, as well as organic Australian wine. Welcoming to dogs, enjoy your food on the sun terrace or inside their gorgeous restaurant with sophisticated Insta-worthy interiors.
Farm Girl Chelsea, 9 Park Walk, SQ10 0AJ.
Open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm.
Dogs are welcome at the restaurant of this boutique hotel. All day drinking and eating, the food menu combines sharing plates, hearty mains and indulgent desserts, which have been cooked by an ex executive chef of the Savoy and Four Seasons Hotel. There’s also lighter and traditional breakfast and brunch menus, as well as creative cocktails where you pick a flavour you like and the bartender will whip it up into a drink to please.
Sloane Place, 62 Lower Sloan Street, SQ1W 8BP.
Another iconic hangout for drinking hangout, you and your dog might end up rubbing shoulders with a few of the Made in Chelsea cast and their pets. With a modern European restaurant and bar with food store, their outdoor terraces are the place for you and your dog to be seen. Just for the festive season, their terrace has been transformed into a wonderland complete with Swan Lake Winter Chalets and they also hold regular events throughout the year including dog-friendly ones, so signing up to to their newsletter is recommended.
Bluebird Chelsea, 350 King’s Road, SW3 5UU.
Open from 12pm to 12am Monday to Thursday, times vary at the weekend – see website for details.
As a really dog-friendly part of town (even Zara on Sloane Square allows dogs), it would be rude not to patronise many of the local shops, who welcome dogs through the doors. Just a few we recommend include:
Peter Jones & Partners
Part of the John Lewis group, you and your dog can shop for everything from beauty products to homeware in this well-stocked department store, sitting right in the heart of Sloane Square, SW1Q 8EL
Shop at this bazaar-like boutique stocking womenswear, shoes, accessories and home décor. Super dog-friendly, the store has often hosted events in their honour with artist such as Sally Muir. Visit 131-141 King's Road, SW3 4PW
Stock up your beauty cupboard and treat your dog with this global skincare brand’s dog grooming range. Be sure your dog doesn’t try to steal part of Kiehl’s iconic Mr Bones skeleton while in-store. Find them at 54 King's Road, SW3 4UD
Visit the flagship store of this international home and lifestyle company famed for their fabric and patterns. Find them at 265 to 277 King’s Road, SW3 5EN
Fitness fans can upgrade their yoga and running kit with their dog in tow at the Chelsea location of this Canadian athletic apparel company. Shop at 38 - 42 King's Road, SW3 4UD