Bagel on the Park
This place is one of the reasons why the Fetch & Follow team thought we should start writing about our favourite places to visit with our dogs.
Indeed, Bagel on the Park is all you need before going for a walk around Victoria Park with your dog! Opened in the ‘90s, this family-run business has an amazing menu full of bagels and other delicious options. The staff are really nice and very dog-friendly. Dogs are welcome inside and if they’re lucky and well-behaved, they’ll even get a treat! Maggie and Carlos can’t hold their excitement when we go, and forget all their manners when the lovely lady comes out of the kitchen with sausages.
Bagel on the Park
105 Gore Road
London E9 7HW
Victoria Park Market
Located along a beautiful pedestrianised street in the park called Nightwalk, Victoria Park Market is open every Sunday from 10am until 4pm. On top of Pack and Clowder (a dog-dedicated stall), the market has seasonal fruit and veg, organic farm butchers, fresh fish, locally baked bread, cheese, ice cream, coffee, delicious brunches and lunches. The market is pretty much the Garden of Eden for you and your dog: a street in the middle of Victoria Park filled with temptation! The good thing is most of the stalls are local and organic farmers, which makes the experience almost guilt-free. It gets busy throughout the day, so if your dog is a bit anxious in crowds, head there when it opens; it will only be you and a few other dog owners. Who doesn’t love an improvised dog meetup at the market?
This lovely café and bakery in the heart of Victoria Park village is a bruncher’s paradise – plus, it’s dog-friendly. Loafing is a cute tea place where you’ll easily get tempted by the beautiful looking and tasting pastries. The place benefits from two lovely outside spaces – one at the front and one at the back – but dogs are also welcome inside. Only a couple of minutes away from the park, we love heading to Loafing after a long afternoon walk, when all we need is a warm drink and some comforting treats.
79 Lauriston Road
London E9 7HJ
Hector & Noble
A ‘top 5 places’ post without a pub wouldn’t be right, so here is one of our favourite pubs in Victoria Park village. Named after two of Queen Victoria’s favourite dogs, this public house is, as you might have guessed, dog-friendly. We love going there all year round. Their secret rear beer garden is so nice and quiet, it makes for the perfect afternoon place for a well-deserved drink after a dog walk. In winter, the pub has a dedicated dog area where you can go and spend the afternoon with your best furry friend. We love going there to warm up, eat one of their delightful roasts, comfortably sat in their traditional velvet sofa benches.
Hector & Noble
233-235 Victoria Park Road
London E9 7HD
Finally, because you might want to spend the entire day in the park. Victoria Park holds in its heart one of the best breakfasts, brunch and lunch places in east London. No need to even come out the park to get your coffee, pastry or have brunch with your dog, Pavilion Café’s food menu and coffee has it all. You’ll have to go inside the domed pavilion to make your order, but don’t get overwhelmed by the queue if there is one, as the staff there are very efficient and you shouldn't have to wait too long! You can then go and enjoy your coffee outside on their lovely terrace looking out over the boating lake and ducks. This will surely keep your dog entertained for a few hours!
Victoria Park, Old Ford Road
London E9 7DE
Next month we will be visiting Shoreditch to coincide with our Dogs & Design Fetch & Follow popup store.