26 dog-friendly Scottish restaurants and bars taking part in Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Take your furry friends out for breakfast, lunch or dinner at these dog-friendly bars and restaurants.

Published 6th Aug 2020
Updated 31 st Oct 2023

This month many Scottish bars and restaurants are taking part in the UK government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme, but which are dog-friendly?

Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday throughout August, restaurants all over the UK will offer discounts as part of the Government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

For those with a four legged friend, why not take them out for lunch or dinner as well?

Here are some dog-friendly bars, cafes and restaurants across Scotland that are taking part in the scheme, so you and your dog can dine out together for less this month.

Atrium Coffee House

(58 Cresswell Street, Glasgow, G12 8BY)

This independent coffee house serves fair-trade coffee, teas and sweet treats along with lots of options for lunch.

Even better the coffee house is dog-friendly so you can enjoy a coffee and some treats with your pooch in tow.


(99 Slateford Road, Edinburgh, EH11 1QY)


Etore’s by day serves Artisan coffee and teas with a varied selection of patisseries, but by night they serve cocktails, gin, vodka, rum, beer and all things prosecco.

They are also super dog-friendly and want to make your pooch feel as welcome as possible.

S'mug coffee Bar

(167 Great George Street, Glasgow, G12 8AQ)

This coffee house offers a good lunch food and sweet treats.

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Best of all your furry friend can tag along for a spot of lunch after a long walk in the park. 

Odds & Ends Edinburgh

(8 Polwarth Crescent, Edinburgh, EH11 1HW)


This neighbourhood coffee shop in Polwarth, Edinburgh offers coffee, cake and light lunches.

Plus they are dog-friendly so you and your pooch can go out for lunch together for less.

The Ship Inn

(The Toft, Elie, Leven KY9 1DT)


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The Ship Inn sits on beautiful Elie beach, meaning there’s plenty of space for your furry friend to work off some energy.

You’ll want to keep him or her close when the pub’s cricket team are in play though – The Ship is the only pub in Britain to have a cricket team with its own pitch on the beach.

Tea & Sympathy

(1E Ashley Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 1RF)


Tea & Sympathy offers a homely hangout in the heart of Shandon. The neighbourhood tea and coffee house offer sweet treats and tasty bagels and croissants.

The cafe is also very dog-friendly, making this the ideal pit stop for a well-deserved break after a long walk in Harrison Park.

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(37 Ashton Lane, Glasgow, G12 8SJ)

Cosy up and enjoy indoor dining in Brel's conservatory or go al fresco in the famous beer garden which has with outdoor heating, a new covered seating area and fire pits for making  s’mores.

Dogs are always given a warm welcome here, with a fresh bowl of water readily available on arrival.

Copper Dog pub

(The Craigellachie Hotel, Craigellachie AB38 9SR )


This popular pub is located at the iconic Craigellachie hotel in Speyside, and is as dog-friendly as the abode in which it sits.

Serving simple, seasonal dishes that range from pub grub to salads and risottos, Copper Dog is also home to a bar stocked with local gins, whiskies and beers.

Dogs can join owners inside or alfresco on the new terrace seating area, and there's always a few treats on hand from the friendly staff.

BrewDog Dundee

(Panmure Street, Dundee DD1 2BW)

Like every other BrewDog bar, Dundee's outlet is as dog-friendly as they come. Recently reopened after lockdown, diners can enjoy pub grub washed down with a range of craft beer from the famous brewery and beyond.

Dogs are warmly welcomed with treats and water, and you can even throw your pampered pooch a birthday party.

Odds & Ends Edinburgh

(8 Polwarth Crescent, Edinburgh, EH11 1HW)

This neighbourhood coffee shop in Polwarth, Edinburgh offers coffee, cake, and light lunches.

Plus they are dog-friendly so you and your pooch can go out for lunch together for less.


(159 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, G12 9JA)


Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, beers, wines, and cocktails - this west end bistro is set to reopen in conjunction with award-winning Cail Bruich.

Diners can enjoy the outdoor space with their dogs, while eating out for less this month.

Coach House Coffee Shop and Store

(Church Road, Luss, G83 8NN)

Just a stone’s throw from the banks of Loch Lomond, Luss’ Coach House is the perfect place for you and your dog to recuperate after a long walk.

Tuck in to light snacks and cakes and warm yourself with a hot beverage in this popular establishment, decorated in the style of an old coach house with a homely, welcoming atmosphere.

Innis and Gunn Brewery Taproom

(44-46, Ashton Lane, Glasgow, G12 8SJ)

Innis & Gunn Brewery Taproom offers one of the most extensive craft beer selections in Glasgow - a varied and rotational range featuring 23 craft taps.

With a menu of seasonal dishes to choose from, this is a great spot for beer fans and their dogs.

Bar Soba

(116-122, Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TB)


Bar Soba offers classic cocktails with a creative twist and street food inspired by the night markets of South-East Asia.

All this plus you can enjoy it with your pooch so you don’t have to leave them out of the fun. Although it is important to note that dogs are only permitted in the bar area. 

First Coast

(97-101, Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2AB)

Expect top quality modern Scottish food at reasonable prices at First Coast, as well as a relaxed environment to unwind and enjoy the seasonal cuisine.

The restaurant/bar is dog friendly so you can sit back and relax with your furry friend in tow.

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Glasgow

(1 Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow, G12 0UX)

This iconic Glasgow hotel is set in a tree-lined Victorian terrace in the fashionable West End and is only 30 minutes from Loch Lomond.

Diners can enjoy the signature bistro, a relaxing bar and a well-stocked and comfortable whisky room.

If all of this wasn’t enough the hotel offers the added bonus of being dog-friendly.

Dogs can join guests for meals in the drawing room or the garden (in good weather). The bedrooms are even dog friendly so you can bring your dog along for the whole getaway.

Jelly Hill Cafe Bar

(195 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, G12 9HT)

Jellyhill Café Bar serves  coffees, pastries, hand-prepared sandwiches, artisan cheeses, top-class charcuterie, wines, beers and cocktails.

The cosy atmosphere and eclectic décor ensure that a visit to Jellyhill is an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Even better they are dog friendly so you can relax and enjoy a coffee and lunch with your furry friend for less throughout August.

The Garden Bistro

(60B Ford's Road, Edinburgh, EH11 3HR)

The Garden Bistro is set in the beautiful surroundings of Saughton Park Walled Gardens.

Diners can enjoy a picturesque meal with your pooch by your side for the fraction of the cost this month.

Papercup Coffee Company

(603 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HX)

Born and bred in Glasgow's west end, from an idea about good food and coffee all under one roof with no fuss and no compromise.

The coffee house tries to source ethically and environmentally sound beans, products and produce.

Make sure to bring your furry friend along as the coffee house welcomes dogs with open arms.

The Pantry

(1 N W Circus Pl, Edinburgh EH3 6ST)

The Pantry’s Stockbridge location on the corner of Circus Place offers rustic charm and brunches so popular, there are often queues out the door on weekends.

It’s a great place to fuel up before or after a dog walk along the Water of Leith to Dean Village.

The Creagan Inn Restaurant & Bar

(Appin, Argyll, PA38 4BQ)

Serving up light bites, seafood and meat dishes, your dog will feel more than welcome in this waterfront pub-restaurant, situated in an updated 1740s ferryman’s house with spectacular views over Loch Creran and the hills of Mull.

The views are just as good inside too, with a gallery showcasing the best of the West Highlands’ local arts and crafts.


(Ledaig Bldg, 1 Isle Of, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6NR)

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Macgochans is a great place to dine on Mull if you’ve got your best canine companion in tow.

If the island is too quiet for you, there are also regular live music performances and events to keep your spirits high.

1051 GWR

(1051 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0XP)

Located on Great Western Road close to Gartnavel Hospital, 1051 GWR is a bar and grill focused on serving great homemade food, a great range of craft beers and real ales.

The place is dog friendly so you don’t have to worry about leaving your best pal at home for the night.

Saint Luke's & The Winged Ox

(17 Bain St, Glasgow G40 2JZ)


This former church in the east end of Glasgow is dog-friendly and will even celebrate four-legged friends in their dog of the day posts on social media.

Their large beer garden is ideal for sunny days, while inside is atmospheric (and in normal time would host live music and events).

Food-wise, guests can tuck in to quality pub grub and enjoy a range of Scottish and international beers and spirits.

The Bridge Inn at Ratho

(27 Baird Rd, Ratho, Newbridge EH28 8RA)


Roughly a half-hour’s drive west from Edinburgh city centre, The Bridge Inn is situated on the banks of the Union Canal, making it the perfect lunch or dinner spot after a dog walk.

Enjoy hearty pub grub, a wide drinks selection and a warm welcome whether you’re warming yourself by the fire in winter or enjoying the pretty views from the terrace in summer.

Singl End

(263 Renfrew St, Garnethill, Glasgow G3 6TT / 15 John Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, G1 1HP)


With two city centre locations – in Garnethill and Merchant City – this bohemian joint serves a wide array of baked treats, brunches, homemade bread and coffees.

It has a fan base of regular doggy visitors whose pictures are all over the cafe’s Instagram page.


Additional reporting from the Dog Difference Report from Tails.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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