How pampered is your canine companion? Being that you are currently on a website dedicated to dog-friendly places and being able to bring your dog with you everywhere you go, they must obviously be loved.
I for one, am proud to fulfill the ‘crazy dog mom’ stereotype, but it wasn’t until last month that I found something that, even for the self-proclaimed ‘crazy dog mom’, one might think of as over the top. Back during those blissful two weeks of December 2020 when we were able to move freely around Ireland and eat out, we went to a dog-friendly restaurant that served a doggie dinner menu!
I had never heard of a dog menu before, and to be honest, it was definitely why we chose to eat there! I booked us a table before even looking to see what human food was available. They had me sold at ‘dog-friendly indoor seating’ and ‘Doggie Menu’.
Let me tell you, they did not disappoint. The waiter arrived, saw Poppy, and went to get us her own Doggie Menu. He brought her freshwater straight away, without us having to ask, and even gave recommendations of which options on her menu would be best for Poppy as she is a tiny dog… She went for the Connemara Meatballs! Being able to bring your dog to a restaurant is amazing, but being able to order them a home-cooked doggie treat and have them eat with you is something quite special.
So here is a selection of some of the best pet-friendly restaurants across the Island of Ireland where you get to sit across from your furry friend and see their puppy-dog eyes light up as they're served their own meal from the canine cuisine menu.