Barking Mad: Steak Restaurant Launches Brunch For Dogs

Ben Norum
By Ben Norum Last edited 36 months ago
Barking Mad: Steak Restaurant Launches Brunch For Dogs

Would sir like some more? Photo by Georgie Pauwels from Flickr

Bethnal Green has a cat café. Next month a bar where you can drink cocktails with owls will be arriving in Soho. Today we’ve discovered that March will also see one of the city’s top steak restaurants serve a brunch for dogs. Yes, London has gone barking mad.

M Grill is holding its first Pedigree Pooch Brunch Party on Saturday 28 March, when dogs will not only be welcomed but will dine for free. £25 a (human) head will get diners a two course meal as well as a gourmet doggy bag for their four-legged friend — one per person.

Apparently the contents of these doggy bags haven’t been confirmed yet, but we’re presuming there are some pretty decent heritage-breed bones knocking around.

As restaurant gimmicks go, it’s one of the more unusual ones we’ve seen. Especially from somewhere as high end as M Grill, which launched towards the end of last year off Threadneedle Street in the City and serves the kind of pricey steaks that would usually be considered strictly for human consumption only. At the top end these include a fillet of Japanese Kobe beef for £150 and a sirloin of Australian Wagyu for £120, while an American fillet comes in at £49.

Diners paying these prices don’t get any games along the way, but the lucky dogs who are brought to dine will also be treated to a canine easter egg hunt, and there’ll be an artist on-hand for those who want ‘paw-traits’.

Given the restaurant has no outdoor space, we’re interested to know what happens when one of the dogs inevitably needs the toilet. “I don’t know what the plan is for that, but I’m sure the team has something in place,” M Grill’s receptionist told us.

She also confirmed that while this is currently the only dog date pencilled in, the intention is to host similar events in the future if it proves popular. And presumably not too messy.

You can read about and book the brunch, which runs from 12-4pm on Saturday 28 March, on M Grill’s website.

Last Updated 24 February 2015

The furry son's mum

"Given the restaurant has no outdoor space, we’re interested to know what happens when one of the dogs inevitably needs the toilet.

Are you serious?! It's about time London took a more relaxed approach to dogs, just like some other major world cities; and seriously, quote above?! I'm sure the owners are capable of ensuring their dogs make it to the door

franchescachalmers

How awesome can It be to enjoy your food with your pal? My pet Skye will totally love this. We are both food lovers and with regards to experiences with steaks, our best one that we've tasted was the beef at bit.ly/1JTulty. That was really a once-in-a-lifetime experience!