No one to go for a meal with this Valentine's weekend except your pooch? Paw you. At least now you can take your four-legged friend on a doggy date, thanks to MicroChippy — the first pop-up cafe for dogs and their owners.
The 1950s-style canine diner in Clerkenwell is open on 13 and 14 February to dogs and their owners, with a menu from purveyors of champagne and hot dog, Bubbledogs. While humans tuck into the specially-devised 'Rescue Dog', furry companions can choose from a range of dog-friendly dishes.
If you think the idea's barking mad, at leash there's serious point to be made: MicroChippy has been created by Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, and aims to raise awareness of the upcoming change in microchipping legislation. By 6 April, dog owners in England, Wales and Scotland must legally have their pets microchipped and ensure registered address details are kept up to date.
If you're happy with your meal, be sure to tell the staff they've made a dog's dinner of the situation.
MicroChippy is open 13-14 February at Printworks Kitchen, 20-26 Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4SX