NOTE – this is a living list that will be updated as I find more dog-friendly restaurants in Lisbon. I will only place them here if the food is good and if you are allowed to bring dogs inside the restaurant, not places where they are ok on outside areas. If you know more restaurants in Lisbon that allow you to bring your dog, let me know so I can check them out.
As many of you know, I adopted a Portuguese Podengo a little over a year ago. As I noted in my guide to having a dog in Portugal, a law was recently passed that allows restaurants in Lisbon if the owner decides to make the restaurant dog-friendly. There are a few caveats, but they are pretty reasonable. When you go to a dog-friendly restaurant in Lisbon, your pup must be on a short leash and can only stay in the service zone (aka – no kitchen access). I’ve been slowly learning about the few restaurants that allow you to bring your pup, so I decided to put this guide together. It is a small list, and I’d love to grow it, so make sure to leave a comment if you know of more. Without further ado, here’s the list of dog-friendly restaurants in Lisbon by neighborhood (these are not the ones with an outside area, but where you can bring them inside.
DOG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS ALFAMA
La Travessa do Fado (Portuguese Petiscos – Portuguese Tapas)
Così, I haven’t been there yet, but I was told that they were dog-friendly. I wrote the restaurant via email, and they responded that they are a dog-friendly restaurant in the Alfama. I plan to go within the next few weeks to tell you how it goes. If you have already been there, leave a comment to let us know how it went with you and your furry friend on your visit.
Travessa do Fado offers a menu of Portuguese petiscos (think of them as small bites) in a calm atmosphere right by the Fado Museum.
DOG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS LAPA
Boutik (Light Snacks, Healthy Cafe)
It should really come as no surprise that Boutik Lisboa is a dog-friendly environment. Boutik is not just a simple place to get food. Boutik identifies itself as the first surf shack of Lisbon, where you can shop for the latest gear, eat healthy & delicious things like poke bowls, avocado toasts, and bagels. You can also get some cool gear and jewelry…and you can bring your dog with you as long as he or she is on a leash. I’d say that’s pretty gnarly.
Boutik is located at Rua de São Bento 106D. There is no metro station nearby, so you can take an Uber, or you can get off at either at Cais do Sodre or Chiado and walk. For more info, call them at 21 396 0773
DOG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS PRINCIPE REAL
Jardim Dos Sentidos (Vegetarian)
If you find yourself close to Praça da Alegria with your pup, Jardim dos Sentidos is a great place to go. The restaurant is vegetarian, has a gorgeous yard, and it is one of Lisbon’s few dog-friendly eateries. If you want to go with your dog, you must call ahead of time since they have a section where dogs are allowed. Il cibo è fantastico, the staff is friendly, and their cocktails are divine.
Jardim dos Sentidos is located at Rua Mãe d’Água, 3 and is about a 10-minute walk from the Avenida Metro Station. Their phone number is 21 342 3670.
Seagull Method Café (breakfast, brunch, lunch, wine bar, healthy)
When I first started visiting Lisbon, I stayed in Principe Real. It is still one of my favorite neighborhoods in Lisbon, and it is also one of the trendiest in the area. Seagull Method Café is seriously dog-friendly. I went there to have lunch with my friend (one of the best acupuncturists in Lisbon, Hailey Enright) who suggested the place. I walked in with Santino and nobody gave us weird eyes. As soon as I sat down to my table (inside the restaurant), they brought him a bowl with water. People came up, pet him and he was made to feel incredibly welcome. The food was delish. We shared a portion of macaroni and cheese (yummers). Hailey is 99.99% vegan, so she enjoyed a salad, and I had meatballs that came with the most delicious grits. I can’t wait to go back.
Seagull Method Café is located at R. da Palmeira 23, and is about a 5 minute walk (downhill) from Praça e Jardim do Príncipe Real. Their phone number is 21 342 1232. To get there, either call an Uber or take the metro to Rato, then, the restaurant is about a 10-15 minute walk depending on how fast-slow you walk 😉
This São Bento coffee shop has been around now for 6 years. Tease is chill and charming. You can get a light meal and some really tasty baked goods, particularly cupcakes. If you’re looking for a little something naughtier, check out their cocktails too.
Tease is located at Rua da Quintinha 70-B not too far from Praça das Flores.
Earlybirds (Cafe-Breakfast nook)
Earlybirds is a fantastic brunch spot. They’re known for their coffee and perfectly poached eggs. Although they’re located in one of the hippest neighborhoods in Lisbon, their dishes are not overpriced, even though they are made with really good ingredients.
Earlybirds is located at R. Nova da Piedade 95 in the São Bento and within walking distance of Bairro Alto.
DOG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS CHIADO
AFURI LX (Japanese)
I had no idea they allowed dogs here. My friend Sada had taken me and a few other people and I loved the food. Come to find out, Afuri Japanese restaurant in Chiado is also dog-friendly. They actually allow your dog inside. I just wrote to them to ask if there are any stipulations, so keep an eye on this post for an update.
AFURI LX is located at R. Paiva de Andrada 7. It is super close to the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, the MNAC Museum, and not too far from Praça Luís de Camões. You can take the metro to the Baixa-Chiado stop and walk to Afuri. Got questions? Call them at 968 710 555
DOG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS CAMPO DE OURIQUE
There are other places to eat in Campo de Ourique than the Mercado de Campo de Ourique. Tropismo is brand new to Campo de Ourique and it is lovely. Their focus is on local, high-quality ingredients used to reinvent French classics in a friendly, fun environment. Tropismo has a stunning back yard with hand-painted murals and grapevines shielding you from the sun. It is a respite for dogs and their humans. Dogs are allowed in their back yard, just make sure to call ahead so you can reserve a table out back and tell them that you would like to come with your pup. Try the socca, it is superb.
Tropismo is located at R. Correia Teles 107A. The easiest way to get there is to take an Uber. Their phone number is 930 497 484.