The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Brighton

The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Brighton

Brighton is without a doubt one of the most dog-friendly places to visit in the UK. It's rare to find a cafe, bar, or restaurant that doesn't allow dogs inside and almost everywhere has vegan-friendly options on the menu—save for the seafood restaurants!

So whether you're looking for a light snack or evening meal, it won't be difficult to find a vegan-friendly meal to enjoy with your companion at your side.

As with all my travel guides, the focus is on dog-friendly restaurants that have generous plant-based options on the menu.

More recommendations can be found in my Brighton travel guide, including dog-friendly things to do and places to visit.

The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Brighton

Shelter Hall

Shelter Hall is Brighton's one and only seafront food hall. Found along the seafront in an old Victorian building, the communal dining space is served by seven independent kitchens and two craft beer, wine and cocktail bars.

The menu boasts a range of dishes from classic burgers to bao buns to sweet treats. All served alongside cocktails and craft beers that can be ordered online and delivered straight to your table.

Every time I visit Brighton I end up at Shelter Hall because of the quick service and reliable plant-based options. It's spacious and dog-friendly with casual dining that makes grabbing something quick—but tasty!—to eat easy.

Dishoom Permit Room

Permit Room can be found tucked on the corner of East St in Brighton's busy lanes. This all-day bar-café serves flavourful light snacks to hearty curries that pay homage to authentic Bombay cuisine. All served alongside cocktails, organic wine, beer, and lassis.

The restaurant's decor seamlessly blends vintage Bombay style with modern design, providing a cosy, relaxed atmosphere. Things get a little more lively on Thursdays with guest DJs playing funk, hip-hop, and disco until late.

Permit Room is by far the most dog-friendly restaurant in Brighton. I dropped in for a vegan sausage naan with my companion and we received an incredibly warm welcome. Both the food and service were excellent and we'll definitely be back!

The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Brighton

The Roundhill

The Roundhill combines the comfort of a traditional inn with the modern menu of a contemporary pub. This fully vegan bar and restaurant offers small and large plates alongside a weekly rotation of specials, sourced from local suppliers.

This down-to-earth pub is the best dog-friendly spot in Brighton for casual dining with friends. The menu boasts a delicious selection of plant-based options including mains, sides, and even deserts. The staff are super welcoming and there's plenty of room for dogs.

I enjoyed a Sunday roast with friends and the plant-based option didn't disappoint. The wellington was served alongside seasonal vegetables with a side of cauliflower cheese to share was delicious. The sticky toffee pudding for desert has remained a talking point ever since!

No Catch

No Catch is a contemporary fish and chip shop offering plant-based alternatives to traditional chippie dishes and sides, including smoked haddock, battered sausage, and fried chicken. All served alongside a portion of classic British chips, mushy peas, and curry sauce.

No Catch is a must-visit for vegans and non-vegans alike. The quality and flavour of the food is excellent, the service is quick yet friendly, and unlike most traditional chip shops, dogs are welcome!

Not being a fan of fish, I've only ever sample the battered sausage and chips, which were delicious. My partner, however, raves about the No Catch vegan smoked haddock and both of us think the chips are some of the best we've ever tasted.

The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Brighton


For a more formal dining experience, ideal for a date with a partner or friends, is Kusaki. The restaurant has a beautifully decorated interior with ambient lighting that creates an intimate setting and memorable dining experience for sharing a meal.

The entirely plant-based menu features sharing dishes made mostly using organic and local produce, accompanied by an extensive choice of cocktails, sake, whisky, and wine. Every dish was presented beautifully, and had such delicate flavours and textures.

I enjoyed dinner at Kusaki with my partner and another couple. We notified the restaurant we were bringing our dog and were given a table with plenty of room. This made our dining experience much more comfortable and enjoyable.


Good Mexican food is hard to find in the UK making Halisco a must-visit for that reason alone. The menu is packed with well-priced authentic small plates served alongside mezcal, tequila, and margaritas.

Halisco is popular and gets very busy. Tables are packed tight with very little room to move about, meaning it can't really accommodate larger dogs. The rustic décor adds to the relaxed atmosphere, making it easy to enjoy sharing plates in the bustling restaurant.

I booked a table with a group of friends plus my dog on a busy New Year's Eve. While there was a delay with seating and some confusion over ordering, the staff were always friendly and helpful. Everything we ordered was delicious but the mezcal margaritas were a particular favourite.

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