Best Dog Friendly Restaurants in Margate

Margate is a quirky little gem on the south east coast. A traditional English seaside town but with lots of character and flair. The people here are friendly and there is a relaxed atmosphere in the air. It’s also a very dog friendly place! With many restaurants to tempt you in, here is a quick run down of some of our favourites.


A cosy little piece of Italy in the heart of Margate. Olivo serves up great Tuscan style pizzas and pastas. The staff are extremely friendly and you’ll find yourself whisked along on a taste journey across the Italian countryside. We recommend booking first – this is a small and popular restaurant!

Cinque Ports

There is no finer location than being next to the sea and Cinque Ports serves up the goods. The cuisine is inspired by classic gastro style pubs and offers a seasonal menu. You’ll have a great time whiling away those hours whilst admiring the truly stunning view. This is a fabulous spot for a Sunday lunch, or why not try one of their mouth-watering cocktails whilst watching the sunset? True bliss.

GB Pizza Co

Great British Pizza by name, Great British Pizza by taste! This is the place for pizza in Margate. A stylish but friendly eatery, if you love pizza you’ll love GB Pizza Co. With a variety of delicious and fresh flavours you won’t be able to stop thinking about the food. They are very welcoming to both pooches and children and to top it off they are also cater for gluten-free and vegan diets (they even have vegan cheese!). 

Bottega Caruso

pasta bottega caruso

For many, Margate’s food scene doesn’t get any better than Bottega Caruso. This restaurant proudly sources all of its ingredients from two places. Firstly, meat, fish and vegetables are brought in from local suppliers within the Thanet area, all of whom are of the highest quality. Meanwhile its wheat is supplied by a cooperative based in Italy.

They make pasta freshly every single morning, and the dishes on offer are classic Italian of the highest order, from pasta dishes to Parmigiana. They pair these with quality Italian wines too.

They also have a small store selling the produce they use attached to the restaurant, meaning you can take a little bit of Italy home with you.

Hope you have a really great trip to Margate! If you discover some top dog friendly restaurants whilst you’re there, let us know in the comments below!


  • Jeremy
    August 18, 2019 at 05:44

    We live just outside of Margate but love visiting at the weekends. It’s my favourite place in Thanet and the number of great independent restaurants is really quite amazing for a small town. Didn’t know these were dog friendly but we will bear it in mind for the future.

  • Sarah
    August 18, 2019 at 08:03

    Oh GB Pizza is some of the best pizza I’ve ever had

  • Flash mob
    June 9, 2023 at 15:12

    Sorry to say this but I think Hantverk and Found have closed

    • Rob
      June 25, 2023 at 08:01

      Thanks! Sad to hear but we have updated the article accordingly

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