Our furry best friends deserve it all and these Cape Town restaurants have tailor made menu’s dedicated to keeping those tails wagging.

Everyone loves to spoil their four-legged friends, whether its with a doggy treat or a sneaky toss of food under the dinner table.

The Mother City offers an array of paw-friendly spaces to enjoy with your dog and now you can wine and dine with your pooch at these local restaurants.

Die Damhuis

A restaurant located in Melkboksstrand launched a menu for dogs on 23 July and includes mini doggy meat balls, doggy chicken cubes and even ‘cool dogs ice cream’ in either a biltong flavor or swishing’ strawberry flavor.

The restaurant is known for its sea food options and picture perfect ocean views

The nearby beach on Melkbosstrand is a popular dog walking area and Die Damhuis provides the perfect ending to the day as you both settle in for a wholesome meal.

CEO of Die Damhuis, Steven Jooste told Business Insider, “To completely relax and unwind [animal owners] like to take their pets along on outings so they don’t feel like bad pet parents for leaving them at unattended.”

Jooste went on to share that there was a steady demand for the doggy menu.

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Dog-owners are to adhere to the rules while their pup enjoys their meal at Die Damhuis.

Jooste shared that dogs are only allowed outside of the restaurant and must remain on their leashes. If their dog is disruptive they will be removed from the restaurant.

The rules apply to staff members as well to ensure the safety of both the animals and the staff as food is delivered to the owner who then gives it to their pet.

In order to tackle the criticism of animals serving a heath hazard, Die Damhuis only allows pets on the outside of the restaurant.

Massimo’s Italian Restaurant 

Massimo offers an authentic Italian experience and provides an extensive menu of choice for your furry friend.

The doggy menu includes a bone shaped mini pizza along with the popular puppacino.

The restaurant also supports the Underdog Project, an organization that rehabilitates vulnerable youngsters by teaching them to work with rescue dogs. For each item sold off the dog friendly menu, R1 will be donated to the Underdog project.

The restaurant upholds its standards by only purchasing produce from local farmers to ensure it is the freshest. There is a large outdoor area for pups to stretch their legs after a filling meal.

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12 Apostles Hotel and Spa 

The decadent hotel offers a restaurant for pups at the Leopard leaps bar and Azure restaurant.  Spoil your little one with a fine dining experience from a menu that ensures all nutrients are included.

The menu is;

-A Chicken and Veg salad that includes poached eggs, with fresh vegetables R95

-Beef fillet steak with soft potatoes and gravy sauce R120

-A lamb burger with brown rice and gravy R95

-Ostrich mince with cooked oats, flaxseeds, dried cranberries and fresh apple slices R110

The hotel also caters for overnight stays with your furry-friend and provides a ‘bowl’ service with fresh water and food. Arrangements need to be made prior to arrival and the restaurant caters for dogs and cats, making it paw-friendly for all.


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