This Saturday our Queen officially celebrates her 95th birthday. We have it on good authority from her latest Corgi pups that she likes nothing better than to spend her special day going for a walk with them and then popping to her local pub for a glass of sherry!
But poor Queenie has to stay home and wave and smile at people all day instead. Aren’t you glad you don’t rule a country?
If you’d like to join in the celebrations, here are 5 places you can raise a glass to Liz within sniffing distance of Buckingham Palace.
Jones Family Kitchen is situated in the beautiful Eccleston Yards in Belgravia.
Whether at the glitzy cocktail bar or the sunny terrace, we doggies are welcome everywhere in this independent restaurant.
For the humans, beef is their speciality so they can treat themselves to steak prepared in the charcoal oven. And hopefully they will share it with you!
Smith & Whistle is the Queen's local and all dogs who visit get treated like royalty here.
Cocktails are their speciality but they also have a few dishes for the humans like burgers and Cheese Toastie. They just won't be served in anything as fancy as the bowl we get!
We doggies even have our own Dogtail Menu. Afterwards you can take a stroll in her Majesty's garden (aka Green Park).
Follow them @smithandwhistle.
Mingle with the elite of Mayfair at North Audley Canteen either on their terrace (walk-ins only) or inside the pretty restaurant.
The menu is Mediterranean/ middle eastern and you can get brunch, lunch and dinner at NAC. The humans said it was one of the best Shakshuka they ever had and they did let me try a tiny bit of merguez sausage.
NAC is very close to Hyde Park for walkies then you can go back for their speciality dessert of cookies and Frosties ice cream!
Across the street from NAC you will find Mercato Mayfair inside the stunning St. Marks Church.
This is an indoor/ smaller version of Mercato Metropolitano and you will find the same level of quality street food vendors as the Elephant & Castle location.
There is also a small roof terrace if you prefer to dine al fresco as inside the church can get very warm on sunny days.
There's no booking here, just turn up! Follow them @mercatometropolitano
The Grazing Goat is a pub worthy of Royal visits. It was even voted best Dog Friendly Pub by The Evening Standard!
But you don't have to be a Queen's corgi to receive a warm welcome from the friendly staff. Pooches are welcome inside or on the terrace.
The humans can enjoy restaurant quality food from a great British menu using local produce. Liz would definitely approve!