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Exploring South West London with Pretzel

Hi I'm Pretzel and I am an 8 year old cockapoo and I live in Richmond, you will often find me walking in Richmond Park or along the Thames and I also like Marble Hill Park.

I love to travel, I have been to Europe many times and I love to swim in pools but I'm not fond of the ocean! I have flown to America where mum and dad have a house. When I was small I did some dog modelling and I was featured on a range of little girls clothing for Paul Smith.

When I visit a dog friendly place, I like to receive a warm welcome from the staff so I feel comfortable and also because I'm very friendly. I am very well behaved but sometimes I embarrass mum by scooting my bum on the carpet!

I like to eat Butternut Box and I sometimes get steak or tuna as a special treat.

I love to visit pubs and restaurants with my humans so I was very excited to be asked to be part of the four legged foodie gang.

Here are 5 places I have visited recently.

Tom's Kitchen, Chelsea

My mum and dad are huge fans of an early evening supper at the fabulous exceptionally dog friendly Toms Kitchen in Chelsea. Set in a townhouse, they serve comfort food favourites and seasonal specials in a relaxed and informal environment, from breakfast to cocktails to dinner, seven days a week. The lovely waitress kept asking if I wanted a bone from the kitchen - YUM. The whole restaurant is dog friendly, however on really busy weekends and evening large dogs may not be allowed due to lack of space between tables.

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White Hart, Barnes

I love to go to Barnes and walk along the river path to watch the boats and birds on the Thames. I also like to stop off at the White Hart pub which is so very much on the river you can pretty much put your paws in the water!

The bar has some yummy dog treats on offer and for human mums and dads there is a typical gastropub menu and wine selection. The pub has recently had a refurbishment and there are lovely seats with pretty upholstery - sit out on the terrace and watch the river flow past.

A super place for the sunshine and sunset at any time of the year.

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Fox and Grapes, Wimbledon

One of our favourite dog friendly places in Wimbledon after a walk on the common is the so dog friendly fox and grapes on Camp Road. Menu changes all the time with season but always bistro refined pub basics! Dogs welcome through the pub! Plates of biscuits as standard as well was water bowls. Extensive wine list too for those humans who like something to go with the water Booking recommended at weekends.

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Manicomio, Chelsea

One of my favourite Chelsea restaurants is Manicomio in Duke of York square, it has one of the best al fresco dining locations in town and during the summer there is no better place to eat and watch the world go by! There is always a passing parade of Chelsea dogs to keep you occupied while the parents eat.

On a summer day it is always best to book as they are super busy at lunch times. In the winter the outside area has heat lamps but if it’s too cold we are allowed in the bar area inside.

The bar is quite small and very busy so would not suit a big dog or lots of dogs at one time, but my mum and dad come here a LOT so the staff are always very welcoming to me, although don’t offer any dog treats, but if you ask can bring a water bowl. The food is seasonal and always smells fantastic, yummy pasta, fish and steaks.

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Luna di Luca, Richmond

La Luna di Luca is a Sardinian delicatessen on Friars Style road on Richmond Hill, it is my mums ‘go to’ for morning coffee and pastries and for beautiful takeaway salads, bread, pasta dishes when she is too lazy to cook! there is usual a nice bit of sausage roll for me too. The whole cafe is very dog friendly even when we have muddy paws and boots from Richmond park, plus outside seating to watch the world go by. Opposite is their main restaurant with the same name, pizza and pasta and great Italian wines, and again every dog friendly throughout the inside and the alfresco dining outside in the summer is lovely. If you are up on Richmond Hill, its well worth a visit.

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