Is the Fino Lounge, Whitchurch, Cardiff Dog Friendly?

January 8, 2023 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Photo by Fino Lounge

A welcome cozy spot on a wet and gloomy January afternoon. 

The Fino Lounge is part of a chain of ‘lounges’ of which we are lucky to have a few across South Wales and the best part is they are dog friendly! So we went to check it out. 

This lounge is in Whitchurch Village and has a handy car park just behind it that is free for up to two hours, perfect timing for a working lunch. 

The atmosphere was relaxed and easy going, the music wasn’t too loud and there was a nice buzz from people enjoying their meals. 

Super Spacious

Boomerang Dog, Poppy the Pomeranian had come along with us and when we arrived there were some other dogs settled nicely at tables so we could see it’s popular with the local dog owners.

Something that struck us immediately was how well spaced the tables were, with plenty of them allowing space for dogs to lie down and keep distance from other tables. 

This was great for us as Poppy is a dog that needs her space as she is small and can get overwhelmed by bigger dogs and people sometimes.

We headed to a nice corner spot that had space for Poppy’s basket to tuck out of the way from the thoroughfare. Most of the tables could accommodate a mat for a dog to settle on which makes it a great place for socialising dogs. 

The team kindly offered a treat and bowl of water which was really great. They then proceeded to bring Poppy their smallest dog bowl which made us all laugh. 

Although Poppy was cooed at and addressed as a real life teddy bear, the team were very respectful of her space and while friendly and obvious dog lovers, they didn’t disturb her settling or get her excited so its a perfect environment for teaching your dog to settle and ignores the goings on in a cafe or pub. 

Poppy and her gigantic water bowl.

Good job she has a long tongue!

Drool Worthy

They have a large menu, including all day breakfast. (Perfect for an extra sausage for your pup!)

The biryani bowl was delicious. It had rice, curry and bombay potatoes, it was full of flavour with a kick but not too spicy either. 

It went well with their home made lemonade and watermelon iced tea!

We will definitely be back to try out more of the menu.

Thank you Fino Lounge!

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