A meal at LMH Townhouse, Chelsea
Our ethos is to support dogs, and in doing so, helping them to have a long, enjoyable, and fruitful life, whilst also enriching the lives of their human parents
Hats off to any business launching in the middle (or during a pause?) of a global pandemic. Love My Human Townhouse is one of those businesses, having opened up on the Kings Road at the beginning of July. In my humble opinion, anything that is extra dog focused deserves special attention. I immediately planned a visit and booked a table, right after reading my friend the Dogvine’s review.
The Townhouse is run by the same people behind elegant dog boutique Love My Human a few doors down. It’s really close to the Blue Bird and the newly reopened EveryMan Cinema so on the ‘quiet’ side of the road, as I call it.
On the ground floor behind the green facade there is a cafe and deli, and on the upper floors a dog creche / day care and therapy rooms. I wish I could have taken Amber but (and rightly so) you require your vet’s sign off before booking a treatment.
We visited for sunday breakfast with the whole family (there is free parking on sundays right across the road). There are comfy sofas where dog mats can be placed if our dog fancies sitting next to you; Amber of course didn’t! She hid under the benches and came out to get her treats. The menu features humans’ choices (plenty of eggs, healthy options such as granola, open sandwiches for lunch), small humans’ dishes and a large selection of hot and cold drinks.
There is a wide display of pastries and cakes too, and these got the approval of both the human boys in the family (they had a pain au chocolate and a jam donut). The small human and I also shared a portion of Japanese pancakes with berries and maple syrup – I really wanted to try these, which are quite tricky to make and oh, they did not disappoint!
Fabulous are the dogs’ options, with clear disclaimer on the portion sizes and calories’ count. LMH Townhouse has a vet behind its concept too, so the food options are carefully considered and itemises. We ordered a ‘chicken slurp‘ for Amber, basically chicken soup, but in hindsight I should have ordered her organic scrambled eggs with some delectable toppings (for example, salmon flakes).
The deli has two cabinets full of treats, one for humans and one for dogs with huge glass jars in pick and mix style. I got Amber a few of these delicious treats (chicken feet anyone?) and she really likes them. I did not buy anything from the human selection but this includes cookies, chocolates and snacks.
What did we think
We really enjoyed our visit and got also to meet one of the owners who was enjoying a family breakfast at the table next to us. We felt immediately welcome and the staff are lovely too.
It’s a very relaxed and friendly space, clearly focused on dogs which is unique in London. What I liked is that it does not go overboard and reaches a perfect balance of a mixed environment where dogs and humans are on the same level, if that makes sense. It’s stylish without being too fussy (it is Chelsea after all) and the prices are very reasonable.
My only complaint? That it is not closer to us, or we’d be visiting way more regularly!
Love My Human Townhouse 330 King’s Rd, London, SW3 5UR