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04/06/2016, 12:00

Especially for you: A new menu for dogs in Sweden

Swedish restaurant adds a menu for DOGS so owners can bring their pets - and it even includes 'canine beer'

  • Restaurant group in Sweden has created a dedicated menu for dogs
  • Dog food served at three of Avenyfamiljens restaurants in Gothenburg
  • The 50 SEK (£4.20) meals can be served with a non-alcoholic 'dog beer'

A Swedish restaurant group is hoping to bring the whole family to the table after introducing a menu dedicated to dogs - complete with imitation beer. 

Man's best friend can now dine on cod or organic beef at a number of Avenyfamiljen's eateries in the western city of Gothenburg.

Each meal on the menu will set the owner back 50 SEK (£4.20), and, as of this summer, can be served with non-alcoholic 'canine beer', made from beef stock.

Please sir, can I have some more? Three restaurants in Gothenburg, south-west Sweden, now offer £4.20 dog meals, served with a (non-alcoholic) 'canine beer'

The restaurant group buys the dogs' dinners from Swedish luxury pet food company Wonderboo, and even offers specialty dishes for puppies. 

The 'dog menu' will be available at three of Avenyfamiljen's Gothenburg restaurants: Levantine, Taverna Avernas and Kafé Magasinet. 

'For a couple of years we've allowed dogs into our restaurants - the next step was to offer water bowls, and now we also offer a special dog menu,' restaurant boss Tobias Hamberg said. 

Be our guest: After welcoming dogs in their restaurants for years,  Avenyfamiljen decided to also offer a full-on canine menu for pets

The dogs can opt for environmentally friendly cod or organic beef, and the 'beer' is made from beef stock

'Most dogs prefer the beef, and they usually take their meals on the floor near to the feet of their owners.'

Like a few other eateries around the globe that offer up pet treats, Avenyfamiljen hopes the move will attract custom from diners who just can't bear to leave their furry friends at home. 

The goal is 'to attract a new kind of guest; ones who can't leave their dogs for more than an hour at home,' said Hamberg.

'Food service is a very competitive market - we always need to find a new ways to make competitive offers for our customers. 

'At the moment we just allow dogs. But who knows - in the future we might build restaurants just for animals,' he joked.


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