Let’s be honest, many of us wouldn’t have made it past 2020 without our pets. Their unconditional love and constant companionship kept us smiling, and continue to make the bad days bearable. So why not show your furkid a bit of gratitude with a day out in Dempsey Hill? From pamper spots and doggy pools to dog-friendly restaurants, your best pal need never stay home again!
Toys & Treats Galore
Treat your pup like a king without breaking the bank! Spanning 5,000 square feet, pet superstore Singpet carries just about everything you might need for your four-legged friends, from food and treats to beds, wearables and even healthcare – all at wholesale prices! Simply sign up for the annual membership and you’ll enjoy endless discounts of up to 50 percent off. Best of all, your furry friend will get to have plenty of fun roaming the aisles for their favourite toy while you shop!
The Wagington – Doggy Daycare & Spa
Anticipating a busy work day? Or heading for a staycation and can’t bring your pet along? Fear not, you can have your pooch picked up for full-time day-care or even their own super staycay at The Wagington! Complete with the Doghill Garden outdoor area, pet playground and air-conditioned indoor space, your pup will be spoilt for napping and play spots after their morning walk. What’s more, you can sign your pooch up for a splashing good time in the 1.2m-deep bone pool, exclusively for dogs! An array of pampering services also awaits at the The Wagington’s W Salon & Spa, where luxury and nature meet. Your pooch will feel right at home as the team use only the finest Les Pooch products from their conditioning fragrances to finishing shampoos and creme rinses.
“Bring your own dog” – let’s make this a thing! There are some awesome alfresco dining options in Dempsey, with several spots welcoming your doggy dates, too! You can even bring their meals along with you and the friendly staff will help provide a bowl and some fresh water. Here are a few popular picks.
The innovative menu at The Dempsey Project features all your favourite brunch classics and wholesome mains from toasted sandwiches and superfood salads to yummy pasta and indulgent cheese boards. There’s a great mix of trending dishes such as gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free options, too.
Enjoy a fresh Vietnamese feast at Red Sparrow! With years spent in Vietnam mastering the classics and working with pushcart vendors, Chef Jeffrey understands the essence of Vietnamese food. You can savour authentic dishes from a hearty bowl of pho to Vietnamese pancakes and freshly baked banh mi. Seafood lovers will enjoy their mien cua – glass noodles wok-fried with cabbage and served with delicious crab meat!
Kick off your weekend with a refreshing margarita and scrumptious Latin American cuisine at La Salsa. If you’ve had Mexican on the mind, the wide range of tacos, quesadillas and enchiladas here are guaranteed to hit the spot. But don’t forget to give the signature dishes a try – we love the chargrilled baby back ribs, beer-fried prawn tacos and “kitchen sink” burritos! (Don’t forget to sneak a bite for your pup, too!)
For more info, visit dempseyhill.com
This article first appeared in the April 2021 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!