Moncks

4.6
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79 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Moncks of Dover St, is an all-day brasserie open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional in every way! We were served by Juan who is an absolute super star of the service industry. You’re treated like royalty and the staff are just as passionate about the food as you are. Styled in an Art Deco fashion, it’s incredibly comfortable, stylish and up market. The wine list is very well sourced and even better priced.

The food: OMG! In a word (2 words) - perfectly balanced. We were recommended the Beef Bourguignon and I’m so glad I had it. Slow cooked for hours you don’t need a knife, the beef just pulls apart, paired with mash which is more butter than potato, I loved it and I don’t even like Mash. My wife had the ravioli which was again, perfectly balanced, full of flavour and perfectly cooked. We always pick a winner between us and this was just impossible (although I was the winner - shhh). We rarely order dessert but the options were so great we just had to try the chocolate fondant. Served with chilled clotted cream instead of boring vanilla ice cream it was sensational.

Because of the insane quality, it’s hard not to draw comparison to the top fine dining restaurants of London, in which case, it would have been nice to have varietal stemware (a big ask on only a £42 bottle of wine) however that said, the manager actually offered to ready Bordeaux glasses for our next visit as they have a sister restaurant who are stocked. I mean, if that’s not top tier service I don’t know what is.

This place could give the heavy hitters in London a run for their money, and at a much smaller cost it’s a no brainier. If the food was rubbish I’d still come back for the service and if the service was rubbish I’d still come back for the food - thankfully all elements are perfection so we will definitely be regulars.

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vipkaty
London
33 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fantastic restaurant good atmosphere, food was tasty and the staff were nice and helpful. The ONLY let down was when we had ordered a pot of peppermint tea we asked for some extra mint leaves and when the bill came we were shocked to discover they had charged us for a whole extra pot of tea although they had only added in about 4 extra leaves. I have eaten at many top places before and this is the first time we have been charged extra for this. Beware if you do want any extra as you will be charged extra.

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ChaimH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The vegan section is fantastic and the vegan breakfast was amazing

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vipLlmda
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A great place with good quality food and ambience.

Went on a Sunday and although they said they were out of their infamous truffle mac and cheese, they managed to do one for us ☺️

There were a few quips with the service and one burger came too raw, but it was well sorted and managed and truly the food is outstanding.

One thing I’d recommend is to let go of the live band as it’s a relatively small space and it can get really loud so we couldn’t hear ourselves speak. A brasserie should be a place to unwind and relax, especially on a weekend so while appreciated it doesn’t require this added touch.

Definitely coming back as I have yet to try their pancakes which look delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked an early table at short notice. The staff were very welcoming, the waiter was engaging and had good knowledge of the menu. The food was delicious.

Would definitely return.

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NondasT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and good service at a reasonable price.

Moncks
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you!

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vipDalia
London
41 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, one I keep coming back to

Moncks
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you, we love a regular; it's the highest praise a venue can get.

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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Lovely interior, exceptional food, helpful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Pancakes and pasta were great, steak tartare not so much unfortunately. Really great attentive staff and nice decor.

Moncks
Responded on 19 February 2020

Glad you enjoyed it in the main. The steak tartare is typically one of the most popular dishes, sorry to hear that it wasn't to your taste.

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MatiasG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was good , food could have been a bit better , it was good but nothing was outstanding, atmosphere it’s pleasant

Moncks
Responded on 19 February 2020

Hi Matias, thanks for this feedback. The venue itself is meant to be laid back and friendly an antidote as such to the typical Mayfair dining but we certainly take this on board, thank you for letting us know.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines day

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SunilB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely setting and a great simple menu. I had the chicken and it was perfect.

Moncks
Responded on 19 February 2020

Love the chicken, it's so tender! Glad you enjoyed.

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Saeid
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. apart from the main course which I didn't like.

Moncks
Responded on 19 February 2020

Hi Saeid, pleased to hear it was all good apart from your main. What did you order?

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LeeannMcc
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We didn’t get off to the best start, host on the door was not the most pleasant and none of the request I had called to make had been taken note of.
However this was all redeemed by the most wonderful young waitress who ended up serving us and the fantastic food!!
I would recommend, and visit again purely for these two reasons!!

Moncks
Responded on 19 February 2020

Hi Leeann, sorry to hear that - we have a couple of new people training at the moment so may be a reflection of that but glad we turned it around and you had a good meal. Thanks for letting us know.

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PetraH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious trufflled asparagus, and delightful baked artichoke.

Moncks
Responded on 19 February 2020

Glad you enjoyed!

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viprachad
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

I would say that most of the dishes were not cooked well or seasoned well but some dishes were excellent

Moncks
Responded on 19 February 2020

Hi Rachad, you are are welcome to expand on what dishes you had so we can use that feedback. Thanks

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JennaW
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I just happened upon this restaurant while traveling and were so glad we did. The staff was so great and friendly, food was excellent and the atmosphere was lively. Definitely will return!

Moncks
Responded on 19 February 2020

Thank you, Jenna! Glad you happened upon Moncks too and so pleased you both enjoyed!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Abbiamo prenotato all’ultimo minuto perché era l’unico che in settimana rimaneva aperto fino a mezzanotte. Cibo buono ma niente di memorabile. Per una cena tranquilla e non impegnativa lo consiglio. Tanto carino lo staff che mi ha preparato un piatto con una candelina per il mio compleanno.

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vipChaimH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was great service was good food was good and ambiance

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Tobi
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I found them in Square Meals 2020 gold list. Very nice and cozy atmosphere. Good selection of spirits at the bar. The food was very good and very reasonably priced for quality and portion size. The staff is very professional and attentive. So far it’s a hidden gem but I guess it will get way busier throughout this year. Definitely 5 stars.

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APW654
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful brasserie in the heart of Mayfair, easy to miss when walking the busy streets of London, but well worth making the effort to find. Tucked behind its own bar which serves delicious smooth cocktails, the main restaurant area is at the rear overlooking a lush garden terrace. Monck’s excels in service from the moment of arrival, through to departure, accompanied by a fabulous array of exquisite food options making it a perfect place to relax and indulge whatever the season. I would highly recommend this fantastic restaurant which has a flare for food and a passion for customer service, both at an incredibly reasonable price.

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vipDalia
London
41 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been a few times, great place! Staff, food, drinks all fabulous

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
44 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great for breakfast meeting good for talking and great range of healthy food options very efficient staff

Moncks
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you and pleased that you use us for breakfast meetings, we are definitely seeing that pick up which is great. Thanks

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
36 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Beautiful little hidden gem in the heart of Mayfair.

We had a great breakfast here - some really lovely and interesting choices on the menu.

Highly recommend trying the vegan egg - it’s wonderful!

Moncks
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you and so pleased you enjoyed using Moncks for breakfast, it is indeed a great spot for relaxed or breakfast dining. The vegan eggs are a revelation, they took a lot of R&D from our chef and I believe they created a very interesting and tasty dish. Thanks and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a convenient location to meet up with a couple friends for Saturday brunch. The food was excellent (perfectly poached eggs all around), the service was fantastic, and the ambience lovely. I would happily return.

Moncks
Responded on 16 January 2020

How lovely and we do indeed hope you return, thanks!

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vipPucci123
London
25 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My new favourite restaurant in London, excellent food, service and ambiance. Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice and respectful throughout, such a great experience.
Nice fella called Juan served us, real nice guy, funny and far from awkward, I will be returning back many times in 2020.
Food was out standing, I had the brisket(well done) with chips. Very smooth meal, it was larger than I though and I’m a man that’s 6ft6 it that filled me up
Pick this over many restaurants in Mayfair

Moncks
Responded on 2 January 2020

Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you back at Monks in 2020!

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AlysonB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent lunch here on New Year's Eve. The waiter was so knowledgable and keen to make our meal enjoyable. Friendly, beautiful deco we will be back.

Moncks
Responded on 16 January 2020

Marvellous so pleased you had a great time and look forward to seeing you back at Moncks. Thanks!

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Gideon
Cyprus
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food and cute place

Moncks
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thank you!

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Bomple
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Was booked for a birthday breakfast. It was ok, mediocre. Nothing special sadly. Would not return.

Moncks
Responded on 16 January 2020

HI Bomple, sorry to hear that, particularly when it was for a birthday. Sorry we didn't meet your expectations. We are a neigbourhood brasserie and our ethos is to be relaxed, with warm hospitality and good food. If we didn't meet those expectations then I do apologies.

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vipMark
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Third visit to Moncks, every time it has delivered above and beyond. Exceptional service and the perfect brassiere buzz. A someone who was sad that Automat had closed Moncks has more than filled the void. A new favourite.

Moncks
Responded on 2 January 2020

Hi Mark, that is so nice of you to say and Automat were big boots to fill so thank you so, so much. We look forward to seeing you in 2020!

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vipChaimH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was great

Moncks
Responded on 2 January 2020

Thank you!

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vipJB01
London
15 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for first time this week on a business lunch; was impressed with ambience, service and food, so booked for our xmas lunch and did not disappointed; will be returning and would highly recommend.

Moncks
Responded on 2 January 2020

Thank you so much and that is so great that you spent Christmas with us too! Happy new year

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lipstick
London
14 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was beyond delicious. Will definitely eat here again

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GabrielaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the best time at Moncks, it was like a hidden oasis in the busy Mayfair. The staff was very lovely and the brunch presentation was on top, highly recommend!

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vipGina
London
22 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

A nice stylish place with attentive service and good venue. Unfortunately the vegetarian burger wasn’t great. Would visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Italy
1 review