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Moncks Brasserie Restaurant London

 

Moncks Brasserie, a boutique show-home of a restaurant, is fast becoming a new favourite of Dover Street. Boasting a relaxed aura (thanks in no small part to the soft touch of a garden view — the ferns literally tapping greetings on the windowpanes to idling guests) Moncks Brasserie still manages to hold its own against Mayfair’s spirit of excess.

Named after C.Moncks — treasure hunter extraordinaire and debutante of the Mayfair of old’s versatile crowd of upper-class eccentrics — this brasserie is a treasure in of itself. If you find yourself reluctant to part from London’s most prestigious district, but also don’t want to let go of all your inhibitions, Moncks is the sweet spot.

They had us covered from the morning till night (although the weekend hours are almost as inclusive as the weekend, we recommend taking a Saturday or Sunday outing to really appreciate all of the extraordinary options).
Breakfast was served till 12, recalling those long European dawns of holidays gone by, that seemed to stretch — warm and basking — in a liminal way, straight from the first flare of sunlight. Dawn settled neatly in sweet dapples, darker then lighter, throughout the chequerboard flooring of Monck’s indoor courtyard. The intimate booth seating completed the sense of tranquillity perfectly — leather upholstery in ruby reds reminiscent of classic automobile passenger seats warmed us up perfectly, and made us feel even more a part of a classic, bygone, Mayfair affluence.

Breakfast consisted of eggs and avocado toast with Dorset crab and a Goji Berry Granola with honeyed oats and coconut yogurt for the vegan at the table (the versatility leaves nothing to be desired — we even spotted a full Vegan breakfast — and if it was as wholesome as the avocado toast — no one will be wanting). Pink Grapefruit juice was served on most of the tables, perhaps its something about the boutique surrounding — everyone felt pretty in pink.

The All-day dining aspect is where Moncks really soars — floating seamlessly into lunchtime with a selection of Grills, fresh salads and burgers — (make it hearty with the Truffle Mac and Cheese, or just snack on Jalapeno Peppers with a Butler’s tipple at the bar,if you’re still stuck from breakfast. The pink grapefruit option graduated into a refreshing Miller’s Gin and Grapefruit — and with lunchtime drinks going strong long after the 4:30 mealtime close, Moncks courted us flawlessly through a Mayfair moment. treat yourself with our favourite Vanilla and Lemon Baked cheesecake or simply a standout from the wine options — like the Nyetimber Rose of Sussex; something as quintessentially, cheekily English as this Mayfair rose.

Moncks recommends booking — once you’re there, it will be hard to leave — and we recommend Moncks, for a picture perfect rendering of the elegant neighbourhood brunching that the bourgeoisie once enjoyed daily on that impeccable Dover way.

Monks-Brasserie Restaurant London Cuisine, Dress Code & Address

Cuisine: European, British

Dress Code: Smart CasualĀ 

Area: Soho

Address: 33 Dover Street, London W1S 4NF England

Website: https://www.moncksbrasserie.com/london-berkeley-st/contact-and-hours/

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