Monkey House (MNKY HSE)
Monkey House London – MNKY HSE.
Monkey House (MNKY HSE) is a revolutionary restaurant, cocktail bar and event space in Mayfair. The venue takes the place of the former iconic Dover Street Wine Bart at the beginning of Dover Street. It is just opposite the famous ex-gentlemen Mayfair Club and also next to Mahiki Mayfair. Just walking up on Dover street there is also The Arts Club. Therefore, MNKY HSE position is second to no one, being where the typical London West End party crowd spends the weekend.
The concept inspiring the new Mayfair’s venue is bringing in the cultural spirit of Latin America but giving it a funk ‘British twist’. With a focus on sensory lighting, accessories and stylish low seating, Monkey House acts as the HSE’s living room. The perfect place therefore to spend the evening socialising.
MNKY HSE is set on two floors with slightly different vibe. In fact, you access the venue through a famous discreet entrance. On the ground floor (the upstairs) you will find the luxurious bar and lounge area. The design is modern, sleek, intimate with lots of mirrors. This is the “business meeting zone” perfect for business meetings, but we all know what usually happens in those environments.
Opposite, on the lower level (the downstairs) you will find the Lain-American restaurant. This is set as an open plan kitchen where master chef is Pablo Peñalosa Nájera. Pablo has fused together traditional elements of Latin American cooking with seasonal, British style ingredients.
Late in the night, the restaurant turns into a dancing space thanks to a special set up with removable long tables (which encourage communal eating), table hopping, and also adjustable seating.
Just next door to the MH restaurant, the glamorous bar is set. This creates a vibe flow motivating diners to keep socializing at the bar and, why not, dancing.
In addition, the bar works as a nightclub with guestlist only access for who has not booked a dining table.
Hosting days at Monkey House.
Accessing the bar/club requires a Monkey House guestlist. Even if born as a restaurant/lounge, the guestlist here follows the same rules as the other nightclubs. If you want to make sure you get into Monkey House, dress to impress and never turn up in trainers or casual clothes. Identity requirements (passport, driving license or national ID card) are also mandatory. From the beginning of 2020 we host amazing parties every Saturday at MNKY House. Recently, we have also added a Friday night at MNKY HSE.
Come and join us for a spectacular weekend. Admission is currently tables only.
What we think about Monkey House.
We consider MNKY HSE one of the best bars to spend the weekend if you do not want to get too crazy with a proper nightclub. It is in fact the perfect place to meet and actually talk with gorgeous and wealthy people.