1. A new dining experience that stands out from the crowd of Mayfair eateries, Moncks of Dover Street is a little sanctuary in the middle of Mayfair, overlooking a secret garden.
2. The name Moncks was inspired by Christopher Monck, a 17-century eccentric duke and Mayfair resident whose home, Clarendon House, stood on what is now Dover Street.
3. Relax in an unpretentious environment, which is rare to find in Mayfair. The attention to detail in the decor is second to none, with cosy booths perfect for refuelling post shopping, plush finishes, glass chandeliers and striking art.
4. There’s an array of Instagrammable cocktails to please all taste buds. We highly recommend the Spring Blossom cocktail decorated in glitter ‒ just what your feed is in need of.
5. Vegans rejoice. There’s a menu of vegan options available, from a full vegan breakfast to a beetroot and avocado burger served in a turmeric bun. Vegan or not, the baked quinoa falafels are a must-order and have become one of the most popular dishes on the menu at Moncks.
6. It’s all about the truffle dishes here. For breakfast you can graze on Truffled Benedict (artichoke and black truffle, organic poached eggs, hollandaise sauce on an English muffin); while the all-day dining menu includes Truffled Asparagus and truffle mac ‘n’ cheese with layers of cheese and Périgord truffle. Plus, the menu offers truffle fries ‒ fries seasoned with truffle oil and fresh truffle slices for a serious taste sensation.
7. The quality of ingredients at Moncks almost goes without saying. Standout dishes include lobster roll, with an indulgent tin of caviar on the side for an extra charge, and Scotch quails eggs which are served on a bed of hay with curried mayo (similar to what you would expect at a gastro-style pub). The melt-in-the-mouth beef bourguignon is hands down the best we have tasted in London