Review on Moncks of Dover Street
Moncks of Dover Street was unveiled on 3rd July 2019, an all-day brasserie whose older sibling upmarket Chinese restaurant Park Chinois is located just behind it on Berkeley Street. This latest venture takes its name from the seventeenth century Lord, Christopher Monck, who was the final owner of the palatial Clarendon Estate that once stood on what is now Dover Street, Albemarle Street and Bond Street.
Inside it has been kitted out in a swanky, well-heeled style by Fettle Design, a sophisticated venue with luxurious ox-blood leather banquettes curving around the room creating a warm and inviting setting, while a curated selection of artwork adorns the walls. There's also additional counter seating at the bar lined with elegant table lamps.
Executive chef Gennaro Vitto and Head Chef Valentino Pepe from Park Chinois have produced a crowd-pleasing all-day menu, that is equally suited to leisurely breakfasts, business lunches or evening entertaining. Steak tartare, chopped dry-aged beef, traditional garnish and organic egg yolk is a good starting point before moving on to a main course of perhaps pan-fried monkfish with seafood jus, seasonal vegetables and gremolata. Elsewhere on the menu there's grass-fed beef fillet from the grill, salads or burgers and buns served with chips. Desserts stay in the traditional mound with sticky toffee pudding paired with caramel ice cream or Eton Mess, meringue shards, passion fruit coulis, raspberries and whipped cream.
Supporting the food is a wine list that offers a good spread from around the globe, with options available by the glass.
Gennaro Vitto and Valentino Pepe
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.30am (9.00am Sat & 10.00am Sun) through
Dinner: 12.00am (10.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express