MNKY HSE, pronounced Monkey House, is a revolutionary restaurant, cocktail bar and event space in Mayfair. It lies behind a discreet entrance at Dover street and is home to a Latin American bar and restaurant like no other, 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 and accessories Mnky Hse acts as the HSE’s living room, the perfect place to spend the evening socializing. It offers the perfect place to spend your evening with dim lighting, low-seating and stylish accessories. The atmosphere creates a sexual, edgy glow to the room with award winning mixologists on hand to conjure you up the right cocktail be it classical or experimental to fit your evening.
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. 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. It's a new concept of an amazing restaurant that gradually turns into a happening club as the DJ gradually steps up the music. We like to call it a clubstaurant. A very new popular concept that removes the need to change venue after dinner. There is a bar at ground floor with great cocktails but this place is all about the downstairs where the fun is. You need to be very #clubbable to get in. The glamorous bar sets itself with the restaurant just next door making it the perfect place for after dinner drinks or to dance the way into early hours of the morning. Bar manager, Javier Ecribano makes sure that all his Mnky Hse cocktails are presented with a South-American twist even with the menu having its own Pisco and Mezcal sections. If you're looking for something easy to drink, the Jasmine Pisco-Sour slides down with a nice texture and comes served with love-heart embellished foam and a marshmallow. The house special Mnky Business is a known favorite based on an old fashion but using Peruvian-Rum. Definitely one to warm the insides but not in the way you think as its plunged into a -80 degrees pot, infused with smoke and poured over carved ice to be served in a Erlenmeyer flask.
If you want to make sure you get into Mnky Hse, dress to impress and never turn up in trainers or casual clothes.
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. With the laid-back ambient house music and the drinks list with a taste for everyone, Mnky Hse offers you the full experience of drinks , dinner and escapism all under the same roof.