Don’t let the name fool you – the Monkey Puzzle on Southwick Street, ironically, is hardly puzzling enough to befit such a name. But what does that matter? This beautiful, traditional pub features everything that is beloved of the most quintessentially British establishment; its cosy yet refreshing vibe is enough to deliver a trendy but friendly feel in the middle of a busy city.
With all the staples you would expect of a great pub menu - gorgeous roasts and fish and chips, as well as a sampling of Italian cuisine, there is something here to satisfy just about everyone.
The wine list alone is enough for savvy palates. Wines from South Africa, Spain, France, Australia and Italy - from dry and crisp to fresh and fruity. Reds, whites and roses comprise an award-winning selection of reasonably priced wines (as low as £15.50 for some bottles).
Just as charming is its furnishings and ambiance, - vintage style dark panels and rich, plush leather booths and seats. Visitors can also venture outside onto the terrace to eat, drink and relax. While exuding London sophistication, The Monkey Puzzle is a welcoming pub without any pretence; a perfect location for birthday parties or just a casual gathering of friends.
No monkey puzzles here, except when it comes to spotting the monkey tree!
The Monkey Puzzle
30 Southwick Street,
London W2 1JQ
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