Situated on one of Mayfair’s most desirable streets, Moncks of Dover Street is a comfortable neighbourhood establishment nestled between some of the city’s most exclusive restaurants, bars and galleries. Named after the renowned 17th Century local Sir Christopher Monck this all-day neighbourhood restaurant is designed to create a warm and inviting dining experience with a character that complements the Georgian architecture and heritage of the street in a timeless aesthetic.
The interior palette of Moncks is traditionally British, steeped in rich oxblood reds and royal blues with layered details and intricacies providing a modern twist. The floorplan utilises the natural light through both the front and rear areas to create two contrasting offerings within the same space.
Upon entering the restaurant from Dover Street, guests are met with the café’s feature bar – an 8-metre long aged pewter topped bar providing an immediate focal point. A high gloss paint finish enlivens the bar’s undercounter, while a tiered timber back bar with bespoke antique mirror and blue glass panels provide a contemporary touch to the traditional design. Atop the bar sit bespoke brass bar lights with an off-white fabric shade. Eight custom stools upholstered in deep blue aged leather entice guests to dine amidst all the theatre of the bar or enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail before moving into the restaurant.
Several design motifs run through the café and into the restaurant spaces including a frieze of pleated fabric as well as bespoke brass and opal glass chandeliers. The spaces are differentiated by a gradually deepening colour and material palette. In contrast to the café’s white crackle glaze, the restaurant’s panelling is replaced with dark stained oak, while the fluted banquettes, booths, and dining chairs here are cloaked in a fresh patterned fabric.