THE CAGE IS OPEN & THE MONKEYS ARE SET FREE TO GO WILD
Breaking out the cage
The approach from day one was to create an experience that would become legendary. A bold ambition sure, but also essential to create real standout in the area. So out went the historical restaurant conventions and apologetic design cues, replaced instead with a spot of hedonistic chaos. And so the Monkey House was born… or rather the MNKY HSE.
This vowel-free styling of the name was the first indication that playfulness was the order of the day at this new dining spot. The unapologetically eccentric experience of MNKY HSE was further developed during a series of workshops with the client, which were supplemented with strategic global research and benchmarking from our team. One key inspiration that came from this was Miami’s booming ‘Vibe-Dine’ scene, which celebrates a culture of free-living, dining and partying.
The second guests step inside MNKY HSE they’re welcomed into a velveted cloaked vestibule, which leads into a genteel clubby lounge with walls adorned with paintings that add a fun modern twist to the Old Masters. Girl with a Pearl AirPod anyone? The journey continues downstairs where the space opens up to a large restaurant with private dining undercrofts.
It’s at this point our affectionally termed ‘monkey party’ gets in full swing. Bold material choices are balanced by natural brick and concrete, while sculpted timber panelling and considered lighting creates a striking visual. The most Insta-worthy feature however is unquestionably the mirror-walled corridor with its infinity light system.
It’s rare for monkey business to be encouraged by clients, so our designers grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Our simian motifs feature throughout the venue, from lighting the way to the bathrooms and holding drinks at the table, to accompanying the bill at the end of the night.
It’s these playful touches coupled with our precision execution at every touchpoint that quickly turned MNKY HSE into Mayfair’s go-to destination for fine diners and party people alike. Hardly a surprise that the brand has since expanded as far as Doha and Riyadh, with more locations already planned.
Don't just take our word for it
Since its launch the brand has successfully secured international locations in the Middle East, as well as developed several pop-ups around the world, securing its place as one of the most renowned global hospitality brands.Kofman + Partners
MNKY HSE has become one of my go-to places for eating out and having a few drinks. The atmosphere is great, and the concept is really fun and well thought out.Trip Advisor *****
If you are looking for a place that will impress, and you’re with people who are up for something lively, this is a great recommendation. It’s ostentatious and expensive ... I enjoyed the sultry, sexy, upbeat vibe.Business Traveller