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The Monkey Puzzle

#206 of 18,211 Restaurants in London}
££ - £££, British,
30 Southwick Street, London W2 1JQ, England
+44 20 7723 0143
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (26 reviews)
“pie” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
30 Southwick Street, London W2 1JQ, England
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61 - 70 of 275 reviews

Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had high expectations tonight but sometimes trip advisor leads you down a blind alley. It isn't full of locals, it doesn't do great food, it looks basic outside and basic inside. The food is pub chain mediocre, I had steak and mushroom pie with...More

1  Thank Simon R
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Don't let the un-trendy exterior of this pub fool you - it's a gem! Good food, really reasonably priced and unbelievably great bar staff. Friendly, considerate and thoroughly decent. Like the whole place!

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Friendly staff, decent prices and excellent food. A good pub with a nice friendly atmosphere. What more could you ask for?

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We tried this pub as we were staying at a hotel in the area. It is a very pleasant and friendly pub, we decided to eat there and were pleased with our meals and they were reasonably priced.

Thank Mez1963
Reviewed 22 January 2017

As we were staying in a hotel nearby, and recalling a pleasant hour or so spent in the patio area some years ago, in summer, we decided to give the menu a try one evening after a long and tiring day in the city. Food...More

1  Thank Llangatwg
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great steak and fish and chip. Great value. Staff were friendly and landlord made time to chat to us about our weekend. Beer was also great. Everything you want in a pub.

Thank JVMcGee
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Had a craving for beef pie and decided to give the Monkey Puzzle try based on TripAdvisor reviews, and because it was a short walk from my hotel. I wasn't disappointed. Very nice staff and good, reasonably-priced food and drinks. You can tell there is...More

Thank OttawaMami
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this pub! We were in London visiting from South Florida. We found this place to be authentic compared to other pubs we had patronized so far. The places we had been to were part of the Fullers and seemed to have premade...More

Thank PositiveNancESQ
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I came here to have a few sodas and as it was summer, I enjoyed sitting outside reading a newspaper, found many Ausralians here!

Thank MrsLPalmer
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We showed up later in the night and they were closing for holiday break but accommodated us and let us order. The fish and chips were tasty, watch for bones. The burger was great as was the giant pile of chips! The restaurant didn't have...More

Thank Sara K
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19 November 2017|
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Response from Ernst S | Reviewed this property |
Was not there on Sunday
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24 September 2017|
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Response from hillaryh4 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, the pub has a very generous seating allocation inside, there is also a good collection of outside tables and benches used when the weather is good....
Danny H
19 September 2016|
Response from Phillip D | Reviewed this property |
You can talk to the staff and get the password. I was just there a few days ago and they were quite happy to give the password to customers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Southwick Street, London W2 1JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7723 0143
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