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The Monkey House
Ranked #6 of 120 Restaurants in Lymington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$24
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Monkey House is one of the last standing free houses in the picturesque seaside town of Lymington. A family run restaurant bringing all the elements of the classic British pub which everyone can enjoy; Home cooked food; Log fires and excellent service. Iain, Ruth, Georgia and Sophie would like to welcome you with open arms, whether it's for a quick bite to eat, a special occasion or maybe just even to socialise with some of the colourful personalities who reside in this charming town. The extremely talented head chef and his team prepare daily specials that will definitely tickle your taste buds. Not to mention Britain's favourite: the roast dinner every Sunday. To complement the 'bistro chic', relaxed atmosphere, the monkey house will be regularly hosting live musicians from around the local area. Anything from vintage classics to up and coming contemporary artists destined for the stars! The Robertson family will be delighted to see you, please come and see what they have to offer!
Reviewed 22 July 2014

My wife and I have really enjoyed the atmosphere on every visit.

The owner is very hard working and about as genuine as they come, the team behind the bar are very polite and always pleased to see you.

I have been here in the Spring with well stocked wood fires burning in every room. The menu has altered with the season and the result it quite impressive - go for the specials!

Now they offer Foster's on draught I will be back a lot more often.

Apparently they will have B&B rooms ready soon too. If they do that as well as they do downstairs then we might just stay over next time.

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Thank Mike D
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Decided to try the new Monkey house just out of town, found the staff very helpful and pleasant, Iain and Georgia, found the food to be well portioned and cooked, the bore sausages and the scampi we had this visit. great décor inside, and a lovely outside seating area, Will definitely return again soon.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Thought my partner and I would visit firstly a rare night out for us and also because it was close to home and good reviews . arrive and greeted by staff , could only offer a table to us in what seemed to be a small function room ... Poor view over the back yard/ bin space . drinks order taken and served promptly said they would be back shortly to take our order .. No sign of anyone after 20mins so had to go to bar to order food told them that I think we have been forgotten (was just laughed at ) .. Food wasn't as good as expected .. Tasted burnt ... Wasn't asked how meal was or had anyone to check on us during meal .... Sadly we paid and left ...not an enjoyable evening ... Dare say won't be visiting again .

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We went for a birthday dinner and it was probably the best meal we've had there so far. I had the salt and pepper squid which was one of the specials and the others had a burger and whitebait.... all delicious. The service was very good and we really couldn't fault anything! Would definitely recommend if you like a friendly pub with a good atmosphere and great food.

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Just enjoyed Sunday afternoon BBQ and drinks outside as a private party was just great. Good staff, very good quality food, would thoroughly recommend. We have eaten here before and that was good too.

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Thank jami mike
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