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“A must visit”
Review of The Monkey House

The Monkey House
Ranked #4 of 123 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, After-hours, Dinner, 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, wonderful staff, amazing food. All round amazing and at a reasonable price. Would go back and definitely would recommend.

Thank William S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we visited recently and had a lovely meal. the staff were extremely friendly and could not do enough to help us and make sure our visit was enjoyable. We sat outside on a sunny day and it really was great. I need to follow a gluten free diet and their menu was clearly marked, the food tasted fantastic and we would totally recommend. When we are in Lymington again we will make sure we visit and again as such an enjoyable time.

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1  Thank MrsWilson305
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are lovely and accommodating. The food is delicious, reasonably priced, served quickly and clearly labelled to accommodate dietary requirements (gluten free, vegan and veggie especially). The interior is welcoming. There is parking and outside seating, and it’s exceptionally dog friendly.

1  Thank Rebecca N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so impressed with the monkey house that we went twice while we were visiting the area. This is a pub which has designated one room as a restaurant, but there are tables also in the bar and garden. I booked a table as I preferred to be in the restaurant and I was very pleased I did as this place is really popular and I can see why. We had different meals on each visit, but always chose fish and each one was superbly cooked and seasoned with just the right accompaniments. I particularly enjoyed a sea bass which was on the specials board. We also had deserts which were also scrumptious.
I’m just prevented from giving five stars as dogs were permitted in the restaurant and when we ordered a scallop starter, telling the waitress that it was to share, we would have appreciated being told that the dish only had two scallops as, had we known, we would probably have ordered one each. Nonetheless, we will definitely return when we revisit the area.

1  Thank J W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and charming,attentive service in this old public house which stood next to the ancient toll halt outside Lymington town. Away from the bustle of the busy centre of town, it provided us with the chance of a family chat in pleasant surroundings.

1  Thank Richard R
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