This month PA Life paid a visit to MKNY HSE in Mayfair for a spot of lunch and a corporate venue scout…
Dover Street in London’s Mayfair has a fine culinary and mixology heritage, with famous names on both sides of the road..
We’re not particularly famous at PA Life, but we did feel like VIPs during a recent lunch at contemporary Latin American restaurant and bar, MNKY HSE.
Tucked in on the right-hand side of Dover Street as you approach from Green Park, what we have here is an ideal location both for casual drinks and fine dining, perfect for both business and private use.
Walk in from the street and you’re immediately insulated from the hustle and bustle outside – the soft lighting and earthy, copper tones of the decorations are paired with the kind of chilled out background music that sets you immediately at ease.
MNKY HSE itself is split across two levels – at street level is the MNKY LNGE bar and dining area, while downstairs is an expansive MNKY HSE dining room, complete with booths set into bare brick vault arches. In addition to intimate dining or meetings, both areas are perfect for larger corporate events too.
We took our seats for a business lunch upstairs and were introduced to the food and drinks menus by super-friendly and knowledgeable staff. We were treated to the taster menu, which offered a selection of dishes from across the a la carte menu, including lamb shoulder tacos, seabass ceviche and roasted heritage potatoes.
For corporate entertainment, with both MNKY HSE and MNKY LNGE having their own separate entrance, a large bar, state of the art sound system, DJ booth and moveable seating, the spaces are perfect for celebratory lunches/dinners, cocktail events, client and team meetings, product and brand showcases, informal networking events, parties and PR launches. Recent clients include Netflix, Diageo and Moet Hennessey, so you’ll be in good company.
In terms of practicalities: the MNKY HSE restaurant (downstairs) has a capacity of approximately 350 standing and 130 seated. In addition to the main dining area, the three large ‘vaults’ can sit up to 18 people.
Meanwhile, the MNKY LNGE upstairs bar is available for exclusive hire from Monday to Saturday from 10:00am until 03:30am and Sunday 10am until midnight, with a seating capacity of 40-60 and standing capacity of 100. Enjoy!