Monkey Island Brasserie & Bar

4.5
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12 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary British
With its vaulted ceilings, impressive wine wall and striking open-kitchen, The Monkey Island Brasserie in Bray is the perfect setting for a long lunch, quintessentially English Afternoon Tea or an exquisite dinner.

Afternoon Tea may be enjoyed here or in an entrancing setting with a famous Renaissance ceiling. Cocktails and drinks are served in front of the welcoming fireplace in the stylish bar.

Classic French doors lead out to the picturesque terrace where guests can enjoy outdoor dining whilst admiring the idyllic views of the River Thames.
What 12 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is a most beautiful place . The gardens and river were gorgeous and the inside was lovely too. It was very quiet when we arrived as it was after lunch. The tea was very nice and beautifully presented. When the manager asked if it was a special occasion we said it was my birthday and she very kindly brought over a glass of champagne for the adults and a soft drink for the child with us. The manager was kind enough to come and chat with us and we told her we’d visited many years ago and she offered to show us around the hotel . Amazing ! Such style !

s
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely spacious dining room with tables not too close together and noise levels tolerable. The food was exceptionally good with a very original menu. Our waitress, Ellen, in particular made the whole experience truly enjoyable. We will definitely be making this one our regular treats, providing we can get a booking in future as I fear it will become too popular, once word gets out.

PK
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent venue, wonderful staff, even had a guided tour of all rooms upon arrival.

SR
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very attentive staff. Hotel and restaurant very nicely refurbished . Restaurant was very busy and a little noisy but that wouldn’t put us off returning. Lovely place to have dinner or lunch and the location by the River Thames is very pleasant.

CF
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A wonderful evening spent at Monkey Island celebrating the engagement of close friends. This was our third or fourth visit since the refurbishment and reopening earlier this year and the experience only gets better. Monkey Island is a unique and very special venue which still retains a lot of it’s old school charm but manages to deliver a very up-to-date yet relaxed dining experience with excellent cuisine and very friendly staff - definitely worth a visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and ambience. Staff very friendly and attentive but the food service was a bit slow. Would certainly go again.

b
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed dinner here for the 1st time last Saturday. Lovely venue, inside nice menu, not too complicated, smoked salmon was superb! We will definitely return soon.

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This restaurant has a very good view of the river. Ask for a table near the window. The lunch menu is not large but good quality and tasty. An excellent wine list. And the service couldn't be faulted.

OT
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff, quality of food, service, ambience, location
Excellent

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely location, especially on a sunny day. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious but the choices were a bit boring. We managed to find a couple of interesting dishes though and they were beautifully presented.

h
London
33 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, lovely new destination; we’ll definitely be back. Lee (the general manager) went above and beyond go make us feel welcome.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easy going atmosphere, no problem that we were delayed and arrived 15 minutes late.