This September will see the launch of MNKY HSE – a new restaurant that will open its doors on the former site of the iconic Dover Street Wine Bar, bringing a vibrant blend of London style and Latin American spirit to Mayfair.
MNKY HSE will serve high-quality, contemporary Latin American food and drink, alongside live music and DJ performances. Housed over two floors, with an intimate bar / lounge area upstairs and an eclectic restaurant downstairs, that will evolve into a very different, night-time setting.
His first UK-based project, Pablo Peñalosa Nájera (Four Seasons – Bogotà/ Morimoto – Mexico City), will head the MNKY HSE kitchen. Re-visiting his indigenous roots and combining traditional elements of Latin American cuisine with modern British seasonal ingredients. With a heavy emphasis on Latin American spirit and convivial dining, dishes will be designed to share and to excite. The MNKY HSE bar will boast a vast list of premium cocktails and increasingly popular mezcals.
In keeping with the MNKY HSE ethos – ‘nothing is what is seems’ – a selection of experimental signature dishes and drinks will be revealed on opening and guaranteed to surprise and delight.
MNKY HSE’s cheeky and playful personality will be mirrored in its mysterious and eclectic design scheme.
The upstairs restaurant and bar will boast a sleek look; with dark-wooden parquet flooring, a Murano crushed Chandelier in the lobby, 3D-honeycomb back-wall and leather-clad banquette style seating, perfect for business meetings, long lunches and evening drinks.
Downstairs, an open plan kitchen will overlook banquette seating that will be adjustable to accommodate dancing and encourage table-hopping. A series of private booths, perfect for larger bookings, will be built into artistically designed Vaults, covered with vintage steel lift doors. There will also be a spacious bar lounge for customers to enjoy the downstairs entertainment.
Both floors will house a stage to host international and resident DJs and act as a creative platform for other live musicians and performers. Lively and eclectic entertainment will be integral to MNKY HSE’s unique offering, and following the launch they will curate a series of signature weekly nights.