Monkey Island Brasserie & Bar

4.7
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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.
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AndrewV
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Unfortunately, we were the only two diners in the restaurant due to heavy cancellations but we enjoyed the experience very much and we shall continue to return.

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tutifoodie
Dorset
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food and service fantastic! Will be back!

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Angelina22
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We immediately liked the setting, the restaurant looks over the river and it was fabulous to enjoy the view throughout the meal even though it was a cloudy day, the meal was excellent and the staff looked after us nicely, a great lunch, thank you

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Davis
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Monkey Island Brasserie & Bar grounds are stunning and the brasserie food is delicious. I particularly enjoyed the Beetroot starter and the Monk fish main although all of us were impressed with our choices. I will be visiting again, in fact I would prefer to keep it a secret, It's so good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Great views, great wine list and superb service. One of Bray's and one of the UK's top restaurants.

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PhilipJ
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Valentines set menu - didn’t live up to expectations. Good starter of duck terrine and followed by a tasty lobster bisque. Unfortunately the fish course was very overdone, and the beef short rib also indelible. Pudding was OK but we were not expecting to have to share.

Bar service option arrival was good, and the Monkey Island Mary was excellent.

Errors on the bill (extra water added and £16 for a tomato juice) were corrected without fuss, but was a shame.

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Celbridger
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience, we were greeted by Nigel whose friendly yet professional approach left us in no doubt that we were going to have an excellent dining experience and we did. Food excellent, service exceptional and we will be back .

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JaneB
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous lunch. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable. Will definitely return and recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a very relaxing atmosphere. Staff very friendly. Will be back soon.

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InderjytT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great decor, service and views.
Hidden gem in Berkshire.

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JulieG
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although it is advertised as as Brasserie, it really is a superb resturant. A few little touches ( expanding the wine list being one) and it would definitely feel more of a fine dinning experience. Service was outstanding , as was the food. Ambience perfect and the grounds stunning. Shall definitely be returning.

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TinaB
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service and the beautiful setting made it a fabulous afternoon.

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LizzieW
London
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning location, excellent food, great service.
Very pleased overall. Would highly recommend

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RayL
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed, lovely location and stunning decor. Polite staff and excellent food. Would go back in a heartbeat..well done

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Avijeet
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing rennovation! The place looks stunning and majestic

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BaronessJulia
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and staff couldn’t have been more helpful - the service and are was excellent and the food delicious.

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vip22PIP
London
35 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely welcoming staff, beautiful decor and very comfortable seats in the brasserie.great views over the river.lovely choices on the menu. We opted for lentil soup and a Caesar salad to start then a ham hock pie with mash and seasonal greens.all delicious, beautifully cooked.wine is a little expensive for an average bottle but didn’t stop us.
Thoroughly enjoyed the expedite and will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was great, the surroundings were lovely but the food was poor. We had the afternoon tea for 4. The sandwiches tasted as if they had been frozen and defrosted, the bread was not fresh and slightly crusty around the edge. The warm scones were nice. The mini meringues were sloppy and the Panna Cotta was awful, none of us could eat it. We didn't feel it was value for money.

Regards
Sarah Haigh

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KathyT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit to the UK and the meal was amazing. So worth coming over the pond!

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RKPR
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional.
We went for NY day and had the set menu.
The food was excellent, service impeccable, overall very impressed. The ambience is lovely highly recommend.

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EricB
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the view of the river adds to the enjoyment. Strongly recommend.

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AnneJirsch
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was glorious, the setting magificent and the staff really sweet and friendly.

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PeterB
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the service excellent but the drinks are seriously over-priced.

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FrancoiseS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Adam was absolutely charming ! Very nice evening ! Thanks .

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Kath
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and food. Top quality indeed. Will definitely return.

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Vince
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to dine - service staff were very professional and the Sunday lunch was gorgeous - perfect cooked roast beef - we will
Certainly be visiting again soon and thoroughly recommend this jewel on
The Thames

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StephenR
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time dining here and we were not disappointed. Food was excellent as was the service.

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KenG
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here, the first at Lunch and now Dinner, Staff friendly and attentive, food excellent, with good wine list. This is unquestionably fine dining at a great price.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect pre Christmas treat

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PaulineL
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely Sunday lunch, highly recommend the roasts, plenty of food served. Excellent service with a wonderful view of the river. Highly recommended and would definitely come back again.

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JennieG
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
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 !

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simone
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 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.

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PaulK
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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StephenR
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 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.

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vipChineseFoodFan
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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beachdom5
London
23 reviews
Dined on November 9, 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.

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Birman
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Foodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 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.

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Monkey Island Brasserie & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

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