Moncks of Dover Street restaurant, London, UK
(Image credit: Helen Cathcart)

Named for Sir Christopher Monck, the 17th century maverick and Mayfair resident who owned the nearby Clarendon House, Moncks of Dover Street is an all-day neighbourhood brasserie that serves up crowd-pleasing classics from a delicious full English breakfast to the yield-to-the-fork slow-cooked beef bourguignon. 

Taking its cues from the building's Georgian framework and the heritage of its location on Dover Street, while making the most of the site's layout and abundance of natural light, design firm Fettle has created two distinct spaces: a curb-side café at the fore that leads to a cosy restaurant in the rear. These are smartly linked by design details like the continuous frieze of pleated fabric that skirts the ceiling, quirky artwork, and the traditionally British oxblood red and royal blue colour palette, revealed through furnishings like the upholstered brasserie-style dining chairs and barstools.

In the café, perch at the 8m long aged pewter topped bar, or linger longer in the welcoming restaurant, where the bold black ad white geometric tiles transition into warming oak floorboards. Here, timber paneling and fluted leather banquettes are tempered with floral fabrics and Carrara marble table tops, creating a welcoming setting to tuck into dishes like the Monck's burger or the truffled mac & cheese, which both nod to the favourites once found on Automat's menu.

Table with sofa and chairs

(Image credit: Helen Cathcart)

Walls decorated with paintings

(Image credit: Helen Cathcart)

Dover Street restaurant dining space

(Image credit: Helen Cathcart)

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Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms