While it’s true that when you think of dining out in Liverpool, areas like Ropewalks and the Georgian Quarter spring to mind, although it’s Sefton Park that’s been causing the most buzz of late. Home to the bohemian Lark Lane, this area is brimming with new and exciting restaurants just begging to be tried. And one of the best in the area would, of course, be Monkey Grinder, a new spot which specialises in Spanish tapas that local foodies can’t get enough of. Located on the corner of Lark Lane and Hesketh Street, Monkey Grinder is the perfect spot for a casual drink and light bite, or a full-fledged Spanish culinary invasion.
Monkey Grinder in Sefton Park is one of those places where one visit is all you need to know that it’s going to become a regular post-work haunt, or a go-to for catching up with old friends. The menu is based around Spanish tapas, making it the ideal spot for sharing dishes with your nearest and dearest while indulging in a cocktail or two – and its gin menu is well worth a look as well. This new kid on the Liverpool block is making waves with those who love food, and good food at that, so we should probably give you an idea of what to expect when paying Monkey Grinder a visit.
The menu is the star of the show, and we recommend getting straight to it and ordering a charcuterie board to get things going, where you’ll find delectable cured meats like jamon iberico, chorizo and salchichon alongside manchego, mahon and azul cheeses. Following that, why not opt for fillet steak with crispy polenta and kale, meatballs with caponata salsa, tiger prawns cooked in spicy garlic chilli sauce and roast fig crostinis with feta, confit tomato and fresh herbs? We can’t give it all away though, so it’s best you make a reservation at Monkey Grinder in Sefton Park to try it out for yourself. Located on the corner of Lark Lane and Hesketh Street, you’re in for a delightful Spanish tapas experience at this brand new Liverpool hotspot.
Never heard of the place before I looked online. Really pleased with our choice of restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious, the staff were charming, it was not over-priced, the portions were generous and the menu was pretty original (I've been to plenty of very "samey" tapas bars). Layout was really good and great atmosphere, good drinks too (beers and gins especially, the sangria was properly made too which is a rarity). I will definitely re-visit next time I am in the area.
Our second visit and we loved it! Asked for a specific table and got it, asked to ammend an itemon the menu and that was done without fuss. Thank you x
Fantastic food. The tapas menu deal is really good value for money and is really tasty. Would recommended to anyone in the area! Will be going again!