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5.4 /6 Excellent 16 Reviews

Monkey Grinder

Sefton Park Spanish, Tapas £££ +100
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About Monkey Grinder

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 09:00 - 22:30
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 22:30
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 22:30
  • Thursday 09:00 - 22:30
  • Friday 09:00 - 22:30
  • Saturday 09:00 - 22:30
  • Sunday 09:00 - 22:30
Monkey Grinder, Lark Lane, L17 8US Liverpool

Further Information

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.

16 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 16 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
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1 review so far 6
17.09.2017 20:32

This is a great restaurant, good atmosphere, attentive staff and delicious food. The ribs and steak were particular highlights along with the chocolate brownie and coffee!

2 reviews so far 6
07.09.2017 08:46

We had an excellent evening. Food and service were very good. To be really picky, the choice of desserts is limited. I would recommend the experience to anyone, though.

1 review so far 6
27.08.2017 01:17

Great, food delivered fast, maybe to fast, but great, hey who wants to wait around, wine was great mahou was despenced superbly, staff great, god I'm coming back

1 review so far 6
26.08.2017 07:52

Great food at a reasonable price, great service, great wine! Such a lovely chilled venue to go to after a busy day in work. Would highly recommend.

4 reviews so far 4
27.08.2017 16:53

The overall experience was great. The food was of an excellent standard! We booked our reservation through the Quandoo app which was fine. However, when I redeemed the 1000 points to use at the monkey grinder we were advised that "the owner had not agreed this with quandoo in their meeting and that they were only new" I appreciate they are new, however if you are a member of the quandoo app and accept reservations through there you should be aware that customers may redeem loyalty points to use at your restaurant. If the restaurant owner isn't aware of this, then maybe Quandoos sales people should amend their pitch accordingly. Had the waitress not have given us the £10 discount as a gesture of goodwill for the inconvenience then we would have wasted 1000 points that we could have used in another restaurant. Perhaps it is poor communication between quandoo and monkey grinder but either way it's false advertising if they do not fulfill the loyalty points redeemed by customers. Again - excellent food and drinks, lovely staff and would definitely visit again (without using quandoo)

6 reviews so far 6
12.08.2017 23:36

It has been some years since we have eaten Spanish cuisine, so our experience at the monkey grinder was very welcome. The menu was not a very varied one but still it was good enough and we had no complaints on what we chose for our meal. In time they could add a lot more to the menu the restaurant has only been open for 3 months. Some of the dishes I found were over priced for what you get, the drinks menu again may improve in choice. Decor is quite simple but nice, back- ground music was mixed but easy on the ears. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Worth a visit, we enjoyed our time at the monkey grinder and will return.

1 review so far 5
18.08.2017 09:00

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Monkey Grinder; the staff we wonderfully attentive and friendly (but not smothering), the menu was full of options which sounded delicious and what we chose didn't disappoint. We went on a Monday so it was really quiet, but I love the decor and imagine there would be a good buzz about the place when it's a little busier.

1 review so far 6
23.08.2017 12:45

Always welcoming. Pleasant and knowledgeable waiting staff and of course, delicious food. Went for the specials and the mussels were excellent. All round so much better than Jamon Neon. Music absolutely perfect for a chilled, comfortable dining experience. They've got it so right here.

2 reviews so far 6
11.08.2017 08:33

Excellent Food and Excellent Service!!! What a gem of a place. The menu is varied and the dishes we chose were tasty and well presented. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The wine was divine. Have booked next visit already!

7 reviews so far 5
02.09.2017 14:25

Very nice food, could do with a bit more space for food, on a table for 2 there wasn't much room for the food and drink we had ordered. Apart from that a very nice meal and staff all very nice too.

1 review so far 6
19.08.2017 11:11

Great food, great service, and cheap too! 3 people, plus drinks, 56 quid... :-) Great location on Lark Lane - well recommended, and some different dishes on there I'd not seen before as tapas

2 reviews so far 5
17.09.2017 08:54

The food was lovely especially the chorizo balls we had! All the tapas in fact was delicious. The price was incredibly reasonable with the lunch deal making it a steal!! Would definitely go back to monkey grinder!

2 reviews so far 6
21.08.2017 11:02

Great food. Particularly recommend the fillet steak which was excellent. Great service from nice, friendly staff. Good atmosphere with good music. Intend to go back very soon.

2 reviews so far 6
19.08.2017 08:17

Excellent dishes, plenty of choice for me as a vegetarian. The carnivores loved it too. Friendly service and reasonable prices made for a great evening out.

2 reviews so far 5
05.08.2017 22:48

Nice food, good service and excellent location. No complaints just not the best I've visited. Worth a try but I've been to better restaurants in Liverpool.

4 reviews so far 3
09.08.2017 08:13

Service was slow, order was wrong and food was quite bland. Restaurant itself is nice inside with a good selection of drinks available. Wouldn't rush back.