The Drunken Monkey

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Dim Sum, cocktails and clubbing are on offer at Shoreditch's Drunken Monkey, all within a quirky 'kung Fu kitsch' setting. Dim Sum is served all day and there's an a la carte menu in the evening. There's happy hour (or two) every night, and on Sunday it's all day.

Venue name: The Drunken Monkey
Address: 222 Shoreditch High Street
E1 6PJ
Transport: Tube: Liverpool Street
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tiago a

I would come to this place only for the name but in reality this restaurant is pretty good.

The decoration is awesome and the good delicious.

Perfect place to get stuffed and drunk as a monkey


Went there yesterday for the first in 2 years and was slightly disappointed with service. I had booked a table in advance and when we came, they said the there was a mix up and a wait of 20 minutes. We waited at the bar unable to get the attention of the bartender. Once we were at the table it took the waitress another 15 minutes to come and get our order. Food arrived way before drinks and then they kept bringing extra food for us asking if we had ordered. All of this may have been a lack of training of the staff. Otherwise, I've had good experiences previously and the food is always tasty. Happy hour is all day on Sundays is always a plus!

Amy M

Drunken Monkey is my go to place for Dim Sum in East London. They have a great menu with an array of dishes to choose from that can be shared. Or if you are like me... and over order then end up in massive food como and have to roll home. My faves are the chicken lettuce parcel, salt and pepper squid, chicken gyoza and Singapore noodles. The atmosphere is fun and friendly. Perfect to catch up with friends or for date night. My Tip: book ahead it is hard to get a table if you just walk in (its that popular). 

Tara P

The Drunken Monkey is a yummy, laid-back dim sum experience in Soho. Other reviewers have commented on the loud music, but I have never noticed this when dining earlier in the day. 

The quality of the food is fine and there‚Äôs a good variety of options on offer - I have had no complaints so far. The cocktails are also very tasty.  

Their Sunday all-day happy hour offer means that food and drink is very good value.

Ros A

I've always liked the drunken monkey - a place I used to frequent when I was working in the area. It's a great spot to meet people before heading into Shoreditch as it's right in between Shoreditch station and Liverpool St. It's normally loud and busy, and faily unpretentious. They do dim sum and it's largely respected in London as a good spot for it. I've had a few good meals here - it's not expensive, it's fast and it's decent quality. It's very loud - but you can always grab a table in the back where it's quieter.

Mike N

Music was very loud. They served us drinks at 11:57 and then wanted to throw us out at 12:00. When we asked for time to finish our drinks their bouncers physically assaulted us.