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Monkey Chews (CLOSED)

Bars and pubs Kentish Town
5 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

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Please note, this venue is now closed. Time Out Eating & Drinking editors, Jan 2017.

‘Warm beer, lousy food, sad service,’ reads the sign in the dining area of this wonderful bar, which offers anything but.

For a start, it’s Red Stripe on draught, cold and irresistible; the food (grilled sardines on toast, wild-boar sausages and mash) is decent, although not cheap; and the staff are darlings. On a midweek night when a band is making a racket from the stage by the main door, you won’t be able to see your barman anyway; just shout, ‘Two Red Stripes!’ over the din.

Relative peace and quiet are provided in the dining room, where regularly changing exhibitions offer conversation material for couples who’ve just paired off from the bar.



Address: 3 Queen's Crescent
Transport: Tube: Chalk Farm tube
Opening hours: Open 5-11pm Mon-Thur; 5pm-1am Fri, Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served 7-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10pm Sun
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