Alan Yau to launch Moncks of Mayfair

11th June 2019


Park Chinois, the Chinese restaurant launched by Wagamama founder Alan Yau, is to launch neighbourhood brasserie concept Moncks of Dover St in July. The 92-seater restaurant and bar will open at 33 Dover Street, which forms part of the Park Chinois estate.  The name has been inspired by Christopher Moncks, the C16th Mayfair maverick who owned the sprawling estate of Clarendon House, which included Dover Street, Albemarle Street and Bond Street.
The kitchen will be led by executive chef Gennaro Vitto and head chef Valentino Pepe, who have worked together at Park Chinois since 2012. Breakfast dishes on the menu will include the signature Truffled Benedict (artichoke and black truffle with organic poached eggs and hollandaise sauce on an English muffin) and the Full Vegan. The all-day menu will include pan-fried monkfish with seafood jus, seasonal vegetables and gremolata. In December, Park Chinois reported turnover increased to £13,016,000 or the year ending March 2018, up from  £10,831,000 the previous year as it reiterated its plans to expand to “prominent cities” worldwide.