Food and drink
The sandwiches are handily categorised as medieval, old skool and progressive. The hard-named Stoofa, free range roast chicken breast, mayo, sage, thyme, red onion, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice with bacon and cheddar, is its signature panini but I’m more open to picking up a Dragon Slayer (cream cheese, sliced chillies, chargrilled chorizo, smoked turkey, sundried tomatoes, tabasco, lemon juice, pinch of cayenne) the next time I drop by. The Monkey also serves up as many steak sandwiches as Sly Stallone Rocky sequels.
It’s sandwich and bagel heaven so go for your life!
Like a cross between a student union, business exchange and a funky Greenwich Village hang-out, this is a rare sandwich shop with soul.
It gets very busy during lunch hour so come before or after the lunch bell rings. Or just be patient and be prepared to wait.
On the basement level of West Regent Street in the city centre. Easy to reach.
If you’re happy paying between £3 and £5 for one of the best sandwiches you’ll ever eat, then look no further.
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers
- No fuss