With a bar, a range of real ales, and a wine list sure to please the most dedicated oenophile, Monty’s is perfect for a quiet, convivial evening with friends. The interior exudes comfort with wood panelling and plenty of nooks for a tête-à-tête.
The menu at Monty’s is resolutely pub food, with staples like South Coast fish pie and a burger decked with stilton and smoked bacon available; less usual is the restaurant’s dedication to local sourcing, which is just as assiduous as at its bigger neighbour. The menu also features a few surprises, like a grilled skate wing starter served with warm potato, biting spring onion salad and a bracing dressing made from capers, and wild mushroom tagliatelle topped with a smooth, deep Madeira and chestnut sauce.
Like the wine list at The Terrace, Monty’s can lay claim to a wide range of organic offerings like Bionic Family Estate Chardonnay and New World imports like a juicy, spicy Soleus Cabernet Sauvignon alongside a few French staples, and the breadth surely sets the gastropub apart from many of its brethren. What’s more, fully one third of the excellent bottles on offer are available by the glass.