A historic site in an historic part of central Liverpool, The Monro is a gastropub right in the heart of Ropewalks known for its use of locally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients. There are plenty of restaurants touting such an approach, but when The Monro, Liverpool was founded in 2003, this was a pioneering claim. Ever popular, The Monro’s singular charm is underlined by the beautiful heritage building down Duke Street in which the restaurant is housed and the kitchen’s considered offering, with tasting and weekend menus, a core selection of fresh favourites, and a superlative Sunday roast. Be sure to book to discover one of central Liverpool’s best places for refined and relaxed pub grub.
The Monro offers food people want to eat, with its Fresh Favourites menu doing just that, every day of the week. But another reason people head to The Monro in Liverpool is to dine in an environment steeped in history. That and the fact that this vintage gastropub is located along Duke Street, in the midst of Liverpool’s bustling Ropewalks precinct. The Monro is named for the first merchant ship that made scheduled trips over the Atlantic to New York, but the building itself is a 17th-century edifice that once housed merchants, keeping home close to the docklands. Bear this in mind when you tuck into pub classics like small plates of homemade pork and black pudding sausage rolls with apple puree or The Monro’s famous haddock and chips with marrowfat mushy peas.
Come the weekend, diners can indulge in The Monro’s showcase menu, where the talented chefs pull out all the stops to impress you with their culinary flair. Typical dishes here might include a starter of goats’ cheese mousse, Claremont farm asparagus, and pigeon puree with pickled heritage carrots, brioche crumb and a micro salad of watercress. True to the purity of the ingredients, largely sourced from local producers and suppliers, main courses cover wild Morecambe Bay sea bass, pork chops, ribeye steaks, and lamb rump. For a really indulgent gastropub experience without peer in the Ropewalks, The Monro, Liverpool offers an opulent seven-course tasting menu for a fixed price per head, consisting of a bespoke selection of dishes dreamt up the very same day. Bringing all the upscale culinary palaver back down to earth, The Monro’s Sunday roast is a perennial favourite among Liverpool’s lovers of a solid Sabbath repast. However you want to dine, be sure to book – berths on The Monro are reliably limited!
We’ve been to The Munro on many occasions now and each time the food has been amazing. This time I was part of group of 15 and the staff were very attentive, even with the size of the group.
The food was delicious, it's a lovely place, really nice decor. The staff were very efficient and pleasant. My whole party thoroughly enjoyed the night.
I booked here for Sunday lunch with the family, it was excellent! The roast beef was the best I've had in ages! All the family were impressed, smiles on every face!
Everything about this gastro bar is excellent; food, service ,venue , well done to all concerned in it's delivery I will be returning very soon!!!
Lovely friendly service and atmosphere. We went for the Monday wine club which is two courses plus a bottle of wine per person at £20 per head. We were also offered a pudding at no extra charge but we were stuffed! Really good value, no 'sniffiness' about taking home any wine you might not have managed and good quality ingredients. 'Textured beetroot with whipped goats cheese' was delightful, different tastes with each bite and gin cured salmon re-ignited my taste for cured fish (which I had gone off) lovely soft slices,and plenty of them, were set off by a fantastic 'blood orange ketchup'. Haven't been to The Monro for a while but booked in for their Gin Lovers' Garden party whilst there. My only disappointment was that the dish I particularly fancied for my main had sold out.
Really good meal, beautiful starter, and the gentleman who welcomed us and the lovely girl who waited on were top notch! The wine was good value. The only slight thing which could have improved the meal was if the rump steak had been cooked a bit less. We asked for medium rare but it was nearer to well done. Not a big problem at all as it was still fine, just a constructive comment. The chips (which I never usually have) were the best I've tasted, and so was the pepper sauce. Well done The Monro!
Met with a friend from out of town for lunch today, so decided to book for the Monro. As always the staff were so polite and attentive, the food delicious. We had a sharing platter to start which had ham hock terrine, scotch eggs (monro style), delicious dip and home made piccilli and an array of cheeses and breads. We had the Monro burger with hand cut chips and salad and a butternut risotto. Both were beautiful. We decided although we were full it would be rude not to have a dessert lol. Eton mess was our choice, all we could say is nom, nom, nom lol. I would have no resitation recommending the Monro to any diners, my friend was very impressed. Thanks again the Monro.
We visited the Monro with friends on a Saturday night in May 2016. The place was very busy but the atmosphere was welcoming and service at the bar was quick and friendly. At our booking time we moved into the restaurant and were greeted by the friendly serving staff. we found the menu and food to be good restaurant standard and the wine list is good but perhaps a little overpriced. We ordered, between us, 3 starters, 4 mains, 2 deserts, 1 bottle of wine, and 2 G&Ts and the very reasonable final bill was about £150. It is rare to find a treat like this in a city centre location and the relaxed dining was more reminiscent of a country pub. All our party enjoyed the experience and we look forward to re-visiting. Be sure to book especially at weekends. Central Station is only about 10 minutes easy walk.
The Monro's website has a good section on dietary needs, catering for customers with Coeliac Disease, which was why we chose it. When we asked for the Gluten free menu, it was basically the same items from the Sunday lunch menu but without the Gluten products. So, a roast beef and Yorkshire pudding meal was served without the Yorkshire pudding. It looked a bit sparse ! I would have expected there to be Gluten free meal options, rather than the same courses minus certain items. Quality of the food cannot be faulted
The Monro is an excellent gastro pub. We went for Sunday lunch. Doesn't try to do too much so 6 starters and 6 mains - 3 of which were variations on a roast. Good veggie options as well - at least two of the starters and I think two mains(?). Friendly but not intrusive staff. Nice wine by glass - we had a sauvignon blanc and a pinot grigio.