The monarch

About Us

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Steven

Mixologist

Hi my name is Steven but people who get to know me call me cookie I’m 28 years old but I dint act like I am I’m 18 I’m a fun bubbly guy who loves to have a laugh I try and make anyone smile even if I just met them I’ve worked in pubs and bars for the past eight years but still get in trouble for messing around Im originally from London but have been living in Portsmouth for the past three years and love meeting new people and having a fun! I look forward to meeting you all at the Monarch for some great cocktails and making a fool out of my self 

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Matt

Deputy manager

Hi, my names Matt, I am honoured to take the position as deputy manager at this amazing new cocktail bar I could happily talk for hours to make you feel right at home, so please don’t be disheartened to spark a conversation.
And there will always be a soft spot in my heart for all you “old fashioned” drinkers out there, as that’s my go to cocktail, and will create you one to remember

The monarch

In this establishment we encourage creativity and out of the box thinking. John Gordons told us a story about a lightbulb factory worker called George who after hitting rock bottom and going on a 10 day adventure realised that he wasn't making lightbulbs all along for a living. What he was doing is he was actually helping a student finish an overdue paper so he can chase his dreams, an elderly person find their medicine when they need it the most and a child defeat the oh so scary darkness when there is no one else. John’s story echoed in our craft and made us realise that we do not make drinks and cook food but we help people CONNECT. We help you muster up the courage to talk to that special one for the first time and we`re still there to mend your heart. We are there to celebrate your successes and to give you that little nudge to try it one more time if it didn’t work out. We try to make the world a bit smaller through spices, spirits and handpicked dishes. We`ve spent the better part of the last 2 decades training, testing and developing and we sincerely hope you enjoy our passion.

– The Monarch