restaurant in Epping

If you are looking for a fish restaurant in Epping The Funky Monk is for you!

The Funky Monk has been delighting guests since its autumn 2021 debut. Skilfully preparing oysters, expertly filleting fish, grilling locally sourced meats. Importantly, we craft cherished memories.

It is now recognised as ‘the’ restaurant in Epping and attracts guests from across Essex.

However, this establishment has a rich history that predates its current incarnation. Previously known as The Thatched House or Ye Olde Thatched House, it was erected in 1702 as a coaching inn, complete with stables for the horses in the rear. The main bar area was a hub for thirsty coachmen, who would retire upstairs after the pub closed, fortified with hard apple cider in hand. In the early hours, they’d drive into central London to ply their trade. 


The Funky Monk has evolved significantly since 1702, undergoing extensive refurbishments that not only delivers as a luxury restaurant in Epping, it also provides sumptous rooms that will delight. The ground floor boasts a lounge bar and snug area, while the lower ground floor houses the restaurant.

The garden terrace at the rear of the building is a delightful spot for savouring champagne in the summer and provides a cosy refuge in colder months, equipped with heaters and a cache of blankets and hot water bottles.

Ascending to the upper floors, you’ll find the Funky Monk’s bedrooms and suites, which took a bit longer to perfect than the lower levels. Nine distinctive suites offer unique designs and amenities, many incorporating features from the Thatched House’s history. As the stewards of this historic property, we eagerly anticipate the pleasure of welcoming you and your guests. Whether you choose to dine in the restaurant or lounge, indulge in a couple of cocktails at the bar, or peruse our extensive wine selection, we’re dedicated to your satisfaction.

Nestled in the heart of our community, Epping, the restaurant’s iconic facade has beckoned travellers for refreshments, lunch, dinner, and a restful night’s sleep since the Georgian era. Our mission is to carry on this tradition, while also offering private events in select areas or full hire for special celebrations. Savour the freshest market seafood and fish in town in the company of great friends.

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// Lenis for smooth scroll