A NEW bar lounge and kitchen has opened its doors in Southampton's Guildhall Square.

Grumpy Monkey features five bookable booths, 10 HD screens showing the latest live sporting action, sharing tables and an upstairs lounge and bar area.

The vibrant venue boasts carefully-created cocktails, a well stocked bar featuring a wide selection of craft beers, wines, and spirits, weekday Grumpy Hour, DJ sets, cocktail masterclasses and live music.

The menu at the Delicious Dining venue is created by Hampshire Chef of the Year Andy Taylor-Rose and boasts a tempting selection of comfort food and pub grub favourites with a twist including swinging monkey skewers, burgers, sandwiches and deserts.

Delicious Dining’s CEO Steve Hughes believes the former Tapas Barcelona venue will have something for everyone.

He said: “We decided to launch Grumpy Monkey as the venue was becoming more and more popular since we introduced the screens and booths and we saw the opportunity to take it one step further and introduce the Monkey!”

Customers of Tapas Barcelona need not worry, as the restaurant has not left the High Street, The popular eatery will now operate as a cosier more intimate venue with its entrance just around the corner on Guildhall Walk.