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Terrifying fire in London restaurant causes diners to flee

Anish Vij

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Terrifying fire in London restaurant causes diners to flee

Footage of a terrifying fire in a London restaurant has emerged, showing diners rushing out of the venue. You can watch the clip below; some readers may find the footage distressing:

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MNKY HSE London - popular amongst the Love Island celebs - is a Latin American fine dining restaurant in Mayfair.

Social media footage shows a horrifying blaze rip through the restaurant while customers frantically rush out of the venue.

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Three hundred people were evacuated by staff at the restaurant, while five fire engines and around 35 firefighters attended the scene.

A man and a woman were also treated by the ambulance on site.

Three hundred people were evacuated by staff. Credit: London Fire Brigade
Three hundred people were evacuated by staff. Credit: London Fire Brigade

"Firefighters were called to a fire at a restaurant on Dover Street in Mayfair," the London Fire Brigade said.

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"Christmas decorations inside the building were alight and had been extinguished before firefighters arrived.

"Around 300 people were evacuated by on-site staff and crews carried out a systematic search of the property to ensure no one was inside on arrival.

Footage of a terrifying fire in a London restaurant has emerged. Credit: Twitter
Footage of a terrifying fire in a London restaurant has emerged. Credit: Twitter

"A man and a woman were treated on scene by London Ambulance Service crews.

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"Dover Street was closed whilst crews worked to make the scene safe.

"The Brigade was called at 2140 and the incident was over for firefighters by 2218.

"Five fire engines and around 35 firefighters from Soho, Lambeth, Kensington and Chelsea fire stations attended the scene.

"The cause of the fire is under investigation."

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LADbible has contacted MNKY HSE for comment.

MNKY HSE [Monkey House] - is a contemporary Latin American restaurant and bar hidden behind a discreet entrance at no 10 Dover Street.

"Latin American cuisine is re-imagined by Head Chef Mark Morrans in a bold and indulging sharing menu, served by a team of up beat characters," the website reads.

"In addition our award winning mixologists will stir up your evening with a selection of experimental and classic cocktails.

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"Our inspiration is vibrant, energetic with an edgy and sophisticated spirit."

The fine dining group also have restaurants in Manchester, Doha, Qatar and Riyadh.

A man and a woman were also treated by the ambulance on site. Credit: Twitter
A man and a woman were also treated by the ambulance on site. Credit: Twitter

Ahead of the recent opening of the Manchester restaurant, Boris Kofman, MNKY HSE Co-Founder, said: “MNKY HSE Manchester is the perfect place to eat, drink and play – with a restaurant, bar and club under the same roof. The new MNKY HSE Manchester offering is accessible for all and we can’t wait to welcome our first guests through the doors next month.”

The restaurant/bar is open Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm to 1am.

The last table booking will be 10.45pm for the restaurant/bar, while the nightclub will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 10.30pm until 4am.

Featured Image Credit: @999london/Twitter

Topics: London

Anish Vij
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