We have designed and installed catering equipment facilities for many different types of customer both groups and independents, including restaurants, pubs, cafes, bars, leisure centres, nursing homes, hospitals, schools and colleges. 

Here are some testimonials from our customers:


Gusto restaurants

“Nick and the Team at Monarch have worked with me at both Gusto and Living Ventures for well over a decade and through this time have always gone above and beyond.

Supplying equipment and delivering full kitchen fit outs with equal quality.

Their work ethic and commitment to get things right have never been in question”

 Many Thanks for the support.”

Tony Griffin, Operations Director, Gusto Restaurants

Inspired by the elegant charm of a classic Italian ristorante with a contemporary buzz and a modern, stylish interior, GUSTO brings the true "taste and enjoyment" of Italy to its guests. 

Monarch have carried out numerous kitchen and bar installations for Gusto in recent years including York, Lytham and Leamington Spa.

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“We have worked with Sandro and his team for many years now.

Food & Beverage is an integral part of our operations and we have been delighted with the recent install of our bars and kitchens in our Leeds hotel.

The support received from Sandro on all aspects of kitchen design as well as suggestions based on his wide knowledge of equipment and suitability has been first class. On the back of the success of the Leeds project, we have engaged again to work on our latest hotel in Manchester.

We have established a strong working relationship with the Monarch team and I would strongly recommend their services to operators seeking a professional outfit who do what they say they are going to do, when they say they are going to do it.”

Andrew Ovenstone, Operations Director, Dakota Hotels

Dakota is a unique, award-winning UK boutique hotel brand, where innovative style and exceptional levels of accommodation and service combine

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“I have worked with Monarch Catering for the last 12 years and have always found them to be professional & trustworthy, the comfort that Nick & Sandro are overseeing my projects and communicating the progress directly to me takes a lot of the stress out of opening new sites.  

Monarch have a positive “can do” attitude in order to solve situations, invariably without myself being aware until after the event.

I have never found a company that can deliver the whole agreed package, to our agreed specification, at our agreed project price with the same efficiency as Monarch Catering Equipment.

They deliver what I want , when I want it & how I want it…”

John Branagan, Executive Chef Director, Living Ventures

Monarch Catering Equipment were asked to design and supply the commercial kitchen facility at Australasia, was a new £2m restaurant located below the Armani Building, on Deansgate in Manchester.

The location of this restaurant and bar presented a challenge, with it being entirely underground, so special provision had to be made for ventilation and drainage to ensure that the kitchen would operate to its optimum potential.

The restaurant proved to be a big hit, and it’s continued popularity has meant that MCE has been involved in several alterations and enhancements to the kitchen and bar areas over recent years has been necessary to cope with the increased footfall and allow for further success.

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Tattu Restaurants

“Working with Monarch Catering Equipment has been a key factor in the evolution of Tattu restaurants.

Together we have refined our kitchen design to allow for a smoother and more efficient flow of service. The attention to detail and desire to produce something unique and special represents a great synergy with our brand.

We find that Monarch successfully balance leading technology and cutting edge design with best value, which is a priceless combination.

We hope for many more projects together.”

Adam Jones, Managing Director, Tattu Restaurants

Tattu delivers contemporary Chinese cuisine, fusing traditional flavours with modern cooking methods and exquisite presentation to create a unique and exciting dining experience.

MCE has worked on previous projects for Tattu including Birmingham and Leeds, and look forward to more in future.

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“We have been working with Nick at Monarch Catering Equipment over the last decade. Monarch have been instrumental in maintaining, developing and improving our kitchen and bar facilities here at the Cherry Tree.

We are very excited and confident working with MCE on our latest expansion plan requiring a new production kitchen and cocktail bar.”

Tom Taylor, Director, Cherry Tree, Blackrod

The Cherry Tree restaurant near Bolton is a Bustling Bistro Restaurant, which offers fine wines and cask beers to complement its classic British cooking.

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“Monarch Catering Equipment provide a cost effective and efficient kitchen design and installation service.

I have been particularly impressed by their attention to detail and willingness work with other members of the design team to effectively solve problems as they arise throughout the process.”

James Ramsbottom, Director, Elle R Leisure

Monarch Catering Equipment have worked with Elle R Leisure on their Dukes 92 and Albert’s restaurants and are looking forward to future projects.

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“We have worked with Sandro and his team for over a decade on the roll out programme for all of the new openings of Manahatta, Banyan, Box and Pit.

He is a great guy to work with and has fantastic attention to detail. He doesn’t just supply equipment ... he is a designer and engineer and a vital part of our team.

We have never missed a deadline and a lot of this is down to the thorough focus that Sandro and his team put into the projects.

I have no hesitation in recommending Sandro and his team.”

Martin Wolstencroft, CEO, Arc Inspirations

Establised in 1999, Arc Inspirations opened its first bar in Leeds, and over the years Monarch Catering Equipment have enjoyed working with Arc at numerous project including Manahatta, Banyan and The Box.

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“Monarch Catering Equipment have been very helpful in bringing together a vision from a brief, they tweaked the project as needed to get the perfect finish.

Our development kitchen in Bolton is used by lots of chefs in the industry and they always compliment the space and design.

Any after care issues were taken care of promptly without fuss. Their knowledge & advice has been invaluable and we have confirmed out intention to use them for a second, larger project in the midlands in the near future.”

Laurence Tottingham, Business Development Chef, Oliver Kay Produce

Oliver Kay Produce provide the very best produce to chefs in hotels and restaurants around the UK. Monarch Catering Equipment provided an executive development kitchen and look forward to working together again in the near future.



“My businesses, Russell's Café’s and Retreat Restaurants have worked with Monarch Catering Equipment for the past 30 years. This in itself is a testament to the enduring good relationship I have with Nick, his company and staff. 

MCE were instrumental in the design and installation of my latest venture, Retreat at Bromley Cross, Bolton, which was completed in December 2018, on time and on budget.

I would never fail to recommend MCE to anyone in the trade as they act speedily and efficiently.

Contact me if you require any further information.”

Jeremy Guest, Director, Retreat Restaurants

As a longstanding customer of Monarch Catering Equipment Jeremy Guest from Retreat Restaurants asked us to design the kitchen & Bar in his first restaurant, Retreat in Bolton, in 2009; Jeremy and his father before him ,were very familiar with the level of expertise and attention to detail that we can provide with the chain of coffee shops that they had established locally.

Retreat in Bolton was exceptionally well received, so much so that two further restaurants followed. Retreat in Adlington and more recently Retreat Bromley Cross and Monarch Catering Equipment were delighted to be involved from conception through to completion.



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