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



PIZZA Express

Pizza Express is a chain of Italian restaurants specialising in delivering tasty pizzas in relaxed and contemporary surroundings. 'Our aim is that every customer leaves PizzaExpress feeling that little bit happier and more relaxed than when they came in'.

Over the years, Monarch Catering Equipment has carried out 100s of kitchen and bar installations for Pizza Express.



Iceland Foods Ltd is a British supermarket chain, with emphasis on the sale of frozen foods, including prepared meals and vegetables. They also sell non-frozen grocery items such as produce, meat, dairy, and dry goods

Monarch catering has recently provided a development kitchen to their head office.


The Man behind the curtain

A Restaurant by Michael O'Hare, Michelin star recipient.




Fresh, inventive vegetarian dishes at Greens, which are loved by veggies and non-veggies alike, thanks to our central ethos: “It’s not your lifestyle, but your tastebuds we care about.”

Monarch has a history of working with co-owner Simon Rimmer, fitting out the kitchen at Greens.



Retreat is a restaurant based in Bolton/Adlington and Monarch Catering Equipment have a long history of working with them.