Having spotted a new bar on St George’s Rd several weeks ago and, admiring how cosy the interior looked, I organised to meet friends for a drink. The Monkey bar in North Fitzroy is next door to the Moroccan Soup Bar, which in itself should make it easily noticed. The nearby Deco bar used to be the main waiting room for tables at the Moroccan; now diners have a choice. But Monkey is more than a prelude or afterword to dinner. They have some fabulous Victorian wines on their list and lots of cute monkey totems scattered around the bar. I look forward to returning.