“Most of our customers have heard of The Merry Monk by word of mouth and through social media,” says Paavo
Munkki, who set up the gastropub with his wife and chef, Maija Munkki. The couple first met in London, where they
were introduced to Britain’s pub culture. “When we returned to Finland, we realised that pub culture doesn’t really exist here. We wanted for families to be able to come in and enjoy great food and company – and that’s where the idea for The Merry Monk came from,” says Paavo. The family-friendly pub hosts weekly live music as well as pub quizzes.