The Guinea
The Guinea

The Guinea

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theguinea.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02074091728x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:30pm - 3pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Mark Newbury
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Berkeley Square
  • Public Transit: Bond Street, Green Park tube stations.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Guinea
At the Guinea, we specialize in serving you the finest aged, grass fed English and Scotch beef. We are founder members of the Scotch beef Club whose president, Princess Anne is a passionate supporter. The Guinea also enjoys a huge following for steak pies. We have been National Steak pie champions no less than 3 times. We don’t ignore fish and seafood lover’s either and offer you a quality selection.

The Guinea is unique in that the restaurant and private dining room is housed with the walls of one of London’s oldest pubs established in 1423. This means that not only do we offer you a fine selection of wines, particularly Claret and Burgundy, we also serve Young’s award winning ales. Respected restaurant guides like Hardens, Zagat and the Good Food guide nearly always remark on our warm and friendly service. Acclaimed food critic Giles Coren also placed us in his list of top 50 favourite restaurants in the UK (The Times January 2014).
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The Guinea reviews from OpenTable diners
155 reviews since 3 June 2014
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambience4
    Value3.6
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (91)special occasions (74)romance (35)fit for foodies (32)group bookings (15)pre/post theatre (14)outstanding value (9)sunday lunch (9)brunch (3)outdoor eating (2)Show More
  • Dissapointing
    DIMO
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    The food and the service were really poor. Extremelly dissapointing after not going there for a long time. I will never go back.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Pre theatre anniversary dinner suburb would highly recommend
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bluecashmere
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    In thirty years little has changed - thank goodness. Still cramped but still exceptional meats and a good value wine, list considering The Guinea's location.
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  • Steaks to die for!
    Chickey
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    A gem of a find in Mayfair. Fabulous steaks cooked in grill in dining area. Very attentive service by professionals rather than casual staff. Loved it!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    very disappointing we had been there many years ago so wanted to go back they put us in a very small table up against the wall directly behind another table We had dinner in London at two other restaurants that were so much nicer and expensive but the Guinea was by far the most expensive. We will sadly never go back
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  • If Carslberg did steaks.......
    Phil
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Probably the best steak I have ever had. Great atmosphere & I like the fact that it is a pub so you can get a good pint of real ale to wash it down. Am going back next week for a boys lunch, which is what it is perfect for. I was going to say that it was expensive - I thought the steaks were expensive (£25-£35 I think) - but bearing in mind they are large, I doubt many people would want a starter or desert in which case, the overall price of the meal is reasonable.
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  • A bit stuck-up...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Excellent food. I did, however find the staff to be a bit stuck-up, not really letting us enjoy our meal as much as we could have. I presume the cause of this was that we were not wearing ties and/or jackets, merely shirts and slacks...
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  • Great food
    cjacroberts
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    After an in depth review of the meat by the chef, who wouldn't want to eat the best...
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • london weekend
    Ogrady
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    down as a family for Rugby Food great all meals cooked to perfection Service spot on Wine good Have been before will go again
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We returned here for dinner after an absence of several years. We brought friends who were first timers. We were not disappointed. The setting was intimate and comfortable. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was outstanding. The waiter and sommelier recommendations were perfect. It was a pleasant evening all around, one we hope to replicate.
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  • Best Steak in Mayfair
    JDub
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Been going to the Guinea on our first night in London for ages. Pint of Bombardier to start. Porterhouse for two is the best around. Good wine values for London. Sean greets you in the front of the restaurant entrance.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the best meat we have ever eaten
    sommelli
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    we went there for dinner and we enjoyed food and also the selection of wines. Waiters were very kind and polite. It is a very intimate place, but considering the 2 rooms...there is enough space. I don't eat meat and have had a nice selection also for me in the Menu We will go back there for sure. It is an English pub with very good food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Guinea - OK
    Pipdinners
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    Excellent steaks cooked over open grill by a passionate expert. Sommelier is knowledgeable & considerate. The only disappointment were the starters. Historic ambience with a small dining area.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at the Guinea
    Bazz
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My guest is an American who comes over from San Fransisco twice a year. He is a real Anglophile and loves the Guinea. So we both order steak and mushroom pie, chips and spinach, washed down with an excellent New Zealand Pinot Noir. I have to say that the steak pie was somewhat disappointing - the pastry "lid" was tough and therefore undigestible. Whilst there was plenty of steak, it was also a bit chewy. The chips were fine, but the spinach didn't have much flavour. Having said that - would I go back? Yes, I would.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good restaurant but...
    AAA446
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Good menu, wines a bit pricey, ambience spoiled by blocked and dirty toilets that our guest commented on.
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  • Never Dispappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    The Guinea Grille can always be counted on for good food and drink and attentive service. The atmosphere is always festive.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    I have been a repeat customer of The Guinea for more than 30 years. Its is an exceptional place. One we have recommended to friends during that entire time and NEVER, NEVER has it let us done. Well done and please continue for I hope to be coming back for another 30 years. And I'm a Yank!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks, attentive service
    JLOCK
    Dined on 17/6/2014
    Great steaks, attentive service, treated like an honoured guest. Very nice side dishes as well. Good list of modest wines.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Herbie
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Went to the Guinea specifically for the steaks which did not disappoint; in fact they were extremely good as was the rest of the food. However the service was patchy; our vegetables didn't arrive with the main course and they seemed overstretched when the restaurant was full. There is a good ambience but the room is quite cramped
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for steaks...
    Pibo
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    but not so good for vegetarians. Good quality meat and cooked to perfection. The service was good, too. It's a very masculine sort of place, but don't be put off by that. don't expect the latest food fashion. You go there for simple but well cooked food.
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  • Guinea Anniversary
    AmericanfromVegas
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Hard to find a better filet steak in all of London. Used to be a jacket and tie location, but smart casual works well today. Save room for the sticky pudding dessert...delicious!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Charleigh
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Good food, service and drinks. Good value for money.
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  • Great as always!
    Bill
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Have been going to the Guinea Grill during every visit to London during the past 20 years. I miss Farid, the long time sommelier, who has recently retired. Nonetheless, the Guinea continues to be a great restaurant.
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  • Best Meat in London
    artemisia
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    The Guinea has exceptional meat and they cook it perfection! No wonder they have so many awards. The service is great, waiters are extremely kind and efficient. If you want to book for 8 people or more, they have a beautiful room for big groups.
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  • Pshults
    pshults
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    Been having dinner at The Guinea on every trip to London for the past 30 years. Beautifully prepared steaks and accompaniments; very good wine list; and always dependably consistent over the 30-year period. Service is impeccable and friendly. Very good ambiance, and quiet enough to carry on a pleasant conversation.
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  • Again & again
    Polly
    Dined on 21/5/2014
    I always enjoy going back to this restaurant, I usually have the dinner picked out in my mind the food is so good i love it. The staff are very helpful and attentive. The only thing wrong with the place is the tables are to close together but it usually means we end up talking to someone on the other table.
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  • Guinea Loses Lustre
    Dunc
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Recently visited his old favourite to have supper with a friend and our two sons. An unfortunate mistake, they are fixated on catering to American hedge fund managers and if you don't want the wine from the bottom of the list there is a dissappointing lack of enthusiasm. Warm white wine and a veal chop arrived dry, having been ordered with no enquiry on their part as to how I wanted it cooked. Cheese selection poorly presented and soulless with not enough biscuits and half of them digestives which always baffles me. £260 for four, memorable only as a dissappointment.
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  • The Guinea: A fail safe favorite
    NewYorkerinLondon
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I've been to the Guinea 5 or 6 times for dinner (many more visits to the pub area for their nice cask ales), and it never disappoints. This time, I had the bone-in sirloin, medium rare, and it was prepared to perfection. Their creamed spinach is superb; more spinach and less cream, and oh so tasty. Topped it off with a sticky toffee pud and a nice port. Their other specialty, of course, are the meat pies. I've had the steak and mushroom pie several times, and it's amazing. Don't come here expecting an inexpensive meal (though the pies are a good deal), but you'll definitely leave happy.
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  • A great dinner for a couple guys
    CentralLondonGuy
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    I had a really nice dinner at the Guinea Grill with an old friend from out of town. I'm not usually much of a steak eater, but the Guinea's sirloin tasted delicious and was grilled perfectly. The service was fine and we weren't even slightly rushed to give up the table. It's certainly not a bargain, but at least everything measures up.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    Great food, superb service and atmosphere. Decent sized portions of food so often lacking in restaurants these days. Will definitely be returning
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    PousspoussVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Meat was good however side dishes were more than average and the wild mushroom sauce didn't taste any mushroom at all and was way too salty to eat (disappointing since you pay £3.50 for that). Tables are too close from one another so no intimacy at all. Great service though!
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  • Is it good second time!
    Food4Fun
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This was my second visit and it was as good as I remember! It's a lovely old London pub with the grill room at the back and full of character, tables are fairly close together but that is part of the character. The starter of mussels in a tomato sauce with a scallop was excellent and the sirloin was delicious! The service was a good balance of attention and friendliness.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem tucked away in
    LTR5002
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    A hidden gem tucked away in a quaint mews away from the hustle of Mayfair, The Guinea offers a fine range of wines and Young's beer where you can have a drink or two before stepping behind the bar into the dining room passing a wonderful array of the finest cuts of meat proudly displayed in a chiller cabinet to tempt you and which is explained with pride by your host en route to your table. The restaurant is full of old world charm which reminded me of Rules and the service was impeccable and the food well presented and equally delicious; do try if you like your steak or pies as they are particularly renowned for them and from what I could see, they were selling fast. A wonderful dining experience.
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  • Mediocre at best
    Queenie
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    The food was sub par. Way over priced for what you received. My father are there many years ago and said it was good. That was not the case here. The booth was not the most comfortable and we had a hard time understanding our waiter. I had the duck and it was fine, nothing special. My guests who had the filet mignonette were very disappointed. Thank goodness I paid for them. The martinis were too strong and a dirty martini does not work for them. Make sure to order more dressing for your salad. It was so light, we thought they forgot. Need I say more? Very poor overall
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  • Never fails
    Bluecashmere
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    The Guinea an oldie but goodie. Some of the best meat in London. Slightly cramped by today's standards, but in terms of qulaity and atmosphere it has it all.
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  • wonderful food
    goodfoodVIP
    Dined on 28/3/2014
    Good solid steaks! Big portions and a great place to go!
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  • Dinner at the Guinea
    Okie
    Dined on 28/3/2014
    Second time there from Oklahoma. Ambience is very good has an unusual history. Quality is very good. I had the Scottish Oysters, for appetizer and Dover Sole for entre, excellently prepared. My colleague had sirloin steak and said his was excellent as well. I would recommend to all and look forward to my next trip over to eat there again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I previously have used the
    JILLYP
    Dined on 26/3/2014
    I previously have used the Guinea just to drink in and always said I must eat here. Wow! what an experience the food was too fantastic food and service. I will certainly recommend and will be back very soon.
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  • The best steak and service around!
    flowers3
    Dined on 20/3/2014
    Couldn't fault the service or the food - another lovely evening!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUPERB
    Andrew
    Dined on 13/3/2014
    A steak lovers paradise - it does not get any better than this established London eatery - has it all great beers /wines and food - cannot sing its praises loudly enough.
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