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The Guinea Grill

4.3
4.3
640 Reviews
£41 and over
British
The Guinea is a Mayfair institution; there’s been an Inn on this site since 1423. Our restaurant, the Guinea Grill opened in 1952. We specialise in serving dry aged, grass fed English beef from an open grill. You’ll find a selection of Young’s Ales at the bar and our atmospheric private dining room is perfect for up to 28 people.

We’re ideally located just a short walk away from Green Park, Bond Street and Oxford Circus tube stations.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Thu–Sun 07:30–11:00 Lunch Mon–Fri, Sun 12:30–15:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    020 7409 1728

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Krzysztof Szczepanski

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining room, the Boardroom, is an atmospheric antique pine panelled room where 22 guests can be seated around the oval table, or 28 guests around 3 separate tables.

  • Private party contact

    Reba Gaynor: 020 7409 1728

  • Area

    Mayfair

  • Cross Street

    Berkeley Square

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Bond Street, Green Park tube stations.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 640 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. SB

    SaidB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great establishment. Have been going there for 15 years and it is still great.
  2. CM

    ChrisM

    Kent

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The usual excellent service and food
  3. w

    warrenm

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food is good but not exceptional. The sommelier was incredibly rude and aggressive. Avoid.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food really left a lot to be desired. Wine was good as was service.
  5. RO

    RonanO

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The ambiance as always was excellent as well as the service. My one disappointment was the quality of our steaks which were over seasoned with salt ands slightly over cooked. What we really appreciated was our waitress accepting that feed back and offering to give us desert for free. I love the guinea and will be back and appreciate the service but I think the kitchen was under too much pressure on this occasion. See you soon. Ronan
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked breakfast a week or so beforehand. Got telephone call at 1142 the evening before the booking to be told the Guinea does not do breakfast - bad service.
  7. SR

    SRGK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service. Perfect Sunday lunch.
  8. DM

    DeborahM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and top-notch service
  9. GM

    GregM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice night
  10. TD

    TheDuke

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As ever a great time with excellent service. I will be going back soon.
  11. GW

    GrahamW

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Superb food as ever at my most recent visit. A lively buzz is a great accompaniment to a business lunch and whilst you would not visit if "on a budget", the quality is always high. Sometimes you really do get what you pay for.
  12. AG

    AtomicGT

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and seating. Food was superb, must be in competition for best steak in London
  13. r

    rick

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Our steak took forever to arrive and then was just not that nice it tasted as if it had been grilled on an electric grill, on the positive side spinach with gruyere was a success
  14. CS

    ChrisS

    London

    64 reviews

    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Never disappoints - great steaks, selection of wines, and service. The next visit can't come soon enough.
  15. TD

    TheDuke

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I eat regularly at the Guinea and it never fails to disappoint. Great meat and good staff.
  16. c

    chip127

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very small room, lovely really but a bit too cramped. Food was excellent. Our first meal in London...excellent choice for high end English pub food! A carnivores delight!!
  18. RM

    RMI65

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 4 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were excellent, especially guy manning the door who managed to get me a pint while I waited for my guest and then sorted me out a great table. Cote de Beouf was excellent and so big two of us couldn’t eat it.
  19. LK

    LarryK

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal—an incredible Sunday roast beef, Yorkies, and veggies.
  20. A

    Anonymous75

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 1 September 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went for the Sunday roast and selected the fillet and the T-bone steak with all the trimmings and sides. The steaks are well seasoned and the sauces also flavoursome. The tables are a little too close together which leaves little room for privacy. However, it is a popular spot so they have to make the most of the space. The pub is also a lovely place for a drink, especially in the summer as it looks out to the courtyard.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Superb experience in a real old school London classic

    The Guinea GrillResponded on 19 August 2019Thank you for taking the time to review us on OpenTable. To be called a 'classic' makes us very happy indeed. Best wishes The Guinea Grill

  22. O

    Owerto

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food is good. But very small portions - we paid something like £6 for a broccoli side but there were only 5 small stem pieces!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steak restaurant and the pies are pretty immense. Really enjoyed this old school London pub dining experience. The quality and variety of meat options is really good.
  24. L

    Lamchowder

    London

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The Guinea Grill is probably one of the most historical gastropubs I've been to. Built in 1423 as an inn and then transformed into a restaurant in 1953. Decor is still very dated, almost kept to it's old school setting with it's numerous of old paintings lined across the wall and an old green banquette below it in which we were seated. All the tables and seats were tightly put together, quite cosy. We were even greeted by a nice gentleman wearing a Victorian green tailcoat. Service was great throughout. Sadly food was pretty average apart from everything cooked on the grill. We started on Eggs Royale which was okay. Salmon was a little too salty for my liking though and muffin a little dense. Then we move onto our lamb grill, which was almost a breakfast dish, containing all the usual breakfast items along with one lamb chop, a lamb rib and lamb kidneys. There was definitely no effort on presentation, everything slabbed on our plate. For £26 it was very pricey for the portion, half of one mushroom, one tomato, a small sausage and egg. I do wish we got more of the lamb rib and lamb chop as they were delicious. Both of them grilled to perfection, butter knife tender with a great bite. Everything else was the standard affair. We were quite disappointed with the pork belly roast. Although the trimmings were lovely, a nice giant fluffy Yorkshire pudding, fluffy roast potatoes, nice roasted veg and freshly steamed kale, we were in it for the pork. Sadly that itself was quite dry and boring and needed the gravy for it to be moist enough to enjoy. We also ordered a side of beef dripping chips. Now these were good, chunky, fluffy and packed full of flavour. A must order. I do believe all the ingredients were to the highest of standards but just wasn't executed to their fullest potential. Saying that, it was nice to experience an old traditional pub restaurant.
  25. CM

    ChrisM

    Kent

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always a great lunch superb wine and fabulous service
  26. o

    olib

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved it - the steak was cooked perfectly and the hospitality is great! Highly recommended.
  27. CD

    ColinD

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Great spot but was a bit disappointed with the pie. It was an individual one but was very dry. The old style way of serving from a huge tray seems to have changed sadly. The steak was surprisingly good and the prices are very fair for Mayfair/Marylebone
  28. RO

    RonanO

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Fantastic meal at the Guinea as always. One of my favourites. Was seated upstairs which was initially disappointing but the room was full in 20 minutes and it is actually a very pleasant room. Will be back for more!
  29. R

    Rosebud

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Dickensian gem in the centre of Mayfair, great steaks and pies, attentive service at the back of a well frequented public house, with proper beer and IPA. It’s not cheap, but feels historic, go if you feel flush.
  30. PM

    PaulM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Returned here after a few years away. Very pleased to see it has not lost any of its character and food and service was exceptional.
  31. NM

    NMfromEG

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Food great but, at these prices, having a mere 6 inch gap between tables is ridiculous. Conversation is virtually impossible - the noise being the only thing that aids any confidentiality......that is, unless you speak loud enough to be heard by your companion!
  32. FF

    Food4Ferg

    Cincinnati

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always a good steak done the correct way. Don’t expect to have an intimate or business discussion because the tables are pretty close, but at least you can “sample” what others are having. They have an interesting serving system with multiple hand-offs which seem a little strange for a smaller place, but it seems to work-don’t expect to make a new friend. But we go for the steaks and the sides don’t disappoint either. Everyone I have taken there always comes away with “that was one of the best steaks I have ever eaten in London” quote.
  33. AS

    AdeleS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Sunday lunch
  34. GR

    GRAHAMA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Wonderful wine to accompany. Old fashioned service such a pleasant change. Will be back very soon.
  35. JL

    JamesL

    Oxford

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great pies but the format has changed in recent years as they are now served in a dish so its only pastry on the top and not the sides . Maybe for health reason that makes sense. Wonderful ale house.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Super place , lots of charm with a fantastic original pub and small rear restaurant which has a lovely buzz. Traditional but well cooked and very good feeling about the place . In a news just off Berkeley square with lots of space to stand out side in good weather.
  37. l

    londondiner

    London

    74 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Second visit. This time we were very squashed up having asked for a specific table which I later noticed was empty. I also asked for extra potatoes and fewer parsnips. I got three potatoes and a huge plate of parsnips. The wine was vastly overcharged. These issues got sorted out but I needed to complain first. It's expensive for a Sunday roast but worth it when they do it properly but this time they didn't. This was many due to poor service.
  38. PH

    PaulH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I love the Guinea, I must have been 10 times, they have the best steaks and pies that you could wish for. Great beers and wine selection and very knowledgeable staff. I do wish they would improve the gent’s toilet, it is not fitting for such a nice place.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was excellent. You get what you pay for - so not a “bargain” but wonderful steak at appropriate price.
  40. T

    Terri

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Guinea Grill is a lovely place for Sunday Lunch. Seating is a bit tight but the service was good and food lovely. A bit pricey, but it is in Mayfair-so to be expected.

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The Guinea Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 640 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Berkeley Square

  • Area

    Mayfair

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Thu–Sun 07:30–11:00 Lunch Mon–Fri, Sun 12:30–15:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 18:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    British, Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Bond Street, Green Park tube stations.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Krzysztof Szczepanski

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7409 1728

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining room, the Boardroom, is an atmospheric antique pine panelled room where 22 guests can be seated around the oval table, or 28 guests around 3 separate tables.

  • Private party contact

    Reba Gaynor: 020 7409 1728

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