The Guinea

4.4
685 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
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).
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
British, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:30pm - 3pm Sunday: 12:30pm - 3pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
020 7409 1728
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Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Krzysztof Szczepanski
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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.
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Private Party Contact
Reba Gaynor: 020 7409 1728
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Cross Street
Berkeley Square
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Public Transit
Bond Street, Green Park tube stations.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 685 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

The food took one hour to come because there was a new chef cooking the pies, but to make up for it, the Guinea gave us our entire lunch on the house. Incredible.

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4.0Dined on 8 July 2018

A perennial favourite Gastropub in Mayfair, the dining room has a Dickensian feel, the food is straight down the fairway but very well cooked. The oyster are a bargain, the steaks are perfectly executed, the wine list is expensive. Overall this Inn is a gem, amongst the high end but not so good dining scene in Mayfair.

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

The food is superb. Never disappointed. The service is excellent. My martini was great! We go back to this restaurant every time we’re in London. It’s that good!

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

The Guinea is a great spot for a proper pint in the pub followed by a nice steak dinner in this authentic setting. The staff is warm and welcoming. It is a great place to enjoy dinner with friends while in London.

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3.0Dined on 2 June 2018

The starters were only average, in particular the crab cocktail which had a strange taste and the asparagus which was disappointing bearing in mind this IS the asparagus season. The filet steak and the steak, kidney and mushroom pie were both very good and well cooked but the side dishes of cauliflower cheese and mashed potatoes were just ordinary. Service was pleasant and attentive. Overall, we felt our our meal was expensive for what it was and disappointing in a dining room that was virtually empty and which we found to be characterless. We do not intend to return.

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4.0Dined on 16 May 2018

This was my first time eating at the Guinea.
It was a pleasant experience and the food was nice. Service was very good.

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Lovely Sunday roast in authentic British atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

First time here & really enjoyed it. Steak melted in my mouth & perfectly done. Wine was good. Only issue was space & felt cramped at our table but can’t really expect anything else given venue location & building. Plan to go back soon enjoy several more times.

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Great traditional food

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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

Food was fabulous, the staff were friendly and attentive. We very much enjoyed our Sunday roast. The food and portions were devine!!

Thank you to everyone there. So friendly and comforting.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

ALWAYS good Pie

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

This was a great find. On Easter week when pubs were shut stumbled upon The Guinea in Mayfair. This is a steak house for steak eaters dressed in appropriate Mayfair livery, literally. The ambiance was sublime, the steaks were done to perfection and the way that were ordered, service was attentive but not over the top. This was the second time we went to the Guinea as we felt that it was the best and friendliest restaurant that we went to and that includes the Ivy and its Dover Sole Meuniere that is nearly off this planet.


P.S. The Guinea did not have the Open Table reservation but were still able to fit us in. . . . thankfully.

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

As usual the food service and staff were amazing. You must try this venue

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4.0Dined on 4 March 2018

My and husband I thought the food was great and the puddings yum, yum, yum treacle tart

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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

Excellent service with a good choice of fish, meat and of course their pies and the wine list also has the right balance for everyones taste and price.

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2.0Dined on 18 January 2018

Had high hopes for this place - the food wasn't good at all . Considering they have won awards for their pies - you can find better at Borough Market . I didn't realize the awards were won 20 years ago! Also - what they show you in the Meat Window and what you get aren't the same thing . My wife's Filet was a joke . Oh well - on to the next place . thx mike g

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3.0Dined on 14 November 2017

Food service and atmosphere were very good. Just a littlest cramped.

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5.0Dined on 5 November 2017

Wonderful welcome in this old school restaurant with a very friendly relaxed ambience. Excellent for a traditional Sunday roast with plenty of other choices besides. Chef Oisín Rogers and his staff do a great job. Check out the prawn cocktail too!

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2.0Dined on 5 November 2017

Good food when it finally arrived but it took over an hour to arrive got sat upstairs not in the main dining room downstairs which raised some concerns

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4.0Dined on 4 November 2017

Another great meal and evening at the guinea. Staff are fantastic and the food is delicious.

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4.0Dined on 31 October 2017

Overall a good lunchtime dining experience. Good quality fare and would be happy to recommend.

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5.0Dined on 23 October 2017

An excellent venue in the heart of the West End. Beautifully cooked rib eye

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1.0Dined on 21 October 2017

Noisy, clumsy service, overpriced food and astronomically overpriced wine.
Wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy.

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5.0Dined on 19 October 2017

Fantastic evening, great service and excellent food. The meal was delicious from beginning to the end. The meat was tender, flavoursome and cooked perfectly as per our specifications. The service was attentive and professional. Our questions were answered with confidence and suggestions were made in a helpful non pushy manner. We felt we were in very good hands. We enjoyed the evening tremendously . The ambience was lively and very welcoming. We would be delighted to recommend it to others.

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4.0Dined on 17 October 2017

Always nice

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5.0Dined on 23 September 2017

Still the best Mayfair pub around. Word is out, so be sure to book ahead. Porterhouse for 2, some cream spinach and chips and a good rioja is hard to beat. Service is perfect.

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5.0Dined on 15 September 2017

Great steak... good a atmosphere ! Seating a little tight

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4.0Dined on 14 September 2017

Food is of the first order but at a price, still it is Mayfair!
The restaurant is cramped and was particularly noisy with one table of braying young men intent on getting louder as the wine went down

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5.0Dined on 7 September 2017

Excellent steaks.

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4.0Dined on 30 July 2017

Great atmosphere for good English food. We attended for Sunday roast

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5.0Dined on 17 July 2017

Notable for beef and deserving of the praise. Excellent, friendly service

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5.0Dined on 15 July 2017

Still the best pub and steakhouse in Mayfair. Great service, Great steak, good assortment of wines. Home away from home when in London

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2017

Lovely place lovely food lovely staff very knowledgeable and helpful

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5.0Dined on 5 July 2017

Great atmospheric restaurant complementing an inside/outside bustling bar
Beautifully cooked aged steaks and the best sommelier we have encountered in London

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2017

A great old school establishment that delivers friendly service and good food

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4.0Dined on 25 June 2017

This place is loved by the critics and now it's loved by me!
The place is historic and is a great London venue.
We had Sunday lunch for which we chose the set menu. This was actually better value than the website suggests as you can take 2 or 3 courses, priced accordingly. This made it really good value for money. Bread which appeared home made and excellent quality butter included.
We had roast beef and all the trimmings. A good variety of vegetables and very good quality beef with really good meaty gravy.
A good varied wine selection, with enough available by the glass to suit most tastes fortunately as my wife and I like different wine!
Deserts were good quality. The chocolate mousse was very rich and I had the cheese and biscuits which is often at a supplement on a set menu but here was included. A choice of 3 out of 4available cheeses, all very good quality and plenty of biscuits.
We found the service quick and efficient but not overpowering or stuffy.
As it was a fairly quiet Sunday lunch we ate in the 1st floor boardroom which I believe is usually used for private dining? This resulted in a slightly subdued atmosphere, however in our case we were celebrating my wife's birthday and we chatted away happily.
I loved the history, the celebrity autographs in the gents (yes really), the Mayfair location, the food, the wine and the service.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this place and look forward to trying it during the week.

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2.0Dined on 24 June 2017

The food and the service were very good, the price o.k.

But the ambience needs urgent refurbishment, it is not inviting.

Its difficult for me to describe the stairs (dirty fittet carpet!) to the ladies restroom.
The toilet was dirty, the water closet not working. I suppose that the walls and doors
in the ladies restroom were the last time painted when HM Elizabeth II was crowned!
Total desaster!!

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2017

Recommended by colleagues and was an excellent choice. The food and the customer service were wonderful. I look forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2017

Excellent as always , great staff, excellent food. dependable

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5.0Dined on 12 June 2017

Excellent meat selections, with a well-valued wine list.

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