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Guinea Grill

) #1,302 of 18,157 Restaurants in London $$$$ Steakhouse, British,
30 Bruton Place | Mayfair, London W1J 6NL, England
+44 20 7409 1728
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Closes in 18 min
12:00 - 15:30All hours
Steakhouse, British, Pub
30 Bruton Place | Mayfair, London W1J 6NL, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been a regular visitor in the 90s and early noughties , usually for business dinners in the upstairs private dining room. By chance my wife an I passed thru Berkley Square on Sunday and fond memories were stirred. The original intention had been...More

Thank AuldYinGiffnock
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a friend on a Friday evening arriving at 6.00 as they opened. Very friendly greeting. Polite and knowledgable waiters. Steak cooked to perfection and tasted amazing. Was busy as we left around 8.00. Can't fault the food. Can't fault the service. Amazing deserts...More

Thank fazza007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a Londoner and have been coming to the Guinea Grill for 20 years.... and have been recommending it for 20 years...this institution was made great by the legendary owner/chef Carl Smith.... it was Carl who won the Best Steak & Kidney pie awards...More

2  Thank Simon F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is not the first time that I come here and it is always fantastic. At least a pub that still serves English food! Steak and kidney pie is the top you can get! If you are a tourist, you work locally or you want...More

Thank Stefano M
Reviewed 9 July 2017

As a group in our room it was total chaos at first, they didn't have what we had pre ordered and the wine order was wrong. However they quickly sorted everything out but we were then left with one waiter for food and drinks, which...More

Thank Midnightblue
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

The perfect restaurant for a special occasion. Brilliant wine and excellent service. A lovely treat when visiting London.

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Where would you choose as your first dining club venue...9 fellahs who all enjoy good beer, fine wine and meat....meat meat and more meat. a fantastic historical venue, good ale selection, likewise on the wine front, oh the food was, something else...i went Oysters (shared),...More

Thank Puttmans
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I had not been to the Guinea Grill for over 8 years, so when friends invited myself and my partner for a celebratory meal I was looking forward. I have reviewed many top-end and mid-priced restaurants in London but our experience at the Guinea Grill...More

2  Thank Deluxtraveller
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch and we booked a table it is a very nice pub with the tables for the meal out back You walk pass the stake as you enter and see the meat cooking The staff where first class and looked after us...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

What a great dining experience. The cuts of Scottish beef are outstanding. The wine list is excellent. Even the side dishes were exceptional.

Thank WGBerry
Set beside some of London's best parks and home to
world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed
thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of
London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is
haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is
vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic
streets will reveal that Michelin stars and
chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even
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Trevor S
27 February 2016|
Response from Trevor S |
Smart casual seems to be fine. I saw some jackets and ties, some jackets without ties and some just trousers and long sleeve shirts Jeans, also doesn't seem to be a problem. It's not brightly lit and it's a pub really.
10 February 2016|
Response from Eric039 | Reviewed this property |
You are what you eat and drink, on my last visit , myself ad my guest had the finest steak a fine bottle of Rioja, and to finish two glasses each of fine port and coffee, then to finish a pint of bitter in the bar, The... More
5 August 2015|
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Response from Carl S | Property representative |
Hello there, We do not reserve specific tables however if you have a preference of table we will always try accomodate you whenever possible. We have two dining areas, one smaller near the Steak Grill and the main dining... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$63 - US$126
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Bruton Place | Mayfair, London W1J 6NL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighbourhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7409 1728
  • E-mail
In 1952, a tenant by the name of Alistair leased the Guinea from Young's and transformed the business with a very simple idea. He realized that following the end of the Second World War, Americans were beginning to holiday in Europe in big numbers. Tourists would often, travel through France and Italy before arriving on British soil by which time they were 'gagging' for a decent steak. A decent steak was exactly what Alistair provided. Prime Scotch beef from Aberdeenshire. Basically, there was no menu and no price list. You were simply given a knife and asked to place a mark on the steak to indicate what size you wanted. Suddenly the Guinea Grill was a hot ticket, film stars, politicians, world leaders and the wealthy flocked to the back room of our tiny pub. We're founder members of the Scotch beef club and we've been serving the very best steaks for 60 years. We've trialled beef from other parts of the globe such as the US and Argentina. They all have their merits but for depth of flavour none of them compare to prime Scotch and the finest of English beef. This is the basis of our continued popularity together with the fact that our restaurant is within a unique London pub. Many of our staff have been with us for years, and we place a high value on customer recognition and warm hospitality.
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