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Guinea Grill

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₹₹₹₹Steakhouse, British,
30 Bruton Place | Mayfair, London W1J 6NL, England
+44 20 7409 1728
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pies” (47 reviews)
“scottish beef” (8 reviews)
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6:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Steakhouse, British, Pub
30 Bruton Place | Mayfair, London W1J 6NL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Steak and kidney pie, mash, peas, greens - quality as always now absolutely stuffed. Love this place - as you were

1  Thank Chris P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I only visited for drinks, so can't judge on the food, but really enjoyed what I found. This was on a Thursday, post-work, so was heavily populated by workers, presumably from around Mayfair considering that most were young men in suits. One dude was even...More

1  Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This little pub and restaurant in Mayfair is a little gem tucked away in a sweet charming tiny street. Getting inside the place is a little bit like entering a Wes Anderson movie. It feels very old school and cosy . The chef receives you...More

1  Thank ek290385
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away in a little laneway, Guinea Grill is a charming little pub with restaurant in back/upstairs. Gets pretty crowded on workday evenings (less so on weekends) but is a nice alternative in Mayfair, where there are fewer pub options.

1  Thank Busterbud_Sydney
GuineaReservations, Guest Relations Manager at Guinea Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed are pub and restaurant and hope you return.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like your steak and you are in Mayfair then definitely check this place out. It’s definitely different from the flashy upmarket restaurants in Mayfair however if you are looking for a nice relaxed pub feel with good quality food in Mayfair where you...More

1  Thank Amy M
GuineaReservations, Guest Relations Manager at Guinea Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are proud to maintain the traditional feel of the pub and delighted that you have complimented our smiley staff

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a magical roast Sunday lunch for 20 family and friends in the boardroom. Sensational roast beef and great surroundings.

1  Thank simon k
GuineaReservations, Guest Relations Manager at Guinea Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted you all enjoyed and look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great historic venue excellent service great Sunday lunch was excellent veg selection was good too wine list VERY expensiveMore

Thank Sw105
GuineaReservations, Guest Relations Manager at Guinea Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch with us. We are very proud of our extensive wine list, our entry-level wines are at £26 in the restaurant and £23.50 in the bar, we believe that this is in fact very reasonable for a Mayfair...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very traditional British restaurant (ex pub), good steaks and service but just not convinced the prices are warranted. Went with a group and the cost per head was well over £200. Yes we had good wine but not outrageous wine. They were very relaxed with...More

1  Thank GIDAYE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even before entering the door, welcomed with a friendly smile. Excellent service, cosy interior, and simple, tasty food with classic flavor combinations.

Thank Lawrence M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although I have used the pub a lot, I had not been to the restaurant. I booked on the hoof via the ap half an hour before turning up for a late lunch. A warm welcome, good service and quality food. It will stay on...More

Thank ChrisWM-2468
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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Questions & Answers
Trevor S
26 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 GuineaReservations | 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$ 65 - US$ 130
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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