Jason Allen 12/03/24

The Guinea Grill

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Guinea Grill was a simple old-fashioned boozer

…mainly because, for the first 600 years of its life, that’s exactly what it was.

It was only in the 1950s that they decided to start serving steaks, which is what they’re particularly known for now. And soon after that came their famed pies. Things snowballed, and now they’re not only renown for having absolutely first class pub food, they basically invented the idea. It’s one of the quintessential examples of the truism that if something works, don’t fix it. And the Guinea Grill works.

Guinea Grill

When you find it, you’ll be presented with two entrances – the Guinea (the pub) and the Guinea Grill (the restaurant). The former is an exceptional place for a pint, with dark woody furnishings, vintage beer mats and all manner of fascinating photos and curios adorning the walls. Today, however, we’re here for the latter. The Guinea Grill is a thoroughly old fashioned mix of wood & leather, freshly expanded to add a whole lot more space to their dining room. And as for the menu? Well, let’s just say that this is the kind of place where you can get a sirloin on the bone, with a lamb cutlet as a garnish.

It should also come as no surprise that they serve a particularly great roast, too. You’ve got choice between a rump of Godfrey’s beef; blue cheese, truffle & walnut gratin; or slow-cooked pork belly, all bolstered with a Yorkshire pud and the regular ensemble of beef-dripping roasties, honey-glazed carrots, baby onions with bacon and gravy from the pan.

May it live for another 650 years.


NOTE: The Guinea Grill is open seven days a week. You can find out more, and make a booking at their website right here.

The Guinea Grill | 30 Bruton Pl, London W1J 6NL

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The Guinea Grill

30 Bruton Place, Mayfair, Central London, W1J 6NL

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