Food: The Guinea Grill, Mayfair

A stones throw away from The Ritz this quaint little traditional pub awaits.  Walking up to it I thought it was far bigger than what it is but the compact layout adds to its charm.

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We had drinks at the bar first and then headed out to an almost secret dining area but first being led past the meat fridge where the waiter explained the different cuts of beef that were available to us, where the meat had come from and what dishes the meat would be best served to us in.

We started off with a bottle of champagne (it was a celebration lunch of course) and then moved onto my favourite wine, Whispering Angel.  We had a few bottles of red on the go but I steered away from those as I wanted to enjoy the food on offer!

I started off with the beautiful oysters.  Served on a plate of ice with a side dish of lemon, every oyster lover’s Tobasco and a dip of lime and oil.

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I then moved onto the beef wellington.  Wow.  I haven’t had beef wellington in years and let me tell you this has to be the best beef wellington I have ever had! Cooked to a perfect medium-rare the ration of pastry and mushrooms was spot on and together with the significant amount of side orders we ordered it filled a hole and then some!

Dessert became an afterthought as nothing could top that main however, I did opt for the cheese board (to carry on the decadence!).

We continued to drink at the bar for a number of hours before heading off into Mayfair.

The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and it was the perfect pub lunch for a celebration – tucked away at the back of the pub where you can talk shop yet enjoy fine food without the stuffiness.

Thank you for having us!

Website: The Guinea Grill