Quietly nestled on a mews between Berkeley Square and Bond Street, Greig's has a reputation as London's best steak restaurant. Founded by Alistair Greig in 1959, its philosophy remains; the best ingredients cooked simply. Popular stalwarts on the menu are great British staples as shepherd's pie and roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. Floor to ceiling oak-panelling, thick white linen, £1000 Rothschild wines, this is typical Mayfair restaurant, naturally attracting well-off 40-something with a weakness for family-butcher Scotch steaks. Should you wonder how many wine bottles that line the restaurant walls, the answer is around 3,000 - most of them French, all seriously good. We leave you with another plus point: not a table-turning place, book a table at Greig's and it’s yours for the night.
£26 to £40
Bening starters, chose asparagus vinetrette which was fine.
Followed with a cook 8oz fillet steak, cooked rare as requested, good flavour, and nice texture.
Overall fine, nice waitress.more
This review was partially written in response to the 2-star vegetarian review above. This is a steak restaurant! If you have specific dietary needs (i.e., vegan, kosher, etc.) maybe call ahead? It does the restaurant a service as well as your dining partners.
I ate here last night, early (at 6PM). I had a perfectly cooked 12 ounce sirloin steak, which looked much larger on the plate. The...more
I expected so much more when I walked in here, but the service and lack of vegetarian options just really knocked down teh stars.
Rundown of what I had:
* Scottish Smoked Salmon - Delicious! I saw someone mention soggy toast in their notes, but mine was just right. This was actually on par with the lobster I had, if not better.
* Grilled full lobster - I had really high hopes for this, but...more
I'm assuming that this restaurant must have changed owners or management since the previous two reviews were written, because this is one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had--and as I travel for work quite a bit I have eaten out a lot in London and many other cities around the world.
I was expecting an upscale restaurant with a traditional feel. The only remotely positive thing I...more
Love this place, hidden away in a mews left to the hordes that do know about it and a lot of local concierges are keeping it on the tourist trail for traditional english grill up nosh.
feel cozy inside, the dover sole is a must on any trip here.more