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The Restaurant at The Mandolay

36-40 London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AE +44 1483550653

((((* British
Main course: £14
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Open from 07:00 to 09:30 and 11:00 to 22:00, Monday to Saturday. Open from 08:00 to 10:00 and 11:00 to 22:00 on Sunday.

Excellent service from the moment we walked in the door, although parking was an issue.
The afternoon tea exceeded all expectations

Alison Stone 21 November 2016
from West Molesey

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A chic dining spot awarded 2 AA Rosettes, The Restaurant at The Mandolay in Guildford is a fine example of all that is best in modern British cooking. A sleek, intimate space lined with leather banquettes, The Mandolay’s inventive dishes are complemented by the bar’s wide range of cocktails, wines and light meals, ideal to enjoy on the terrace.

Under the watchful eye of head chef Mark Lawton, The Restaurant at Mandolay menu allows quality ingredients to shine, in dishes that are simple yet sophisticated. Menus change with the seasons, and are packed with fresh, local produce.

Discover rich flavour combinations like pan-roasted guinea fowl with enoki mushrooms, and cucumber braised in saffron and stuffed with spiced lentil and chickpea coconut curry. From the grill, premium steaks are served with triple-cooked chips and a choice of sauce.

A tempting range of home-style desserts and a high-quality children’s menu are also available. Close to the historic city centre, Mandolay Restaurant & Bar is a 5-minute drive from Guildford Train Station.

The Restaurant at The Mandolay

36-40 London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AE

Contact +44 1483303030
Reservations +44 1483550653

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Customer reviews for The Restaurant at The Mandolay

4.2 ((((* (based on 25 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (15)
  • dinner (7)
  • romantic (6)
  • trendy (6)
  • value (6)
  • business (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • lunch (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • ((((( 7 December 2016 by Bob Smith from Guildford

    A most enjoyable afternoon tea with excellent service. The only downside was that the resaurant was very empty (only one other table in use) with the consequence that the experience lacked atmosphere.

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Alison Stone from West Molesey

    Excellent service from the moment we walked in the door, although parking was an issue.
    The afternoon tea exceeded all expectations

  • (((** 16 November 2016 by Penny Snowden from Reading

    We had requested a gluten free option which was not recorded on the booking so the chef had to make special food which was delicious but was delayed. The restaurant seemed very hot even though we were the only ones there.
    My general feedback is that the afternoon team, though delicious, was way too much in size of items. I had hoped it would be a more delicate array of options and we could easily have had 1 afternoon tea between three people given the generous quantities.
    The service and people were very friendly.

  • ((((* 13 September 2016 by Sarah Finch from Guildford

    Afternoon tea was disappointing, good selection of teas on offer but food itself was nothing special. per person, twice the number of finger sandwiches and only 1 scone would have been better. Better selection of cakes and pastries needed instead of cutting corners and serving 3 cupcakes per person, who could eat 3 cupcakes and 2 scones anyway. I would not recommend this location for afternoon tea based on the type of food served, the service and restaurant itself is excellent.

  • ((((( 13 September 2016 by Katrina Gregg from Guilford

    Lovely experiance, felt spoilt for choice with the amazing food, fantastic service nothing was too much trouble for the staff, will definitely be returning again soon!

  • ((((( 25 August 2016 by Jo Goss from Woking

    Had a lovely Afternoon Tea there. All 5 of us had a fab time and really enjoyed it. Food was fantastic and so much to eat. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience

  • ((((* 22 August 2016 by Jules Velati from Guildford

    Came for afternoon tea as a group of 8 for a birthday party. Very nice atmosphere and attentive staff. The afternoon tea selection was very generous and all the food was delicious!!

  • ((*** 6 August 2016 by Leona Hambleton from Guildford

    I had booked an afternoon tea for me and my mum. We had to wait around to be served for at least 10/15minutes. The chocolate eclairs had off cream in them. The bread was hard along with the scones. The pastry was soggy. Flys were landing on our food. Overall it was an awful experience. Would never go again.

  • (((** 3 July 2016 by Hannah Clements from Guildford

    Had the pork dish and steak on our table. Pork was pretty small! Not much meat so not very filling. Steak was a better size. Had pudding and the Jaffa cake was amazing! Such a huge dessert so really good value we weren't expecting that so definitely lifted the experience.

  • ((((* 30 June 2016 by Penelope Lowndes from Guildford

    We had afternoon tea for 2. It comprised a pot of tea, sandwiches, scones/jam/cream and a good variety of cakes - cupcakes, eclairs, tiny lemon meringue pies, tiny fruit pies and macaroons. Portions were good and we were given refills of sandwiches and of tea. We had a lovely large corner table with comfortable bench seating so we could really relax. We were not quite greedy enough to eat all the cakes so we were kindly provided with a box each to take the rest home in. My only reservation is that the scones were a bit on the dry side. I did much appreciate having meat-free sandwiches, the hotel had asked for any dietary requirements at the booking confirmation stage. it was a most enjoyable tea, we will very likely return for lunch.

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