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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.

Lovely lovely afternoon tea - excellent sandwiches and cakes, all 5 of us were very happy with it all! The service was excellent, extremely nice and jovial waiter - just great overall!

Gill Freeman 14 January 2017
from Guildford

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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

4.1 ((((* (based on 32 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (20)
  • dinner (7)
  • trendy (7)
  • romantic (6)
  • value (6)
  • private dining (4)
  • business (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • lunch (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • (((** 21 March 2017 by Stephanie Zambo from Guildford

    It was an ok experience, not great, not awful, just average. Cakes and sandwiches were nice enough. The macarons though were awful, just dry and crunchy!

  • (**** 20 March 2017 by Julia Bass from Guildford

    Poor quality

  • ((((( 14 January 2017 by Gill Freeman from Guildford

    Lovely lovely afternoon tea - excellent sandwiches and cakes, all 5 of us were very happy with it all! The service was excellent, extremely nice and jovial waiter - just great overall!

  • ((((( 9 January 2017 by Kelly Nixon from Guildford

    Brilliant. Staff were lovely and very helpful. Tea was regularly refreshed.

  • ((((* 19 December 2016 by Anne Bailey from Guildford

    We had a lovely afternoon. The tea was fantastic and our compliments go to the chef{s} as the cakes and pastries were superb. The staff were friendly and efficient despite the fact that they were very busy setting up the restaurant for an evening event. The lighting could have been brighter as it was a bit dull but that is an opinion from someone of a certain age with poor eyesight!

  • ((((( 16 December 2016 by Colin O'prey from Guildford

    Booked for afternoon tea for four people. First visit to this hotel and was pleasantly surprised. Dining Room was comfortable and well appointed, service was very good and the food was excellent. There was so much food we could not finish it, but the waitress packed What was left in a nice box for us to take away. Will certainly re-visit.

  • ((((* 14 December 2016 by Dan Meehan from sfjv

    Afternoon Tea: 13 December 2016
    Staff were very good. There should have been more sandwiches and fewer cakes. Tea could have been hotter. Table was not big enough for four. Overall it was OK but with some minor changes it would have been even better.

  • ((((( 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.

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