The last hotel to be opened during the reign of Edward VII, The Goring – just minutes from Buckingham Palace – is the perfect setting for a meal fit for a King. Lavishly regal from decorative ceiling and Swarovski crystal chandeliers (lowered in the evening to create a more intimate atmosphere) to gleamingly spotless Arthur Price cutlery, the Dining Room brings Edwardian style in to the twenty first century. Expectations are more than adequately filled by a menu which could have been inspired by a Royal hunting trip out in Britain’s most beautiful fields. Grouse, duck, Scottish Salmon and even that old favourite, steak and kidney pie, feature while often forgotten delicacies-past, jellied eel or roast marrow bone, make a surprisingly welcome comeback too.
£41 and over
I had my very first tea time experience here and absolutely felt like a princess! We did the champaign with strawberries and cream and then came the tower of sandwiches, scones and deserts, which were absolutely fabulous! Since I'm allergic to shrimp, they substitute a sandwich for an egg salad sandwich. And the replacement was my favorite with its buttery taste and creamy texture. They...more
This is probably my favorite afternoon tea in London because the food was delicious, setting lovely, and the staff was friendly, particularly accomodating of my toddler son. He enjoyed the herbal tea and pastries, and I found the scones to be the so tender and lightly sweet. I've been to tea at the Ritz, the Berkeley, Brown's and the Savoy, among others, and the Goring is the one I will...more
Lovely afternoon spend drinking yummy cocktails on their lawn, if you are
Looking for somewhere with a relaxing outdoor space near Victoria head here, they also have a cool beach bar for summer 2011more
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service- not incredible for a hotel, including a random waitress who interrupted our conversation and asked if she could remove all of our stuff on a chair to take to a different table when there were other chairs at empty tables... not that it would be a problem but it was just strange. the manager(?) was super friendly.
beautiful, yellow room. weird thing is no...more
Ok, firstly, I know it's a tad cliche to hit afternoon tea here directly after a certain Duchess and fam just stayed here before a certain wedding, but hey, if it's good enough for them, then surely it's an ideal late Mother's Day pressie for a visiting mum....
Firstly, the setting - absolutely lovely. We were lucky enough to have a sunny, warm day and were sat outside overlooking the lovely...more