Afternoon Tea at The Goring

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Afternoon Tea
Enjoy pastries, scones and sandwiches served with the finest blended and first-flush teas from around the world – topped off with a glass of Bollinger Champagne, if you wish.
The Goring has been perfecting the art of Afternoon Tea since it opened its doors over a century ago. As the holder of The British Tea Guild Council’s Top London Afternoon Tea Award and The Award of Excellence, we continue to delight guests with delicious pastries, fruity homemade jams and high-quality tea blends. The menu changes to offer the freshest, locally-sourced fruits in line with the season.
Afternoon Tea is served in the luxurious, five-star surroundings of The Dining Room on Saturdays 1.00pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.00pm. Sunday to Friday 4.00pm, 4.15pm and 4.30pm.


AFTERNOON TEA - from £50.00

AFTERNOON TEA WITH BOLLINGER - from £62.00

AFTERNOON TEA WITH BOLLINGER ROSÉ - from £72.00
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VD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I enjoyed the food and the bar area was lovely. The dining room itself was nice but nothing special. The service however was a bit disappointing - despite the table not being ready when we arrived (fair enough we were early), the staff seemed desperate to clear our plates away and kept coming up to the table even when we’d only been there just over an hour. I would return to the hotel but I think there are better afternoon teas.

BF
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted a special tea for our first visit to London, and we honestly weren’t expecting it to be as fun as it turned out to be— in fact, it was a highlight of the entire trip!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and the staff are so nice! The scones are the best I’ve ever had!

OT
Hertfordshire
14 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully light and airy room, very friendly and attentive staff. The food was delicious too.

DR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience again !
Thank you and will be back as soon as possible.

Kindest regards

David & guests

T
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at tea at this beautiful hotel. It was our first time to London as a family and we had a lovely time. The service was impeccable. After exploring the garden at the hotel, we booked a stay for our next trip here. We can’t wait to return!

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

まさしく 老舗かつ名門です。

4度目のロンドン訪問にして 初めて伺いました。
8月中旬でしたが 皆様の口コミを参考にさせていただき、ジャケットを着用し ネクタイを締めて訪問しました。正解でした。
でも 家族で来ていたお客様の中には、ポロシャツ・チノパン&スニーカーという(十代とおぼしき)青年もいました。

羊柄のネクタイがかわいいグリーター氏に挨拶を済ますと、テーブルへと案内してもらいました。
一人客なので 入口脇・壁際のテーブルでしたが、後方に他のお客様がいないので 逆に落ち着きます。

メニューは、3コースあります。
アミューズのムースに合うと考えて シャンパン(白)付きにしました。

マネージャーが「ボランジェ」を注いでくれます。私が、
「ジェームズ・ボンド氏愛飲のシャンパンですね。」
と言うと、シャンパンもホテルも王室御用達だということを(極めてさりげなく)説明してくださいました。

多くの方々が書かれている通り、スコーン&クロテッドクリームが美味です。
約二時間ほどの滞在でしたが、優雅な経験でした。
会計は、£62です。
勿論、代金以上の価値があると思います。

私は 食べ歩きが好きで 世界的に著名ダイニングに伺うことがありますが、こちらは 非常に上品な空気感・プロフェッショナルかつフレンドリーなホスピタリティ・スコーンをはじめとしたお料理の全てが素晴らしく、世界最高峰のダイニングのひとつだと思います。

まさしく 老舗かつ名門でした。
ありがとうございました。

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4
London
35 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I had’t been for their afternoon tea for a while and didn’t know they changed the venue to a dinning room. (Hence I got to understand they now do afternoon tea only at 4pm)
I personally prefer pervious venue facing to the garden.
Sandwich, scones and cakes are nice and fresh as usual. We really enjoyed it.
Service was a little bit interesting.
The waitress who came to our table to take order looked like a middle-aged house keeper and her attitude was a kind of rough. (Just because we were a group of 6people including a child? And Asian? But I believe we behaved quite well then, at least generally we do, but maybe it’s just in Japanese way though. Or it might be because we were dressed casual as we did sightseeing on the day)
I couldn’t really understand what she said then because of her English.
But other young waiters were very friendly and nice, looking after us well, so I’m content.
I also thank for the special cake with a candle for my father, which made him happier. Really appreciate it.

KJ
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! A wonderful setting, doting waiters, and scrumptious food at a reasonable price! Highly recommend to anyone visiting London!

NK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time afternoon tea was delicious would recommend

RJ
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly wonderful and decadent experience that made my 30th birthday celebrations even more special. Thank you so much.

ES
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately, I found afternoon tea at The Goring a waste of my time and money. I have been to a number of afternoon teas in the past and would have expected more from this calibre of hotel. The hotel itself was lovely. The staff were friendly but painfully slow. My friend actually felt unwell at one point and I had to ask for water twice and it eventually came 20 minutes later. I could have gone to the nearest shop and bought some quicker! The sandwiches were uninspiring - cheese and pickle, really?! The scones (raisin and plain) and jam (strawberry and raspberry) were OK and the dessert tier was nice to look at but overall very sweet. Finally, the tea... the reason I look forward to any afternoon tea. The selection was decent but each tea either arrived stewed or the flavours were nondescript, which was disappointing. Overall, I would like to go back in time and book somewhere else but at least I know not to go back there for afternoon tea.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful tea selection and impeccable service. Fabulous experience!

VH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The feel of the Hotel and Restaurant was like stepping back in time. The luxury was evident and the attentiveness of the waiting staff second to none Two points i would raise that there were not enough cakes and that we were charged for a pot of tea as part of the deal which one member preferred not to have and we were then charged £6 for a glass of orange juice. There was also not enough reduction for the two small children, who ate some food but not that much! Otherwise, overall a very pleasant experience.

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely very impressed with the service. Our French waiter was very knowledgeable and helped us pick a beautiful bottle of champagne. He never made us feel uncomfortable and everyone was exceptional . Thank you for a wonderful experience .