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The Goring Dining Room

4.6
245 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Notable Wine List
With a bright interior designed by David Linley, The Dining Room at The Goring provides an elegant setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Under the expert guidance of Executive Chef Shay Cooper, the menu of refined British food using the finest quality produce has attracted great interest on the London restaurant scene.

Bathed in natural light by day, or sumptuously aglow with custom Swarowski chandeliers at night, this restaurant has a special ambience to accompany the fine cuisine. Alongside an extensive wine and Champagne menu carefully selected by the Head Sommelier, the Bar & Lounge offers an irresistible cocktail list.

With a menu that boasts Romney Marsh lamb, glazed lobster omelette, Scottish halibut and Beef Wellington, The Dining Room offers inspiring, delectable British cuisine and an indulgent dessert menu to suitably round off lunch or dinner.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri: 7:00am to 10:00am, 12:30pm to 2:30pm, 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
Sat: 7:00am to 10:30am, Closed at Lunch, 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
Sun: 7:30am to 10:30am, 12:30pm to 2:30pm, 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
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Phone number
020 7396 9000
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Shay Cooper
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wine
What 245 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Practically perfect in every way

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

a very nice setting very cosy and comfort for any special occasion.

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4.0Dined on 16 May 2018

Beautiful hotel close to Victoria station. I had the two specialities of the house - eggs Drumkilbo and lobster omelette, both of which were tasty

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Wonderful meal in one of the finest dining spaces in London. Great value.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

The Goring is always a treat with wonderful food and first-class service - diners are made to feel very special

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4.0Dined on 16 April 2018

Second visit and both have been first class. From the minute the porters open the door for you to the minute you leave, you feel you are being looked after and made welcome. The food was again excellent and not overly expensive for what is served up.

All the staff are friendly, but professional and helpful, the table service is faultless and the dining room itself is a super venue. In error, we were given soda instead of tonic with our pre-meal gin, but it was replaced immediately and without fuss.

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We have been dining at th Goring for many years now and it never disappoints. This is dining at its best. The staff are so attentuve and cannot do enough to give you the Goring experience. I thoroughly recommend you try it and you will not dissapointed.

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2018

This Michelin starred restaurant does not disappoint! The traditional service is impeccable and the Edwardian ambiance is elegant. Our table for two ordered the eggs drumkilbo appetizer and the beef wellington entree on the fixed price menu. We had never heard of eggs drumkilbo but were told it was a favorite of many diners. It was fabulous and filled with lobster, hard boiled egg, and topped with a bit of caviar. The beef wellington was equally fabulous and paired nicely with the bottle of Georgian red wine we ordered. As Americans visiting London, we wanted a traditionally British meal and The Goring Dining Room delivered!

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

A very special restaurant that lives up to its reputation. Good for business and social outings. Perfect for those special occasions. Atmosphere is classy and calm without being stuffy. Impeccable service; Great wine list; Food was very good- I made wrong choices but my colleague thought it was one of the best meals he had ever eaten. The cheese board was to die for- and they were very generous with portions. It is expensive ..but worth it.

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Mother’s Day treat

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3.0Dined on 10 March 2018

For the first time booked a restaurant for birthday, no special arrangements at all. Food was alright, with quite chewy venison as my main. My friend had a virgin mojito and quoted as the worst in her life... My waiter poured still water into my sparking glass but apologised until I pointed it out after three times. The desserts were also disappointing, very bland and boring. Would not consider to go back and please improve and catch up with other first-class restaurants in London.

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4.0Dined on 5 March 2018

It was a very nice come back in this glorious room and I enjoyed every minute of my time.
Great food and choice for a change in the lunch of the day. The dover sole was superb !

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

Had Sunday Lunch. Was excellent in every respect and will certainly go again. I had the roast and my wife the halibut. Both were superb.
Certainly not for those on a budget but even then may be considered for a special occasion

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5.0Dined on 19 February 2018

We celebrated my goddaughter's 30th birthday at the Goring.
Service was friendly and welcoming.
The food was delicious , provided complimentary flavours and textures and was attractively plated.
The meal lived up to its reputation and provided value for money.
I look forward to my next celebration there.

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

The service is always impeccable at The Goring and the food is delicious too!

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4.0Dined on 7 February 2018

food was very tasty. the eel risotto was the standout dish, the onion bread a close second. service was incredible.

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5.0Dined on 1 February 2018

This place is special because the people are great. The food is good, it isn’t the most memorable but it doesn’t matter because the staff are lovely, the atmosphere is great and you feel really well looked after.

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5.0Dined on 27 January 2018

We love coming here in the winter. Just a perfect room for a cold winter night. The cod is our favorite. The preparation changes but the fish is always perfect. Service is always top notch and all the tables are great.

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1.0Dined on 22 January 2018

Having made a reservation for 6pm we were not allowed into the dining room at that time. After explaining this was a pre theatre meal and that as a result of my wife's incapacity we would need to leave at 7pm we were encouraged to have at least two courses when at last a waiter attended to us. Food finally arrived at 6.42pm! Even getting the bill proved a challenge, with the waiter from whom it was requested prioritising sweeping the4 table over meeting our request.
I have been coming to the Goring for years, love the room, have used private rooms many times, but I will not be coming back after this experience.

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5.0Dined on 17 January 2018

Perfect meal in tasteful surroundings, would highly recommend

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5.0Dined on 6 January 2018

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Such a special evening in a very special restaurant.

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3.0Dined on 7 December 2017

The dining experience was disappointing. It was difficult for me as I had recommended the restaurant having had an excellent meal there on a previous occasion. In particular the main dishes served were lukewarm and had clearly been hanging around. The rib of beef was tough and the Yorkshire pudding dry. This was pointed out to the waiter who commented he would let the chef know but there was no follow up with ourselves from anyone. Not acceptable for this calibre of restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 5 December 2017

3rd time I have been to the Goring & always find it wonderful the service is impeccable as is the food !!

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5.0Dined on 4 December 2017

Excellent lunch. Delicious food. Great service

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5.0Dined on 1 December 2017

This is the third time we have visited The Goring for lunch and each time is just as good as the last.

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5.0Dined on 27 November 2017

Lovely place go lunch and very attentive staff. A large table of Chinese in the centre of the room who were taking photos, selfies etc slightly undermined the ambrience. A mobile phone policy might be in order!

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5.0Dined on 24 November 2017

Great food. Great service. Pleasant, civilized atmosphere. An extensive and appropriately priced wine list. Expensive, yes, but about as good a restaurant as you can find anywhere.

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5.0Dined on 24 November 2017

Lovely room. The menu might be a little limited for some but everything is really good and the service is fabulous

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4.0Dined on 16 November 2017

Another delightful evening dining at the Goring. Good food, excellent service and a pleasant atmosphere. Thank you

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5.0Dined on 9 November 2017

I've had been eating at Tho Goring Dining room literally for decades--in the last few years the quality of the food--which was always fine--has become even more interesting.
The combination of new dishes ( i.e. smoked eel risotto) using splendid produce with the lovely room and impeccable service adds up to a memorable experience. For some of us it has to be a once-in-a-while treat (such quality of course is expensive) but a treat--even a super treat--it is to dine at The Goring.

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5.0Dined on 5 November 2017

Overall, an outstanding dining experience we enjoy whenever we are in London. The seasonal menu presents classics of English cuisine with flair and elegance. It's a bit skewed toward seafood, which may be an issue for some. The cheese cart is a continuing marvel - with a glass of vintage port! The wine list is vast and pricey at the upper end, but with plenty of fine choices in the middle range too. Service is skillful and attentive. The decor is a masterpiece of understated, airy sophistication. The Goring also offers an excellent (if expensive) breakfast, and one of the best afternoon teas in London. Reservations are necessary for dinner and preferable for tea.

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5.0Dined on 4 October 2017

This is the second time I have eaten lunch at the Goring and I was not disappointed. Sometimes return visits do not live up to the first experience, but not here. From the moment I telephoned to ask if we could change our lunch time to 30 mins earlier to leaving, the service was exemplary. You are made to feel a really valued guest and nothing, but nothing is too much trouble. The food is divine and yes it is extravagant for lunch but worth every penny. The ambience is elegant and sophisticated like being on the Orient Express. Table service was excellent, attentive but not overbearing and this has to be my favourite spot in London. I just love it!

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5.0Dined on 30 September 2017

Second time this summer: every bit as good as the first time

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4.0Dined on 25 September 2017

This is a return visit for lunch. All aspects are maintained at very high standard as expected. The Dining Room could get a little bit too lively when it gets busy. It is an excellent experience overall, with comfortable seating, nice atmosphere, well prepared dishes using fresh ingredients. Will definitely return again.

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5.0Dined on 19 September 2017

We arrived a bit early for our Tuesday night reservation and decided to have drinks in the bar. It is a comfortably sized space with a number of seating areas to accommodate both couples and larger parties. We mentioned that we had a reservation in the dining room, and, as one would expect , the server told us the cost would be put on our dinner bill. What I did not expect was a visit from the table captain, with the menu, and from the sommelier with the extensive Wine list.The food was delicious, served in a gracious , but comfortable manner by staff who made us feel welcome without being intrusive. From the well thought out prix fixe menu we had a risotto with smoked eel appetizer . I had a dish of lamb chop and wonderfully prepared lamb sweetbreads, while my wife had roast cod served with a lobster dumpling and a lobster bisque sauce. Desserts were imaginative and well presented .The portions were quite satisfying. At 60£ per person, I think it was also an excellent value. My only complaint is that the Goring dining room is in London and not New York.

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5.0Dined on 13 September 2017

Really excellent food in an upscale setting. Excellent ambiance and good service

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5.0Dined on 5 September 2017

Fine dining at its best
Would highly recommend this venue
5 star service in a beautifully designed dining room
Delicious food

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5.0Dined on 31 August 2017

This was our first time. Had no idea it was a Michelin star resturant. Amazing night. Very impressive.

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2017

Absolutely divine. Would not miss this if in the area. Attentive, deluxe services..second only to the fabulous cuisine.

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4.0Dined on 18 July 2017

Kitchen seemed to be under pressure due to a function elsewhere in the hotel. Very long waiting time between courses. Food still excellent but expect better from The Goring !!

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