The Goring Dining Room
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.
What Insiders Are Saying
Close to Victoria station, the Goring Dining Room is an upmarket British restaurant that’s a good bet for afternoon tea or a very posh lunch.
Our experience at The Goring was strange in as much the first two courses were superb. Excellently prepared and served, and tasted lovely. However, the dessert course was a totally different experience. We had lunch and our booking extended into the afternoon tea session and the waiting staff concentrated on this. Consequently we waited a good time to order our dessert and after three reminders we eventually received our dessert. Our order for coffee never did arrive. It was a shame that the service on the last course and coffee marred which would have been a great lunch. Furthermore, when we raised the issue with the maitre de, his only comment was that the afternoon tea was a "celebration".
A very poor excuse!
We had the set lunch menu which is relatively expensive but the food is of the highest quality using expensive ingredients. We had lovely truffle risotto as starter, John Dory with a champagne clam sauce for our mains followed by a wonderful Black Forest gateaux and Eton Mess. There were no canapés or pre desserts. The food was beautifully cooked and presented. We had a French Sauvignon Blanc with our meal which was reasonably priced. The service was acceptable although we did wait too long for our desserts. However, the restaurant itself was rather bland and half empty which was disappointing. We had to sit and have our desserts and coffees whilst setting up for the afternoon teas. We were not offered a cheese course either and felt as if we had to hurry to leave.
In london as english breakfast.
A true gem in the heart of London.
A very special place rarely seen these days.
They deserve a second Michelin without hesitation!
My first visit to the Goring, the food was superb. Service very good, in beautiful surroundings. The staff were very attentive to detail which made dining that even more special. i shall definitely go back there.
Excellent but limited menu Second time we were there and had a lovely dinner
In three weeks of traveling in Madrid, Porto and Lisbon, Portugal, and London, this was the best dinner my wife and I had.
We ordered new lamb in different types and preparations. Both were beautifully cooked, the garnishments spare to let the lamb carry the day. I splurged on foie gras; it disappeared on the tongue.
Our staff was nearby but never present; welcoming, knowledgeable, professional.
Great place for a quiet, un-rushed, business breakfast meeting.
We were staying in London for our wedding anniversary and decided to try The Goring Dining Room as it came recommended. I have to say that I've never sent food back to the kitchen twice but I had to do this at The Goring when they served poorly cooked lamb which was so tough that you couldn't get a knife to cut through it - obviously no-one was checking the quality of the cooking that evening. The waiter seemed bemused about the situation and had to refer to the maitre'd. Eventually it was rectified but the whole experience spoilt our evening and we declined further courses and we were just glad that we han't chosen to eat there on our actual anniversary. It was very disappointing.
Wonderful service and food,
Wine choices also perfect.
Great last night in London
Wonderful food. Open and bright dinning room. Service impeccable. Great offer from Open Table. Would recommend for a special occasion.
The Goring never disappoints, great food with wonderful service and ambience
First visit, was probably expecting something more, not sure what was missing, cant really put a finger on it. Service was fine, food was good ( waiter called gravy 'sauce' and needed much much more than the egg cup size we were given.) but overall ok. Cost as expected. Maybe dining room lacking in atmosphere, likewise the bar, had no background music which would have lifted the mood.
Quite formal and old school, but I like that. Also great for people watching
Fabulous Sunday lunch! Faultless service and excellent seasonal food. Highly recommend
Fantastic food, service and ambience. Our family party had a wonderful time and I’d definitely return.
The most perfect evening ! One to always remember !
I’ve been wanting to go for months and now I wonder why I’ve left it so long.
Thanks for the birthday complimentary cake.
Dinner here made my birthday special. Delicious food and attentive staff in a beautiful setting. A memorable evening!
Great lunch menu.
How things change over time. Not so long ago one would avoid eating in a London hotel restaurant - over priced, under-serviced and no taste. This past trip we ate only in hotel restaurants and while they were superb the clear standout was at The Goring. Everything about it was superb and we cannot wait to return. The highlight were the eggs Dumbkilbo!
Food was imaginative and delicious, if a little too rich for me. Decor was very elegant. Service was polite but slow. The wine was expensive and there is no flexibility around the set lunch menu: there is no ‘two-course’ option, which seems crazy to me for a lunchtime menu. Not everyone has the time required to eat three courses (plus coffee) at lunchtime, but they make you pay for it regardless
Went there for a special occasion with work colleagues . It was excellent and worth 5 stars
Service was fantastic, they really looked after us. Food was also lovely as always - had a wonderful evening
Best dinner we have ever had in London. This place is very posh and old school. The service was impeccable and every bite of our meals was scrumptious. I can’t wait to go back.
What a wonderful dinning experience. The food was amazing and the service was over the top fantastic. The Goring is a true British Gem!!!
Excellent experience start to finish.
An enjoyable simple classic menu of British flavors delivered to a high standard. Excellent service, reasonable ala carte price, we did three courses, wine, coffee and petit fours, and a pre-dinner drink for £250. I had the lobster omelet which apparently was the Queen Mothers favorite. Dining room is intimate and beautiful. If your a fan of old English heritage and the royals you will love this place. My ONLY criticism, which I doubt they can do much about is the bright blue one way sign that you can see through the window at night! Other than that, a solid meal worthy of its star.
Great food poor service. I was telephoned twice to confirm my booking pity they didn’t let the service staff know there were customers coming
Second to none service. Incredible food and atmosphere. I cannot fault anything. I will be back very soon
The dining room at the Goring is a British classic. Quietly elegant ambiance, fresh ingredients, and traditional British cuisine at its finest. The wine list is comprehensive though astronomical at the high end. Allow two hours for dinner and linger. The cheese cart and Beef Wellington from the trolley compete with ambrosial smoked salmon as the best offerings. After dinner, adjourn to the even more elegant bar area for some tawny Port by the fireplace. Service is highly professional yet pleasant and welcoming. They also put on a wonderful afternoon tea service.
We both very much enjoyed our lunch - it was a wonderful experience as before
Excellent Sunday lunch. Lounge is very cosy, staff were attentive but not overbearing, food was lovely. Best way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon in London.
Its reputation is richly deserved
We went for Sunday lunch. excellent service. The dining room is beautiful, very light and airy, tables are not close together.
The egg drumkilbo was wonderful, very tasty. The lobster omelette was served in a copper pan, very rich. My husband had the roast beef and he said it was the best he had ever had.
pricey but worth every penny.
Good find for local food, elegant setting. Only one menu available, fixed price, with 5 different choice available for starters, main dish and desert. Great service, worth trying. A bit expensive.,
Had a lovely pre dinner drink in the varander overlooking a lovely garden. The staff were lovely not rushed with getting to our table. Nice vegetarian menu the food was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back had a lovely evening. Thank you
High quality professional hotel restaurant with great service ideally suited to business breakfasts or lunches.
This is the perfect place to take someone for a special occasion. The food is excellent and is only surpassed by the outstanding service. You are truly made to feel that nothing is too much trouble.
We had our dinner there to celebrate the birthday of my twins and also my sister. It was such a memorable night. ALL staff are greatly helpful and friendly. To be honest with two toddlers we were a bit worried that we would disturb the other customers/diners. But the staff made us feel so welcome and comfortable and luckily the kids are pretty co-operative :)
Before the dinner we were told the restaurant needs another 15 minutes for preparation. So we headed to the bar for a drink first. We took a seat at the balcony area and you would not feel like you are in the heart of London! One of the lady staff members at the bar learnt that it was the kids' birthday and she then prepared two Goring sheeps as gift!
The restaurant also prepared for the kids with two pieces of chocolate cake with candles and birthday message on the plate.
Thank you The Goring. I am sure I will be visiting again.