The Goring Dining Room

4.6
264 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
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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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020 7769 4475
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Shay Cooper
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wine

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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.

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SJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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KS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

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

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second to none service. Incredible food and atmosphere. I cannot fault anything. I will be back very soon

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both very much enjoyed our lunch - it was a wonderful experience as before

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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F
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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R
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.,

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RP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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M
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality professional hotel restaurant with great service ideally suited to business breakfasts or lunches.

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g
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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EA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent and we enjoyed the most. However, it took 3 hours for 3 course so if you want to finish the meal quickly, this might not be the best restaurant. Anyway, I really enjoyed the food very well so I definitely come back.

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a
London
26 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Disappointing experience. It is supposed to be a Michelen starred restaurant, and they served our starter with human hair in it. Service is poor, and dishes take for ever to be served. We started our Sunday lunch at 13:30, and finally finished (without tea/coffee because it was already taking too long) at 17:30. They were already out of sunday roast when we ordered. They were out of our preferred desert (when we finally got to ordering it around 16:00). The waiters were by then busy setting up the empty tables for dinner rather than serving the few remaining parties still waiting for their orders to come out. I told the manager to consider the fact that there was human hair in our starter before billing me; he charged for a 2 course meal instead of 3 course meal for 1 person who had the hair, and took 2 bottles of still water off our bill. I would have expected that he would take off the entire meal for 1 person as a way of showing apology! Not what you would expect from a Michelen starred restaurant. Very disappointing.

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PA
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food excellent. Service very professional, but got slow in the late stages.

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m
London
33 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Goring is very English, genteel, refined and above all has wonderful food.

We all had the same things (Eggs Drumkilbo and Lobster omelette both of which are house specialities) and dod not regret it. Each dish was spot on.

A good but expensive wine list provided a good accompaniment which worked well.

Very very good.

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GC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in London! Fantastic food, service and ambiance. I highly recommend it!

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RG
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sommelier was excellent, as was the entire staff. Of particular note was the lamb - it was perfection.

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LO
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner pre-theater at the Goring and it was terrific. We were a few minutes early and they sat us at a beautiful table in bar overlooking the garden. They brought us menus while we enjoyed our cocktails so that we could look before we were seated since we only had an hour. Right at 6:00 they came to fetch us and showed us to a lovely table where food and service were flawless. We were stepping out the door at 7:00 on the dot and off to the theater. Well done!

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O
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely room with top notch service and a smallish but very good menu. The room is slightly nicer for winter dining but always a pleasure

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AJ
Surrey
23 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Practically perfect in every way

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j
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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HG
London
164 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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g
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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W
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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VM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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LC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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WT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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OT
London
18 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day treat

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F
London
40 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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WV
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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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DE
London
20 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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B
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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a
London
13 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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K
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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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O
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 4

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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A
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meal in tasteful surroundings, would highly recommend

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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