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Summary

“Away from the hoi polloi, and convenient for Buck Pal’”, this “splendid and unspoilt survivor” is not only “an oasis from the hustle and bustle of Victoria” but also a bastion of unchanging values: in particular its “impeccable” service “pandering to every whim”. The Michelin star bestowed on the “delightful dining room” is something of a distraction – “the food is not outstandingly good, but old-fashioned and English” – perfect for business, a “traditional British breakfast par excellence”, or “a masterclass in how to do afternoon tea”.

£80
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Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Marvellously discreet” bastion near Victoria (complete with royal warrant) – “a fine example of everything old-fashioned and English”, not least its “magnificent” staff. “Superb” traditional fare is served in the “beautiful” and “civilised” dining room, with top billing going to the “breakfast fit for a queen” and “quintessential afternoon tea”.

£80
Good
Exceptional
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Class personified”; this “very grown-up” dining room, in a “luxurious” family-run hotel near Victoria, is perhaps the last redoubt of “classically English” virtues – its “superb” staff dish up such “safe” staples as “perfect” breakfasts, “unbeatable” beef Wellington and, obviously, the “best ever afternoon tea”.

£82
Good
Exceptional
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Englishness at its best”; the “well spaced” dining room of this family-owned hotel, near Victoria, is a “supremely civilised” bastion where the food – “generous” and “old school” – is exactly as you would hope; it makes a great venue for breakfast or for business (or for the two combined).

£78
Good
Exceptional
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

In the luxurious setting of a five-star London hotel, The Dining Room is beautifully elegant - a place where traditional and delicious British food triumphs. The holder of its first Michelin star and three AA Rosettes, The Dining Room offers an impeccable yet fun dining experience, under the direction of Executive Chef Shay Cooper.


The Goring sources fresh, high-quality ingredients from suppliers across the British Isles, from Romney Marsh lamb to fish from the Cornish coast, as part of its commitment to serving the finest British food.


Chef Cooper and his team make fabulous use of the revered Clarence Court hens' eggs – essential for the mouth-watering Eggs Drumkilbo and indulgent lobster omelette. The Goring's forager provides a selection of truffles and wild herbs to perfectly complement each dish, and it remains one of the last London restaurants to serve roast rib of beef that’s impeccably carved from a silver trolley.


 

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair, Menu,
No
Yes
9.30 pm
No jeans

Private dining

Our beautifully appointed private event spaces are elegantly designed, providing a magnificent backdrop to any occasion. All of the rooms provide a fabulous setting for any occasion where guests can enjoy lavish Michelin-starred food. The Goring hosts both intimate and larger events, supported by immaculate service to ensure that your day runs like clockwork. 


The Garden Room is the largest of our private rooms, with its own conservatory area with a sliding wall of glass, leading out to The Goring Gardens. Those booking this event space can enjoy their own reserved area of the garden, making it ideal for parties and weddings. 


The Drawing Room has recently been refurbished and transformed with the most intricate woven wallpaper, giving the room the relaxed sophistication of a grand English country house or a chic private city residence. 


The Silver Room has also undergone a sumptuous renovation with stunning new wallpaper, part embroidered on a silver leaf background with hand-painted Chinoiserie design in red. This sumptuous space features an antique table to seat up to 8 people.


 

The Dining Room, The Goring Hotel Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Dining Room, The Goring Hotel Restaurant in SW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Dining Room, The Goring Hotel restaurant.
Emma C
Just how afternoon should be. Comfy sofas a...
Reviewed 1 months, 19 days ago

"Just how afternoon should be. Comfy sofas and chairs, endless streams of sandwiches and scones, following by dainty cakes."

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15 Beeston Pl, London, SW1W 0JW
Opening hours

lunch 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm, dinner 6pm, Sun 7.30 pm - 10 pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm

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