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The Goring Bar & Lounge

#184 of 17,936 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Westminster
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15 Beeston Place | The Goring Hotel, London SW1W 0JW, England
+44 20 7396 9000
Today
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat - Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is amazing, the staff is attentive and welcoming, the furniture is well kept and elegant. It is a wonderful place, with an exceptional afternoon cream tea.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Afternoon Tea was a fabulous experience at the goring. Great surroundings and the tea was great too. Sandwiches to order were tasty and fresh. Warm scones with champagne was a delightful way to spend an afternoon in the smokey. Ask for more and take your time. Just enjoy the experience of opulence.

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Thank Philip G
Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm, very popular Bar, also offering Tea and scones. No signing the bill, the staff know you and your room number. Charming detail..

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK there was a special event in the cocktail bar to which we were not invited. OK we were not staying for the evening, nor did we have a dinner reservation. We simply went for an early evening cocktail. Don't. The Irish barman was rude. Worse he was inept at making a simple drink. A Mojito is a thing of... More 

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Thank Peter G
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i took my sister in law out for the day and came here for afternoon te, the service was amazing and he tea was top notch! good job guys! would definatly come back again!

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Citta di Castello, Italy
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137 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm often in London and I always have afternoon tea: this was absolutely my best ever. It is served in a very traditional and impeccable fashion. You start with a glass of champagne followed by savoury and sweet delicacies: scones are mouthwatering and so are the pastries. Can't wait to go there again next time I'm in London!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is so delicious! The afternoon tea is so scrummy and the staff are lovely and attentive without being overbearing. It is pricey but worth every penny for a special treat!

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great afternoon experience; fantastic surroundings, attentive staff and quality food and drink (the tea and Bollinger!). From the moment you walk in and meet the doorman and concierge you know it's a well drilled team who are there to help. Thanks.

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Siesta Key, Florida
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255 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

High tea is a big deal here. I like the selection of scotch! The keep tables for hotel guests, but it can get crowded in the early evening.

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Thank mdbasile
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a great tea, and snacks then you cant beat it. We would usually have drinks here before heading out to dinner somewhere else. Or conversely have a drink here before heading to bed after dining somewhere else

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Beeston Place | The Goring Hotel, London SW1W 0JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighborhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7396 9000

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Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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