The Goring Dining Room

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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. 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 ambiance 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.

Specials

London Restaurant Festival: 3 courses & a glass of champagne £52

3 courses and a glass of Ayala Champagne + petit fours £52 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: October 1, 2019

Ends: October 31, 2019

Availability: Sun 9:15PM-9:45PM
Mon-Sat 12:00PM-2:30PM 9:15PM-9:45PM

What 305 People Are Saying
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SB
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My favourite lunch time venue in London - elegant, unobtrusive service and first class ambience.

BT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 breakfasts at the hotel!

L
London
31 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten here many times in the past but this was the first under its new guise. It didn’t disappoint. A genuinely flawless experience all round. Food is actually quite innovative without feeling contrived. Professional service standards amongst the best anywhere. A beautiful room and well spaced, comfortable seating. Will definitely be returning.

C
Montreal
52 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Une ambiance feutrée et de très bon goût nous a emballée dès notre arrivée. Une cuisine britannique créative et goûteuse, un service de bon style malgré quelques erreurs du possiblement a une mauvaise communication entre les cuisines et le personnel de service. Le tout fut corrigé prestement pour nous assurer une très bonne expérience dans l’ensemble. Une belle découverte si vous voulez faire l’expérience d’une cuisine britannique de haut niveau. C’est une table à fréquenter si vous êtes de passage à Londres.

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MZ
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I was disappointed by the snobbishness of the service, i.e., in view of the price tag attached to the beautifully presented but only slightly above average food. I had a good mushroom risotto, very common john dory, and to die for lemon pudding and ice-cream. Since the main dish is THE main, I rate my experience based on that. My guests had a greasy lobster omelette and very ordinary beef roast, for mains. Sorry, Goring dining room, but you need to improve on impartial treatment of customers and main dishes. In this order. Thank you.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful place, top marks from start to finish.

CO
London
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 1ambience 2

Excellent service, we were late for our seating, however they made a way to serve us and after we ordered we were not rushed out at all, food size waa small but very filling and tasty .

SB
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another wonderful lunch at this most discreet, restaurant. Superb service and food.

DH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went on recommendation from website. The restaurant was beautiful and the service was excellent. I was a little disappointed in the meal. I had a three course meal. While the food was prepared to perfection, the portion sizes were very small, I was still hungry when I left. At 75 British Pounds I would expect a little more

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother was visiting and I had booked a few places to visit to ensure she had a good trip. We had an absolutely disastrous dinner at Wright Brothers the previous evening, embarrassingly awful so I was hoping The Goring would erase those memories and wow did it. The hotel and dining room are beautiful, the service was second to none and the food excellent. From the moment we arrived we were looked after by the staff who were friendly, informative and attentive but discreet. The tables are nicely spaced and formally laid out with sparkling glassware and crisp white tablecloths. The lunch is remarkable value for the quality of the food. Starters of truffle risotto and foie gras were both delicious, attractive and full of flavour. Rack of lamb was perfectly cooked and seasoned and paired with sweetbreads and nicely spiced aubergine. The cheese trolley was fantastic and had a lovely selection of British cheeses all perfectly kept. A lovely meal, that we will repeat.

T
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

L
London
64 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What more can I say. I have been eating at the Goring for several years and each time I love it more. One of my favourite places. The food was excellent and the waiter was more than helpful. He was also able to tell us about the history of the Goring. One place I will never stop eating at. A bit on the expensive side but well worth the visit.

KI
London
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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!

W
London
68 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

Good experience
In london as english breakfast.

Z
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true gem in the heart of London.
A very special place rarely seen these days.
They deserve a second Michelin without hesitation!

j
Essex
46 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent but limited menu Second time we were there and had a lovely dinner

CT
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

M
London
19 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for a quiet, un-rushed, business breakfast meeting.

j
London
253 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

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.

DR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food,
Wine choices also perfect.
Great last night in London

R
London
25 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Open and bright dinning room. Service impeccable. Great offer from Open Table. Would recommend for a special occasion.

LS
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Goring never disappoints, great food with wonderful service and ambience

B
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

S
London
34 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite formal and old school, but I like that. Also great for people watching

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Sunday lunch! Faultless service and excellent seasonal food. Highly recommend

V
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and ambience. Our family party had a wonderful time and I’d definitely return.

ST
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most perfect evening ! One to always remember !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been wanting to go for months and now I wonder why I’ve left it so long.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Thanks for the birthday complimentary cake.

m
London
110 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner here made my birthday special. Delicious food and attentive staff in a beautiful setting. A memorable evening!

FU
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch menu.

Dress smart.

JU
New York Area
199 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

AS
London
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

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

s
London
126 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a special occasion with work colleagues . It was excellent and worth 5 stars

TM
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic, they really looked after us. Food was also lovely as always - had a wonderful evening

S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

EM
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful dinning experience. The food was amazing and the service was over the top fantastic. The Goring is a true British Gem!!!

MR
London
31 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience start to finish.

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