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Afternoon Tea at The Goring

Beeston Place, London, SW1W 0JW

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Mon - Sun 15:00 - 17:00

Excellent service....delicious!!!!

Patricia Herson 23 June 2017
from Los Angeles

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Inside the stunning Edwardian Goring Hotel, Afternoon Tea at The Goring exudes an air of regal elegance. Close to Buckingham Palace, The Goring serves the finest quintessentially English afternoon tea with some modern surprises, to enjoy in the superior setting.

An established favourite, The Goring lounge bar exudes elegance and grace, featuring ornate Swarovski chandeliers and magnificent furnishings throughout. Beautifully bathed in sunlight by day and opulently aglow by night, The Goring London boasts lavish gardens where you can dine al fresco.

Afternoon tea, sandwiches and cakes are served in the enchanting garden bar and terrace, enticing you to indulge in a selection of finger sandwiches and some delicious innovative treats including the bubblegum meringue and mulled wine and pear jelly drizzled in a cinnamon cream. There is a handpicked wine list, with many labels available by the glass.

The Cresta Bar is now open from 5pm Monday to Saturday until early 2017. Discover a variety of Cresta-themed cocktails, accompanied by Swiss-inspired canapés from Chef Shay Cooper.

A stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace and the Royal Parks, The Goring is just a 5-minute walk from Victoria Rail Station.

Afternoon Tea at The Goring

Beeston Place, London, SW1W 0JW

Contact +44 2073969000

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Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at The Goring

4.6 (((() (based on 512 reviews)
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  • ((((( 23 June 2017 by Udo Koenig from München

    Afternoon tea was perfect

  • ((((( 23 June 2017 by Patricia Herson from Los Angeles

    Excellent service....delicious!!!!

  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Mike Martin from West Malling

    Afternoon tea was probably the best in London. Impeccable service, nice variety of sandwiches, cakes and scones. The "amuse bouche" was exceptional. We ate in the very comfortable lounge in lovely surroundings.

  • ((((( 16 June 2017 by David Rosenblatt from Montreal

    We very much appreciated the tea. It was especially appreciated the extra effort that was made to accommodate my wife's allergies. The staff was very friendly and professional.

  • ((((( 15 June 2017 by Sue Lyall from London

    The staff were wonderfully friendly and attentive without being irritating and the afternoon tea exquisite. Couldn't fault anything. Gluten free requirements are taken very seriously and the bread, scones and cakes were delicious - hard to distinguish from the normal tea. A real treat and value for money in my opinion

  • ((((( 13 June 2017 by Angela Trenchard from London

    I took my elderly mother for tea and it was a perfect experience. Food and service excellent.

  • ((((( 13 June 2017 by Carly from Adelaide

    Impeccable service, great selection of food, very fresh, lovely garden area to look out on is much nicer than most hotel restaurant environments.

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by Cynthia Hudson from London

    It was a memorable experience...fabulous food, very attentive service, beautiful ambience...would highly recommend to anyone coming to London for High Tea

  • ((*** 9 June 2017 by Roger Preston from York

    Our son and daughter in law went to a garden party at Buckingham Palace yesterday and we agreed to come down from Yorkshire to look after the grandchildren, being half term. We thought that we should have a special tea too and chose The Goring especially, as the hotel's afternoon tea sounded good, it had a garden for the children to use and it was within walking distance of the Palace.. It was my wife's birthday and so - to amuse the children as much as anything else - I ordered a birthday cake in advance. I checked with the waiter who took our order that it was OK and again with the supervisor later on. Being a surprise it was difficult to keep asking. Nothing happened. Eventually I asked to speak to the Manager who was not available but I was able to complain to the head concierge. He was apologetic and offered complimentary drinks. Shortly after the head waiter came to offer an explanation. He said that the hotel policy is to wait until the table is cleared before bringing a cake. Fair enough, but we had waited well over half an hour after finishing tea and the table was eventually cleared without a cake. As it was by now about 5.45 the table was then reset for evening drinks. The head waiter's explanation therefore carried no conviction. The tea was good and I am always happy to pay for good food and good service, but we did not find this good value with such poor service. One other reason for choosing The Goring was that there is a garden which we thought would help to keep the children entertained while waiting for their parents to get back from the Palace. The garden was however closed yesterday afternoon for a private function and I do think that if a facility is offered it should be available.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Rachel Cocks from London

    The afternoon tea at the Goring was amazing. Every small detail was noticed and appreciated. My mum and I had a wonderful day. The staff made the experience that much better. They were attentive and kind.

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