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Afternoon Tea at The Goring

Beeston Place, London, SW1W 0JW

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  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 15:30 - 16:00
Saturday: 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 16:00 - 16:30.

Afternoon tea at The Goring was lovely. Simple, elegant and traditional. The service is impeccable and not overdone.

Sissy 17 May 2019
from Saint Simons Island

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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.

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

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93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (745)
  • luxury (328)
  • romantic (193)
  • lunch (100)
  • dinner (97)
  • private dining (84)
  • value (53)
  • views (53)
  • business (43)
  • breakfast (42)
  • al fresco (35)
  • child friendly (29)
  • large parties (29)
  • trendy (20)
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  • (((** 23 May 2019 by Erin from London

    When you reserve Easter tea at a place with the Goring's reputation, you expect the experience to be flawless. Unfortunately, it was not. There were a few misunderstandings with our order which delayed service, and as a result, no one offered to pour our tea. Fortunately, we were comfortable getting our own tea and our food eventually arrived, but then the servers were busy preparing for dinner service which made us feel overlooked and rushed. While there was nothing outrageously offensive about the experience, it was not ideal and very disappointing. I prefer having formal tea in the United States and Japan where the service was more attentive and pleasant.

  • ((((* 22 May 2019 by Graham from Woodbridge

    1. Booking service was excellent and responsive
    2. Overall the tea was good but average when compared to the Ritz or Claridge's. The sandwich fillings were disappointing.
    3. The restaurant service was good although I did have to ask for my bill twice.
    4. The disappointing aspect of the hotel was the Ladies toilet. My wife informed me that that the paper bin was overflowing. Unusual for a hotel of your standard

  • (**** 21 May 2019 by Douglas from London

    Service was good, but compared to their piers the seating arrangements and specifically the layout was poor.The cakes are were mediocre, when this was raised with two members of staff instead of taking on board feedback the defended it. That is not excellent service.
    Having to put popping candy in a cake shows that this is covering up lack of imagination and talent. Often the cakes were too grainy, lack distinctive flavours and in some cases the focus of the cakes were on form rather than flavour and texture. Most were left.

  • ((((( 17 May 2019 by Sissy from Saint Simons Island

    Afternoon tea at The Goring was lovely. Simple, elegant and traditional. The service is impeccable and not overdone.

  • ((((( 13 May 2019 by Akiko from Osaka, Japan

    Enjoyed lovely afternoon tea time in the bright room with good atmosphere. Staffs were very well-mannered and friendly. Since I was traveling by myself, I was having tea alone, but I fully enjoyed my time there. I'd love to visit again. Hopefully very near future.

  • ((((( 9 May 2019 by Akito from TOKYO

    very lovely

  • ((((( 8 May 2019 by Naomi from London

    We enjoyed afternoon tea there. Drink and food are super delicious!! Not only that, the atmosphere and the staffs are all excellent!!

  • ((((( 3 May 2019 by Andrée from Crewe

    Our Afternoon Tea at The Goring was a Heaven of luxury. There was an exceptionally wide choice of teas, served with care. Replenishments were offered. The sandwiches, scones and cakes were delicious. Staff were exemplars of courtesy without being over-fussy. They were exceptionally well-groomed and smart, wearing spotless suits. From the liveried groomsman to the red-coated hall attendant all staff were exceptionally courteous and most welcoming.

  • ((((( 1 May 2019 by Katya from Norway

    It was a wonderful experience that met our expectations to the full. Lovely staff, impeccable service, great selection of teas and hospitality made our afternoon very pleasant

  • ((((* 29 April 2019 by Alys from Cambridge

    It was very nice and the service was excellent. Not the best afternoon tea in London but pleasant.

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