Afternoon Tea at The Goring

(885 Reviews)
Beeston Place, London, SW1W 0JW
Afternoon Tea, British
A la carte menu

Top offer

The Bollinger Rosé Tea - £72 per person

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 15:30 - 16:00
Saturday: 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 16:00 - 16:30.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at The Goring
4.6
(based on 885 reviews)

93%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (806)
  • al fresco (37)
  • breakfast (44)
  • business (46)
  • child friendly (33)
  • dinner (104)
  • entertainment (23)
  • large parties (34)
  • lunch (109)
  • luxury (355)
  • private dining (93)
  • romantic (212)
  • trendy (22)
  • value (59)
  • views (55)
  • By Mirelle O from London
    8 November 2019

    The service we received while having afternoon tea was superior. We spent a leisurely couple of hours there and never once felt rushed. My husband has a nut allergy and they were more than prepared as we had notified them of this in the reservation. Our friends who accompanied us said it was one of their highlights of the trip and I must agree. Favorite dish were the scones, but everything was delicious. Come hungry because the offerings are more than enough to fill you up. The tea selection was deep and highest quality.

  • By Kevyan ann S from Arlington
    8 November 2019

    The service and food were exceptional!

  • By Peter K from London
    7 November 2019

    The dining room was lovely and beautifully set. The service was impeccable, and the food was delicious. It was a very lovely experience.

  • By Angela H from sutton coldfield
    2 November 2019

    We had a wonderful time and were seated earlier than our booking time which we appreciated. The setting and service were excellent and could not be faulted. The sandwiches however could be improved with more filling. I realise that finger sandwiches should be dainty but it was only the salmon and cheese and chutney that had sufficient fillings the other sandwiches lacked flavour. Additional sandwiches were given when we had finished the first but these were sadly lacking. The cakes were delicious and varied and the scones were light, however I prefer it when the scones are served warm following the sandwiches rather than being presented at the same time. Small details but if they were addressed would raise the experience from a 4* to a 5*. I would still recommend The Goring for Afternoon tea as we may have caught the chef on an off day. Everyone deserves a second chance.

  • By James S from London
    28 October 2019

    The Goring is an absolutely charming restaurant just next to Buckingham Palace, a few steps from Victoria station. The staff are incredibly attentive, service is really top notch, food is excellent. I’ve dined here several times before, most recently before attending a Royal garden party with HRH the Queen, and I wasn’t out of place on that particular day in top hat and tails.

  • By Sue A from HIGH WYCOMBE
    26 October 2019

    Lovely ambiance and good service although it would have been nice to have consistency of server. They seemed to change every 20 minutes and some were definitely better than others. Also disappointing that on a table of 5 we were only allowed 3 choices of tea at any time. Toilets were also not quite at the standard I would have expected. Overall good but not quite a 5 star experience.

  • By Lorraine K from Derby
    19 October 2019

    Beautiful setting, staff are so attentive

  • By Laura F from Brighton
    18 October 2019

    Wonderfully attentive staff hence the service was faultless. The tea was wonderful a never ending flow of moist sandwiches with sumptuous fillings, the best scones I have ever eaten and a perfect variety of wonderful pastries and cakes. We could have had as many cakes and sandwiches. tea, coffee as we wanted they just kept replenishing the 'tree' This was My mother's 88th birthday treat from me with friends and family and it was truly perfect in every way. We will be back for another 'Bolly' tea in the very near future.

  • By DUDICOURT D from Montbeton
    18 October 2019

    Very nice moment

  • By John David O from Sydney
    17 October 2019

    You would be hard-pressed to find a more superb afternoon tea than The Goring. Absolutely spot-on in every way. Food, service and ambience–amazing.

Restaurant Location Map
Afternoon Tea at The Goring
Beeston Place, London, SW1W 0JW

Available offers

  • The Bollinger Rosé Tea - £72 per person
  • The Bollinger Tea - £62 per person
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea - £50 per person
  • Festive Rose Bollinger Afternoon Tea at £80 per person

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