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My best friend and I decided to meet here for lunch - I had come down from Yorkshire for the day and she was up from Somerset! It was perfect! Staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was delicious - in fact an excellent luncheon. We did find the Ladies Cloakroom rather dark!
Very sophisticated hotel and dining room area. I loved to have an early evening cocktail sitting near to the fire pit. Make sure you have a good friend in your side to share the magnificent paintings, decoration, drinks and dinner.
"Effortlessly elegant, precise service and yet relaxed."
We ate in the restaurant with friends and were unanimous in our praise, all pronouncing it to be one of the best meals we had eaten. The food was utterly delicious, but surely that is to be expected in a Michelin starred restaurant. What made the occasion stand out was the service; it was attentive without being overbearing, informative without being patronising, relaxed without being casual - in short, exactly what it should be and yet so rarely is. The Goring hit exactly the right note. Particular praise to the sommelier who answered our questions fully, advised gently and wisely and did not push unnecessarily towards a higher-priced bottle. The warm welcome and departure from the concierge was also much appreciated - as was his discrete disappearance to conjure up a taxi. Small details made for an effortlessly elegant and memorable occasion.
"An Unforgettable Weekend Break At A Marvellous Hotel!"
We enjoyed a weekend break at ‘The Goring’ to celebrate my 60th birthday. The staff, the facilities, the ambience of the hotel – all were perfection! The staff, without exception, were dedicated to ensuring that we ( and all other guests) enjoyed a relaxing stay at the hotel – nothing was too much trouble. We were warmly welcomed by the reception staff who organised our restaurant bookings, then relaxed in the bar as the door staff took care of our cases. As we had arrived early before our room was ready, we were provided with a spare room in which we could freshen up and change for lunch The bar and lounge area looks out onto the garden and is set up with comfortable chairs and settees around a traditional fire. The bar staff are not only very efficient but also very friendly and attentive. Whether it is deciding on your favourite drink or place to sit there is always someone to give advice and help. It all makes for a relaxing atmosphere where you can either people watch, meet friends or settle to read your book. Light meals are served – these are prepared to the same high standard as the dining room ; we particularly enjoyed the fresh fish platter and salmon sandwiches. We enjoyed lunch, dinner and Sunday lunch in the dining room together with breakfast. The spacious and airy room is designed to make the most of natural light and greatly contributes to the pleasure of dining at ‘The Goring’. Again, the staff are excellent, offering service that is very attentive without being intrusive as it seems to be in some other London restaurants. Also it is a pleasure to see the pride that they take in their role and in the food that is served. The restaurant fully deserves its Michelin Star. We enjoyed a perfectly prepared Beef Wellington , the Eggs Drumkilbo ( a perfect sea food cocktail) and a light Mascarpone and Lime Mousse. I particularly enjoyed for Sunday Lunch the Autumn vegetable salad with duck starter and the Cotswold Chicken main course. The salad was beautifully prepared with a wide variety of flavours – a real treat! The wine list is extensive- the House Champagne is very refreshing and we found some of the House Reds to be particularly good value. We stayed in one of the ‘Chinese’ Rooms that was beautifully appointed and kept spotlessly clean throughout our stay. When we returned in the early evening the room had always been ‘turned down’ – relaxing music was being played by the sound system , cosmetic and beauty products by the bed and our resident Sheep moved to another location in the room! The Hotel upgraded us and presented me with a Birthday cake on our last day. Both were greatly appreciated but the whole weekend was a perfect treat in every respect. ‘The Goring’ offers the highest level of hospitality and service to all guests and all of the staff should be proud of themselves.
"Favourite family hotel "
A great london landmark hotel that lives up to its reputation for quality and class. Visited for a dinner taking advantage of an early evening deal. Service precise , friendly and attentive. Food excellent. Started with the Cep Risotto and Cured Fish starters , both of which were excellent. Followed by the Sea Bream and the Lamb . The dining room is a cosy but also classy. The whole evening reminds you that to be smart and also historic is possible. If you have not been the Goring then you are missing one of London's gems.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM