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"Very disappointing afternoon tea"
I took some family to the Goring recently for afternoon tea,which was very disappointing. The sandwiches had very little filling, the beef & horseradish had no horseradish & my beef was stringy. The tea which I had (English breakfast) was so weak you couldn't taste it. The cream for the scones did not taste or look like Devon clotted cream. My family told the staff that it was lovely as they didn't want to upset me however when we got home they admitted it wasn't great. We've been to all the top hotels in London for afternoon tea & this, we have unfortunately rated bottom of the list. Sorry Goring we will not be returning. The staff were amazing though, very polite cheerful & helpful.
"The Goring has become Boring! The food was only Average!"
Went for lunch this week, the menu was lovely, however the food did not come up to scratch. The starter of risotto was excellent, but the main - salt marsh lamb whilst cooked correctly, the vegetables were stone cold! We sent it back and waited and waited, to be fair they offered us a complimentary glass of champagne. When it did eventually arrive it was overcooked, albeit hot! They offered cheese and the Service, by and large was excellent. We shared a beautiful pudding, so not all was bad - Miguel - the two of them, were lovely. The smiles I have been used to over the years had been replaced by cold inefficiency by certain members of staff. How it has a michelin star, I am not sure - there are crystal obelisks on the table, no flowers - which is fine, as long as they are not chipped! the one on our table was. The atmosphere in the Restaurant is odd, there are too many tables, and I think the room would benefit from a central table with a floral arrangement or some such thing, because it needed to be slightly broken up, I spent my time looking at my neighbours feet, she had taken her shoes off! Needs a shake up I am afraid.
"Excellent afternoon lunch"
We attended the Gorling yesterday. The staff were incredibly friendly and had a very good sense of humour. From the doorman who opened our door (and managed to pick up my spare tights that fell out the car) to the young gentleman who served us non stop bread (as we had had a long morning and were very hungry) in the restaurant. He looked after us impeccably. The food was very good, and reasonably priced. My father had the best beer he has ever had in her, and trust me he has sampled enough of it over the years. The ladies thoroughly enjoyed their wine. Our lunch in here topped off a great day. As a family we cannot recommended the Goring enough.
Our family has been visiting The Goring for over 20 years. It is an exceptional hotel with first class 5 star service, rooms,staff,and atmosphere. Perfect location and is just a lovely stay, you are very welcomed with family and is a home away from home with that extra luxury. Just perfect.
"Top notch service and fun!"
Excellent experience at the Goring. We had heard so much about the service - and we were not disappointed. Friendly, fun check-in. No fuss experience in the comfortable bar before dinner. Fantastic dinner and breakfast in the Michelin one-star restaurant. Staff knew our names (even though we were only there for a quick one-night stay). We will be back.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM