The Goring has been serving its quintessentially English Afternoon Tea since the day the hotel opened in 1910 and after 103 years, has mastered the perfect menu - with everything from deliciously traditional British brews, to tea-leaves sourced from the foot of the Himalayas.
Such excellence has resulted in The Goring’s being awarded with one of the highest accolades from the UK Tea Guild, The 2013 Top London Afternoon Tea Award.
Now in its 28th year, The UK Tea Council’s Tea Guild Awards are considered to be The Oscars of the tea world, with world-famous London hotels and tea rooms competing for this highly coveted honour.
The Goring was judged by anonymous tea inspectors (on several occasions) on strict guidelines across 16 categories including décor, efficiency of service, tea appearance and flavour. The Goring received this award after gaining a near perfect score by the Tea Guild’s highly impressed judges.
Irene Gorman, Head of The Tea Guild says:
“Afternoon tea at The Goring Hotel is a truly special experience. The elegant surroundings and faultless presentation make it a memorable occasion aided by friendly, efficient and knowledgeable staff. It is easy to understand why this leading establishment attracts so many, of all ages, to take afternoon tea.”
The Christmas Afternoon Tea
The Christmas Afternoon Tea includes:
Turkey, Mayonnaise and Cranberry Sauce
Honey Glazed Ham with Mustard Mayonnaise
Egg Mayonnaise and Watercress
Scones & Mince Pies (from 9th December)
White Chocolate Mousse with Soft Mandarin Jelly (Gluten Free, Contains Nuts)
Cinnamon and Chestnut Macaroon
Gingerbread Snowflake Biscuit
Praline Tart with Chocolate Mousse (Contains Nuts)
Plum Jelly Shot with Eggnog Foam (Gluten Free, Contains Alcohol)
Popcorn Snowman (Gluten Free)
Teas are served daily from 3:00pm - 4:30pm (last sitting is at 4:00pm)
Enjoy this most British of traditions in the sunny Terrace, overlooking the private gardens, or in the warm and inviting Lounge.
In the winter months, enjoy tea by a roaring fire or watch the snowflakes fall on the immaculate lawn. In the summer months, The Goring is one of the few 'al fresco' Afternoon Teas served in the Capital. Sit back in the sunshine and enjoy our menu: a dainty finger sandwich, a homemade buttery scone, and numerous luscious hand-crafted patisserie.
We would love you to wear whatever you like, but request 'smart casual'. However, we do not allow men to wear shorts.
Children are welcome to join you, just let us know when booking. Highchairs available upon request. Disabled access is available and guide dogs are welcomed.
Book your special table
at The Goring, holders of The British Tea Guild Council 2013 Top London Afternoon Tea Award and The Award of Excellence, here or alternatively call +44 (0) 20 7396 9000
If you would like to speak to one of the team, have a special request, or a dietary requirement, please call +44 (0) 20 7396 9000 and ask for the Lounge Bar.